Is it me or have things been pretty quiet in Brooklyn? No drama. Nothing much to talk about outside of basketball. Same old, same old.
Well, anyway, the Brooklyn Nets continue their preseason with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.
Up against Karl-Anthony Townes and the upstart Wolves. Lots of young talent on that team, including our old friend D’Angelo Russell, and future potential star Anthony Edwards.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn has been trotting out its own collection of young talent, led by Cam Thomas and big man Nicolas Claxton. Lots of inside-outside, both ends potential with these guys. And they’re both quite easy to root for.
Player to watch: Jevon Carter
Carter will see some more opportunity to make contributions. Because it’s preseason, Carter led the team in field goal attempts with 16, and made a few nifty baskets along the way. I don’t envision a situation where we’ll see him regularly take threes off the dribble, but the preseason is all about trying stuff out. Let it fly!
The Wolves figure to have an intriguing point guard mix this year. Our old friend DLo will get the bulk of the minutes and having a full season will do him some good. He hasn’t had anything close to a normal season since 2018-2019, and that year he was named as an All Star for the Nets. Patrick Beverley will come off the bench and he gives a defensive boost, which will be essential for a young squad trying to figure things out.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network
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