Post-2014 NBA All-Star Break Predictions for Brooklyn Nets

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Post-2014 NBA All-Star Break Predictions for Brooklyn Nets
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Which version of the Brooklyn Nets will show up for the final third of the NBA season?

That is the big question as the Nets, currently sixth in the Eastern Conference at 25-27, come out of the All-Star break.

Perhaps the Nets will harness some of their recent momentum and race past most of the East on the way to 45 victories. 

Then again, it's equally plausible that they will succumb to injuries and inconsistency, falling to the bottom of the playoff picture—if not out of it all together.

There's certainly reason to believe the Nets will continue their upward trend. They are playing more cohesive basketball after an early-season funk, and have benefited from rookie head coach Jason Kidd's tinkering of the rotations.

Yet many concerns still remain. Can Deron Williams stay healthy? Does the team have enough capable big men? Do Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have anything left in the tank?

With all that in mind, here are five predictions for Brooklyn between now and the season's conclusion.

 

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