The Brooklyn Nets are going to have to make their run, and they need to make it now.
The Nets are looking to get healthy, and will even get Paul Pierce back early. Pierce was expected to miss two weeks to a month, but he could return Tuesday night when the Nets host the Celtics in what would be Pierce’s first regular-season meeting against his former team.
Pierce told the Boston Globe that the Nets are getting healthy, and that he feels they can still make a championship run.
“I think we have the potential of a championship team, the talent of a championship team,” he said. “It’s about putting it all together, getting healthy, and then seeing what we got.
“We’ve seen flashes of it at times but it’s tough when you don’t know who’s going to be in the lineup one night and who’s going to be out, but injuries do happen to every team and it’s something we’ve got to deal with. But I’d like to see us when we get fully healthy and see what our potential could possibly be.”
Pierce is averaging just 12.4 points per game, and he is shooting 36.8 percent from the field in 15 games. Even with the future Hall of Famer thinks the Nets will be there in the end.