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Brooklyn Nets 2021/2022 Season Preview – Run It Back

Bad Men, Bad Takes – Season 1, Episode 9

“Do the Nets win the Championship is Kevin Durant’s foot is behind the line?”

The answer doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. History will go down as saying the Bucks are the winners of the series and the Championship. That is all that will be noted from the 2021 post-season.


For the record, the entire BMBT team believe the answer is yes.

And for this reason, the theme for the Nets season is simply this: Run. It. Back.

Which is more or less what Brooklyn have done, with the notable addition of Boomers guard Patty Mills, an acquisition which all members of the BMBT office love.

resh off leading Australia to their first ever Olympic medal in basketball, the BMBT team love his addition to Brooklyn’s roster. Credit: Eric Gray, Associated Press.

”If there is load management through the season, he gives them another ball handling option” Rob said, with Ben adding “You can’t go wrong with Patty. He’s at an age where he doesn’t have to play beyond his abilities and he’ll find a great role on this team”.

Rafe went even further when discussing the man who lead Australia to a first-ever Olympic medal in basketball, saying “I think he’s low-key a Sixth Man of the Year candidate”.

When it came time to decide on how far the Nets can go this season, most of the team had a consensus, with Rob the only member of BMBT who saw a path that could see the Nets eliminated in the post-season.

“I think Philly looms as the one who could beat them because Embiid can dominate down low against them”, Rob said. “Brooklyn’s low post defence is lacking and I think Philadelphia have perimeter pieces who can defend Irving and Harden as well as anyone can”. “

“Having said that, it’s a stretch that anyone beats them if healthy”.

o Blake Griffin (pictured) and the other bigs on Brooklyn’s roster have what it takes to defend Joel Embiid in the post-season? Credit: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Rafe doubled down, saying “I don’t think anyone beats the Nets at full-flight. If injuries happen, maybe, but it’s so difficult to see a team beating them 4 times”.

Listen to the full show podcast to hear whether the team believe Kyrie and Harden sign long-term extensions with the Nets, Blake Griffin staying in Brooklyn, how the team will load manage their starters and why Hunter is very upset with Australia Post and Couriers Please!

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