Dig deeper in NBA schedule It might make you feel a little nauseous about the start of nits. Over the course of the first 20 games of the NBA schedule, the Nets play only eight games at the Barclays Center. This is the worst home / away number in the East, and the second worst in the NBA, by John Schumann From NBA.com. Brooklyn also has five consecutive players in this stretch, second only to Detroit in the league.
Moreover, the Nets have the least advantage of rest days in those top 20 games with Nets vs. Pacers On November 25. Of the first 20 matches, there are 11 matches against playoff teams last season as well as Lakers The Clippers, expected to be among the most advanced teams in the NBA. In fact, the Nets are fighting five tough matches in seven days – including two in a row – on the road from October 29 to November 4. And that’s what happens when 1) you disappointed in the previous year and 2) on the schedule – the makers think your best players might not even be around. You are rejected.
Now, Alex Schaefer of The Athletic has put together six early matches – five of those top 20 – where the Nets’ strength and chemistry will be tested. As he notes, “Given the schedule, the NBA world will learn a lot about the Nets in the early weeks of the season.”
Here are some mini descriptions of those five games from Schiffer:
Monday October 24 in Memphis
This will be the first test for the Nets against a consensus competitor of depth. It’s only the third game of the season, but it provides a good early test of their new turn.
Wednesday October 26th in Milwaukee
Although both teams will still be in full swing, this game is another early indicator of how to stack the net against the established East powers.
Just like the Nets, the Clippers have been in situations that haven’t always been rosy since then Paul George And the Kohi Leonard came to town. But both are back this season after injuries derailed them a year ago, and Tai Lu could have the deepest team in the NBA.
Sunday November 13th at Los Angeles Lakers
Will the universe finally present the first Durant vs. LeBron James The match since 2018? The stars are still missing each other due to injuries, quarantine and misfortune since Durant came into the net.
Are the Nets doing their best trying to win one game against one Los Angeles team over the other? Are their stars reeling?
Like the Nets, it’s hard to gauge Philly’s title odds before seeing the Sixers on the court. Does Harden look like the player the Nets saw shortly after trading in his favour, or is he closer to what he was last season. If this is the first, the 76ers can go a long way. Given all the connections between the two organizations in recent years, this should be interesting.
Schaefer, looking at the schedule a bit, notes that Brooklyn will face Boston on December 4 at the Barclays Center, the first time he’s faced the Nets. Celtics Since sweeping the Celts in the first round of qualifying.
Networks have some advantages, Schaefer points out. They go to training camp in good health. While many of the teams the Nets will face have injury problems: Bucks’ Chris Middleton is still recovering from a knee injury and Celtics’ Danilo Gallinari is out of the season after picking up an injury in the AFC Champions League in Europe. Many of the networks are recovering from injury or surgery but all work at the HSS Training Center and are expected to be camp-ready. Unlike last season, the Nets have more continuity. Aside from Ben Simmons who didn’t play at all last year, there are only six new nets on the roster, up from 10 last season.
Of course, we’re assuming the Nets are off-season – Durant is asking for a deal, demanding that his coach and GM be fired; Bad Irving Contract Talks – Resolved for the Better. We’ll know that very soon.