2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 22 - 44
2012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 49 - 33
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Jason Terry, Andray Blatche, Alan Anderson, Shaun Livingston, Mason Plumlee>
Subtractions: Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, C.J. Watson, Keith Bogans
If things go well...
With one of the biggest roster changes in the NBA this offseason, the Nets have picked up some much needed veteran talent with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that will help them on a push to reach the Eastern Conference finals. They already had a good, talented core of Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson that placed 4th in the East last season. While Pierce and Garnett and are showing their age, they still know what it takes to reach the finals and win. Coach Kidd will instill an offense that allows all players to thrive but rest the former Celtics when needed for a playoff run. There is too much proven talent on this team not to succeed.
If things go poorly...
They will suffer a first round exit from the playoffs due to player chemistry not working and the first year Coach Kidd not ensuring all the offensive talent gets the touches they want/need to succeed. There is a lot of ego on this team that can disrupt the success, so Coach Kidd has a lot of work to do to ensure that doesn’t get in the way. We’ve seen it happen in the past, where it can take a few years before players are a cohesive unit, but this team doesn’t have much time (salary cap taxes, expiring contracts, aging veterans) so the success and failure of this team is obviously resting in the hands of Jason Kidd.
PSD Predicted 2013/2014 W/L Record: 55 - 27
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