- 10/04/2007, 05:18AM ET
7#bag _ Com said 10/04, 05:18 AM
These Questions were put forth in the CBS Sports magazine for each team: I will answer the Q yes or No.
Q: Can the Nets contend?
A: No, I don;t care how healthy they are the Nets have passes thier window as a threat in the East unless they catch MAJOR fire during the playoffs.
I'm a big Jason Kidd fan and a UNC Homer but I just don;t see them going anywhere anytime soon- Richard Jefferson seems to vanish at the wrong time, and Moore is a sheep in wolfs clothing
They may get the 2 spot in the Atlantic and a second round of the playoffs due to a HOF PG but (depending on the matchups) they are no threat for a ring anytime soon under the current roster
Devon Edwards said 10/04, 08:20 AM
With the big 3 of VC, RJ, and JKidd, they will easily compete in the East. It's easy to forget the injury to promising F/C Nenad Krstic, who was averaging 17 and 7 through the first 26 games.
The Nets also went out and got Jamaal Magloire to back up C and play some solid defense and rebound.
The Western Conference is superior to the East, everyone knows that. However, the Nets have as good a chance as any other Eastern Conference team to win the NBA Championship
7#bag _ Com said 10/04, 09:12 AM
Vince Carter is not- and never will be a clutch player in the NBA- and after 9 years in the NBA he is not going to get much better- and is going to begin to decline
and Richard Jefferson is a solid player- but he only played 55 games last year-
Jason Kidd is a HOF point guard with a ton of miles on him- this is his 13th year in the NBA- he played over 36 minutes a game last year- how long is he going to hold up- plus he barely shoots over 40% - that has always held him and his teams back.
The Nets were 500 team last year and added Jamaal Magloire- and got beat in 6 by the one-dimentional Cavs
and you expect them to take down Detroit, Chi-town and the Magic?
Devon Edwards said 10/05, 08:53 AM
Kidd is a great PG. He's not an offensive player but he will take his shot. HE is the BEST pure point guard in the NBA. To say he holds he holds his team back is uninformed and ignorant.
RJ was hurt last year, but who's to say he'll be hurt again? He hasn't had a history of injuries.
Lastly, there is no such thing as clutch in sports. Carter however, is a superstar. In addition to adding Magloire, they also get Krstic back, who was 17 and 7 before his injury.
7#bag _ Com said 10/05, 09:32 AM
I never said he stunk!
A PG that shoots 40% is not a good thing! The fact his is that great and is going to the hall of fame only adds to him as a player
Like Reggie Jackson and his strikeouts!
Same thing- major hole in his game but still going to the Hall.
No such thing as Clutch in sports?
ooooook- I can;t even respond to that.
Should I make a Mets crack about that?
Can I? I mean a Met Fan talking about Clutch or not chocking down the streach . . . .
Sorry that was too easy
Devon Edwards said 10/05, 11:11 AM
There is a such thing in sports, as, say, a clutch shot, or a clutch hit. However, to call players definitively clutch or not is completely ambigous. Derek Jeter is considered clutch but his career 2 out/RISP BA is lower than his normal BA.
Look, Carter is a great player. There's no way to measure "clutch"ism because great players make great shots. Try and think of bad or average players who come up consistently in big situations. Because by that metric, the only "clutch" is Horry
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