Biggest Roadblocks to Brooklyn Nets Becoming Legit Title Contenders in 2013-14

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Biggest Roadblocks to Brooklyn Nets Becoming Legit Title Contenders in 2013-14
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Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams and Paul Pierce: The 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets getting to know each other.

On paper and as a relative long shot, the Brooklyn Nets are title contenders—surely as legit as, or more so, than Carmelo Anthony’s New York Knicks, Zach Randolph’s Memphis Grizzlies, Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors and the Dwight Howard-led Houston Rockets.

These teams compose the underdogs of title-contending teams in 2013-14, and already you see two of the roadblocks in the way of a Brooklyn title: The favorites, and the underdogs, too.

The Nets will win over 50 games during the regular season, break the franchise’s best record ever (52-30) and have a good shot at 55-60 wins. They’re favored by the oddsmakers to win the Atlantic Division over the Knicks.

But win the 2013-14 NBA championship? That’s a whole other story.

First, they have to get out of the Eastern Conference alive, and hopefully with some legs left.

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