A Nets team that looked terrible to start the preseason was terrific to end it.
Now the Nets will enter the regular season on the upswing, with their offseason drama behind them and Opening Night on Wednesday against visiting New Orleans up next.
“I think you could feel us improving, turning a little bit of a corner,” coach Steve Nash said. “I feel really good about the group’s energy right now. They’re playing hard, they’re playing together, they’re trying to communicate and do the things that we’ve worked on, and you’re starting to see a little bit of growth in all those principles.”
The growth over the course of the preseason has been apparent, with Ben Simmons playing alongside Kevin Durant in every tuneup and with Kyrie Irving in all but one.
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