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Nets vs. Celtics: Fabrication versus Construction

 "Fabrication" is defined either as an "invention" or a "lie". Which is it for the Brooklyn Nets? 


Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving came to Brooklyn basically as free agents, and Ben Simmons forced his way out of Philly to eventually join the two stars. On paper, the Nets appear to be omnipotent. On hardwood, we await the final result.

Even Danny Ainge questioned his construction of most of the team we now see on the parquet. "No clear hierarchy" was his pronouncement. Well, a few roster tweaks and a renewed energy have The Green surging in the past two months.

In the months of January and February, Boston has a 19-7 record (.731). That is a 26-game sample,, and only League-leading Phoenix Suns have a better season record (49-11, .817) than the Celtics 26-game surge.

My readers know very well my feelings for Irvings' flight from Boston to Brooklyn, and I doubt Simmons will get a warm reception in his first re-visit to Philadelphia, after holding out for a trade elsewhere. Ben is still in street clothes due to back soreness.

Danny Ainge brought The Jay Team to Boston via a major trade with the Nets and wise draft choices. He took Rob Williams towards the end of the first round when no one else wanted him. The much-maligned Marcus Smart has turned out to be a damn "smart" addition to a crew often needing a fire ignited under them.

The final result will be known at the end of the 2021-22 season. Will the Nets fabrication of, what appears to be when healthy, a powerhouse - turn out to be a wise invention or a blatent lie? And will the previous label of "poor construction" be erased by the current Celtics crew? Stay tuned!

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