The Nets landed two of the top players available, both perennial All-Stars and NBA champions, and they weren’t finished. (AP Photo/File)
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Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA.They landed two of the top players available, both perennial All-Stars and NBA champions, and they weren't finished. They also added center DeAndre Jordan, who played with Durant and Irving on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, and veteran swingman Garrett Temple.An ill-fated trade with Boston in 2013, when the Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of competing for a championship but didn't even get out of the second round, cost them years of high draft picks and contributed to them becoming the worst team in the league.With Irving taking controls of the offense and a promising young core around him, the Nets should be a playoff team, even while Durant recovers.
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