Brooklyn Nets: Realistic expectations for 2019-20 season

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The Brooklyn Nets had one of the biggest offseasons in the league this year, but the question is how that will transfer to the court next season.

The Brooklyn Nets had a fantastic offseason as they managed to sign players Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan. With all that firepower, anything short of winning the Eastern Conference seems like a bust of a season. But that is not necessarily the case right away.

One of the three big free agent signings the Nets had, Kevin Durant, will likely not step on the court at all next season. So setting expectations for a trip to the NBA Finals next season is not exactly realistic.

It’s going to take at least a year or two for Brooklyn to have enough to get into the NBA Finals, but that is not too far fetched for them down the road. As for this season, expectations shouldn’t be nearly as high.

Kyrie Irving is a heck of a player, but as we saw in Boston and in Cleveland before LeBron got back there, he is a player who can carry a team through the playoffs and into the Finals. He is a great player, but the team he is on likely won’t be successful if he is their best player.

Again placing expectations of a championship or bust in Irving’s first year probably isn’t too realistic. However, a championship before his contract expires might not be too unrealistic. With all this in mind, let’s take a look at a couple more realistic expectations for the Brooklyn Nets going into the 2019-20 season.