Like their cross-river rivals from Manhattan, the Nets are not anywhere near ready to perform for prime-time audiences, as indicated by Thursday’s horrific 123-84 loss to the Clippers on TNT.
It was another one of Billy King’s gross miscalculations. Sorry, Billy — not having The Truth hurts.
I ask any of you who have qualms about this potential deal: What exactly do you think you’ll get for a broken-down Lopez?
I wouldn’t begrudge Lionel Hollins if he took a peek down the sideline at some point on Wednesday and saw Memphis coach Dave Joerger — and then wished he could trade places.
As a Jets fan, I’m supposed to feel … what, exactly? Bitter? Depressed? Giddy? How about none of the above?
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.
Unlike the previous two seasons, a Brooklyn turnaround at the turn of the calendar doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
Deron Williams and Brook Lopez may be former All-Stars on max contracts, but the Nets have been playing superior basketball when they are off the floor.
The axiom for all investment assets should be: Buy low, sell high. When it comes to Nets center Mason Plumlee, at least general manager Billy King got the first part right.
Let’s be honest, there’s not much of a market for an oft-injured, overpriced and underperforming 30-year-old point guard. So my advice to Brooklyn: get what you can now.
It’s bad enough that this Nets season appears to be headed for epic disaster, but the list of embarrassments from Tuesday night’s Heat game was so frighteningly long I don’t even know where to begin.
Forget Mariota. Forget Winston. The Jets won a game in the present, but likely lost out at a shot at a brighter future.
So … everyone’s seen Billy King’s record when he (twice) had carte blanche to construct a franchise, but now Nets fans are supposed to be OK with ownership allowing him to burn it to the ground?
My exhortation was in no way expressing any displeasure towards Great Britain’s monarchy, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s time to end the reign of GM Billy King.
So yes, Nets fans like myself can gloat all we want about this season’s dominance over our cross-river rivals, but we should be more worried that it will be very short-lived.