DUH! In their annual top 100 player rankings, ESPN and Sports Illustrated both put Kevin Durant as the NBA’s best player. While both sites admit there were other players with an argument for the top spot, KD was ultimately an easy choice for the pundits, helped by his masterful performances in the post-season and the Olympics.
The “Scouting New Nets” series is back, this time previewing forward James Johnson. James Johnson has become the forgotten man. When the Nets inked Johnson to a one-year deal on August 6, the signing itself produced a variety of reactions.
The Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets have had their successes and failures throughout the franchise’s history, including making the NBA Finals twice with Jason Kidd and also making some of the worst draft mistakes in the league’s history.
Two days after Sean Marks told the media he’s “confident” that his team will meet league and city standards on COVID vaccinations by Opening Night, Yaron Weitzman of FOX Sports reports that Irving “has yet to receive a vaccine shot,” citing “multiple league sources,” not further identified.
An 11x All-Star, 9x All-NBA player, and 2x NBA Champion, Kevin Durant is, objectively, one of the best players in basketball. And while the exact status of his ranking remains up for debate, Magic Johnson have him a rather glowing review, calling the Nets superstar the "most unstoppable offensive force" in the NBA today.
Back in 2019, the Brooklyn Nets shocked the basketball world by signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. After years of residing in a rough situation, the Nets were made Championship contenders practically overnight.
Naturally, the focus on the Brooklyn Nets in the upcoming season will be their superstar trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. But when it comes to achieving their ultimate goal, there are four new 30-something-year-old players who will give Brooklyn a level of experience greater than any team in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn hosts its first regular-season home game Oct. 24 against the Charlotte Hornets, so there remains plenty of time for personnel to get their shots before they have to take the court in New York.