In season previews, NBC, CBS and FOX Sports predict the Nets will beat out the Knicks for fourth in the Atlantic, but will need their "lone star" Vince Carter to lead them. NBC describes Devin Harris as "capable" but with "a long way to go to match" Jason Kidd. FOX thinks he could be "Tony Parker East" while CBS says "the hope is the 7-foot Yi, acquired for Richard Jefferson, becomes Dirk Nowitzki East."
- NBA Season Preview: New Jersey Nets - Michael Ventre - NBC Sports
- Atlantic preview: Everybody wants to get a piece of shamrock - Fred Kerber - CBS Sports
- Will Celtics still be beasts of East? - Mike Kahn - FOX Sports