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  • Healthy Nets tone down expectations, want to fly under radar in 2014-15

    Yahoo Sports Staff at Ball Don't Lie1 day ago

    Where's Brooklyn at?

    That was the question everyone in NBA circles was asking as Brooklyn stumbled out of the gate last season before righting the ship and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals — where it eventually lost to the Miami Heat.

    The Nets were supposed to be a legitimate title contender last season, going all in by trading for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry — just one year after acquiring former Atlanta star Joe Johnson. Brooklyn was supposed to steal the thunder from its cross-town rivals after snatching the retiring Jason Kidd to come and coach the franchise that he was responsible for making a force more than a decade prior.

    Kidd faltered early, star after star became injured, and Brooklyn's massive dreams suddenly became a fruitless reality.

    This offseason looked to be shaping up to be somewhat similar to the tumultuous regular season that preceded it. Kidd bolted for Milwaukee, Pierce left for Washington, and the East got stronger.

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