What Does the Brooklyn Nets Starting Lineup Look Like for the 2021–22 Season?

Published 08/10/2021, 2:02 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets are arguably the best team on paper in the NBA. With 3 of the league’s best offensive players, they are a very talented roster. After a barrage of injuries to stars, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the Nets went out in the conference semifinals. However, they will now return healthy this season.

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Led by Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets can be a championship contender. The ‘Big 3’ of James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Durant will look to live up to expectations and bring a championship to Brooklyn.

Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) in the third quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Brooklyn Nets starting lineup

With a truckload of offensive skill set, the Brooklyn Nets will most likely remain the same as last year. However, if injuries repeat, a change may be in order. So, let’s look at the Brooklyn Nets starting lineup for the 2021-22 NBA season.

Frontcourt

Kevin Durant (Power Forward)

Kevin Durant will be the starting power forward for the Brooklyn Nets. He came off an Achilles injury earlier. However, that did not stop him as he had the best scoring playoffs of his career, putting up 34 points per game. In addition, he is also a great defensive player because of his length and reach.

Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker (17) in the first quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Harris (Small Forward)

While Harris did not have the best playoffs, he remains a threat who can get hot at any point in the game. One of the best shooters in the league will start at the small forward position for the Nets. The former Three-Point contest champion is one of the most lethal perimeter shooters and will hope to make his mark this season.

Blake Griffin (Center)

Griffin has done a great job adapting to the modern game and has developed a consistent jump shot. Unsurprisingly, he can still jump over anyone. But, his versatility is what shone for the Nets last season. He can score on the inside and outside and is a reliable defender. He has competition with DeAndre Jordan for the center position.

Jun 13, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) argues a call with official Tony Brothers (25) during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Backcourt

James Harden (Point Guard) 

Originally a shooting guard, he switched to the point once he joined Brooklyn. However, he continues to dominate offensively, while making plays for others. While his points went down, his assists and rebounds went right up. He is now averaging almost 11 assists and 8 rebounds. All this while putting 25 points per game. He will take the crucial point guard spot for the Nets.

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Jun 15, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the third quarter of game five of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving (Shooting Guard) 

One of the best ball handlers in the league, he will start at shooting guard for Brooklyn. Kyrie has one of the best offensive weapons in the league. He can shoot, finish at the rim, and now even dunk! The ‘Big 3’ of Brooklyn has an outstanding balance in their starting five.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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