Veterans Ruining Brooklyn Nets’ Game
The Brooklyn Nets are quickly becoming one of the most overrated ball clubs that the NBA has today. The addition of Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Kevin Garnett was supposed to bring a much-needed championship mentality to the team, but instead, it has brought about a more tiresome play on the court.
Younger teams are running up and down the wood during the entirety of every game that they play. With the Nets’ roster being led by some older vets, they should know by now that they can not realistically keep up with the youth that this league is rapidly producing.
In addition to their roster issues, the fact that they hired a freshly retired point guard in Jason Kidd to take the reigns is quite surprising. The reason for this is simple: he is barely 40 years old and is being trusted to lead this team to a title in their very short window. Let’s face it, in a couple of years, Pierce and KG will be gone or most likely retired, which means that this Brooklyn team will have to make some more trades, lose some more picks, and/or rely on their developing youth, who all still have quite a ways to go.
Kidd, Garnett and Pierce are not the answer for this team. In fact, last season they had Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson leading this team and did quite well, as they finished in fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. This season, a finish that good is looking more and more bleak as the games are played.
Right now, Nets management (most obviously the owner, Mikhail Prokhorov), have a lot to think about, as answers are needed as soon as possible, especially since injuries to Williams and Lopez are hurting this team badly.