Paul can take care of Deron, no issues. Dudley and Barnes on D can stifle Johnson and Pierce. KG isn't the offensive threat anymore, and Brook just doesn't strike me as a guy that is vastly threatening. Kind of like Kaman the year Elton got hurt.
On offense, spam P&R Paul and Jordan as Brook is inefficient on D. Force help on Paul's drives or the P&Rs...spam open threes by Dudley & Barnes.
I can't wait to see how furious New York fans get when they realize how terrible and soft Bargnani is. Sports radio is going to go insane over this guy.
Nets should be pretty damn good. KG and Pierce are old, but they were still very good players last year. Boston was 8 points better per 100 defensive possessions last year with KG on the court. I don't see how they can't at least compete to be better than the Indiana team that took Miami to 7 games
C - Lopez and Hibbert are pretty equal. Blatche is better than Mahimini and Brooklyn has the better Plumlee.
PF - West and KG bring a lot of the same elements. Toughness,leadership, defense and solid offense mostly through jump shots. Brooklyn has Evans,Teletovic,Plumlee,Blatche and Kirilenko as backup options.
SF - George is easily the best SF on either roster, but Pierce and AK is a pretty strong tandem. Granger will get run both here and at SG
SG - Stephenson is solid and Granger is a damn good player if he can get back to what he was. Indy probably has the slight edge here over Johnson/Terry
PG - Williams is just a better player than George Hill in the end. Stealing Watson from Brooklyn was a nice move, but Taylor can do a solid job as the backup for the Nets.
Pretty similar talent levels overall if you ask me. Either team could end up better, but either could give Miami a good series.