It was nice to see some live ball and get an idea of what this years new team resembles.
Standouts: Farmar, TWill,Favors
Standoffs: Harris, Morrow, Outlaw
The rest of the players either fell in between or were not worth mentioning. Other than the scary collision of Favors and Lopez I only felt more dizzy watching Devin Harris run the show. Farmar clearly outplayed him and Harris showed that he has picked up right where he left off from last year. Bad decisions, a jump shot that is always off to the left, and an expression on his face that leaves us wondering if he wants to really be there. Besides being fragile on the court he is also fragile in the mind as well. It is obvious on how to play him. Lay off so he decides to shoot and therefore respect his speed. Needless to say I feel uncomfortable with Harris at the point and feel that Farmar is the guy that needs to lead this team. He is smart, great jumper that he had to have in triangle offense w/Lakers, great experience, and plays in your face 'd'. Perhaps it is this.. "The Harris Factor" that has led me to believe that the trade for 'Melo makes sense but not so fast. See Favors. He looked great. Strong, light on his feet, and obvious that he will be a player very very quickly. So, it's a tough one. Parting with Harris is a good thing and here is another reason.. See TWill. Very smooth. Great vision, Like what I saw. So.. that's a rap. Unfortunately, the Outlaw contract is still puzzling to me but I do feel he can be a contributor. Certainly not worthy of 5 yrs, 35 mm but I hope he becomes a nice fit. Morrow, looked lost and did not seem like he could get off his own shot.
Let's Go Nets. Farmar, TWill,Favors,Lopez. A very solid core.