Re: Deep an talented Nets team
posted at 7/12/2013 8:12 PM EDT
In response to aciemvp's comment:
In response to Jump-ball-overtime's comment:
The Nets are built for the post season.
I don't think that integration will be that tough for them. With Frank as an assistant to teach Docs method, and KG to be the example of pass first basketball, and defense. the integration should not be as painful as other super teams. The nets hired the leaders of the team first prototype, and they will likely do well.
Kirelenko was a great addition. He is a defensive beast, able to guard Lebron as well as almost anyone. At 6'9" and a 7'4" wing span, he and the Nets will be able team defend Lebron, like the Celtics did when he was in Cleveland.
There will be no cheating off Nets offensive players. All are offensive threats.
It is likely that KG and Pierce will play limited minutes during the regular season, now that the bench is also strong. During the pay-offs, look for them to play as many minutes as it takes.
I like their chances against anyone.
It will be a pleasent distraction while we try to survive lottery ball.
AK47 (can you call him that any more?) cannot play a whole game of defense on lebron. kirilenko is another one of those 33 year old 18 year veterans from Russia- the guy has been playing forever, has been injured a lot.
GREAT STUFF for spot duty and to tandem WITH SOMEONE ELSE to fill in 48 mins trying to befuddle lebron, but he can't be the only one trying to do it. pierce is flat out ineffective at trying to guard lebron any more.
NJ will be good but a bunch of ?'s unanswered so far as to how they beat the heat
You may be right about AK47, (I thought he was 32) however, with their line up he won't have to play a full game.
Your right about the questions, but with Frank, KG and Pierce, I like their chances of integration.