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Previewing the Brooklyn Nets heading into the 2020-21 NBA season

We go over the Nets’ depth chart, odds to win a championship and provide fantasy basketball analysis for the 2020-21 NBA season.

 Tyler Johnson #8 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts with teammate Caris LeVert #22 after making a three point basket against the Toronto Raptors during the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 23, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway and the Brooklyn Nets are one team that could surge to the top of the Eastern Conference. Kyrie Irving missed a majority of the 2019-20 season but averaged career highs in points and rebounds in the 20 games he appeared in. He’ll co-star alongside Kevin Durant, who is healthy enough to play after missing all of last year with an Achilles injury. Brooklyn has two superstars and an abundance of up-and-comers. Can they compete with the Milwaukee Bucks? Here we’re going to take a look at the Nets’ offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.

2020 offseason

Key additions

Bruce Brown, SG (trade)
Landry Shamet, SG/SF (trade)
Jeff Green (free agency)

Key losses

Wilson Chandler (free agency)

2020-21 odds

Title odds: +600
Win percentage: O/U 62.5
Kyrie Irving MVP odds: +6000
Kevin Durant MVP odds: +1500
Jarrett Allen DPOTY odds: +8000

2020-21 roster

Depth Chart

PG: Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, Tyler Johnson
SG: Caris LeVert, Bruce Brown, Landry Shamet
SF: Joe Harris, Landry Shamet, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
PF: Kevin Durant, Taurean Prince, Jeff Green
C: Jarrett Allen, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green

Roster battles

Backup SF: Landry Shamet vs. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
6th man: Spencer Dinwiddie vs. Bruce Brown

Fantasy basketball

Best Sleeper

Bruce Brown— Brown is only entering his third NBA season and was one of the players who got a significant boost in exposure when the Detroit Pistons imploded last season. He showcased triple-double potential as a point guard with Detroit and is improving as a shooter as well. Brown could become heavily featured with just one injury has proven that he can stuff the stat sheet when given enough minutes.

Likely Bust

Joe Harris — KD and Irving could easily score 25 or more points per night while LeVert and Dinwiddie can score 20+ points on any given night. Brooklyn has a ton of shot creators so Harris could see his three-point shooting volume decrease significantly. While he can light it up from deep and will likely be very efficient, it’s hard to see him hoisting up more than 11 shots per game as the fourth option.