As of 2012, the New Jersey Nets are no longer. Instead the franchise decided to move to Brooklyn and take on all the hora that goes with any team that plays in New York. Thanks to a surprising rally by the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets are a side note in almost every New York NBA conversation. Nets leadership can’t be happy with playing second fiddle to the Knicks in the clubs inaugural season.
Deron Williams is the captain of the team and has had a par season in 2012. 16 points and 8 assists a game is expected from the all star point guard. It can be argued that this is the most talent Williams has ever worked with, even going back to his days with the Utah Jazz. Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are both above 17 points per game, along with Andray Blatche pouring in 11 a game along with 6 rebounds.
Head Coach Avery Johnson must ask for more out of Kris Humpries. The infamous star has averaged 7 and 7 this season and has not produced to his potential. Humpries has the ceiling of being a PF who can average a double double every single night.
Nonetheless, something has to give in Brooklyn. 14-13 is currently par in a Eastern Conference that has been average at best, but the Nets has too much talent to be a team that hovers around 500. While the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks match ups have been interesting to watch, the Nets must step it up moving forward. Hopefully they can get hot as they are 3-7 in their last ten games.