Brooklyn and San Antonio Preview: Nets Need To Make Up Ground

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No matter the lineup Jason Kidd throws out there, the Brooklyn Nets still have to find a way to compete.

There matchup against the San Antonio Spurs presents many problems that could result in another blowout loss. Who is going to guard Tim Duncan? Who is going to guard Kawhi Leonard and can Deron Williams keep up with the ultra-quick and savvy Tony Parker?

The Spurs come into the game with a record of 24-7, which is one of the best in the NBA. The Nets, on the other hand, enter the contest at 10-20 and are one of the worst teams in the league. The Nets have to remember all it takes is one great win to get the momentum rolling, but I think they might have to wait until next game for that streak to start.

I know anything can happen when the ball is tossed up in the air, but the Nets haven’t proved lately they have what it takes to compete with the big boys in the league. Williams has to find a way to generate offense for himself and his teammates. Kevin Garnett has to find the fountain of youth and have a few flashback games and Joe Johnson must knock down the open looks he is getting. There is still talent on this roster even with the injuries, but their intensity level is running on empty at the moment and a coaching change might be on the horizon.

The Nets have a killer schedule approaching and they need to make up some ground before they fall out of contention in the Atlantic Division. These next few games will tell where the Nets truly stand in the NBA.

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