Clean Sweep takes a look at potential 2019-20 awards for the Brooklyn Nets and tackles some fake over-unders for the upcoming season.
Clean Sweep is just passing the time until we have some real basketball to break down. Using Matt Brooks‘ recent NBA awards column as a jumping-off point, we dive deep into the Brooklyn Nets who are most likely to bring home some hardware this season.
Of course, Kyrie Irving as a dark-horse MVP is one scenario Nets fans would love to see, but there are plenty of other awards with major potential. Caris LeVert for Most Improved, Kenny Atkinson for Coach of the Year, Sean Marks for Executive of the Year, and Spencer Dinwiddie for Sixth Man of the Year are all possibilities going into the 2019-20 season.
ESNY’s Chip Murphy—host of the Knicks State of Mind podcast—even threw out DeAndre Jordan as a possible Sixth Man of the Year candidate. If he comes off the bench next season, he could be primed for a resurgence since he’ll be taking on second-unit big men.
In addition to the awards chatter, the conversation turned to some fake over-unders. Will Joe Harris make 200 threes next season? Can Spencer Dinwiddie come close to career marks in points and assists off the bench? When will Kevin Durant make his triumphant return to the court?
Hypotheticals are fun during the offseason, but we’re all ready for the season. Nets media day is mere days away while the regular season is looming on the horizon. Brooklyn basketball is almost back.