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Betting Big on Young Bigs

In our fourth update on what we call the "June 26 Gamble", we wonder if taking a chance on Brook Lopez, Ryan Anderson and Yi Jianlian was that big of a gamble in the first place. All three joined the Nets on Draft Day and have made steady progress ...and in the case of Lopez, it's been, well, startling. Combined, they're averaging 30 points and 18 rebounds, not bad for guys who were born in 1987 and 1988.