Mikhail Prokhorov made some bold claims shortly after becoming majority owner of the New Jersey Nets. Despite being one of the most aggressive teams in the league in terms of pursuing trades, The Nets (16-4) have little to show for the efforts.
Squandered attempts to orchestrate a trade for Dwight Howard saw the team settle with a acquiring Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trailblazers.
The Nets have lost five of their last six, including losses to other bottom feeders, the Washington Wizards, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Hornets.
Three-time all-star, Deron Williams, was visibly frustrated after the Nets’ most recent loss, which came Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks.
“It’s been a tough week,” Williams admitted. “Teams go through it. We are going through it.”
As with any young team, a lack of focus seems to be the blame. Although they are capable of pulling together a few good quarters, it is rare that the Nets play a full 48 minutes of solid hoops.
“I think our ...