The Brooklyn Nets are in crisis mode as an organization so far this regular season, and Bleacher Report’s updated power rankings absolutely prove just how far the team has fallen.
Basketball writer Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report ranked the Nets near the very bottom of the league, following a very slow start to the regular season.
“As if the Brooklyn Nets weren’t enough of a mess prior to this week, Kyrie Irving invited a new wave of criticism for promoting a film filled with antisemitic rhetoric and drawing a suspension of at least five games from the team, Ben Simmons has missed the team’s last two games with a knee injury and Steve Nash was just fired after seven games,” wrote Bailey. “In Brooklyn’s first game post-Nash, it lost at home to the Chicago Bulls. In the hours following Nash’s departure, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Nets were close to hiring Ime Udoka, who is currently suspended by the Boston Celtics for a violation of team rules that reportedly included him using crude language to a female subordinate as part of an improper relationship.”
One statement really expresses just how defective Bailey believes the Nets’ front office efforts have been: “In the unofficial dysfunction power rankings, Brooklyn would almost certainly be in the first place. Here, they’re spiraling toward last.”