Forget about LeBron James and the Heat Derrick Rose and the Bulls Kevin Durant and the Thunder. Andray Blatche says the Nets are the team to beat this season.

“I think we are the best team” he said during media day Monday at Barclays Center. “This team can be great. We got everything that a team needs to win a championship. We got heart defense offense bench great coaching staff.”

The talkative and high-scoring reserve forward who enjoyed his best NBA campaign last season in Brooklyn sees championship pedigree in the Nets after they added future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a blockbuster trade with the Celtics while also picking up scoring guard Jason Terry (also came through the trade with Boston) versatile forward Andrei Kirilenko and small forward Alan Anderson.

James Dwyane Wade and the two-time champions in Miami who swept the 2012-13 season series from the Nets do not scare Blatche.
“In my head yes we’re the best team” said Blatche who re-signed with the Nets after the Celtics trade. “Just because [the Heat] won the championship the last two years I’m not going to give them they’re the best team. They did it last year. This is a whole new year. We’re going to try to be the best.”