Imagining where the Brooklyn Nets could be in 2021-22

Close your eyes and imagine this: 2021 All-Star, D’Angelo Russell grabbing the rebound from another Jarrett Allen block, and sprinting down the court before hitting Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for an alley-pop slam, while Nets’ new co-owners Jay-Z and LeBron James lose their minds on the sidelines, for the Nets have just won their first playoff game in nearly 7 years.

Now, open your eyes again. These are your 2021-2022 Brooklyn Nets.

Led by bona fide All-Star and legitimate lead guard, D’Angelo Russell, the Nets are now one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, and only keep getting better.