The New Jersey Nets enter their final season before relocating to Brooklyn with a shortened schedule and playoff aspirations.
A few weeks ago, NBA fans everywhere were unsure there would even be an NBA season. Now, fans are preparing for a forthcoming opening day on Christmas with a plethora of exciting games on the docket.
The Nets are not part of that Christmas Day lineup of games, but have much to be thankful for in this basketball season. An otherwise losing team and a shortened schedule enables a team like the Nets the opportunity to make a playoff run if they can spark enough of an early-season hot streak.
With Deron Williams on the roster for the entire season, and a number of returning players and additions such as former New York Knick Shawne Williams, the Nets could contend for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, led by coach Avery Johnson at the helm.
With the 2011-12 schedule released just days ago, let’s look at the top 10 must-watch games for Nets fans this season.
All times are in Eastern Standard Time.