For many Brooklyn Nets fans, the 2019-20 season was the start of a new era. Let’s look back on the Nets best since moving to Brooklyn.
The NBA is entering the era of the dynamic duo. Teams around the league have been emphasizing the acquisition of a hard one-two punch. Then they fill out their rosters with role players who fit into each system. This summer, the Brooklyn Nets entered into that new era as well.
It wasn’t going to be in full force just yet with superstar forward Kevin Durant sidelined for the year due to his Achilles injury. But this year was still to be a pivotal season for Brooklyn in learning to play with new stars in the lineup.
The other half of the Nets one-two punch, Kyrie Irving started the season with Brooklyn but only made it 20 games before succumbing to a shoulder injury. KD and Kyrie will lead a Nets team that will be considered contenders to win the Eastern Conference 2020-21. Both have a chance to be among the all-time greats of the franchise.
Last time the Nets faced a drastic change at this level or higher as a franchise was when they made the move to from New Jersey to Brooklyn. Despite a short history so far in Brooklyn, there have been some bonafide superstars who have come through the Barclays Center.
While putting together an all-time Brooklyn Nets team there was one major consideration. Those who made the cut did so with their performances since the team moved to New York City. Obviously, positions come into play, as well. Today we bring you the best Nets team of the Brooklyn Era with a few bonuses thrown in for good measure.