NBA Pre-Draft Analysis: New Jersey Nets

June 19th, 2010 by Jeremy Smith Leave a reply »
The Nets will be unrecognizable within the next two years. To go along with their shiny new, extremely enthusiastic Russian owner, the NBA team soon to be formerly known as the Nets have a shiny new, extremely enthusiastic coach in Avery Johnson.

Expectations are they will soon have a new home in Brooklyn and a nifty new nickname to boot. But what about the on-court product? The good news is Mikhail Prokhorov seems committed to running a good franchise, something Donald Sterling has never seemed interested in during his long tenure in the league. And, believe it or not, the Nets may be sitting in the best spot in the draft. While John Wall is the consensus No. 1, the Nets already have a good young point guard. Their biggest needs come on the wing and at the power forward spot. Fortunately for New Jersey, help will be available at both of those positions when they pick at No. 3. 

The cornerstones of the roster are already in place with Devin Harris and Brook Lopez; the latter being one of the best young big men in the league. Lopez averaged 18.8 points and 8.6 boards a game in his second season out of Stanford. His defense prowess isn't bad either as not ...

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