Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated measures off season success--and failure--by a different measure than most basketball writers. Mannix thinks things other than free agent signings, trades or draft choices must be taken into account. So Mannix writes of the Nets: "The biggest development in New Jersey this offseason didn't even involve a transaction. Nenad Krstic's decision not to play for the Serbian national team will allow him a full summer to build his strength."
- A Perfect Fit - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated