The Brook-Lin era didn’t last long, but a LeBro(okly)n era might. (I’m sorry.) The Nets don’t have much in the way of talent or established pieces to help James win titles, nor does he have any strong ties to the franchise. Still, Kenny Atkinson runs a modern, up-tempo system that would be significantly enhanced with a playmaker like James at the controls. Brooklyn hoisted the second-most triples of any team in the NBA this season, but converted at the 10th-worst rate. Perhaps LeBron, with his ability to set up open looks for teammates, could boost that number.
We’ll probably never find out. The Nets hold no real leverage here, and a move to Brooklyn by LeBron would be extremely puzzling.