The Nets were down by seven points at halftime tot he Knicks. And then . . .
A 34-16 loss in the third quarter and 24 minutes later the Nets look hapless in a 113-83 loss to the Knicks at Barclays Center. Mikhail Prokhorov is likely not happy about seeing his team's neighbors come to his building and win by 30.
The Nets have already made some major moves re-assigning associate head coach Lawrence Frank to a back office to file daily reports for Jason Kidd's perusal at his convenience. It seems like another major move needs to be made to make this $101 million roster a title contender.
Joe Johnson put it plainly to Rod Boone of Newsday last night, the Nets lack any kind of identity offensively:
Asked Joe if #Nets have an identity: "No, offensively we don’t really have an identity. We throw it down to Brook ... when there's nothing."— Rod Boone (@rodboone) December 6, 2013
Boone also reported that several Nets players said teams kind of come into the Barclays Center, freelance and stomp all over them. Losing to a Knicks team on a nine-game losing streak does not improve morale or confidence.
Offensively, the Nets are 5-14 and have posted an offensive rating of 99.3. That is less than a point per possession. A 108.6 defensive rating only makes matters worse.
The Nets are just a BAD team right now. Injuries have knocked them completely out of whatever little rhythm they have. Guys just are not gelling well together. It has been rough for Brooklynites with big expectations for this squad.
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