New Nets built to beat the Heat
08:05 AM ET 11.07 | Believe it or not, the root of the Nets' transformational summer began with Gerald Wallace. He can guard three positions and anchor a small lineup. When the time comes, he will check LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce. He is the best hope the Nets have of becoming a respectable defensive team. If Deron Williams is the Nets' most indispensable player, Wallace is a close second. ... [Brooklyn's] first road game, Wednesday night in Miami, presents a fascinating gauge, especially if Wallace, who has a sprained ankle, is able to play. No one expects the Nets to challenge the Heat for the Eastern Conference crown, but they were built with the Heat in mind. Indeed, the Nets' lineup looks specifically designed to make Miami work.
The New York Times