It’s true that Lopez and Young are worth more to the Nets than to other teams. But what does that say about what the Nets are worth these days?
There was no blockbuster this time, but the Nets certainly took some risks.
I’m sure Brooklyn’s GM would love to again be the center of attention on draft night, but there’s little he can do on Thursday to make a marked improvement with so few assets in his hand.
“Jurassic World” may be number one at the cinema, but you can’t get anywhere close to number one in the NBA by showcasing dinosaurs like Lopez.
Nets general manager Billy King has an opportunity to free up salary cap space this offseason, but the road he must travel he doesn’t appear to want to drive.
So far, this Jets gig has been a breeze for new general manager Mike Maccagnan. But it has had at least one pothole to navigate.
Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.
You can break down why one of the teams won 60 games during the regular season while the other finished six games under .500 into one simple sentence: The Hawks dribble to pass while the Nets dribble to shoot.
The definition of a Nets fan’s fool’s gold: A Jarrett Jack hot shooting streak. You see, Atlanta doesn’t rely on one guy to play hero every possession.
More important than any strategy, Lionel Hollins has these Nets playing with a passion, an attention to detail on the defensive end, and unselfishness on offense.
Considering the number of lopsided series in the first round, Monday’s Game 4 between the Nets and Hawks is a must-see event for all NBA fans.
A Little League coaching colleague of mine has this saying: “You can’t hide in baseball.” It turns out that it’s also true in basketball.
This was the game the Nets were praying for — and yet they still fell short. Don’t count on it occurring again in Game 2.
For whatever cosmic reasons, the Nets will be competing in games with even more meaning. I was wrong about whether they would get there. That won’t stop me from putting on my soothsayer hat again.
The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.