This All-Star break we’re looking back to ask you the question:
Who’s your All-Time Nets All-Star Team?
So here’s how we’re going to do it: we chose the five best prime years (in our estimation) at each position in Nets history. We’ve pitted them against each other, and want you to vote on who YOU think is the best choice for an All-Time Nets All-Star Team.
Along with a comprehensive breakdown of their stats and team success, our crack team at The Brooklyn Game has assembled the case for each player at each position. Though some look easy on the outset, we’re talking the one best year for these guys, not their careers. So you’ll have to think about how good they were when they were at their absolute best.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, along with the reserves.
Today is shooting guard day.
One note: Julius Erving is listed as a small forward. Every time we do something about Nets and positionality, we state clearly that Julius Erving is listed as a small forward, and every time, someone screams at us for leaving Julius Erving off the list because we reveal the shooting guards first. Julius Erving is listed as a small forward. Julius Erving is listed as a small forward. Julius Erving is listed as a small forward. We good?
Last Cuts: Mike Newlin, 1979-1980; Otis Birdsong, 1983-1984; Reggie Theus, 1990-1991. Newlin and Theus both led substandard Nets teams in scoring, which deserves its own award but also puts them clearly behind the five choices. Birdsong was a tough cut, since he’s one of only three Nets shooting guards to actually make the All-Star Game, but had a relatively weak year by All-Star standards.