Are the Brooklyn Nets Contenders or Pretenders?

Ethan Sherwood StraussNBA Lead WriterNovember 14, 2012

New city, new borough, new expectations? The Brooklyn rollout has many Nets fans primed for a big year. 

While Brooklyn didn't get Dwight Howard, they did add talent in the form of Joe Johnson and the re-insertion of a healthy Brook Lopez. Oh yes, and they also re-signed that Deron Williams guy—this would seem to be a somewhat important detail. So, the Nets have plenty of offensive firepower.

The question remains: Will they have enough defense to be a serious contender going forward?


Be sure to sound off and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you like what you see, click here for more from Bleacher Report Productions.