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Nets fans, patience. Just have patience.

Jul 9, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Nets_win.jpgThe New Jersey Nets won 12 games last season.

LeBron James wants a title.

LeBron to New Jersey was going to be a long shot because of those two facts. But if not LeBron, then what? Rumors had been that Amare Stoudemire was the fallback plan, but he will take Manhattan. Then there was Carlos Boozer, the Nets reached out to him, but Chicago is his kind of town. They reached out to David Lee but he is headed west now.

They got Travis Outlaw, a good player who is an upgrade from Chris Douglas-Roberts but who is no quick fix.

And that’s okay. Better to build right and slowly then to start chasing people to fill in the cap space.

Cap room does not go away. It will still be there when teams are looking to trade salary next February. It will be there when the next crop of free agents arrive. It will be there to use when the time is right.

But the real thing to worry about is who will be deciding to spend that money.

In a week Rod Thorn will step away as general manager. No word yet on who the replacement will be, although former Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard is next in the interview line.

The Nets are a team that is building; they need the right guy to head up the construction. Maybe that is Pritchard, maybe not. It has to be someone who meshes well

And someone who is patient. Don’t do what Detroit did, overpaying Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva because you have cash burning a hole in your pocket. Wait it out.

New Jersey is a team on the come. In two years the arena will be in Brooklyn. Brook Lopez is going to be a star. Devin Harris will still be good. Derrick Favors has a world of potential but needs time to grow. Don’t rush it. You can get there. Just be steady.

Be patient.

  1. JAY - Jul 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    NETS fans have nothing to say?? Travis Outlaw is their “Blueprint for Success” ?!? LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO !!!!

  2. Jay-Z - Jul 9, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Don’t stress. We got this. Some nice things in store. You will see. We have more talent than most understand and are about to make some big moves this season.
    Shout out to Hollis Posner.

  3. mike - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    jay u r a scrub

  4. Kaz - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    It started with the lottery when we dropped from the favorite to get the 1st pick to getting 3rd and now in the best free agency market ever we get Outlaw. How does that happen?

  5. Rex - Jul 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Nets have at least double the assets as the Knicks – who Amare chose b/c they were the only ones to offer a fully guaranteed max deal. The knicks will stink for another 8-10 years, the Nets can avoid that if they play their cards well.

  6. JMH - Jul 9, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    T-Will and Damion James have been strong in Summer League. Favors with a double-double today. A real young team but with a lot of promise. These things take time.

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