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Are the Nets One Star Away from Being Good?

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"Be prudent with your cap space," Rod Thorn says he told Mikhail Prokhorov before departing. "But be ready. If you can drop a real top-flight player on this particular group of guys now you have a chance to be good."  How good?  Thorn didn't disclose if he told the owner that.

So, asks Al Iannazzone, are the Nets one star away? Even without a star, he writes the team should be "far better than 12-70 next season" because the "young, athletic, serviceable players" and draft picks they acquired have to be better than last year's counterparts who were "injured, out of shape, lacked fire, disgruntled or weren’t good enough."

It is, indeed, all new.