If anything, Thursday night in New England showed how poor this team is — they couldn’t take a game that was practically given to them.
At least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.
This disaster of a football team is depressing enough for me, but what does it say about all of you who are paying for the privilege of getting overly worked up every home game?
Assuming they stay healthy — and that’s a pretty big assumption given their medical history — the Nets will revolve around the quartet of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.
Count on more blowouts, especially on Sunday when Denver comes to MetLife Stadium. Right now that game looks like a mismatch for the ages–parity be damned.
There’s no benefit to finishing 7-9 over 4-12. If the Jets are bad enough, they can have their pick at the best available quarterback coming out of college.
A no-nonsense, old-school coach who speaks with intelligence and wit, Hollins brings with him a recipe that proved successful when he led Memphis to the 2013 Western Conference Finals.
I don’t want to read more about how this was meant to be a rebuilding year, a developmental season for Geno Smith, yada, yada, yada. Been there. Too many times to count.
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.
The Jets are rarely frauds. It’s worse—they’re teasers. They consistently give false hope, then smash it into a billion pieces, a la Sunday in Green Bay.
There was one player whose development Sunday took me by surprise and deserves some extra attention. And no, it’s not quarterback Geno Smith.
I’m not dismissing the possibility that the Jets will roll over the Raiders and their rookie quarterback, but I’ve been fooled so many times in the past that the following tenet is ingrained in my soul: Beware of high expectations.
No matter what they tell the media, Ryan and Idzik have to understand that outside help is needed. While they are loathe to take on long-term money, they have plenty of room under the 2014 cap to look into one-year fixes.
With his work ethic, he will continue to improve on his shooting range and ball handling, making him even more valuable to Brooklyn. He’s just not ready yet for this grand stage.
You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.