Vegas Over/Under: 28.5
The Record Projection: 28-54 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean under
The Brooklyn Nets could be surprisingly capable using a healthy Jeremy Lin, a better D’Angelo Russell and new wings appearing in the Types of Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll.
Should everyone jell immediately, they could even surprise the basketball-watching planet and break beyond the 30-win barrier, which is why you need to avoid this bet at all costs.
Wagering on teams with upside down is inherently debatable because childhood is often so unpredictable.
The Nets are not deep. Jarrett Allen figures to play a prominent part. Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert is going to be thrust into larger missions if either member of the starting backcourt goes right down. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has too much responsibility.
But upside continues.
The result remains floundering off and allowing the kids learn while being thrown into the fire. That just means that 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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