The Nets, after all of this time in this horrible season, are still in
the hunt. They've been written off by everyone(myself included), but WHY?
They've got problems from practically all positions, from starts to the
First, in the most polite way possible, let me ask this question, "WHAT
IS WILLIS REED SMOKING?!" Thank you. :)
I was looking in the Nets yearbook and I read about Yinka Dare. Yes,
he's been a major disappointment so far, and yes, he's supposed to be a
project. However, let's look at the facts:
this with little basketball training. Does GW play against watered down
teams? Anyhow, his stats would seem to indicate that he has(had) the
potential to become the next Mutombo, or even Olajuwon. On paper, he
looks great(add to the above stats a 7+ft frame), however, some very good
sources that watching him play during his college campaign said he really
had no clue about the flow of the game, that he was clueless with the ball.
BUT THAT'S OKAY, so he's a little raw. :)
Still, there are reliable sources that say he's got some medical problems
which keep him from being able to work out(look at him on the bench--he's
ballooned rather nicely---prolly 300+lbs now).
In the yearbook, Reed said something to the effect that there are VERY
FEW QUALITY BIG MEN in the league, and that even though they NEEDED a SG,
this opportunity could not be passed up(to have a potential ***
center--- was Reed having delusions?). Afterall, they could always trade
for a SG(yeah right---why haven't they picked one up yet?!).
So, for another year, the Nets have a hole at center. This isn't THAT
bad, but coupled with the fact they're missing a shooter... yeah.
Awful. A lot of teams passed up on Wesley Person, so they could get over
Overall, Willis Reed thought he was getting a deal... but it turns out
that there was a reason why other teams didn't cash in when Dare was left
In the area of SG, why didn't the Nets try to acquire that CBA guard on
the Warriors("the guy who thinks he's Sprewell)... or the great Bo
Kimble? Or even... Ro Blackman? :) I bet things would definitely have
been different had Jalen Rose made it this far. (Reed probably had his
eyes set on Montross, right?)
Next stop is planet Coleman, where the man can be converted into a mobile
center. Yes, we know he can play on the outside facing the basketball,
but maybe he should sacrifice parts of his "versatility" for the sake of
he's just as tall as many of the *** centers today... There's
really no sense in having superhuge "stiffs" like Schinz and BigBen.
Hopefully they'll shed some of this dead weight. A frontline of Coleman,
PJ, Jayson, and the Hammer is pretty potent in itself.
Anyhow, my scoop on Coleman is that he DOES TOO MUCH on offense. Forces
too many things, passes after the triple team is there. Drives when he
has the open jumper. Etc.
Kenny has had tendinitis this season, following the pin being inserted in
his wrist(courtesy of Starks's hit). However, doctors(and Kenny) say
that the bone is COMPLETELY healed, and that he just never went through
rehab-- he decided he'd play through it(silly rabbit). It has caused
him to miss a couple of games, and it even caused him some depression.
Still, Kevin Edwards has yet to return(is he going to be back at all?).
With guys like BigBen and Dare, this team is capable of beating anyone on
any given night. :) They can really hurt you... and we're not even going
to mention the current starting lineup. :)
Anyhow, I'm sick of the Nets. :) I chose the wrong team for the
"pick-the-winners" league. I'm bitter.
"...for the love of the game..."
"I just wanna go out there and play the kind of ball I'm capable of."