The hits just keep on coming. After Kevin Pelton predicted the Nets wouldn't win 20 and his colleague, Bradford Doolittle, said no, think 16, CBS Sports ranked the Nets starters 29th, ahead of only Philadelphia. Now, the same pundits think the Nets bench is the worst in the NBA.
Here's their take...
PROJECTED BENCH: Greivis Vasquez, Randy Foye, Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker, Justin Hamilton
The good news: Brooklyn has almost completely transformed its roster after its dismal 2015-16 season. The bad news: There still isn't much depth here. In addition to the guys listed above, there will likely be opportunities for Caris LeVert, Anthony Bennett, Joe Harris, Chris McCullough and Isaiah Whitehead to earn minutes. The Nets will be happy if Vasquez, Foye and Booker help foster a more professional atmosphere and a couple of their unproven young players become keepers.
Can't disagree with the analysis. The Nets front office has added some great locker room guys to guide a combination of first and second year players. And hoping that couple of their young guys make the leap has to be a development priority. Who among the youth group succeeds will be one of the more intriguing stories of the season.
Oh yeah, one other thing: pray for good health.