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PJ may give expensive forward another chance

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08:10 AM ET 03.15 | Meet the new power forward, same as the old power forward. Just 8 days after removing Kris Humphries completely from the rotation, PJ Carlesimo said after Thursday's practice that he plans to bring his $24 million man back "sooner rather than later." "We gotta get Hump in the lineup back soon," Carlesimo said. "His conditioning is good. He's done a lot of extra stuff with (trainer Jeremy Bettle). The thing he hasn't done is be on the floor in a while." Carlesimo had pulled Humphries from the rotation to give Mirza Teletovic a better look before the playoffs, but the Bosnian has struggled with his shot and defensively since becoming the first power forward off the bench.

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March 15, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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So there's a hump in PJ's future?

Why, Did he forgive Spreewell....?

March 15, 2013  09:24 AM ET

No One Will Confuse You With The Real PJ, Bro.

March 15, 2013  10:40 AM ET

The Nets management and PJ are showing that they lack a vision and a strategy. Goes to show how hard it is to run a team EVEN if you have money. Kudos to OKC, Spurs, Lakers for putting up very competitive teams year after year. Fans take them for granted but what those teams do is nothing short of remarkable.

March 15, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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The Nets management and PJ are showing that they lack a vision and a strategy. Goes to show how hard it is to run a team EVEN if you have money. Kudos to OKC, Spurs, Lakers for putting up very competitive teams year after year. Fans take them for granted but what those teams do is nothing short of remarkable.

As a longtime Nets fan (RIP Petro), this product is much better than our ~10 win a season product. They aren't close to making the Finals again like they did in back-to-back years under Lawrence Frank but I would prefer today's Nets over having Vince Carter chucking up 3 pointers. I'd still take these Nets over any form of Nets team with Dwight Howard on it. Yes, they are in salary cap hell with those contracts but they are still productive players, mostly.

March 15, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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As a longtime Nets fan (RIP Petro), this product is much better than our ~10 win a season product. They aren't close to making the Finals again like they did in back-to-back years under Lawrence Frank but I would prefer today's Nets over having Vince Carter chucking up 3 pointers. I'd still take these Nets over any form of Nets team with Dwight Howard on it. Yes, they are in salary cap hell with those contracts but they are still productive players, mostly.

Not knocking on the players at all. I love DWill (even though he's not 100% this year). Gerald is one of my favorite role players.
But how well have the players been used and jelled? Avery was a disaster. PJ is no better. Even signings were all questionable. Dis you really need Joe Johnson's contract (we sure didn't LOL)?

Just look at the chatter prior to the trade deadline, it seemed like Nets were associated with every other player walking the Earth for trades. That shows lacking a vision, lacking an identity as to who they want to be.
That being said, 4th or 5th seed in the east is still a very good outcome.

March 15, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Actually, a 3 seed is totally attainable for the NEW KINGS OF NY!

March 15, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Actually, a 3 seed is totally attainable for the NEW KINGS OF NY!

The Knicks already are....

March 15, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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The Knicks already are....

old/injured/done. Idk.........what are they?

March 15, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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old/injured/done. Idk.........what are they?

#1 in NYC - Nets will always be second fiddle in New York - Almost like the Clips in L.A.


Wait for it.................................... :-) - Busting chops mayne....!!

March 15, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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#1 in NYC - Nets will always be second fiddle in New York - Almost like the Clips in L.A.Wait for it.................................... :-) - Busting chops mayne....!!

Let me tell you suckas somethin. You don't know what it's like out here on the mean streets of Hollywood Blvd. The Bronx, big whoop, try walking down Hollywood Blvd without gettin malested by some sucka dressed up like a movie actor or some sucka superhero!
And another thing, you can take that second fiddle, shine it up real nice annnnnnnnnnnd stick it right up your "Jabroni Blvd".
zoo........out!

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March 15, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Let me tell you suckas somethin. You don't know what it's like out here on the mean streets of Hollywood Blvd. The Bronx, big whoop, try walking down Hollywood Blvd without gettin malested by some sucka dressed up like a movie actor or some sucka superhero!And another thing, you can take that second fiddle, shine it up real nice annnnnnnnnnnd stick it right up your "Jabroni Blvd".zoo........out!

Hahhaahaha....Great impression bro...

March 15, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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Hahhaahaha....Great impression bro...

Where's the apple of our eye been lately?

March 15, 2013  03:10 PM ET
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Where's the apple of our eye been lately?

Either Riker's island or FN solitary confinement...

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March 15, 2013  03:27 PM ET

Humphries has to play with the same tenacity he did under Avery. As many others have said he needs to gt back in the lineup asap. Brooklyn is in a great position to overtake the knicks.

 
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