We figured the Nets would need some time to gel together before they really contended in the Eastern Conference, but their hot start has us thinking otherwise now.
Brooklyn has jumped out to a 11-5 start, putting them send in the Atlantic Division, ahead of the likes of the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.
This week the Nets will play three games, all of which will be at home in the Barclays Center. So far this season Brooklyn has gone an impressive 7-1 at home, with their only loss coming to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Nets will start the week off with a matchup against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, which is sure to be a battle. The Thunder have looked like one of the elite teams in the league this season and Durant has raised his game even more, a scary thought for the rest of the league.
We’re interested to see what kind of NBA picks the public will be making on that game, but don’t be surprised to see a lot of action come in on Oklahoma City.
On Friday, the Nets will then play host to the Golden State Warriors. In years past we would say this should be a relatively straightforward win for Brooklyn, but Mark Jackson has the Warriors playing really sound basketball right now, meaning it’s not going to be a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination.
Finally, the Nets will be at home against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday to wrap up their light week. The Bucks have talented guards in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, which will give Deron Williams and Joe Johnson an opportunity to show which perimeter duo is better.
D-Will is battling through injury but still has these Nets playing great, so things should only get better from here on out for Brooklyn.