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After only winning 20 games last season, the Brooklyn Nets are optimistic for growth in the future. With no draft picks coming in the next couple years, the Nets have been looking to rebuild through free agency and trades. This off-season, they parted ways with long time Nets center Brook Lopez but we're able to bring in Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell, who is looking forward to the challenge of meshing with his new squad. The Nets were also able to sign Restricted Free Agent Allen Crabbe to a multi-year deal with hopes of helping the three-point shooting the a solely missed last season.

Projected Starting Lineup:

D'Angelo Russell:

Allen Crabbe:

Demarre Carroll:

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson:

Timofey Mozgov:

While it is clear that the Nets are a young team, they believe that the new additions to the roster alongside the players that they have brought back can produce positive results. Head Coach Kenny Atkinson will continue to preach defense to his team and he believes that the versatility on the roster can make it all possible. There is a sense of toughness with players like Trevor Booker and Quincy Acy, on-call defense with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Demarre Carroll, as well as rim protection with Timofey.

D'Angelo Russell is looking to have a profound impact as the nets new go-to scorer and playmaker. Russell will definitely have more offensive shooting weapons on the court with the threats presented by players such as Jeremy Lin, Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, Sean Kilpatrick, and more. When asked how he feels about the Nets roster through Preseason, he said "We definitely have guys here that are willing to work. Guys are always trying to get better and we're building a culture that'll definitely translate to the court."

As the season draws closer, the Nets look to put their names back on the map.