Whenever Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in town to watch his favorite American toy play basketball, the game often turns out to be of secondary importance. That was the case Monday night.
I say 45-37 sounds about right to me–good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.
Seven straight losses. The remainder of the season is meaningless. Why even debate the merits of who is the better quarterback between Geno Smith and Michael Vick?
The league seems content to take as much of the fans’ money as fast as they can, even if it means more performances by understudies in lieu of marquee attractions like Brook Lopez.
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.