Core: Deron Williams, Brook Lopez
What They Need To Add: Scoring Wing
The Nets might be a lock for next year's playoffs already. And if Deron Williams hadn't gone down with a wrist injury, they had an outside shot at the eighth seed this year.
Brook Lopez looks much more motivated and Kris Humphries is finally getting to show off just how effective he can be since the departure of Derrick Favors (who had no business starting over Humphries in the first place).
Williams is averaging 15 points and 13 assists a game with this team. Lopez is averaging 24 points and eight rebounds since the All-Star break and Humphries is averaging 15 points and 15 rebounds over the same stretch.
Anthony Morrow is a solid scorer at the shooting guard position, but the team still needs one more option for Williams to pass to.
They have a hole at small forward and should fill that in the offseason.
If they make the playoffs next year, the chances of Deron Williams re-signing will go up tenfold.