100 days of hoops, hardwood

Day 29 (28.5 Wins for the Brooklyn Nets), Take the Under

The wise men of Vegas have put the over under on the Nets at 28.5 this season. Give me a f****ing break. The Nets are a dumpster fire of a franchise, who thanks to the foolishness of Mikhail Prokhorov, cannot even capitalize on their own futility through the NBA Draft.

In a move reminiscent of a NBA2K pipe dream, the Nets made the worst trade in recent NBA history in 2013.

Brooklyn receives: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White

Boston receives Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, three first-round picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), plus the right to swap first-rounders in 2017.


Forward Kevin Garnett (left), guard Paul Pierce (center) and guard Jason Terry (right) were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for five players and three first-round draft picks to the Boston Celtics in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)


The Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce, Derron Williams, and company Nets were fun but also old enough to tell you first hand just how big a Diplodocus was. The Nets still do not have their own draft picks and that is why they still suck and will continue to suck. You really s**** the bed on this one, Prokhorov.

The silver lining and potential saving grace of the Brooklyn Nets came by way of DeAngelo Russell this offseason in an exchange with the Los Angeles Lakers. Even that comes with an asterisk as the Nets took on Timofey Mozgov and his preposterous contract. Eating the giant Mozgov contract was worth it in their eyes because it came with a first-round draft pick attached. That is one way to get your team in the right direction. Become a dumping ground for unwanted bad contracts from around the league.

Here is a look at the Nets projected depth chart.

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Nets projected depth chart; courtesy of ESPN.com

I am sorry but if you think this team is winning 29 games you are out of your mind. Take the under! 29 game might be a bit high but the rationale behind it is that they don’t have any real incentive to tank since their pick this year will go to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Furthermore, who knows when the Nets will be able to win 29 games. Apart from Russell, they really have no tradable assets to garner any real foundation. Welcome to purgatory DeAngelo. Here is a look at their draft situation.

Nets Draft Picks; courtesy of basketball.realgm.com

29 wins? How about 19…  but perhaps “The Dude” said it best, hey…

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