From Long Island, to New Jersey, to Barclays, the Brooklyn Nets have enjoyed an illustrious ABA/NBA history. Who’s their all-time five?
By Nick Amadruto
The Brooklyn Nets have enjoyed an illustrious history for nearly 50 years as an organization, despite not having any NBA championships to show for it (2 ABA). However, since moving to Brooklyn in 2012 they’ve made the playoffs in the last three years.
Despite these appearances, a season-by-season realization that low seeds in the East have virtually no shot is a very real one. Additionally, the Nets have made some rather questionable moves recently. One, for example, was trading for both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Another surrounds the departure of of star point guard Deron Williams.
Their career franchise mark stands at 1,713-2,181. While this looks bad, they have been around since 1967, and recently have have made the conscience move to become younger and better. While admittedly there have been ups and downs, the Nets as a whole haven’t been that bad. With the 24th pick this year the Nets got the best available player in Chris McCullough out of Syracuse. So the future looks very bright for this young Nets squad.
With that said, let’s get on to our all time Nets starting five: