The Nets season which started with hopes of reaching the NBA Finals and competing for a championship ended with making the Play-In tournament and getting swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Celtics.
According to NBA legend Charles Barkley, it will not be easy for Brooklyn to bring good players to the team next season after what happened this year.
“Well, it’s a disappointment for real,” Barkley said on Inside the NBA on TNT. “They lost in the first round of the playoffs. They didn’t lose in the second round or the conference finals. They got swept. So that means things are not good.
“What’s going to be interesting going forward – we got a lot of cowards in the media. It’s like those cowards in L.A. blaming everything on Frank Vogel. They’re going to start blaming Steve Nash. I think we saw Steve Nash pull every card he had. His two best players didn’t play well. Plain and simple. And his third best player we don’t know where he’s at.
“The problem they got going forward three guys are going to be making $50 million. How are they going to find those other pieces is the question. That’s going to be the question going forward. Who’s going to want to play on that team?
“You’re going to have a bunch of mediocre players you’re going to have two guys who are great players and Ben we don’t where the hell he’s at. And they’re going to have a hard time winning with just three players.
“A couple of guys try to skate and get to the championship the older guys in the last couple of years and they ain’t got anything left in the tank. I think the hardest thing for this team going forward is where we’re going to get players.”