Sooo the Brooklyn Nets are having an absolutely baffling offseason. In April, the Nets signed Kenny Atkinson as head coach. The man has never been a head coach before and he’s a barely recognizable assistant. This was only the beginning of the madness.
Then they traded Thaddeus Young, a very valuable trade chip, to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick in the NBA draft. For the entire season, teams were calling the Nets for Young and the most value they could get in return was a late 1st round pick who might not even play more than 10 minutes a game. Solid.
Then the real circus showed up as the Nets signed Jeremy Lin, Luis Scola, Trevor Booker, Randy Foye and Anthony Bennett. The fuck is going on? Remember when the Nets first moved to Brooklyn and they traded for star power? Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce. They were in the playoffs every year. Now they signed Trevor Booker. Solid.
If Jeremy Lin is your big SPLASH signing, then you completely blew it. Anthony Bennett? Really? He is the biggest draft bust since ever. At least guys like Sam Bowie and Greg Oden can blame injury for their failures. Bennett just isn’t good at basketball, turns out.
The Brooklyn Nets have a summer league team. A summer league team that would lose every summer league game. Yes, Brook Lopez is still on the roster but now he’s sharing minutes with Luis Scola, a guy who couldn’t get on the court last postseason for Toronto.
As a Knicks fan, this has been a fun trainwreck to watch. Can’t wait until this team is shipped back to New Jersey where they belong. Once the little brother, always the little brother.
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