Commentary

Nets: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: May 4, 2013, 10:37 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

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Well, that was quick.

The Nets' first season in Brooklyn ended abruptly, when they were ousted by the Chicago Bulls in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

The Nets now have just two seasons to carry out owner Mikhail Prokhorov's plan of winning a championship by 2015.

Prokhorov said before the playoffs started that the Nets need one more good player and time before they can become an elite team.

GM Billy King, recently signed to a multiyear contract extension, has his work cut out for him.

Tell us which Nets you'd take and which ones you'd trash. Then tell us why in the comments section.

Players

Deron Williams

Position: PG
Mazzeo: Played like an All-Star once healthy. Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 7,951)

Joe Johnson

Position: SG
Mazzeo: Season was OK, made clutch shots. Take.

Your call

  •  
    56%
  •  
    44%

(Total votes: 7,880)

Gerald Wallace

Position: SF
Mazzeo: Overcame shooting struggles in playoffs. Take.

Your call

  •  
    46%
  •  
    54%

(Total votes: 7,798)

Reggie Evans

Position: PF
Mazzeo: NBA's leading rebounder per 48 minutes. Take.

Your call

  •  
    78%
  •  
    22%

(Total votes: 5,730)

Brook Lopez

Position: C
Mazzeo: All-Star was dominant in first postseason. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 7,583)

Andray Blatche

Position: C
Mazzeo: Made the most of his second chance. Take.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 7,324)

C.J. Watson

Position: PG
Mazzeo: Solid backup to D-Will. Take.

Your call

  •  
    71%
  •  
    29%

(Total votes: 6,928)

Kris Humphries

Position: PF
Mazzeo: Down year, expiring contract has value. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    14%
  •  
    86%

(Total votes: 7,312)

MarShon Brooks

Position: SG
Mazzeo: Needs more consistent playing time. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    56%
  •  
    44%

(Total votes: 6,990)

Keith Bogans

Position: SF
Mazzeo: Brings D and the corner 3. Take.

Your call

  •  
    45%
  •  
    55%

(Total votes: 6,432)

Jerry Stackhouse

Position: SF
Mazzeo: Future in NBPA or coaching. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 6,636)

Mirza Teletovic

Position: PF
Mazzeo: NBA transition has been tough. Take.

Your call

  •  
    40%
  •  
    60%

(Total votes: 6,328)

Tornike Shengelia

Position: SF
Mazzeo: Brings energy, dominated in the D-League. Take.

Your call

  •  
    52%
  •  
    48%

(Total votes: 5,935)

Kris
Joseph

Position: SF
Mazzeo: Need to see more to judge.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 5,908)

Management

P.J. Carlesimo

Position: HC
Mazzeo: Did admirable job, no playoff success. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    35%
  •  
    65%

(Total votes: 5,466)

Billy King

Position: GM
Mazzeo: Built playoff team, deserves extension. Take.

Your call

  •  
    60%
  •  
    40%

(Total votes: 5,314)

Mikhail Prokhorov

Position: Owner
Mazzeo: Not afraid to spend $$$. Take.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 5,380)


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