If you're looking for new ways to measure bad and the Nets this season, Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus and Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated have yet another example. Not only do the Nets hold the NBA's worst won-loss record this year, they are also the most inefficient at doing it, less bang for more bucks.
Using slightly different formulas, the two writers call the Nets the worst in the NBA in getting wins for their salary dollars, but both attach an asterisk to their calculation. It can get better fast. 'Given the emphasis New Jersey has placed on the summer of 2010, it would be a reach to say Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe have really mismanaged things," writes Pelton. "How many times can this be repeated: Though they were at risk of the worst season in league history, the Nets have a strong future," adds Thomsen. No surprise who's most efficient: Oklahoma City with all those wins from a roster of players still on their rookie contracts.
- Winning at the Margins - Kevin Pelton - Basketball Prospectus
Thunder, Trail Blazers, Hawks are NBA's most efficient franchises - Ian Thomsen - Sports Illustrated