While we could reminisce on the shaky days in which trade uncertainty and injury to key players were the most significant stories of the season, I'd rather take the route of Mike Tyson: put the future under bright lights and hope for the best. After all, what else is there to do when the only way to go is up?
To turn things around, the Nets will need to be active this offseason. Their draft position is incredibly weak and the story of the summer might be losing out on Deron Williams, who himself is a free agent.
So who will come and who will help? While that can't be predicted, the players who could achieve the latter can be.
Here's a list of five who could effect the Nets' franchise in a major way.