Nov 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce (34) looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Barclays Center. The Lakers won 99-94. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Pierce believes Brooklyn Nets have NBA championship potential


Currently, the Brooklyn Nets sit at 6-14, good for twelfth in the Eastern Conference. Granted, they have dealt with an alarming number of injuries through the first quarter of the NBA season, but even if you flipped their record to 14-6, that might be considered a disappointment considering the roster constructed by Billy King.

But at 6-14? The Nets look more lotto bound than anything, though, veteran forward Paul Pierce doesn’t believe the Nets’ struggles will continue, recently suggesting he feels the team has NBA champion potential:

“I think we have the potential of a championship team, the talent of a championship team,” he said. “It’s about putting it all together, getting healthy, and then seeing what we got.

“We’ve seen flashes of it at times but it’s tough when you don’t know who’s going to be in the lineup one night and who’s going to be out, but injuries do happen to every team and it’s something we’ve got to deal with. But I’d like to see us when we get fully healthy and see what our potential could possibly be.”

There’s not much Pierce can say as he needs to stand behind his team, but it’s tough to envision the Nets as anything but a bottom of the barrel playoff team assuming they can climb up the standings to make the postseason.

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