Lichtenstein: What Should The Nets Do With Brook Lopez?

November 14, 2014 2:15 PM

Lichtenstein: What Should The Nets Do With Brook Lopez?
By Steve Lichtenstein » More Columns

" This is not a call for the Nets to hit the panic button.

As much as the Nets’ back-to-back losses at Phoenix and Golden State sting, I get that the season is only eight games old.  Besides, those results against high-tempo teams were far from inconceivable.  Not many folks even expected Brooklyn to give the superior Warriors a scare in the fourth quarter on Thursday night, but they cut a double-digit deficit to five points before Golden State weathered the storm to win, 107-99.

The Nets, now 4-4 with one more game in Portland on Saturday on this western swing, are far from a finished product.  They have a new coach, a new system and some new personnel to integrate.  This is par for the course in Brooklyn, as Lionel Hollins was general manager Billy King’s third head-coaching hire in about 18 months, and King likes to burn-and-churn his roster like a chop-shop broker.

Usually I wait until around Christmas before I beg the Nets to make radical changes.  In my head, I know it would be unfair to make rash judgments now based on such a small sample size "

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