Maybe everything will change. Maybe all the Nets need is a new calendar year to rid themselves of such a horrid start. Maybe Deron Williams will start playing like the point guard Nets GM Billy King traded for. If you are telling yourself no, then try to remember what happened exactly one year ago…
After the Nets (then 16-15) ended 2012 with a blowout loss to the Spurs, they went into Oklahoma City and stunned the Thunder, beating them 110-93. A frustrated Kevin Durant had his first career ejection after picking up two technical fouls. The Nets then completed the rest of the season with a 32-18 record and made the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-2007 season.
In tonight’s game, the Nets lead OKC 29-26 after the first quarter. Deron Williams leads the Nets with 8 points, including this beauty of a 4-point play.
Maybe all the Nets need is a new year.