By Phil Watson
The Brooklyn Nets franchise has played 51 seasons and in that time, several 1st-year players stood out. Here are the 10 best rookie seasons in team history.
Young talent is the lifeblood for any franchise and it’s been no different for the Brooklyn Nets franchise in its 51-year history.
The Nets had rookies play major roles on both of their ABA title teams in the 1970s and nearly every return to playoff contention of the club included young players who were either rookies or in the early parts of their careers.
A pair of first-year players started for the 1974 ABA title team, with Larry Kenon at the power forward spot and John Williamson emerging at the shooting guard position late in the season and in the...