Brooklyn Nets: Best and worst moves from 2023 NBA offseason

Brooklyn Nets Cam Johnson (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
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Taking a closer look at the best and worst moves the Brooklyn Nets made during the 2023 NBA offseason. 

At this time last season, the Brooklyn Nets were hoping they could keep their core of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together one more season to pursue a championship. And at least to start the season, they accomplished that. However, it didn’t last long as both KD and Kyrie were traded by the Nets at the NBA Trade Deadline.

With Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson at the center of the team’s new build, there’s a breath of fresh air in the organization that is fueling this new era.

It’s a different approach this season for the Brooklyn Nets

Even though the Nets won’t be facing huge expectations heading into the start of the season, there is still much intrigue for this franchise. You can actually make the argument that the team is at a better pace right now than they were compared to this point last season. With as much uncertainty that surrounded the team at this point last season, the certainty that exists with this team’s core has to be refreshing.

The Nets may not be considered much of a contender to win the championship this season but the future of this franchise is in good hands with Bridges and Johnson. And with the amount of draft capital that this team has, there’s an easy path back to contention for the Nets. It just may not happen this season, and that’s OK.

Looking back at the offseason, though, there are still a few things to deconstruct. We explore the best and worst moves the Nets made during the offseason.