New Year’s Resolutions for the New York Yankees and all local teams

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The Nets are in a position heading into the new calendar year where they are showing a lot of potential.

Normally, the Nets would be one of the worst team’s in the NBA at this point in the season.

But, this has not been a normal year for the Nets. They are on pace to win almost 40 games and are still right in the hunt for that last playoff spot.

This whole NBA Season for the Nets is not about “tanking.” It is not about getting worse. From the beginning of the season they needed to show progress.

Now they have. The Nets will have 17 wins heading into the New Year for the first time since 2006. That is an impressive accomplishment, all else aside.

The Nets have a fighting chance to make the playoffs.

Behind the core of D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, and the bound to return Caris LeVert, the Nets are a better team than they were one year ago.

Does better out right mean they will be a playoff team now? No, that does not mean they will make the playoffs. But, they are still better than last year, that is better.

But, also, Nets games are fun to watch now. They play in a lot of close games and they are getting better at home where they have won five of the last six.

New Year’s resolution: Finish in the top 10 in the East, show promise for upcoming free agents.