New Jersey Nets: How To Turn the Franchise into a Contender

February 26th, 2011 by Kevin Yeung Leave a reply »
Deron Williams was acquired by the Mikhail Prokhorov-led New Jersey Nets two days after the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster deal in a trade nobody saw coming. It cost them a potential All-Star in Derrick Favors and a former All-Star in Devin Harris. However, many could say it was well worth the price, as Deron Williams is arguably the best point guard in the league, while neither Favors nor Harris were playing well for the Nets. Now, Deron is not going to turn around the franchise single-handedly. He needs more help before the Nets can become a contender.

Turning the Nets into a contender will be difficult; it will require luck, time and a lot of effort from everybody in the organization. It will at least be a three-year process, and the window is small as Deron Williams could easily ditch the team after next season if he is not sold on their future. New Jersey will need to have shown both the desire to improve and actual improvement.

The Nets are sitting on a stockpile of draft picks following their unsuccessful hunt for Carmelo Anthony. If they want to be a contender within the next few years, it is a requirement for them to scout intellige ...

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