Are the New Jersey Nets Bound For Failure, Again Thanks to Rod Thorn?

July 13th, 2010 by Matt Ravida Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA free-agency period has started to die down with all the top free agents already signing with their respective teams. As we all know, it is highly unlikely for every team to sign a tier one free agent, due to the fact that most of these major players want to play together. But now, some teams, like the New Jersey Nets were uable to bring in any big names.

This has not stopped Rod Thorn from wasting his cap space.

The New Jersey Nets were nearly $30 million below the salary cap. They were looking to bring in two or three tier-one free agents—LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Amar'e Stoudemire, or Joe Johnson. The Nets were unable to get any of those players.

Thorn has started to waste money on average players. He has given them money that the players have never seen before. The Nets will end up competing for the top pick in 2011.

It seemed like a promising offseason for the Nets, drafting Derrick Favors and trading for rookie Damion James, and then signing decent free agent rookies Ben Uzoh and Brian Zoubek. But that's as good as it has gotten for the Nets thus far.

To start things off, Derrick Favors ...

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