Andrea Bargnani is the latest reclamation project for the Nets. After years of underperformance on big contracts, Bargnani comes to the Nets as the backup center with low expectations on a near-minimum contract: the only impetus is to go out and play basketball, hopefully in a way that’ll help the team win games.
But the way Lionel Hollins reacts after Bargnani airballs a three-pointer in his Nets debut, as caught on YES Network… Well, it’s just a little slice of funny.
That is the look of a man who does not want to watch 82 games of that. Worse for Hollins, the Nets ended up losing to the Bulls, 115-100.
It does need to be noted that in the loss, Bargnani didn’t have a bad night overall! He finished with a bench-high 17 points, shooting 6-for-13 from the field (5-5 FT) in just over 22 minutes, and was one of the few Nets players with a positive plus-minus.
But the Nets didn’t make a three-pointer as a team all night, and none was further away from the basket than Bargnani’s hurl… which Hollins just couldn’t take.