The Nets revamped their roster for the 2012-13 season, bringing in Joe Johnson, Reggie Evans, Andray Blatche, Jerry Stackhouse, and C.J. Watson. The team signed 27-year-old Bosnian power forward Mirza Teletovic to a rookie contract, and acquired Tyshawn Taylor in the 2012 NBA Draft.
General manager Billy King and billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov rewarded returning players Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace with massive multi-year contracts.
The franchise also underwent an identity change, adopting a new logo and color scheme while moving from the Meadowlands to a new state-of-the-art arena in downtown Brooklyn.
The Nets finished the regular season with a record of 49-33 and earned the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs after winning just 22 games in 2011-12.
Let’s take a look back at how each player performed in the regular season to see how the Nets were able to achieve success during their first year in Brooklyn.
Please note: This list does not include Kris Joseph and Tornike Shengelia because they spent the vast majority of the season in the D League.