Of the seven writers who took part in this exercise, all of them picked the Nets to win more games in the playoffs. All of them.
Here are the highlights:
Steve Aschburner: "Gotta go with the team that got the heart transplant: the Nets... I think the Nets double New York's postseason victory total, easy."
Fran Blinebury: "The Knicks won their first playoff series in ages, flamed out in the second round, and the response was to trade for the soft Andrea Bargnani, re-sign J.R. Smith and then steal faded Metta World Peace from China or the Arena Football League... It's the Nets by a mile."
Jeff Caplan: "I think - I think - this is a slam dunk... the Nets will win more playoff games."
Scott Howard-Cooper: "The Nets. The Knicks will be interesting, but the Brooklyn has positioned itself better for postseason wins."
John Schuhmann: "Brooklyn, because they will have the better defense."
Sekou Smith: "Both of these teams have the tools to make it to the Eastern Conference semifinals.... The Nets, if Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce stay healthy, have a crew built for success in the second season."
Lang Whitaker: "The Nets. The Knicks will win more regular season games, but the Nets strike me as a team built to win in the postseason."
There you have it, 7-for-7. It's certainly worth digging into, if you're a Nets fan, because all seven writers seem optimistic about what the Nets have done in the offseason and what they are capable of doing in the postseason.
Then again, that's a long, long ways away.
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