Bill Simmons, ESPN's Sports Guy, breaks down the Eastern Conference for you...as if it wasn't broken down enough! Calling the East the "worst conference in history", Simmons details all the problems and prospects of each team. As for the Nets, he is mystified by their record, takes an obligatory swipe at Vince Carter, compares Marcus Williams to Jamal Tinsley (not a good thing) and predicts no fewer than 39 wins. SI's Marty Burns sees the Nets as one of the NBA's biggest disappointments.
The Sports Guy's Take