Originally Posted by edmorel
Indiana has had the KNicks and Heats number also. No one is talking about Brooklyn, but that is a tough team to match up against over a multi game series. They are big, have probably the only legitimate center in the league and a strong bench. If they face the Bulls in the first round, I would not be surprised if the Nets win. I much prefer the Knicks play the Nets than the Bulls. Heat face similar issues is they have to face Indiana.
agree about Indiana. although the strategy of "let's stay at home on the perimeter" works well against them even if it usually results in David West going off. it also seems like every team's offensive game plan against them should be to get Roy Hibbert into foul trouble, which is fairly easy to execute
I'm not a Nets believer though. Deron is underperforming, Joe Johnson is the worlds most expensive floor spacer (which really should be his role anyway unless you want an Atlanta style iso-Joe offense), and their success hinges on Brook Lopez 2.0, which has apparently finally installed rebounding.exe and increased aggressiveness close to the offensive basket