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May 1, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Four year old Brooklyn Nets fan Camden Strootman of Long Island reacts during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter of game six of the first round of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. The Hawks defeated the Nets 111-87 to win the series 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

27. Brooklyn Nets
Projected Record: 28-54

Another team at risk of a major tumble this season is the Brooklyn Nets.  The team needed to make improvements this off-season, and in my opinion failed to do so.    Buying out the contract of point guard Derron Williams doesn’t improve the team one bit, and turning over the point guard responsibilities to Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin doesn’t excite me about this team.

The team will be looking to 7’0″ 245 pound center Andrea Bargnani for scoring should oft-injured center Brook Lopez fall again this year.  But Bargnani won’t deliver a Lopez like presence, and cannot make up the difference with shots from outside of the arc.

The Nets follow the health or injury of Lopez.   Sorry Nets fans, but I think Lopez will be injured again this season

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