Season One of "The Brooklyn Nets Experiment" is now complete, ending on May 4th to a cavalcade of mixed reviews.
Before we dive in to these differing sentiments, let's look at the regular season highlights:
- The Brooklyn Nets won 49 games, giving the 2012-13 troop its highest winning percentage since New Jersey's first full season with the Vince Carter team (2005-06).
- The team's Dwight Howard trade chip (Brook Lopez) made his first All-Star team.
- Deron Williams played like a max contract player as the season sped to late April.
- Joe Johnson's clutch jump shot was as consistently icy as his distant stare.
OK. Brooklyn's zombie season ended in embarrassing fashion, with a trite home loss to a reeling Chicago Bulls team. Still, there's much to take away from this expedited Nets playoff run.
What are we to make of this Brooklyn Nets playoff run? What does it tell us about this team moving forward? These questions and more, will be answered in short order over the next handful of slides.
Stats in this article from Basketball-Reference.com.