This Article Courtesy Of Rip City Report
I have always felt like last season's Nets roster had more talent than their record suggested.
Yeah, they were still a bad team.
And yes, they were nothing near accomplishing anything meaningful, but the emergence of Brook Lopez was enough to push any team over 12 wins.
Unfortunately, that was not the case, but I can clearly see the potential this team possesses.
And you know, we could see that potential turn into reality.
Devin Harris is the kind of point guard you could start a team with.
Derrick Favors has an incredibly high ceiling.
Brook Lopez has come into his own, proving to the league that he is a top flight center.
The talent is there.
The additions of Troy Murphy, Travis Outlaw, and Anthony Morrow only help that cause.
Really, it comes down to how well the team can gel.
Do the remaining players take last season's mentality with them into training camp or do they start turn over a new leaf?
It really depends on how well the players play together (obviously) and how they handle the demons in their heads.
There are going to be doubters and there are going to be fans turning against the organization.
If they can play to win and forget about the record they had last season, they will have a potentially successful season.
Next season will be a head game for the New Jersey Nets; mastering that is the key to their 2010-2011 campaign.