The Brooklyn Nets’ season is over, but ESPN NewYork.com allowed fans to play GM in our annual Take 'Em or Trash 'Em poll. Let’s take a look at how you've voted so far.
Biggest surprise: Kevin Garnett (32 percent take, 68 percent trash)
Not like the majority is necessarily wrong. Garnett wasn’t nearly as productive as the Nets thought he would be, averaging just 6.9 points in 20.8 minutes per game during the playoffs. The soon-to-be 38-year-old center did not talk to reporters Wednesday or Thursday, and his future remains unclear. It’s possible Garnett could decide to forgo the $12 million salary he’s guaranteed for next season and retire from the NBA.
Runner-up: Paul Pierce (60 percent take, 40 percent trash)
Pierce was pretty darn good for the Nets once he finally got over being traded from the Boston Celtics. He didn’t exactly do a great job guarding LeBron James. Then again, how many players have? The Nets have the 36-year-old free-agent forward’s Bird Rights, meaning they can offer him more than any other team. Pierce likes it in New York, but he could also be intrigued by reuniting with former coach Doc Rivers in Los Angeles, or perhaps returning to Boston. His decision may depend on what KG ultimately decides to do.
Saw that coming: Deron Williams (36 percent take, 64 percent trash)
No surprise here. Williams had a disappointing season. He was slated to undergo an MRI on both of his ankles Friday. Surgery could very well be a possibility. The point guard still has three years and $63.1 million remaining on his contract. The Nets could look to trade him, though his value is likely low at this point.
Runner-up: Billy King (53 percent take, 47 percent trash)
King made a bold move by acquiring Garnett and Pierce in a blockbuster trade. The win-now transaction required the Nets GM to sacrifice three first-round draft picks (2014, '16, '18) and a first-round pick swap (2017). Brooklyn advanced to the second round of the playoffs -- an improvement from last season -- but lost in five games to the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. If Garnett and Pierce leave in the offseason, the trade will not be looked upon favorably. Given all the uncertainty surrounding the roster, King no doubt has his work cut out for him.
Johnson was the team's best player this season, while Plumlee proved to be one of the biggest surprises of the 2013 NBA draft class, wowing crowds with his vertical leap.
You can continue to vote in our poll and see its results in their entirety here.