Brooklyn Nets set to take on Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai live on YES Network
The Nets will kick off this year's preseason NBA China Games, where Brooklyn will face off against LeBron James and the new-look Lakers at Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan lead Brooklyn's own new-look squad against LeBron and Anthony Davis, the latter of which landed with the Lakers in a blockbuster trade from the New Orleans Pelicans in mid-June.
First-year Nets acquisition Kevin Durant will miss this week's match-up against the Lakers as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury which will likely keep him sidelined for this season.
Even in the absence of KD, there is still plenty of excitement surrounding the Nets and their aspirations for this upcoming season as they look to make a run into the playoffs.