Marty Burns of Sports Illustrated starts his off-season reviews by taking a look at how each of the Atlantic Division teams did this summer. Burns gives the Nets a B-, behind the Celtics, Raptors and Knicks but far ahead of the Sixers. Burns credits the Nets with keeping Vince Carter and adding Jamaal Magloire, but gives Rod Thorn debits for letting Eddie House go and not trading for Jermaine O'Neal. Still, he writes the Nets are among three Atlantic teams that could win the East.
- Rising tide - Marty Burns - Sports Illustrated