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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

3 reasons to be excited for the 2012-13 Nets

The Brooklyn Nets starting five, from left: Kris

The Brooklyn Nets starting five, from left: Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, and Gerald Wallace pose for photos during media day. (Oct. 1, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Their All-Star backcourt

Whether the Nets’ tandem of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson is the best in the league and tops the Lakers’ remains to be seen. But their versatility will cause more than a few problems for many opponents.

Billion-dollar Barclays

The Nets now play in one of the NBA’s most state-of-the art buildings and it’s going to fire up the visiting teams. The arena’s intimacy, uniqueness and “basketball campus” already have the Nets thrilled.

The Brooklyn Brand

The Nets have spent years looking forward to this season and they’ve done a good job in creating a new vibe in their new borough. It’s already exceeded anything they experienced in New Jersey.

Tags: deron williams , joe johnson

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