View Full Version : Better chance to have a Celtics-esque turnaround: Knicks or Nets

02-21-2010, 02:27 AM
we all know that the celtics were horrible in 07 then won the title in 08,
who has a better chance in duplicating that turnaround, Knicks or Nets?

02-21-2010, 02:28 AM
Celtics turned it around because they had good young players they traded - Jeff Green and Al Jefferson. The Nets have the better young assets, especially if they get that first overall pick in this years draft.

02-21-2010, 02:30 AM
Knicks. A healthy T-Mac+2 max contracts= Finals

Toenail Clipper
02-21-2010, 02:31 AM
Knicks, I hope they draft John Wall too

02-21-2010, 02:32 AM
think nets after better trading pieces,which is how the c's out themselves turned around.but i'm going ny,someone is going to sign with them

02-21-2010, 02:46 AM
The Knickerbockers

02-21-2010, 02:55 AM
depends on the draft, i really think nets though. knicks are running out of stuff to trade, all they have is cap space.

nets have some really strong pieces already in lopez and harris

02-21-2010, 03:00 AM

The Celtics rebuild was a complete anomaly, not a template for other franchises to follow.

02-21-2010, 03:03 AM
I don't think the Nets have it in them. The Nets have too many young players on their team. Lopez, Yi, Lee, Harris. Although, $20 million in cap space is a lot, but where's the draw to the Nets. They don't even know whether or not if they're actually going to Brooklyn in 2 yrs. They don't even have a coach. The uncertainty of that probably too much for the free agent top class. I like the Nets future, but not right now. Nets probably will get a top 3 pick, but that it's not a guarantee that he'll have an impact right away.

So IMO, the Knicks will. They have enough cap space and assets to pull off a trade. The biggest draw is NY. They're looking to get Veterans which is evident with the addition of McGrady and House. Lee and Curry's contract in the off season will entice a lot of talks. Don't be surprised if knicks pull off something great. I always been against Walsh 2010 plan cus it's uncertain, but by getting rid of Jeffries, I'm convinced we're going to do something special.

02-21-2010, 03:26 AM
Neither. The Nets have young pieces and if a marquee player were to sign with them, I don't think the egos would work out. The Knicks are a possibility, but I don't know if 2 BIG TIME players would like to sign on the same team.

02-21-2010, 03:28 AM
I honestly feel both teams will be fine after the season.

I think.. in terms of roster outlook.. the Nets, currently, have the advantage.

Nets roster after season(Be4 FA & 2010 draft)

SG/PG D.Harris- 8.891 mill
SG/PG K.Dooling- 3.83 mill
PF K.Humphries- 3.828 mill
PF Yi 4.1 mill
C B.Lopez 2.414 mill
SF T.Williams- 2.214 mill
C J.Boone - 2.99 mill
SG C.Lee- 1.35 mill
SF/SG CD4- 855k

Roughly: $26.1 million. If the Cap is projected correctly at 53.8 million, the nets will have $27.5million to spend.

Not to mention they have 3 picks in next season draft!

What can they do!!

1) Sign Lebron James to Max contract(17.8million)

2) Sign & trade with C David Lee(5yr 50mill). Lee to the Nets for PG D.Harris.

Projected draft spots w/picks

1st overall) PG John Wall, Kentucky
23rd overall) PF S.Robinson, Uconn
31st overall) C, Artiom Parakhouski, Radford

What could be the nets lineup!!

C) B.Lopez/ J.Boone/Parakhouski
PF) D.Lee/K.Humphries/S.Robinson
SF) Yi/T.Williams
SG) L.James/C.Lee/CDR4
PG) J.Wall/K.Doolnig

02-21-2010, 03:44 AM