NBA: 3 storylines to follow heading into the final stretch of the season

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Brooklyn Nets James Harden and Kevin Durant (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA storylines to follow in the final stretch of the regular season: Can the Brooklyn Nets get healthy?

It’s actually quite amazing that the Brooklyn Nets haven’t been able to get healthy at any point this season. And, for the most part, it hasn’t even mattered. Brooklyn currently sits as the top seed in the Eastern Conference with Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving only playing seven games together.

However, the thought heading into the playoffs is that the Nets will need a relatively healthy roster if they hope to win a championship this season. Right now, Durant and Kyrie are both playing. Harden, however, is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and reportedly suffered a setback last week.

Question is, before the end of the regular season, will we see a Nets team at full strength again? Or will this team have to enter the playoffs hoping that they’ll be healthy at some point in the playoffs?

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The Nets are clearly one of the most talented teams in the East. They need to get healthy, however, no matter what they were able to accomplish in the regular season.