The New Jersey Nets Season in Review: Final Grades

April 23rd, 2010 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
With the worst season in Nets history finally over, it is a good time to reflect back and evaluate the motley crew of players who combined to make this disaster.

Tony Battie was supposed to be a veteran backup to Brook Lopez. Instead he was mostly hurt and when he did play, he stunk. He will not be back. Final grade: F

Bobby Simmons was supposed to be the starting small forward and provide defense and spot-up shooting. Instead, he could not defend or shoot and was rightfully benched. When he did play, it looked as if he just did not care. He will not be back. Final grade: F

Rafer Alston was acquired to be the steady, heady, veteran backup to Devin Harris. He had played a key role in getting the Magic to the Finals. Instead, he had the worst season of his career while with the Nets. He was probably the biggest reason the Nets started 0-18. The Nets could not get rid of him fast enough. Final grade: F , but if it could be any lower he would deserve it.

Chris Quinn was a mid-season acquisition and replaced the total disaster that was Rafer Alston. He was a bench warmer and at least he competed when he did play. However, he just does no ...

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