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?

 

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