The New Jersey Nets will start their season on Wednesday, October 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Their home opener is Friday, October 30 against the Orlando Magic.
For the 2008-2009 season, the Nets were 34-48 and 3rd in the Atlantic division, and they are prepared to do better than that in 2010. They have a great young talent, solid management, and a good head coach. The Nets have successfully found two quality players to make a strong foundation for their team. The Nets have Brook Lopez, a player on the all-rookie team, as center, and Devin Harris, an all-star, as point guard.
As a rookie, Lopez exhibited great footwork, instincts, and toughness. He averaged almost 2 blocks, 8 rebounds, and 13 points. The only thing he needs is to gain more experience. Harris is the most experienced player in the projected starting line up. He is also the only 20-point scorer returning to the team. Last season he averaged 21.3 points last season, his career high. His only problem is that he has been injury prone, but when he is healthy he is a key player.
The team made a lot of changes over the summer. The Nets have made some new additions including 3 new guards, Rafer Alston, Courtney Lee, Terrence Williams, and forward Tony Battie. Some key subtractions from the team are Maurice Ager and Vince Carter. The team looks strong with its returning players Devin Harris, Josh Boone, Brook Lopez, Eduardo Najera, Bobby Simmons, Sean Williams, Keyon Dooling, Christ Douglas-Roberts, Trenton Hassel, Jarvis Hayes, and Yi Jianlian.
The 2009-2010 NBA season is upon us. Get your New Jersey Nets Tickets now!