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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #330 on: November 30, 2017, 01:59:57 PM »

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I think ainge made a gamble... they are better than last year but he did not expect the injuries of lin and Russel... still they are not bottom 5 team I think... both them and the Lakers will be 6-10... pray to the lottery gods to move up 3-4 spots

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« Reply #331 on: November 30, 2017, 02:20:23 PM »

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I think ainge made a gamble... they are better than last year but he did not expect the injuries of lin and Russel... still they are not bottom 5 team I think... both them and the Lakers will be 6-10... pray to the lottery gods to move up 3-4 spots

We are protected somewhat though with Lakers/Kings pick.  The Kings should be a bottom 5 team for the next 2 years.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #332 on: November 30, 2017, 02:34:04 PM »

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Nets are gonna flirt with the playoffs. The stubborn people on that pick have to give in at some point
That's a stretch. They'd have to jump Charlotte, Orlando, Miami, Washington, and New York just to get to #8. I don't see them sniffing the playoffs.

But I do think they can keep pace and win 30-32 games which would likely put the pick in the 6-8 range. I'm hopeful they can do better than that but not much.

I absolutely expect them to jump Orlando. Orlando had a nice win over a dysfunctional okc team last night but they have played like one of the worst teams in the league since a hot start. I'm not sold on the Knicks being 20 wins better than last year just from dumping Carmelo. Wall is injured right now and charlotte seems like a mess. There is also a difference between flirting with and making it. By that I mean they could still be hanging around 3 games out of it in April. If you look at their scores and schedule they have been in just about every game and have lost a few they probably should have won. They have also already made two west coast trips
I hope you're right.

I will gain some confidence if they win their next two against Atlanta. Would show they are a bit better than the bottom teams. If they win those two games they will have 10 wins on December 4th. Guess when they had their 10th win last year? March 1st!

The few times I've seen them play I've enjoyed watching them.  They play hard and with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.  Booker seems like a heart and soul kinda guy.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #333 on: November 30, 2017, 03:10:04 PM »

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I think ainge made a gamble... they are better than last year but he did not expect the injuries of lin and Russel... still they are not bottom 5 team I think... both them and the Lakers will be 6-10... pray to the lottery gods to move up 3-4 spots

We are protected somewhat though with Lakers/Kings pick.  The Kings should be a bottom 5 team for the next 2 years.
maybe.  Kings have a few prospects that could be better by next year and will be adding a top pick this year to that mix.  typically youth doesn't win, and in the current Western conference they'll likely get beaten a lot, but I wouldn't rule out improvement on that team where that pick may be mid-lottery rather than high-lottery in 2019.  There will still be some crappy eastern teams struggling to get back to relevance that year as they rely on their bright shiny new rookies they'll acquire from this coming draft.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #334 on: December 02, 2017, 10:55:36 AM »

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The Kings could be better next year if their younger players take the next step, but the West is tough, and they will likely lose some vets like Z-Bo and George Hill which could hurt a little bit.  The Lakers should be better next year, as could maybe Dallas if they land an FA and add a top pick. Of course the clips could firesale, as could Memphis.  Still, I think the Kings are at the very least a bottom 8 team next season.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #335 on: December 02, 2017, 11:03:51 AM »

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I'm with those who see 30-35 wins and a slotting inside that 6-8 range in the lottery.  I think they're decent enough, or play hard enough at least, to finish outside of the bottom five.  Let's be honest though, if they ended up as one of the worst teams it wouldn't surprise.

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« Reply #336 on: December 02, 2017, 11:35:05 AM »

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Next two games look promising with Collins and Dedmon out.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #337 on: December 03, 2017, 01:11:48 PM »

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The more players that the nets have injured, the more they win. Kind of crazy

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« Reply #338 on: December 04, 2017, 10:27:11 PM »

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Nets beat the hawks.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #339 on: December 05, 2017, 12:11:54 AM »

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Nets win their 9th game in their 23rd game.

Last year they won their 9th game in their 42nd game.

At one point the were 10-51 last year. They're already 9-14. They can roll off a 10 game losing streak at any point, but Danny's trade looks better by the week, especially if the Nets don't fall apart.

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #340 on: December 05, 2017, 12:44:12 AM »

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I think dannys gamble was wise but you cannot expect the injuries... hope it is a 6-10  pick and the lakers a 2-5. But I think at this stage both are outside top 5

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #341 on: December 07, 2017, 05:05:53 PM »

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Welcome Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas!

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #342 on: December 07, 2017, 07:07:05 PM »

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Welcome Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas!

Two lottery picks who are now reclamation projects. Hopefully they find their groove with the Nets and make them a better team.

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« Reply #343 on: December 07, 2017, 07:09:47 PM »

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Oakfor helps them get another 5-10 wins they would not have gotten.   

Re: Brooklyn Nets 2017-2018 season watch thread
« Reply #344 on: December 07, 2017, 07:47:58 PM »

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Okafor is going to want to prove the sixers wrong. Win big