The Home Opener
- Date: Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Opponent: Indiana Pacers
- Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
The general lack of interest surrounding the Nets has become a running joke in the league. They finished 27th in attendance during the 2015-16 season. Having as many eyes on their home opener as possible will be important, it doesn’t matter who they play.
In this case it happens to be Thad Young’s new team though, the Indiana Pacers. Last summer Young signed a four-year contract and appeared to be a key member of the Nets long term plans.
More importantly, he was committed to the Nets and liked being there.
My family & I are extremely happy 2 continue being a Net. Thanks 2 all of my fam, friends, & fans 4 ur support. The GRIND doesn't stop here.
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) July 1, 2015
Trading Young couldn’t have been easy.
The Pacers are on the complete opposite end of the spectrum of the Nets right now. They traded for Young and point guard Jeff Teague because they want to win right now.
Indiana rolled out another elite defense last season. They were third in DRtg and sixth in opponent’s turnover percentage. With Myles Turner a year older they should only get better.
The Nets are really going to struggle to score in this one.