Checklist for Brooklyn Nets to Maximize New Roster After Huge Trade With Celtics

July 2nd, 2013 by Andrew Kipp Leave a reply »

The Brooklyn Nets significantly upgraded their roster after completing, in principle, a huge draft-day trade with the Boston Celtics.

The Nets acquired Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry in the deal, and now look primed for a run at the title in 2013-14.

But, in order to maximize the revamped roster, newly hired head coach Jason Kidd must be able to judiciously oversee the minutes of two aging Hall of Famers, forge an identity on both ends of the floor and find a way to make the new pieces fit while managing a wide array of personalities and egos.

These Brooklyn Nets are built to win now, so Kidd will have a little added pressure on his shoulders in his first year coaching. He’d be wise to lean on lead assistant Lawrence Frank and the veteran players while getting acclimated to his new role.

The Nets now have a maximum two-year window for a shot at the title, so immediately integrating a plan to maximize the new roster will be crucial.


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