It was another one of Billy King’s gross miscalculations. Sorry, Billy — not having The Truth hurts.
It’s obvious that the 16-19 Nets are an unmitigated disaster — just one season after the trade that was supposed to change everything and launch them into the NBA’s elite company.
It appears that the Nets still hope to win this season, just not as currently constructed.
Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.
Paul Pierce and Garrett Temple each scored 17 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks for the fourth straight time, 98-83 on Tuesday night.
This time the Nets will enter training camp not as the NBA’s most intriguing club, but one that will be well under the national-media radar.
How is Billy King still on the job? It would be one thing if this was his first rodeo. But let’s not forget that he destroyed the 76ers.
King just tabbed Lionel Hollins — the man he should have waited for last season — to coach. Now bring back Pierce at market value and let’s see what this team has.
LeBron and Melo are in play as free agents. Other stars like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo may be trait bait. And the Nets will be watching it all unfold on social media, just like me.
Here’s my prediction as to who will and who will not be members of the Nets when the 2014-15 season tips off in late October.
Pierce will be a free agent and showed he can still provide a team with scoring punch at 36. Garnett’s game is further gone as he prepares to turn 38 next week.
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he’s proud of his team’s mettle despite falling short in the playoffs for the second straight year.
Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates, the Heat are 8-0 in home games that could end a series. Two of those wins came against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett when they were wearing Boston green.
Still want to talk Knicks? Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr? There’s a far better story going on in Brooklyn, one that you really should start paying attention to.
Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions — and no fear.