The dissection of Chris Douglas-Roberts continues. In a team-by-team outlook report by Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, he says the Nets could potentially buyout CDR’s next-to-nothing contract because his attitude is “horrible.” CDR obviously reacted strongly to the report via Twitter: All this because I take losing badly. I’m starting to think other things now…fa real. It’s deeper than how it looks. Fa real.
Add “Coach K” to the growing list of potential coaching candidates for the Nets next season. A report in the Daily News also throws our old friend John Calipari into the mix – which might actually make my head explode, though wouldn’t an awesome reality show be a setup where Coach Cal was back with the Nets, but he HAD to take Jayson Williams as his assistant coach?
Of all the hang-wringing and debate regarding the Nets awful season, leave it to Anthony Marcri of Basketball Prospectus to hit the nail on the head with his assessment: The central issue with this Nets team is, quite simply, they are less than the sum of their parts. They have a few pieces who could be starters on championship-caliber teams (Brook Lopez and Courtney Lee). They have guys who could be solid contributors for a playoff team (Devin Harris and Yi Jianlian come to mind). Finally, they have some role players who on the right team could be integral to a team’s success (Chris Douglas-Roberts, Kris Humphries, Terrence Williams, and Keyon Dooling, to name a few). However, this group does not fit together on the court.
Bleacher Report tries to fix the Nets, suggesting to trade for Caron Butler, draft Evan Turner, and hire Mike Fratello as coach, among other things.