Last season, the Nets finished with the worst record in the NBA at 20-62.
They "won" the NBA Draft Lottery and with the No. 1 overall pick selected ... oh nevermind. Brooklyn had to swap picks with Boston (who ultimately traded the top pick to Philly) because of the Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade.
Despite the rough 2016-17 campaign, Jeremy Lin is feeling very optimistic about the 2017-18 season.
"We're making the playoffs," Lin declared during a Q&A over the weekend. "I don't care what anybody else tells you."
The Nets did close the season by winning seven of their final 13 games.
Lin -- who played in just 36 games because of a hamstring injury -- averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists, and shot over 37 percent from 3-point territory.
Brooklyn acquired DeMarre Carroll from Toronto and D'Angelo Russell from the Lakers (but had to give up Brook Lopez).
How will Lin and Russell co-exist?
"I'm going to be at the 1, and then he'll be at the ... I'm not really sure to be honest," Lin answered. "I'm pretty sure he will start at the 2 but it'll be pretty interchangeable.
"And then when one of us is out the game, the other person will most likely have the ball in their hands. It will probably be a little bit combo guard-esque."
During the 2010-11 season with the Warriors, Lin averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 assists over 29 appearances with the Warriors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YvosGc6-zI
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller