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Old 08-10-2009, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Without Vince Carter, what’s a realistic goal for the Nets this season?

Brook Lopez: Our goal is to be a very good playoff team. We have really good young talent, but also a little bit of experience. So it’s a good combination and I think we can go somewhere.
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....What?

You on you own here, is there a secret message I'm not seeing. It seems like Lopez is being positive about his team?

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I seriously doubt that. The Net's aren't a playoff team, let alone a very good playoff team. He is not being remotely realistic. They were mediocre with Carter and now suddenly they're going to be better without him while adding very little to shield them from the loss? They're going to be one of the worst teams in the league this season, if not the worst. Indiana will give them a run for their money.
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hmmm...I think he's talker more about the future then the present time. Lee and Harris are a pretty good young combo. But I do say they are the worse team in the NBA.

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Maybe he thinks hes Robin?
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hmmm...I think he's talker more about the future then the present time. Lee and Harris are a pretty good young combo. But I do say they are the worse team in the NBA.

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The reporter specifically asked him about this coming season, not the future. I'm not a mind reader and so I have to assume Brook was smart enough to understand the question and answer it accordingly.
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The Nets have a nice core. DH is extremely talented but we still have yet to see how he performs as a legit franchise player. Lopez has the potential to be a career 15/10 guy. Lee is a nice player, not sure how much better he's going to get though.

They will be a good team, just not this year. This year will be ugly.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So he's supposed to "get real" and just simply acknowledge that he'll be playing for nothing for quite some time to come? That's a little sadistic.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am just saying but it's not like he is going to say we will be a bottom tier team cuz my GM sucks ass
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well, what is he supposed to say?

"our team is going to be shit this season, we're going to tank, we're going for the #1 pick"
come on, he answered it fine, maybe a bit thick...but better than the honest truth and it won't get him in trouble.
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Theres nothing wrong with saying that we are going to try our hardest and play our hearts out, but saying that yuo are going to go deep in the playoffs is messed up.
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Everybody and their Momma was in here only a week ago dissing Earl Watson for signing with the Pacers and then saying it was because they want to win now. The same logic doesn't seem to apply to Brook Lopez? I'll lay down $100 right now on the Nets not finishing any better than 12th in the east. That team stinks and will do jack shit this season.

Brook could have left the playoffs out of his sound bite completely and everything would have sounded ok.
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Theres nothing wrong with saying that we are going to try our hardest and play our hearts out, but saying that yuo are going to go deep in the playoffs is messed up.
Unless I'm missing something in an extreme way I don't think he said anything like that.
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Well, very good playoff team.
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Everybody and their Momma was in here only a week ago dissing Earl Watson for signing with the Pacers and then saying it was because they want to win now. The same logic doesn't seem to apply to Brook Lopez? I'll lay down $100 right now on the Nets not finishing any better than 12th in the east. That team stinks and will do jack shit this season.

Brook could have left the playoffs out of his sound bite completely and everything would have sounded ok.
Horrible comparison. Brook Lopez was drafted and is playing on his rookie contract. If he isn't going to expect his team to make the playoffs then he shouldn't even be in the league, because obviously he wouldn't be holding himself accountable for improving his team's chances. His mindset is exactly right, and unfortunately all too rare, and I never actually liked the guy.

And neither myself, nor my momma commented on Watson.

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Everybody and their Momma was in here only a week ago dissing Earl Watson for signing with the Pacers and then saying it was because they want to win now. The same logic doesn't seem to apply to Brook Lopez? I'll lay down $100 right now on the Nets not finishing any better than 12th in the east. That team stinks and will do jack shit this season.

Brook could have left the playoffs out of his sound bite completely and everything would have sounded ok.
I am willing to bet you the Net's come last in the league and get the first overall pick. No one is saying the Nets are going to be good. If anything it was quite the contrary. What you are doing is blowing what Brook said out of the water, so we are just stating that yor trying to make this look bigger then it is? DQ over.

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Let's matchup with the nets vs. a potential 8th seed team in the east.

Pistons
Ben Wallace
Charlie Villaneuva
Tayshaun Prince
Ben Gordon
Stuckey

Nets
Brook Lopez
Sean Williams
Eduardo Najera or some other Forward.
Courtney Lee
Devin Harris

Yea they are a great young cast but they are not going anywhere THIS year, however we can see them in the playoff race next season or 2 years from now.
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Hmm, they are still bad right now, and probably longer then 2 years unless they make some epic changes, or some players get really good quick.

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