Basketball betting expectations are not high for the immediate future but many believe that the Nets have outstanding long term online basketball betting prospects.
The Nets opened as a +10000 long shot at Sports-Gambling to win the 2010-11 NBA title.
The improved long term pro basketball betting prospects of the Nets begin with new ownership led by Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire that predicted the Nets would win the NBA title in 5 years.
Prokhorov has added a much needed sense of purpose and pride to the Nets organization as well as much needed cash to acquire new talent as time goes on.
One of the few bright spots for the Nets in their debacle of a season last year was the development of 2nd year center Brook Lopez out of Stanford. Lopez averaged 18.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game last year. He played in all 82 games and was the Nets leading scorer while giving them a corner stone to build around.
Point guard Devin Harris, a 6 year pro out of Wisconsin, is the other key basketball sports betting asset that the Nets will build around. Harris has been a NBA All Star and averaged 16.9 points per game last year.
The key concern with Harris has been his tendency to be injury prone and the Nets will need him to stay in the lineup for maximum effectiveness.
One of the big problems that the Nets had last year was that they had a weird combination of very young players along with very old veterans that all in all did not blend well together.
This year the Nets will not have that problem as they have a much younger basketball betting roster and a far more coherent plan for building the franchise.
A key pickup in the off season was forward Travis Outlaw from New Orleans, who can play guard or forward.
Another positive for the Nets is new head coach Avery Johnson who made his name with the Dallas Mavericks, where he led them to the 2006 Western Conference championship. Johnson has a .735 win percentage and credibility in the locker room.