It is good that Swag Meter and the rest of the Nets are feeling confident. The Nets have been terrible for awhile, so moving to Brooklyn has re-energized the franchise and they have a good team.
Is it a championship team?
Time will tell….
Johnson has a good interview with Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated talking about how shocking rents are in New York, how he was playing NBA 2K12 when he was told about the trade, then he instantly traded himself on the game, and how he wants a ring.
That’s what we are shooting for — the ring. There’s no need to sell ourselves short. You talk about gelling and figuring it out, and I think we have the perfect pieces: a great point guard, a great center. I don’t think any of our positions are the same or overlap at all.
Lopez was on the other side of the globe — the Philippines — last week for an NBA event and when asked he told the Philippines Star that he thought the Nets were a title team.
“Obviously our main goal is no question the NBA championship. I think it is realistic for us. We’re already a good playoff team so with the addition of other pieces, we can target the ring,” said Lopez, who was recently re-signed by the Nets to a four-year deal.