The Brooklyn Nets have spent the last few weeks adding notable talent to their roster to strengthen their NBA title push. The Nets have further thrust their way into the conversation as possibly the championship favorites. Within that, it may have seen Bronny James’ honest reaction shed light on how his dad LeBron James feels about Brooklyn’s latest addition.
Nets add LaMarcus Aldridge to the mix
The buzz around the Brooklyn Nets has continued to grow over the last few weeks after the team added a few more notable players.
The latest significant move came after the trade deadline last Thursday after the San Antonio Spurs bought out former All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The Nets didn’t take long to secure Aldridge to a veteran’s minimum deal for the rest of the season.
In 21 games this season with the Spurs, Aldridge averaged 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds on 46.4% shooting from the floor and 36% from beyond the arc. The 35-year-old isn’t the player he once was, but he remains a high-impact offensive threat with the ability to stretch the floor with his outside shooting.
Aldridge could step in as the Nets’ starting center or come off the bench as a primary offensive contributor. His presence gives Brooklyn the ability to mix and match their frontcourt with another proven talent who can create their own offense.
It didn’t take long for the move to generate some intriguing reactions, one of which may have revealed LeBron James’ honest response.
Bronny James’ honest reaction to Nets’ latest power move may have revealed his dad’s true feelings
In the wake of the Nets’ latest addition, it has brought forth many reactions and around the league.
One of which saw Bronny James take to social media to give his honest take on the situation. James elected to post a screenshot of a tweet that clearly explained what he thought about LaMarcus Aldridge signing with the Nets.
The tweet stated, “All this to stop a 36-year old man in Year 18.” It’s a direct reference to the move attempting to dethrone LeBron James in his 18th season. Despite recently dealing with a high-ankle sprain, James is still remarkably playing at the top of his game this season, putting him in the MVP conversation.
With the Lakers being the defending NBA champions, any notable move aims to get past them in the playoffs. Aldridge’s addition brings another formidable frontcourt presence that should help them contend better with LA”s star duo.
The 36-year-old may not state anything publicly, but it’s quite clear how his family views the Nets’ latest move. It’s another potential hurdle ahead, but the Lakers didn’t stay quiet in making some noise of their own.
Lakers make a notable roster move
Over the last few days, much of the discussion around the league has centered on the Nets’ latest big splash addition.
However, the Lakers didn’t let that one up them as the team inked two-time All-Star big man Andre Drummond for the rest of this season. The move comes after several reports stated that the Lakers had a strong interest in Drummond before his contract buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 27-year-old brings a much-needed boost to the Lakers frontcourt that has struggled this season. LA hasn’t received any adequate rim protection as Marc Gasol hasn’t filled that gap. Gasol is also the only true center on the roster, while Anthony Davis’ injury only further hampers that situation.
If Davis and LeBron James return to the fold this season, Drummond’s presence could be vital toward helping guide the Lakers to a strong title run.