A record of 3-5 may not sound that good, and to most, it isn't. It's below average. But for the New Jersey Nets, 3-5 is a step in the right direction.
For a team that began last season 0-18, having three wins after eight games is an accomplishment.
Now I'm sure Nets players would rather be better than 3-5, but as a Nets fan, I accept it. Am I aiming low? No. How could I after their 12-win debacle last season?
This Nets team is practically a completely different one than last year's, and that's a good thing.