NBA 2010-11 Preview: 10 Reasons Why the New Jersey Nets Will Make the Playoffs

September 22nd, 2010 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Nets just finished their worst season ever and just barely won enough games to avoid the worst record in NBA history.  So, the idea of the Nets making the playoffs might seem absurd, but the reality is that last year's Nets team bears no resemblance to this year's team. So, here is why the Nets can have a great turnaround and get the 8th seed in the 2010-11 season.

10. The Nets play in the Eastern Conference

To make the playoffs in the West, a team needs to win at least 50 games. The East is a different story. A mere 41 wins made the playoffs last year and there is no reason to think otherwise this year. It would not be surprising if the 8th seed had a losing record as the East is top heavy in general.

The bar to make the playoffs in the East is low.

9. The Miami Trio Devastated Two Teams in Free Agency

Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the best record in the East. When LeBron James went to the Miami Heat, he left behind a team without a leader and a lead scorer. Shaquille O'Neal left for Boston and Zydrunas Ilgauskas left for Miami. Cleveland went from a 60+ win team to a team that will be lucky t ...

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