DC and AI are out. That takes a lot out of a team. 76ers are struggling as much as the Nets, and their own coach is under the spotlight. They still have some tough veterans, though, like Snow, McKie and Big Dog, who can do damage. They play defense and have a better interior presence.
The Nets still need to be careful, but they really have to beat themselves to lose this game.
Davis is aboard. Has Griffin been activated yet? In a way, it's harder to fit Griffin into the system than Davis because Griffin would take on a bigger role with bigger responsibilities.
Looking forward to finding out what Frank can do. Jeff Van Gundy is a high standard. I don't expect major changes in the system and rotation, at least for now, except for Scalabrine taking on a bigger role. As a team, I'd like to see the execution on defense, rebounding and the half-court pick up.
I hate to make predictions, but with Iverson and DC out, and the Nets expected to play extra energized with a new coach, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a 20 point game at halftime. It should be fun to watch. Unfortunately, I'll be in class until 8:30, so I'll have to watch most of it on tape.
I'll be in a computer lab though, so I'd appreciate it if you guys keep me updated with any info that can't be found in the box score.
Man, I can't wait to go home and watch this thing. Good thing I set up the VCR for the game.
Rogers has the talent and his athleticism is back. It's about focus and effort with him, along with decision-making. I had high hopes for him when the Nets picked him up, so in a way, I'm willing to give him a trial period as a fan to see if he can play better with a new coach . . . not too long a trial period, though - I still like Veal better.
The play were Kidd was caught in the air under the basket and threw it up for K-Mart was the play of the year so far.
I was ecstatic that Zoran was the first off the bench, then immediately disappointed that Rogers was right behind him. Oh well.
Originally posted by <b>schub</b>!
I hate to make predictions, but with Iverson and DC out, and the Nets expected to play extra energized with a new coach, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a 20 point game at halftime.