With all the hubbub and rumors surrounding the major trade that led to James Harden on the Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons on the Brooklyn Nets, some people are forgetting just how great the trade was for both sides.
It was particularly amazing for the Nets because Simmons can be one of the best defensive guys in the entire NBA.
The Nets just improved their chances of making it to the Finals in a big, big way.
Simmons is well aware of that.
“I think it’s going to be scary” 👀
– Ben Simmons
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 15, 2022
Speaking with the press, the new Nets player said that this new team and the big three at the center of it all is going to be “scary” and “unreal.”
Is Simmons right and will the Nets really be scaring their opponents in the weeks and months ahead?
The Nets are in the midst of a very tricky time right now and are not looking like a team that can make the Finals, let alone the playoffs.
However, that could all change in a few weeks.
That’s because the injured Kevin Durant, who is undeniably the star of the team, is set to come back in the weeks ahead after his injury is properly dealt with.
Additionally, Simmons will soon be suiting up to play with his new team too.
That will give the world its first look at a healthy, full roster that includes Durant, Simmons, and Kyrie Irving (who can still only play in away games because of his COVID-19 vaccination stance).
With those guys, the Nets now have perhaps the best player in all of the NBA and one of the best point guards in history, along with a young big man who has been a defensive powerhouse.
That is indeed a “scary” prospect for the rest of the league.