It seems nobody loves us.
Now that player movement has come to a halt and most teams, like the Nets, have a full roster, CBS Sports has decided to rank the (prospective) starting lineups of all 30 teams, from Golden State to Philadelphia. The survey puts the Nets at No. 29, just above the 76ers.
Here's their take on the starters and where the Nets rank...
PROJECTED LINEUP: Jeremy Lin, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Luis Scola, Brook Lopez
Everyone wants a sequel to Linsanity, and Lin is a better all-around player than he was when he broke out in 2012 with the Knicks. The problem is that he doesn't have a killer pick-and-roll partner, nor does he have a bunch of dead-eye shooters on the perimeter. Two of our panelists ranked the Nets dead last, and none had them better than 28th.
Other than noting that Brook Lopez can be pretty good as a pick-and-roll finisher. it seems reasonable based on the talent level of the individual players, if not the team as a whole. We will only learn that when they start to play the games ... three months from now.