Ian and I will spend the last day of 2010 in the Windy City where the Nets and Bulls will battle to usher in the new year with a win. Led by Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer, Chicago’s very young nucleus of players leads the Central Division by seven games, and they have the third best record in the East. New Bull Boozer is clicking with elite guard Rose and helping to make Chicago one of the hottest teams in the league.
Trailed only by Washington and Cleveland in the Eastern Conference, the Nets continue to fight their way out of the cellar as they dedicate this season to laying the groundwork for the future when more depth and talent will be added to their roster. Avery Johnson has done an excellent job of staying positive and focused on his team’s long-term goals while they rebuild. Tune in to YES for live coverage of the New Jersey Nets vs. Chicago Bulls at 3:00 PM ET.