As disappointed as I was in this whole free agency thing at first, I had to accept that the Nets never had a shot at LeBron or Wade. IMO, LeBron & Wade were the only 2 guys that can turn your franchise around & we had no shot at them. I'm convinced that deal was about 75% completed before last season ended. And Bosh had to be the most overrated guy in the history of free agency. What did his teams EVER do? How many playoff games has he won?
Anyway, I'm happy with all the signings the Nets have made so far. They are not picking up guys just to fill out the roster. I look at every move so far as addressing an issue on the roster. The Nets desperately needed a backup PG, a shooter, a SF & definitely another guy to help Brook in the paint. Now I think adding Scola would be nice, but let's be honest we're not winning the championship regardless, so if we have to live with the ups & downs of Favors as the starting PF this year then I'm all for that too.
Just like the roster, I believe good changes were also made in the offices. I thought Avery was an excellent choice for the job, especially with a young group of guys who all want to show what they can do. If Avery's demanding style is going to be a problem, I can see it being a problem more with established players who think they can coast from time to time or think because they score over 20/gm they don't have to listen to coaches anymore. If Avery gets the respect of these kids & maintains it, it's almost a given that Avery will adapt more to the youngsters & make the experience of playing for him even better. As for Billy King, I definitely had my objections at first simply because it's natural to look at the Sixers' situation when trying to gauge how good he is. Well I've always thought Rod Thorn was a good GM, but look at the Nets over the last few years. Now if you want to blame Ratner, I guess I could accept that, but in that case you have to look at all the other pieces in Philly too. They sure seemed to have things together when Pat Croce was there.
Overall, the Nets should be a much better team to watch next season & I'm really looking forward to the convenience of the team being in Newark. Funny cause my first time to the Prudential Center was to watch Demarcus Cousins & Lance Stephenson play! 2 guys that could've(maybe should've) been calling Newark home!