After looking like a lock to make the playoffs, the Houston Rockets have dropped six straight games, falling to tenth in the Western Conference below teams two teams — Phoenix and Utah — that hold tiebreakers in playoff races. The Nets went from two picks in a loaded draft to most likely none awful fast.
The only certainties at this point for next fall? Barring a trade, the Nets will employ Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, MarShon Brooks, Jordan Williams, and the Miami Heat’s 2012 second-round pick. In Brooklyn. Everything else is up for grabs.