Thursday, March 23 2023

The Boston Celtics have been more worried about battling the Milwaukee Bucks for supremacy atop the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings, but perhaps they might want to take a collective glance down the standings for a team that is swiftly rising from the basement of the East towards its top, Atlantic Division foes the Brooklyn Nets.

As Kevin Durant and company begin to find their way as a team in ways they haven’t shown much of in recent months, the question of which teams will be at the top of the East standings is looking less certain than it was with each Nets win. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith goes as far as to suggest that the Celtics and the Bucks ought to be worried about Brooklyn for the rest of the season.

Take a look at Smith’s analysis in a recent appearance for ESPN’s “NBA Today” show on this past Christmas Day where Smith lays out why he thinks the Nets are a sleeping giant in the video embedded below.

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