i expect their defense to improve and their motion offense to become more efficient.
i expect both the PnR and brook working out of the post to return to form after the new guys get comfortable in the new offense.
based on the preseason, i don't see why lin can't put up allstar numbers this year, which means he'll probably be voted in by the large chinese fanbase.
i don't know what the record will be, but i want and expect other teams (and writers) to gain respect for how hard these new nets work. but a lot of that has to come from good defense, and that's what i expect to see.
McC should have some manner of breakout season; the question is "how big?"
i caught the bucks game starting with the 2nd quarter tonight. this team is already more fun to watch and more promising than last season's squad IMO.
the strong fourth quarters through all three games are a pleasure to behold. the bucks won on a last second bucket tonight, but i think the game would have been the nets without a couple critical mistakes by whitehead in the last couple minutes.
if these early games are used as learning experiences by these young players, then things are looking very good down the line IMO.
Impressive win vs. Detroit, way to hold on without Lin... curious to see how the team plays without him, but I hate that he went down when developing chemistry is so crucial... may see some Kilpatrick at the point.
whitehead seeming to settle in, and the nets win again.
this 3-4 start is truly an astonishing accomplishment considering the complete rebuild and the modest amount of talent we have. not to mention having our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd string PG's out the past couple games. also, having brook take on this crazy new role as a 3pt shooter -- and succeeding.
it's dangerous to dream too much, but there's no reason to think the team won't keep getting better. of course the enemy scouting should improve, but still.
Crazy the nets had no pg but a d league call up last night. Yogi impressed me this summer. Hopefully he can do that in the NBA too. Unfortunate to hear about Vasquez. I thought Vasquez could have a comeback season. He looked off when healthy so maybe it's best for the Nets. Lin should be back soon though hopefully.