The Brooklyn Nets send a wave through the Eastern Conference in January when they announced all-star guard James Harden would be joining a lineup, that already included Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving.

The Nets announced another piece of the puzzle to help them climb to the top of the mountain when it was announced that six time all-star and former rookie of the year forward Blake Griffin would be joining the team.

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Griffin brings another scoring threat to an already potent offense; he also has great rebounding skills and can help on both ends of the court.

The Brooklyn Nets are just a half game behind the top team in the Eastern Conference, The Philadelphia 76ers, and just a game and a half a head of the Milwaukee Bucks, in a tight conference with high scoring teams.

I think the biggest issue with this talented Brooklyn team is the age factor, Durant is 32, Harden is 31, and Griffin is 31, and all still on top of their game, but the years catch up fast in the NBA, especially when you’re running up and down the court all night with young talented players in their early twenties.

If the Brooklyn Nets are going to make a run at a championship, they will need to get their soon, before age and injury catch up.

Signing Blake Griffin was probably a good move for them, with the team depth they can move players in and out of rotation, and rest their stars when needed.

Teams have shown their vulnerable sides in the first half of the shortened NBA season and with roughly 35 games left, the battle is on to keep players healthy,

The NBA trade deadline is still 15 days from now (March 25), and there are a number of players who would become free agents after this season, that teams may be looking to trade, so look for some roster changes.

The Nets will resume their season tomorrow night as they host the Boston Celtics.

Go Nets!

[nba.com]

 

 

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