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Pundit Look at Nets Cap Omits a Bit

Jac Cheairs - Nets Basketball
Jac Cheairs - Nets Basketball

Every year, produces a "State of the Cap" report on each of the NBA's 30 teams and Friday, it was the Nets' turn. It's generally accurate, other than an occasional error (Travis Outlaw has four years left on his contract, not three).

One big complaint with's analysis is its failure to fully appreciate the team's advantages, starting with the value of the Barclays Center to the franchise. A move to the "World's Most Expensive Arena" (in the heart of America's biggest market) should help the Nets finally dump their reputation as second rate.  Moreover, the writer suggests that there is less than a 5% chance Deron Williams will fail to exercise his player option in 2012-13 (consider that he can make an easy $18 million that year in a post-CBA world.)

But the biggest omission is that the writer doesn't note that of all the teams with low payrolls (Nets, Nuggets, Kings and Pacers), only one has a superstar as well and if you tend to believe him, they will for a while.