And... we’re back. Like, officially back. The Brooklyn Nets and their championship aspirations kick off the 2020-21 NBA season on Tuesday night (like, they kick off the season -at home... seriously) against the Golden State Warriors.
The Nets will have Kevin Duran and Kyrie Irving in the lineup, while the Warriors will suit up with Steph Curry back in action. This is wild, isn’t it?
So buckle up, the season starts tonight.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors
WHEN: 7:00 PM EST
WHERE: TNT (tv), WFAN (radio)
Kyrie Irving will be tasked with keeping everything running this year. His debut season in Brooklyn wasn’t bad, but injuries and the pandemic threw everything off. The pandemic is still here, but he’s physically healthy and the roster is much improved. Irving had a good preseason and his ability to break defenders down off the dribble, finish in heavy traffic, and score in bunches at a moment’s notice will help buoy Brooklyn’s attack when the games slow down and become a halfcourt affair. He’s seeing an old foe of his, which we’ll talk about in a bit.
Maybe this is the year Andrew Wiggins puts it all together? Since he was taken first overall in 2014, it seems like the best thing we can say about Wiggins is that he’s incredibly durable. He’s solid for 30 plus minutes a night every game and rarely sits out due to injury. Moving from an organization that was as chaotic as the Timberwolves to one as stable and top notch as the Warriors should do wonders for him. Also, he’s still only 25 years old so he’s got time to really figure it out.
For more on the Warriors, check out Golden State of Mind.