Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 28-54 of fromal The Bet: Prevent but lean under
The Brooklyn Nets may be unbelievably capable with a healthy Jeremy Lin, an improved D’Angelo Russell and fresh wings appearing from the forms of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everybody jell immediately, they could even surprise that the basketball-watching planet and break past the 30-win barrier, which explains why you should avoid this bet in any way costs.
Wagering on teams with upside down is inherently problematic because youth is frequently so unpredictable.
The Nets aren’t deep. Jarrett Allen figures to play a prominent role during his rookie season. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert will be thrust into larger assignments if either member of the starting backcourt goes right down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has too much responsibility.
But upside continues.
The most likely outcome remains floundering away and allowing the youngsters learn while being thrown into the fire. That only means that an explosion from one or two players is not out of the question, and adding marginal victories is an easier task for bottom-feeders than true contenders.
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