Vince Carter believes the Nets’ roster is as good as the Lakers

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Vince Carter opened up about the roster of the Brooklyn Nets and compared it to the one of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NBA legend believes the duo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, along with the Nets’ role players, can make Brooklyn a title favorite next season.

“I want to see them work together because now I kind of look at them like Anthony Davis and LeBron James. If Kevin Durant is rolling and a team sends the double, well guess who gets the ball now? Kyrie Irving.

And then you have a bunch of shooters and a bunch of young guys who play hard. I think because they have a lot of talent, it’s going to allow them to play more freely.

You can’t just say, ‘hey we’re gonna let somebody else beat us’ when Spencer Dinwiddie is the other guy getting the ball and creating in one-on-ones.

Or Joe Harris is the weak-side guy coming out of the double team getting 3s. Or the young guy out of Michigan. That’s what I’m saying.

You now create opportunities for these 2 superstars, elite superstars to be great while everybody else can have the opportunity to shine as well,” Carter said of the Nets, per Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.

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