Breaking Down How Nets Frontline Must Improve for Them to Contend

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Breaking Down How Nets Frontline Must Improve for Them to Contend
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The Brooklyn Nets' frontline is comprised mostly of "specialists," which is to say players who each excel at doing one or two things, but who are also liabilities at other areas of the game.  That doesn't bode well for the Nets, considering that some of these players will have to play more than 30 minutes a night against elite NBA starters.  

There is reason to be hopeful that the Nets' frontline will actually improve on their weaknesses.  Because most of their frontcourt players are young and will be playing their first season with a quality Nets squad, there is still upside to be attained.

Avery Johnson stated at a recent Brooklyn Nets presser (via the Washington Post) that he intends to cultivate a Nets squad that is ready to win an NBA championship by April 2013.  To do so, the responsibility will be on him to guide his frontline toward that upside, particularly with respect to interior defense.

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