Why the Brooklyn Nets' Motley Crew of Stars Can Beat the Heat

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Why the Brooklyn Nets' Motley Crew of Stars Can Beat the Heat
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With a big offseason headlined by a July 10 blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets have positioned themselves to compete in the Eastern Conference.

They may even have the talent to dethrone the defending champion Miami Heat.

Adding Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to a roster that already featured two former All-Stars in the backcourt has created a lot of hype for the squad, now entering its second season in Brooklyn.

Considering the Nets franchise had registered a playoff drought of five seasons before earning the No. 4 seed in the NBA playoffs a year ago, no team has turned things around faster.

In an effort to continue this turnaround, the Nets made their second most notable move by naming Jason Kidd the head coach. The 19-year-veteran was given the whistle just a year after coming off the bench for the New York Knicks.

In hiring the last player to take them to back-to-back finals appearances, the Nets clearly have another finals trip on their mind.

But are they good enough now to take down the NBA’s best? While the simple answer is no, they do have three factors going for them that make such a daring feat possible.

Here is how the Nets can make this dream come true.

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