Since the blockbuster James Harden trade, the Brooklyn Nets have been the favorites to come out of the East. However, the team still has its flaws. One of the biggest problems that the Nets have faced is to be consistent on the defensive end of the court.
While there are three sensational players in James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant who can handle the offensive burden, their defense is pretty lackluster. They are one of the bottom 5 teams in that regard.
The organization is finally moving in the right direction after their victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Brooklyn Nets sign Andre Robertson
Following their stunning victory over the Kings, the franchise made two excellent decisions. First, they waived off Norvel Pelle, who hasn’t been a regular for the team anyway. Second, they signed former Oklahoma City Thunder winger Andre Robertson.
Robertson is a top defensive winger in the league. Adding him to the roster should at least give the team a little sigh of relief. In their quest for an NBA title, Robertson can come off the bench and make an impact almost immediately.
But the question remains: Will this signing be enough for them? Well, if we speak truthfully, the team is still lacking a defensive leader. Particularly at the five spots for the team.
Looking at their top competitors such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat. Both teams have insane centers in Joel Embiid and Bam Adebayo. The Nets’ current center DeAndre Jordan is out of his prime and is not the same player he once was.
Additionally, in recent years, even the centers are expected to knock down three-pointers from time to time. Unfortunately, Jordan does not have that arrow in his quiver. But what are your thoughts on the Nets signing Andre Robertson? Feel free to share your views in the comments section down below.