Man, what’s going on with the Brooklyn Nets?
Most experts figured they wouldn’t light it up in the regular season, due to the maintenance program that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett would be on. “This team is built for the playoffs” is what everyone was saying, but will they even make the playoffs?
Sitting at 3-10 and currently on a 5-game losing streak, its time to hit the panic button.
There’s a lot of things wrong with this team, but since we all have short attention spans, I’m heading straight to the lead problem…Deron Williams is not a franchise player.
I hate to put all of this on him, but when you’re a max salary player, you get max blame when things go array. Billy King and the front office traded away their future to bring this guy in and build around him. The 1st sign that he wasn’t the one was when he complained about the offense and ended up getting Avery Johnson fired.
The 2nd sign was his inability to beat a shirt handed Chicago Bulls team at home…in the playoffs…in a GAME 7. He needed to step up and lead this team, but he blew it and was outplayed by Mighty Mite Nate Robinson.
The 3rd sign for me is his lack of leadership this year. Jason Kidd was supposed to bring out his A-game and I just havent seen it. I know he’s injured and you can’t do anything about that. But even before he sprained his ankle, I just saw a reluctance to take over games from the guy who was supposed to lead this big named roster past the Miami Heat.
Its like he’s sitting back, waiting for someone else to do what his salary commands that he should do. I’ve said this before, with Max Money comes Max Responsibility.
In order to turn it around, this team needs the D-Will who was in the conversation for best point guard in the game. He needs to put his stamp on this roster and on this organization. Otherwise, they’ll be the NBA equivalent of Dan Snyder’s Washington Redskins. Big names, Big dollars, NO rings.
GM Billy King will most likely be the fall guy if this thing doesnt get turned around soon. I have a feeling the big Russian has had a couple of heart to heart meetings with King already. I’m sure Mikhail Prokhorov didn’t invest all of this money for some paper champions.
Looks like Jay-Z knew what he was doing when he sold his ownership stake in the squad…
Yep, this guy is still winning.
– N.D. Face