How Does the Brooklyn Nets Roster Look After Trading for LaMarcus Aldridge?

Published 03/28/2021, 2:08 AM EDT
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) talks with forward Kevin Durant (7) during a free throw attempt by the Nets against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


Brooklyn Nets are leaving no stones unturned to transform their 2020-21 roster into a title-winning one. They are so intimidating on the paper that no one in their sane mind can discard them as a champion squad. For any WC team, to defeat the Nets, they will need to pull out their A+ game to win in a series of seven.

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The latest addition to the Nets roster is the 14-year NBA veteran in LaMarcus Aldridge. They had their eyes on the buyout market and made the best out of it. This has given their already rich roster a major boost. 

Brooklyn Nets’ Dream Team Roster 2021

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It is safe to say that the Nets are now equivalent to an All-Star team. The Nets now boast a cumulative 41 All-Star appearances distributed among six players.

They have Kevin Durant (11x All-Star), James Harden (9x All-Star), Kyrie Irving (7x All-Star), LaMarcus Aldridge (7x All-Star), Blake Griffin (6x All-Star), and DeAndre Jordan (1x All-Star). If this was not enough, they have a budding future All-Star in Joe Harris. This squad is certainly a dream team with an 8x All-Star Steve Nash coaching them in this quintessential season.

The Miami Heat was in close contention for housing LaMarcus, but the star saw his goals taking shape with the Nets. The veteran will most likely take up the center position and distribute his minutes with DeAndre Jordan.

The even more threatening part of this deal being, the Nets still have a roster spot vacant for another addition. This is scary for the EC teams before it becomes a worrying factor for the WC neighbors.

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Blazers’ Damian Lillard dribbles past Nets’ defenders at Moda Center. The Brooklyn Nets won the game 116-112. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets of today are a dream come true for any general manager. The front office has done a great job in attracting talents from everywhere possible. If they can hold on to the current squad, they have a real chance to win multiple titles in the coming years.

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Apart from their big names, they have a prolific frontman in youngster Nicolas Claxton. Plus, the third-year shooting guard in Landry Shamet (injured as of now) is also another decent role player.

Drop Bruce Brown, Alize Johnson, & Chriss Chiozza in the mix, and they have a very young and athletic bench depth headed by Blake Griffin and supported by power forward Jeff Green. 

As of now, the Nets are 31-15 and most probably, they will end up occupying the top spot. If not, it will be a shame on a squad that is unmistakably perfect. The Nets are already giving Kevin Durant enough rest for him to come back strong ahead of the playoffs. 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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