Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 28-54 The Bet: Avoid but lean under
The Brooklyn Nets may be surprisingly competent with a healthy Jeremy Lin, an improved D’Angelo Russell and new wings appearing in the forms of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everyone jell immediately, they might even surprise the basketball-watching world and break beyond the 30-win barrier, which explains why you need to avoid this wager at all costs.
Wagering on teams with upside down is inherently problematic because childhood is often so unpredictable.
The Nets aren’t deep. Jarrett Allen characters to play a leading role. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert is going to be thrust into larger missions if either member of the starting backcourt goes down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has too much responsibility at this stage of the career.
But upside continues.
The result remains letting the youngsters learn while being thrown to the fire and floundering away. That just means an explosion from one or two players is not out of the question, and adding marginal victories is a simpler job for bottom-feeders than true contenders.
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