Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nets Get Magloire at Center

I've been a NJ Nets fan ever since the days of J-Kidd, K-Mart and Richard Jefferson. They had an exciting brand of ball and pushed the ball up the court fast like a West Coast style offense. They reached the NBA finals several times only to fall short to more superior West teams like the Lakers and Spurs.

After adding Vince Carter, the Nets assumed the 3 headed superstar star attack of Vince, Kidd and Jefferson, but the knock on them has always been they needed a solid center inside. Nenad Krstic has been developing nicely but his injury last year really hurt the team, especially because they didn't have much on their bench to replace him with.

Now the Nets have finally addressed their issue of a veteran center and have signed former All-star center, Jamaal Magloire. I think this is a great move for the Nets and finally gives them what they've been lacking, in terms of depth and a solid player upfront. Magloire is a seasoned veteran who could help them get past the 1st few rounds of the playoffs. If Nenad, Kidd, Jefferson and Carter stay healthy the Nets now have a deep rotation which includes sophomores Marcus Williams and Josh Boone as well as Eddie House. I'd give the Nets a solid chance, however other teams continue to add to their championship caliber teams, such as the Bulls who seem ready to make a serious push for the NBA Finals this season. Then you have the veteran teams of Detroit, Miami and Cleveland making the East look very interesting this season.

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