Friday, August 24, 2012
Forecast: Worst Newcomer in 2012-13
About 20 percent of our experts aren't sure Jeremy Lin will live up to his big contract with the Rockets.
During the offseason, hope springs eternal. But not every newcomer will wind up being a great fit on his new team. Who will prove to be the worst acquisition of the offseason?
For foresight, we surveyed 100 of ESPN's best basketball minds, including contributors from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPNDallas.com, ESPNLos Angeles.com, ESPNBoston.com, ESPNChicago.com, ESPNNewYork.com, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics.
To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #NBApicks is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along @NBAonESPN.
To be clear, we are not talking about the worst player per se but the one who (considering expectations, price, etc.) will have the biggest negative impact or the most disappointing season, or will wear out his welcome first.
Here's the voting breakdown:
(Also check out our forecast for the Best Newcomer in 2012-13.)