Predictions for the NJ Nets

By Will Roper

The New Jersey Nets (perhaps the New York Nets soon) ended the 08'-09' regular season with a 34-48 season. The Nets were not a great team on the road or at home either since they had poor records no matter where they played.

The Nets happened to be 19th in scoring & 17th in scoring defense.

The Nets best scorer was Devin Harris at 21.3 points per night who had an all-star season. Harris has emerged as 1 of the finest point guards in the Eastern Conference.

Harris has spent the majority of his playing days with the Dallas Mavericks - the Mavs most likely have regrets about dealing him elsewhere because he's healthy and has bettered his scoring totals every season. The Nets did deal away Vince Carter - who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. Carter had a giant part in helping the team reach the NBA Championship in 03'.

The team is in the midst of making over their team. There are a handful questions that must be answered before the Nets to turn into a power in the East yet again. Might they move to Brooklyn?

Will they find a new stadium some time in the near future? Might they sign a big name free agent (Lebron James)? This is undoubtedly a rebuilding interval for the Nets.

The Nets do have a couple of great, youthful players they can keep and hope one day they grow into extremely solid or even exceptional players - Chris Douglas-Roberts, Brook Lopez, and Terrence Williams.

Not a lot is anticipated from the New Jersey Nets this season - they have one really good competitor in Devin Harris & the rest are simply average so far. Most would forecast the Nets win the same amount of games this year as well, 32-35 variety.

Hopefully, the Nets hold onto Devin Harris for the long haul and in due course sign a free agent to help the Nets to one more NBA Title. - 31494

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