I have been a Nets Fan since I was 8 years old. I have never seen so much hype surrounding the Nets since the Jason Kidd era. The Nets were ranked among top 7 teams in the NBA after they beat the Raptors. I find it funny how the NBA analysts rank teams simply based upon their roster and not based upon team chemistry.
I love the Nets and I was excited for a great season. However, I actually watch every game, and watched every single game last year. Watching the Nets, I have realized how overrated they really are. Brook Lopez is NOT a top 5 center in the league and Deron Williams has slowed down alot.
The one thing the nets were never good at was defense. By signing Joe Johnson they got better offensively not defensively. The core four of Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace seems great but the truth is they are the same exact team they were last year, with a dynamic scorer. Can that dynamic scorer in Joe Johnson and a revamped bench really lead them to a playoff birth?
I do not know. I do not think the Nets are a top 10 team. I just hope for a great season, but watching the last three games I have realized the Nets are better offensively. However, their defense looks pathetic. The Nets are playing one%