1.Chemistry Although the Nets have a great roster on paper, the meaning of it all will diminish if they fail to show chemistry on the court. It can be hard to believe that a team with 5 starting all-stars won't find a way to work with each other, which players of such high caliber don't usually have a problem doing, but stranger things have happened and failure in chemistry can be one of them. Even with 5 all-stars and a solid bench, if the proper chemistry is not established then the Nets may be headed for a rough season.
3.Last year's example Last year before the 2012-2013 season even started the Nets looked good on paper and was projected by many to be in the top 3 or even the top 4 of the eastern conference. Not only were they projected to be in high eastern standings, but they were also projected to be an all around elite team that would beat their rivals in the New York Knicks and go further in the playoffs. Just because they failed to meet those expectations last year does not mean that they will fail this upcoming season, but it also doesn't mean that they are prone to repeat the past.4.It Is Just The Preseason It is noteworthy to mention that the Nets are doing exceptionally well in the preseason winning 4 of 5 games, but unfortunately that means nothing going into the regular season because many things can change by then. For one thing many teams are not using their full starting lineups in hopes of using and testing many different players who are determined to make a teams' roster spot. Even if the Nets have a great run in the regular season and manages to make top 3 in the eastern conference, it doesn't guarantee going far into the playoffs' as can be made an example of by the Oklahoma City Thunder(OKC), who exited early to the Grizzlies due to the loss of their starting point guard Russell Westbrook.
Highlights from the Brooklyn Nets 2012-2013 season