1. Will Brook Lopez remain as the Nets’ franchise player?
That was a legitimate question at the beginning of the season when most assumed Lopez would be leveraged for draft picks at the trade deadline. But a player who made only three three-pointers in his previous eight seasons made 134 of 385 threes (.348), and coach Kenny Atkinson has pronounced him system fit. Consider the company Lopez now is keeping: He’s one of three players in NBA history to average 20 points while making 100 threes and blocking 100 shots — Kevin Durant and Dirk Nowitzki are the others — and Lopez is the only 20-point scorer in the NBA who averaged fewer than 30 minutes per game. How would the Nets replace that?
在本季剛開始時,大部份人都認為大洛在交易截止日前被拿去交易選秀權是合理的, 但在前八季只投中過三顆三分球的球員在本季三分球385投134中(34.8%), 並且阿特金森確認了大洛適合他的体系, 大洛也是在NBA歷史中能達到均20分還能有100個三分跟100個火鍋的三個球員之一, 另二個是杜蘭特跟諾維斯基, 甚至大洛是場均20分的球員中唯一平均上場不到30分鐘的球員 , 籃網又要如何取代這種球員呢?
2. Should Jeremy Lin remain as the Nets’ starting point guard and leader?
林因為三次腿筋傷勢缺席了45場比賽,這的確令人失望, 但他的缺席反而強調了他對籃網的價值 , 在他先發的比賽中是13勝20敗(替補的3場都輸了), 他未先發的比賽則是7勝41敗, 而巧合的是在他明星賽後回到陣容中且四節都有上場的場次是11勝12敗, 籃網休賽季也許會去看看控衛市場的狀况, 但林已經清楚的證明他是是籃網的領袖
3. How much does it hurt to not have a guaranteed top-four pick that was traded to Boston?
It hurts a lot because that’s the area of the draft where you generally find franchise-changing talent, and they don’t currently have any first-round picks in 2018 when they make their final payment to the Celtics. But general manager Sean Marks proved an adept judge of talent in his first draft, reaching for Caris LeVert, who had an injury history, with the 20th overall pick and grabbing Isaiah Whitehead in the second round. LeVert sat out the first 20 games but made 26 starts, including the final 24 games when the Nets made their turnaround. Whitehead showed he can play both guard positions and was especially good playing off the ball with the second unit.
非常大的傷害,因为這個區間的順位通常是你能找到改變整個球隊面貌的球員, 在2018年付清塞隊前籃網没有任何的首輪簽, 但馬總在他的第一場選秀會就展現了他對潜力新秀獨具慧眼的判断及在20順位選擇了有傷病史的LV, 且在第二輪帶回了白頭,LV前二十場比塞没有上場, 但最终先發了26場, 包括最後籃網逆勢向上的24場, 白頭則證明了他能打雙能衛, 尤其適合跟板凳一起打無球
4. Will the Nets continue to forage in the D-League for talent?
Atkinson often has said the players they culled from the D-League this season — Quincy Acy, Spencer Dinwiddie and Archie Goodwin — are like draft picks to the Nets. All became solid role players, especially Dinwiddie, who started at point guard much of the time when Lin was injured and evolved into a very productive backup on a second unit that was the second-highest scoring bench in the NBA. Veterans Sean Kilpatrick and Joe Harris, who also have D-League backgrounds, established themselves as regular contributors. The competition for roster spots among players with non-guaranteed deals kept the Nets competitive all season.
阿特金森經常說他們從NBDL挖来的球員如阿西, 威弟跟好贏就如同是籃網的選秀權,他們也 都成了紮實的角色球員, 尤其是威弟, 當林受傷期間,他大多任先發控衛, 且已經成為籃網這個NBA中得分第二高板凳群中(BF2)非常具有產值的替補控衛, SK2跟小哈也同樣都有NBDL的經歷, 藉此把自己鍛練成可以做出貢獻的能力, 名單中無保障合約的球員的競爭讓籃網整季都保持競爭力
5. Can the Nets attract top free-agent talent?
Their NBA-worst record makes it a tough sell, and they were unsuccessful in going after restricted free agents Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe last year when their teams matched the Nets’ offers. It’s believed the Nets are interested in restricted small forward Otto Porter this summer, but the Wizards are likely to match any offer. Shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another potential target, and the Pistons haven’t indicated what decision they will make. As for the sales pitch they can make to unrestricted free agents, Atkinson said, “We’ve got great fans, a great basketball city, great practice facility. I think we’re getting mojo around the league that it’s a pleasant place to play. So I just think guys will look at it and say maybe this is a place where I can get an opportunity and help this team improve.”
擁有NBA最差戰績的紀錄會讓這有些困難, 並且上季在追逐受限制自由球員如泰勒跟克拉比也因为母隊的匹配宣告失敗, 據信籃網今夏對受限制自由球員Otto Porter深感興趣, 但巫師極可能會匹配所有的合約, 分衛Kentavious Caldwell-Pope是另一個可能的目標, 但活塞還没表態會如何應對,對於有何條件去吸引完全自由球員, 阿特金森表示, 我们有極棒的球迷, 位在極棒的籃球城市 , 極棒的練球場館, 我们漸漸在聯盟中得到了一個打球的愉快環境的名聲, 所以我認為某些球員會想, 也許這是個我能得到機會的地方並帮助這個球隊進步