Reason 23: The Future of the Nets
Let the thoughts of Jay-Z and Brooklyn clear out. The Nets still have a season left to play in New Jersey with Deron Williams steering the ship. Whether Williams stays or goes next year is the growing cancer, but the front office has begun to make moves. Avery Johnson will begin his second tenure as the team’s head coach, alongside new assistants P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie. Like many teams in this lost season, the Nets will be looking to make the big splash this December by adding another big man in the paint. Realistically, New Jersey could have either Nene or Tyson Chandler starting alongside Brook Lopez this season, but the organization hasn’t shied away from taking a shot at Dwight Howard. The signing of a mega-star such as Howard would most likely have Deron Williams on board for the trip to Brooklyn next season, with hopes of a new era.
We can’t deny it, especially the Nets fans: fantasy talks including Dwight Howard or some other money-grubbing scorer would propel this franchise’s reputation in the league. The Nets have this season to worry about though, so a big signing here will help boost this depleted roster. When it comes to trade talks, New Jersey can’t make a solid offer unless Williams or Lopez are involved, making free agency the only option. These next few weeks are crucial to the team’s future in Brooklyn, because it’s obvious they are desperate for another piece to their really confusing puzzle.