Maybe in the end, they even out. ESPN has chosen one player at each position to be a "steal" in free agency and another "overpay". Of the ten players, two are Nets: Anthony Morrow is the "steal" at shooting guard while Travis Outlaw is the "overpay" at small forward.
Of Morrow, Tony Halberstroh writes: "Did the Nets just sign the best shooter in the game for about half the price of J.J. Redick? It's certainly possible." Regarding Outlaw, he notes Outlaw "won't cripple a franchise's cap flexibility, but the length and dollars could be particularly dangerous for the rebuilding Nets organization," a seeming contradiction. His biggest problem: Outlaw has never produced as a starter, at least offensively, averaging 12.5 ppg in 32 career starts.
Meanwhile, Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld grades the other half of the Nets' off-season, the Orlando Summer League team. He gives the Nets, with Terrence Williams, Derrick Favors and Damion James. a B+.
- 2010 NBA free agency: Best and worst deals by position - Tony Halberstroh - ESPN Insider
Orlando Summer League Grades - Alex Kennedy - HoopsWorld