nets should get used to not having brooke lopez the way the knicks are getting used to not having amare stoudemire. lopez is as injury prone as stoudemire, if not more. Nets are a good team but come on, the knicks are clearly the better team in just about every category except rebounds. the nets cannot win games without lopez, but the knicks can beat the heat without melo or stat yet the nets are better? Tuesday will be a good test but i don't judge teams off head to head challenges. the regular season has to many variables, it will be the knicks 5th game in 7 nights after 1 day of rest after a pair of back to backs. when the lakers crushed the magic in the finals, the magic had swept them that season. you cannot make an argument, then when someone proves you wrong, you say "you can't look into what i say too much", you are a failure on so many levels. fortunately for the nets, you are not reflective of most of your fanbase. nets should be happy for their team, but not doubt you guys overspent on most of your lineup. your bench leaves much to be desired, and you are getting no guard play. the nets lack a top 10 player this season as well, and only have one elite defensive specialist, to the knicks 3. in a year or two, if the nets can get good vets to come in for very cheap and maximize your roster, you may, may be able to win a championship. my guess though is that this is, at most, a slightly improved version of the joe johnson hawks, and is destined for 2nd round exits.
1-4 without Lopez...Are you really going to ask that when he leads the team in scoring, FG % and blocks?
Losses to Miami and OKC set themselves into what they are. The losses to GSW and the Bucks are due to lazy complacent basketball. They stopped playing defense and sharing the ball. Yet, they are still a top team and possible contender at 11-8. If they win out this week, that's 14-8. They can quickly go back to the way they played two weeks ago against NY and Boston.
Of course, this thread is going to turn into a bait. Why even bother?
^^^ lopez has been injured alot, the heat win games without wade, the bulls win without rose, the knicks win without amare, but the nets get their ***** kicked without lopez. it's not like you don't still have a 60 million dollar starting lineup without him.
They need the scoring in Lopez, as much **** as we give him he is very important to this team.
We are 1-4 without Lopez and we also lost Wallace for 6 games earlier in the season.
We need Lopez more then anyone as he helps the backcourt attack the rim a bit more rather then really on shooting % which have not been good.
To punk..thats the very definition of mediocre
^^^^ he has already missed an entire season, and has missed a good chunk of this season, maybe not quite as bad as amare, but I think Brook is gonna have some problems. the nets should shake some things up when lopez is out. marshon brooks looked promising until they brought joe johnson in. maybe start him instead of joe johnson, or play him at the 2 and JJ at the 3. joe johnson is going to be the bane of this team and your counting on Brook Lopez staying healthy for years to come, i don't like your chances. my post basically said that teams are finding ways to win without their best players, but the nets are not. not a huge deal, the heat were 9-8, the lakers are struggling, the knicks struggled, the nets are going to have some struggles and need to adjust.
They just aren't very good. Dwill may be one of the most overrated players in the league.
The one thing is that their team doesn't look as stacked as it should be. That can be a problem in the playoffs. The Knicks fared pretty well without Carmelo. And they are doing well without Shumpert and Amar'e which shows they have good depth.
But still, it is hard to play without a center. If the Knicks didn't have Chandler I don't think we'd be nearly as good, even with Melo
I'm not surprised. I thought before the year they'd finish 4-6 in the conference and that's where they are at right now. I also thought the Knicks would finish around the same, so I am more surprised by their start than the Nets.