Brooklyn Nets: Why New Look Won’t Immediately Change the Bad Times

May 26th, 2012 by Vinny Messana Leave a reply »
It would be very convenient if a change of scenery and color schemes altered the direction of a franchise, as it did for the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately, for Jay-Z and the Brooklyn Nets, it will take a few years before the organization is contending for the title.

The Nets are coming off a pretty poor 22-44 season in 2011. Obviously, that was not the way ownership planned on igniting a sense of optimism in the fanbase entering their new beginning. 

Now, the first order of business for the franchise is to re-sign star free-agent Deron Williams. He is among the top three point guards in the NBA, no matter how the numbers are analyzed. He led the team in points at 21.0 per game and assists with 8.7 per game, and he displayed his big-game acumen by scoring 38 points on 8-of-14 long-distance shooting against the New York Knicks during the height of the Jeremy Lin craze.

If he is to leave, of which he has not given an indication either way, the Nets would most likely be cellar dwellers. 

Assuming the Nets ownership locks him up, however, the team must still find a way to improve significantly. The defense allowed 100.4 points p ...

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