Brooklyn Nets: 4 Reasons They Are Proving Doubters Wrong

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Brooklyn Nets: 4 Reasons They Are Proving Doubters Wrong
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The Nets are in their first season in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets have finally revived professional sports in Kings County. It had been 55 years since the last Dodgers game at Ebbets Field when the Nets opened their season in the Barclays Center earlier this month. 

A 22-44 team last year, the Nets went all-out in their first offseason away from New Jersey. While aggressively pursuing Orlando's Dwight Howard, they brought in C.J. Watson, Reggie Evans, Jerry Stackhouse and re-signed Gerald Wallace. 

After the pursuit of Howard failed, they traded for Atlanta's Joe Johnson, a move that led to the re-signing of star point guard Deron Williams. 

All of these moves coincided with the re-branding of the franchise in a new city. This created considerable hype around the team going into the season, but many felt that the Nets were destined to fall short of their expectations. 

However, the Nets look like a playoff team early in the season. What have they done to silence doubters and outperform expectations? 

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