The New Jersey Nets have high hopes this season. With Deron Williams on board for a full year, New Jersey was thinking playoffs and probably a little bigger thanks to Dwight Howard making it known Brooklyn is his favored landing spot. Williams has all but told Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov he will stay with the Nets if they can land Howard.
New Jersey had a lot of work to do to make that dream happen before the team moves to Brooklyn.
The Nets might still be in dream land. Judging by the way the Nets start games, this season could be a long and uncertain one for the franchise.
New Jersey has scored a grand total of 24 points in two first quarters this year. The Nets famously trailed the Wizards 24-7 early on in that opener Monday. And then New Jersey, after coming back to win in Washington, laid an egg in its home opener. The Hawks ran over the Nets with a 106-70 victory at Prudential Center. The Nets scored only 30 points in the first half.
It makes you wonder if this is a r...