The Nets appeared to have a practice yesterday where it took a whole six questions before Carmelo Anthony’s name was mentioned. That’s an improvement folks.
But the theme that seemed to emerge in practice yesterday is who’s going t be the starting SG. NAS worked on that theme a little while ago, but here are how the beat writers are reporting it:
“Yeah, [Morrow] does [make a better fit], especially when the ball goes in the basket,” (Avery) Johnson said (per the New York Post). “He gives Devin and Brook more room to operate because his 3’s. We count them as layups and when he passes up those shots we’re disappointed.”
Here’s the Star-Ledger’s Conor Orr’s take:
But much of it will depend on Williams’ continued maturation.
Reining in the player that can hang on to a 16 ppg. average, who can drop 14 assists in a night — like he did against Chicago last March — who can make a coach like Charlotte’s Larry Brown say that when he plays the way he’s capable of, the 12-70 Nets “could beat anybody.”
Brushing back the player that slept through team bus rides. Who struggled through role expansions and reversals. Who pondered aloud one night after a game about how different his future would be if he didn’t get drafted by the Nets at all.
As a little bonus here, our boy Dennis Velasco, moonlighting at his Fanway blog talks Carmelo on his podcast. Give it a listen, will ya?