Melo will be expecting a tough year in the Eastern Conference next season.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has praised the work done by the Brooklyn Nets, stating that they have had a “really special off-season”.
The 29-year-old was speaking at an event in Las Vegas, where he admitted that he was impressed by what the Nets have done this summer.
“The Nets have done something really special in the off-season. [Coach] Jason Kidd will have four or five future Hall of Fame players at his disposal next season,” he is quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
His comments come after the triple signing the Nets made from the Boston Celtics last month, with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry all moving to the Big Apple.
Combined with the arrival of Andrei Kirilenko and those already at the franchise in Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, the Nets arguably have one of the strongest rosters in the Eastern Conference if not the entire NBA.
While owner Mikhail Prokhorov will have to deal with the luxury tax consequences of such big moves, he is determined to deliver on his promise of making the Nets a championship winning team within five years of his takeover.
They undoubtedly seem set to do deliver next year despite the inexperience of Kidd as a first-year coach, as their roster looks unquestionably intimidating.
Meanwhile, Anthony will be joined by Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace at the Garden next season, while J.R. Smith signed an extension after going through free agency. Coach Mike Woodson will be pleased with what he has at his disposal, as they look to improve on a second round play-off exit last season.
It promises to be an intriguing season next year, with the “Battle of the Boroughs” expected to be even more heated as the competition continues to improve.