It could be because of a change in morale, new talent, or an increase in sponsorship and funds. There is a chance the New Jersey Nets may be able to turn their luck around with a couple of major turnarounds.
Basketball betting superstar LeBron James has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers for quite some time now. The struggling New York Knicks are on a very low basketball betting slump, and Donnie Walsh, president of operations for the Knicks, would give an arm and a leg to have LeBron join his squad. The worst possible NBA preseason betting scenario for Donnie would be for LeBron to join the New Jersey Nets instead.
If things go according to plan for Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian billionaire basketball betting lover and soon-to-be majority share owner of the New Jersey Nets, LeBron will be the newest star addition to the team from the Garden State. Prokhorov seems to be the solution for the Nets’ poor situation, both in terms of basketball betting and financially. According to the New York Post, the franchise lost $25 million in the first half of 2009. A helping hand from this wealthy proprietor could definitely give the Nets the basketball betting oomph they were missing.
LeBron won’t be the only one considered for the 2009 NBA preseason betting. Chris Bosh is also in Prok’s sights, along with Dwayne Wade and Amar’e Stoudemire.
Prok can also solve the Nets’ basketball betting problems with their arena, as the borough of Brooklyn is fighting the construction of a new arena in their downtown area. It’s also being said through the NBA preseason betting grapevine that the Russian can reinstate the original architectural design for the arena (the really sleek, cooler looking one, not the broken-down high school gymnasium looking arena they’ve got now). The original design was scrapped because of low funding. But once Prok takes the helm and drops a couple of rubles on the team, things could turn around. Bringing LeBron into the basketball betting picture would definitely bring about lots more money, and the Nets could be the next big name in the NBA preseason betting.