Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Starting Five: New Year's resolutions
By Mike Mazzeo
It's time to lead, Deron Williams.
2013 couldn’t have gone much worse for the Brooklyn Nets.
But now that 2014 is upon us, here’s a look at some New Year’s resolutions we think could help this team get back on track:
Owner Mikhail Prokhorov: Come to Brooklyn more, give some sort of comment about the state of the organization.
GM Billy King: Make a move to shake up the roster, contemplate the possibility of becoming a seller and recuperating lost assets.
Coach Jason Kidd: Make better halftime adjustments, be more animated on the sidelines, contemplate standing during games, work on Xs and Os.
Deron Williams: Get healthy, return to being an All-Star point guard, no more bad body language, turn this team around.
Brook Lopez: Have surgery, take a vacation, rehab and regain health, work toward becoming an All-Star again.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce: Move on, remember the good times in Boston, but relish the opportunity to play in Brooklyn, make more shots, provide better leadership, give this team an identity.
Joe Johnson: Create more offense in the post, don’t let offense affect defense (same applies to D-Will).
The entire team: Play better defense, rebound the ball, play hard, no head-hanging.
Question: Any other New Year’s Resolutions we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
In case you missed it: The Nets were blown out again in San Antonio, Stan Van Gundy thinks they’re a “bush league organization” and Andrei Kirilenko returned to the lineup. Plus, the Nets will wear their nickname jerseys Jan. 10 vs. the Miami Heat.
Uphill climb: The Nets (10-21) need to go 31-20 to finish .500 for the season.
Up next: Practice Wednesday then a game in Oklahoma City Thursday night.
Happy New Year! From all of us at ESPNNewYork.com, have a happy and healthy 2014, and thanks for reading.