Brooklyn Nets: 5 attainable goals for the 2019-20 season

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5. Finishing at least 4th or 5th in the Eastern Conference

Last year, the Brooklyn Nets weren’t expected to make the playoffs. After they surprised the world and finished sixth in the Eastern Conference, their NBA future in the NBA became exciting.

In regards to this upcoming season, however, the Nets will struggle to finish above the fourth or fifth seeds, due to several other good teams in the east such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, and reigning champion Toronto Raptors.

Without their best player in KD, Brooklyn should be poised and expect to finish with at the worst, a fourth or fifth seed. The Eastern Conference hasn’t gotten much stronger in comparison to last season, but Brooklyn has.

Final thoughts

As expected, the Brooklyn Nets are coming into 2019-20 as one of the most exciting teams to watch. Kyrie Irving will be the only superstar active on the roster for most if not all of the entire season. It’s another opportunity for him to settle in and silence all of his doubters.

Furthermore, focusing on health has to be a primary goal this season, especially since Kyrie, LeVert, Dinwiddie, and KD have had several injuries in the past. If Durant’s recovery is ahead of schedule and he’s able to return after the 2020 All-Star break (a long-shot), it will shift the championship odds considerably.

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Lastly, the Nets only had five players who played at least 68games last season, which further proves their success and playoff berth was an underrated feat. That stat also shows their success will be contingent on their health moving forward.