John Hollinger lives by the numbers and what he says in a lengthy story on the Nets season is not pretty: "Despite how badly they started the season, the Nets seem to be getting worse rather than better." No one comes out alive. Devin Harris: "stopped playing defense"; Yi Jianlian: "he's a robot"; Rod Thorn: "misjudged young talent" ... "traded stars too late". Bottom line: "The ultimate tanking strategy."
- How Nets went from bad to ugly - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider