The Brooklyn Nets are a super scary team to face.
They have a three-headed monster that can outscore any team.
However, they are all on one team.
The Eastern Conference is not deep by any means.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks are their biggest threats in the conference.
Brooklyn has the firepower to beat each of those teams.
They should be able to walk through any team in the playoffs with that talent alone.
However, that is not the case in the NBA.
Role players play big parts on title teams.
And the Nets potentially have those types of players.
With their big three having a hard time staying healthy enough to play together, their role players might need to step up.
They have two players that they need for a long playoff run.
Blake Griffin came into the season looking as a washed up player, whose best days were long past him.
The Detroit Pistons eventually made him sit due to their rebuilding process.
He has lost the athleticism that made him a superstar several years ago.
With the Pistons, it seemed like his career was close to being over.
However, Griffin has looked different during his time with the Nets.
He isn’t the same guy on the Los Angeles Clippers, but he has been great in his role.
As the primary big in most lineups for the Nets, he is tasked with guarding the other team’s big on most night.
To be honest, he has done a good job on that end.
Furthermore, his offensive impact has extremely been felt.
While he is on the court, the Nets’ offensive rating increases from 118 to 123.6.
Their defensive rating goes from 114.3 to 112 with Blake on the floor.
He knows what his role is and how important a title is at this stage of his career.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 13, 2021
Griffin has fit into a role that nobody could have ever envisioned for someone of his caliber.
The best three-point shooter by percentage this season was Joe Harris.
He is a marksman from the outside.
In the last three seasons, Harris has led the league in three-point percentage in two of those seasons.
Best three point shooting seasons in NBA history (minimum 350 attempts):
Kyle Korver: 49.2% (2015)
Joe Johnson: 47.8% (2005)
Joe Harris: 47.5% (2021)
J.J. Redick: 47.5% (2016)
Joe Harris: 47.4% (2019) pic.twitter.com/u4k6Lt2g2F
— Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) May 19, 2021
The Nets will need someone like this for the playoffs.
Each member of their big three are great at driving and kicking to the corner for threes.
Harris is the perfect player for that role.
Harris isn’t a one trick pony either.
He has the ability to create off the dribble when called upon.
Also, his defense is solid enough to guard certain players in the postseason.
The Nets have a great shot at dominating the competition and making a deep run.
However, they need the help from other to compliment the superstars on this team.
These two role players are going to be vital for the Nets’ title hopes.