Chris Tomasson covered the Nuggets back in 2002-03 when they went 17-65. He talks to the Nuggets' GM at the time: Kiki Vandeweghe. Without saying the Nets will match that level of mediocrity or worse, Vandeweghe admits, "It's sort of a similar situation.'' As Tomasson points out, the Nuggets did wind up with Carmelo Anthony in the 2003 draft. Still, vets Rafer Alston and Trenton Hassell don't think it's that bad...yet.