So at this point, it seems like there are only a few courses left for this season could take.
Sitting at 18 games under .500, it is apparent to all followers of basketball that the team to which we attribute our fandom is not teeming with talent.
With 36 games left to play it is not out of the question that the Nets could sneak into the playoffs. This would allow the Nets to get experience against the highest level of competition in the NBA. It would help to further the development of the Nets' young guns. However, I question whether that would be best for the franchise in the long run.
One of the other courses that the season could still take is the Nets missing the playoffs again, but finishing with one of the worst records in the league would assure them another high draft pick around which they could try to become more competitive in th NBA.
Of course, there's also the least optimal option as well in which the Nets would play good basketball, but wind up just short of the playoffs which would rob Nets fans not only of the excitement of the playoffs, but also of the hope for the future that is entrenched in the NBA Draft as the middle of NBA Drafts rarely produce players who will have a long term impact on a franchise.
There is no doubt that making it to the playoffs would bring joy and excitement to NJ fans, but with no real shot at competing for the title, is it really best for the franchise? I will always root for the Nets to win, there will be no stopping that.
However, I always try to stick to the idea that I should be careful not to wish for anything because I just might get it.
I would suggest that all of you try to do the same, but if you were a third party with no rooting interest in the Nets, what do you think would be best for the organization?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.