BadKiki wrote:The Nets, in contrast, will be coming off one of the most toxic seasons in history. Unlike Portland, and to a lesser extent Seattle, the Nets' radioactive players are the ones they are building around. They need to bring in guys with hazmat suits and power-washers.
Portland and Seattle may not have been 12 win teams, but they were bad enough to land high lottery picks in consecutive seasons.
Nets figure to turn over 1/2 the roster this summer- Lopez, Harris, TWilliams, CLee, Yi, Humphries (assuming he opts in), and maybe CDR (Nets choice) are likely to be the only holdovers. No commitment to Yi, Humphries, or CDR after next season. That's a pretty thorough cleansing.
So which of Lopez, Harris, TWill and CLee do you consider either radioactive or building blocks? Lopez is a building block, even if he's not a franchise player. Lee is at least rotation 2, and may prove to be servicable as a 4th option on offense. TWill has lots to prove, and didn't get it until the last 2 months of the past season- too early to tell what he may or may not become. Guess that leaves Harris as your guy, and I'd argue the Nets aren't building around him.