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Yahoo Sports senior NBA writer Vincent Goodwill addresses the disappointing ending for the Brooklyn Nets, and explains that the chaos within the organization is likely to blame for their early exit.
VINCE GOODWILL: Let's not pretend championships aren't won in chaos. It might be the preferred method when you think about it. Shaq and Kobe's Lakers come to mind but at least they were in agreement about where to go, they just weren't sure how to get there. And they were exceptional performance, quite possibly the best one two punch in the league and the best two players in the league at the same time. With these Brooklyn Nets, nobody showed what the goals are.
Nobody's even sure what the organization's ethos is. Kevin Durant may still be the baddest man on the planet, but he is getting older, and he can't cure every ill on the roster. There's no superstar in the league that's currently surrounded by two unreliable co-stars like KD, and it doesn't look like that will change this off season. Sean Marks, their GM, has to get his team taller, more athletic, and healthier. And that's a hard task when you're capped out.
Kyrie says he wants to help with the organization team building, but will he actually attend the meetings? Nobody's sure what to make of Ben Simmons, and I'm not going to make fun of him here, but it seems like he's a long way away from actually playing. And then you're not even sure what type of player you're going to get. It's a mess of massive proportions. A championship team without a clue how to get there, just vibes. But hey, at least Kyrie is willing to help.