The Nets shook off one of the most disappointing starts in league history to battle back to a somewhat respectable record. As of Feb. 5, Brooklyn is sitting at 21-25—good for seventh place in the abysmal Eastern Conference.
While this team has a decent shot at making the playoffs, largely due to a 10-3 run in January and the lack of talent in the conference this season, it has little chance of making noise and competing with the Indiana Pacers or Miami Heat for a trip to the Finals.
Fortunately for Nets fans, this roster is chock-full of talent and isn’t completely out of the running yet. One blockbuster move by general manager Billy King might be enough to put Brooklyn on the short list of real Eastern Conference contenders.
On the other hand, the Nets might come to the realization that this season is a sunk cost and start building toward the future.
King could orchestrate a number of deals that would involve flipping their assets for less than market value in order to recover some of the numerous draft picks and young talent they lost when building this current roster.
Only one thing is certain: Just about everything is still in play for this team in the weeks leading up to the deadline. Let’s take a look at some of the latest buzz from the rumor mill concerning the Nets.