Upcoming Games on YES
Opening Night Wednesday vs Cleveland: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 6:30.
Friday at Dallas: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 8:00 p.m.
Monday at Charlotte: Coverage on YES & the YES App begins at 6:30 p.m.
The 2023-24 NBA season has arrived! With Jacque Vaughn entering his first full season as the team’s head coach, the Nets are starting their 12th campaign as residents of Brooklyn. He will guide a roster full of young talent as the Nets aim to make the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season in an Eastern Conference filled with tough competition from top to bottom.
Mikal Bridges is looking to pick up where he left off at the end of last season, when he averaged 26.1 PPG over 27 regular season games with the Nets after they acquired him from the Suns. Cameron Johnson also impressed following his move from Phoenix to Brooklyn – he is expected to have his playing time limited Wednesday after he did not appear in any preseason games due to a left hamstring injury. Ben Simmons aims to build off a strong preseason in which his aggressive play was a significant bright spot for Brooklyn. Fully healthy after dealing with major injuries in the past, Harry Giles III has made the Nets and his team debut will mark his first NBA action since May 2021 while he played for Portland.
Know The Foes
In Wednesday’s opener, the Nets will see four-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell when he starts his second season with Cleveland after leading the Cavaliers to the postseason last year for the first time since LeBron James’ final season as a member of the club in 2017-18. Friday’s game in Dallas will mark Brooklyn’s first meeting with Kyrie Irving since he was traded to the Mavericks, although Mavs megastar Luka Dončić dealt with a calf injury during the preseason so his status could be an issue.
A Dazzling Fact
As soon as play begins on Wednesday, Mikal Bridges will extend the longest active streak of games played in the NBA! He will enter action having appeared in 392 consecutive regular season contests, extending a personal run of “perfect attendance” that goes all the way back to his college days at Villanova. Stay with YES and the YES App as he leads the Nets into their new season.