The Brooklyn Nets are (5-14) after losing to their in-state rivals last night at home. Expectations were high coming into the season for Brooklyn, but they haven’t shown any kind of promise.
It’s so bad to the point where Brook Lopez compares this season to the 12-win campaign of the ’09-’10 season.
“I thought I got the craziness out of the way early, I thought I’d be done with it,” said Lopez, pointing back to the nightmare of his second season, the nauseating 12-70 record in 2009-10 when the Nets were a mere 29 games out of the playoffs. “This is definitely more bizarre than that, though.”
It doesn’t help that Deron Williams and Paul Pierce are out due to injuries, but Lopez isn’t using that as an excuse.
“I don’t really want to blame injuries because I still feel we’re better than a lot of teams we played. I don’t know if it’s chemistry either because I’ve rarely been on a team like this where everyone really gets along with each other and respects each other,” Lopez said. “I don’t know if it’s just energy or what.”