Brooklyn Nets: 4 legitimate (and 1 ridiculous) silver linings for the Nets

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Some possible silver linings for the Brooklyn Nets despite a nightmarish start to the season. 

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are the biggest circuses in the league right now, but at least the Lakers’ disaster is mostly contained to the court. With respect to Bill Laimbeer, the Nets have arguably the most unlikable player (who has never committed a crime) in league history.

The trade that brought James Harden to the Nets will result in two more picks owed to Houston and up to three swapped picks, and the trade that sent James Harden to Philadelphia (for two likely-inferior incoming Philadelphia picks) brought a negative value contract in Ben Simmons.

Some hope for the Brooklyn Nets?

It hasn’t been a good time to be a Nets fan, and the future definitely looks bleak, but if you squint reallllly hard, you may be able to see a few silver linings.

If enough of these come to pass, the Nets won’t be contending any time soon but will sport a fun playoff-caliber team in the second half of the decade and perhaps greatness by its end.