For the past five years, the Nets have been nothing more than a punching bag for most other teams in the NBA. However, with a move to Brooklyn this past summer, the franchise’s brass decided to shake things up and field a competitive team.
They re-signed all of their key free agents—Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez—and even brought in an All-Star caliber player in Joe Johnson. While these were extremely costly moves that likely will not result in a championship, they do make the 2012-13 Brooklyn Nets a competitive squad that seems bound to reach the postseason for the first time since 2007.
There are still plenty of questions surrounding this franchise, such as:
When the Nets get into the playoffs, will they find success? Will D-Will be happy with his choice of Brooklyn over his hometown of Dallas? Will Johnson be rejuvenated with a change of scenery?
We’ll look into all of those questions and more in the season preview for the Nets, so keep reading to find out who else Brooklyn scored in free agency, impact players from 2011-12 that are now gone, the projected starting lineup and depth chart, some strengths and weaknesses for the roster, a season prediction and much more.