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Nets winning ways have pundits taking new look at team's possibilities

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Mike Ehrmann

The Nets big win over the Heat was just the latest success for Brooklyn, but it was a signature one ... and because of the high drama of the close, it's become a touchstone for pundits and analysts to take a second, longer look at the team's possibilities.

In the latest analysis, Brett Koremenos of Grantland and Beckley Mason of the Times focus mainily on Jason Kidd's recasting of the Nets offense (although both barely mention the Nets head coach.)

Flexibility and depth are the big reasons, both argue, for the team's post-January 1 surge ... and both think the Nets have some real potential in post-season...

Writes Koremenos...

Four months ago, the East appeared to be a two-team race. Now that Indiana is struggling and Miami is showing flashes of mortality, the opportunity for an unexpected playoff push exists. The versatile Brooklyn Nets are poised to take advantage.

Similarly, Mason thinks the success against the Heat is a big deal, but thinks the Nets have a long way to bo...

The Nets have proved that they are good enough to hang with Miami but not that they have the advantage in a potential playoff matchup...

It's the old line that time will tell, but as Tuesday's game and the 2014 run have proven, the Nets success is no fluke and they can be dangerous.