Desperation for the Nets is increasing, according to the latest report from Al Iannazzone: Veterans Devin Harris, Keyon Dooling and Tony Battie spoke during a players’ meeting last week about doing whatever it takes to win three more games. The general message: It doesn’t matter how dysfunctional this situation and season have been, avoiding the NBA record for fewest wins in a season should be everyone’s focus.
Jarvis Hayes on the remaining 13 games: “It’s too late in the season to be looking for luck,” Hayes said.
More from Jarvis in the New York Post: “We’re definitely pressing,” he said. “Everybody’s pressing, myself included. We have to look at it like this is our playoff. Every night we’re getting teams’ best shot because they don’t want to be the team that loses to us . . . and we gotta come out with the same mentality.
Dave D’Alessandro on Jarvis: It is a virtual certainty that Jarvis Hayes will have his pick of jobs this summer, because he has the kind of game that every contender can use, the kind of professionalism that rebuilding teams covet, and the kind of versatility that middling teams value, just to plug whatever hole might arise. But all things being equal, the pending free agent is just fine returning to a team that’s 7-62.