The Brooklyn Nets are the most disappointing team in the NBA through the first month of the year, and offseason addition Kevin Garnett has no idea how to fix the problems that have plagued the club.
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Garnett’s honest response comes right after the Nets lost 95-91 to an inferior (at least on paper) Charlotte Bobcats team on the road Wednesday night. Garnett played 21 minutes, but he only took two shots and scored four points.
The future Hall of Fame forward was traded to the Nets in the offseason as part of a multi-player deal with the Boston Celtics for one more run at a championship, but if Brooklyn’s struggles continue, making the playoffs from an incredibly weak Eastern Conference will be a challenge. The Nets rank 19th in the NBA in scoring and 23rd in points allowed, which proves that there are problems at both ends of the floor.
At 3-8, Brooklyn is a half game above the last-place Milwaukee Bucks in the East, which is not where the Nets expected to be after adding Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Garnett to a roster that already included talented center Brook Lopez and elite point guard Deron Williams. If the Nets don’t turn their season around quickly, rookie head coach Jason Kidd will be on the hot seat, if he isn’t already.