Welcome to Brook-LIN
After the doomed era of “Billy Ball” that saw them crash to the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets are officially ready to move on. The Nets’ new general manager, Sean Marks, has already made some shrewd moves that all point towards a clear rebuilding strategy – forming a young core that will take the slow way to the top. To that end, Marks has gotten rid of the worst contracts on the roster, releasing Andrea Bargnani, Joe Johnson, Jarrett Jack and Thaddeus Young in exchange for miles of cap space and a couple of draft picks. The next step of the plan was finding a star to build around, someone who could run the team’s offense and serve as a draw for bringing the fans back to the games. Enter Jeremy Lin.