Most prognosticators have the Brooklyn Nets being one of the worst teams in the NBA next season.
They should win a few more this season compared to the disaster of a season ago. With a good young player that hopefully stays healthy in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the addition of Jeremy Lin to run the point, plus they still have Brook Lopez in the middle, this season’s Nets should be more competitive. Without question, they will be more entertaining. But wins are going to be hard to come by; likely they win in the mid-20s.
Don’t tell Bojan Bogdanovic that.
After a summer where he led the Croatian national team deeper in the Olympics than anyone expected, he told the New York post he thinks the Nets can reach the postseason.
“I think we can,’’ Bogdanovic told the Post. “They can write what they want. … But we’re going to work hard to give it our best. When we get in a game, we have a chance to beat anybody. It’s going to be tough, but if we play like we practice, we have a chance.”
I like that Bogdanovic has this attitude — players should always aim for and expect the best.
But if I’m a Nets fan, I wouldn’t bet on this.