The Brooklyn Nets set the bar for eccentric owners with pockets deeper than the Spurs bench last season. However, all their cash splashing only helped them to the second round of the playoffs. Paul Pierce is gone, Kevin Garnett is on his way out, Brook Lopez is coming back from a foot injury and Deron Williams is slowly floating into the abyss of irrelevancy. Will they be contenders? Will they even make the playoffs? Does anyone even care about this team now that Jay-Z isn’t court side at every game?
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