Everyone has been wondering what the future of the Brooklyn Nets will be like now that both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have left the team.
Will they have a chance at the playoffs or will they plummet like a stone to the bottom of the East?
And what will happen in the seasons ahead?
If Wednesday night is any indication, the future in Brooklyn might be very, very bright.
Brooklyn Bridges had himself a night 💪🏾🔥 pic.twitter.com/VuZLAcqRtm
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 16, 2023
The Nets defeated the Miami Heat, 116-105, mostly thanks to the incredible work of newcomer Mikal Bridges.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Bridges was moving all over the court for the Phoenix Suns.
But on Wednesday he showed the Brooklyn crowd what he is capable of.
Bridges was good for an astounding 45 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.
That was a career-high for Bridges and made him the fourth Nets player with a 40+ point game this season.
True, two of those other Nets players were Durant and Irving (the other was Cam Thomas).
But this shows that the Nets still have a lot of power and skill on the roster.
Bridges played with incredible skill, efficiency, and intelligence on Wednesday.
He was also a lot of fun to watch, giving the home crowd something to cheer about.
For years now, Bridges has been something of an unsung hero to the Suns.
He continually showed up and played with dedication for every game, averaging 12.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on 49.9% from the floor.
Now that he’s in Brooklyn, Bridges could become an even bigger star.
Based on what we saw Wednesday, he might even become one of the leaders of the team.
To show their appreciation and support of Bridges after his triumphant game, Nets fans gave him a new nickname: Brooklyn Bridges.NEXT: The Brooklyn Nets Made NBA History Wednesday Night