2010-11 New Jersey Nets: A Talent Upgrade, but Devin Harris Is the Key

November 4th, 2010 by Emile Avanessian Leave a reply »
2009-10 Regular Season: 12-70
2009-10 Playoffs: N/A
Additions: Derrick Favors, Troy Murphy, Anthony Morrow, Travis Outlaw, Jordan Farmar, Damian James, Quinton Ross, Joe Smith
Key Losses: Courtney Lee, Yi Jianlian, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Keyon Dooling
Projected Rotation Players: Brook Lopez, Devin Harris, Troy Murphy, Derrick Favors, Travis Outlaw, Terrence Williams, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Joe Smith, Stephen Graham

Provided Devin Harris is healthy and recommitted to attacking the paint, look for the New Jersey Nets to more than double their 2009-10 win total.

Point guard play will be vital for this team. Despite a disappointing foray into the free agent market over the summer, in terms of talent the 2010-11 Nets are much improved compared to last year’s model. However, for the considerable (seriously!) talent that the Nets now boast on the wings and in the paint—a core of Brook Lopez, Troy Murphy, Travis Outlaw, Anthony Morrow and Derrick Favors is not bad—they lack players that are capable of getting their own shot.

On its own, this is little more than a collection of skilled-but-dispa ...

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