Before I even begin to talk about the team I just want to say that its only been 3 games of a 66 game season.
We knew the injury to Lopez would hurt the team but we didn't know how badly it would be. Boy is it bad! Brook was our go to guy a lot last season and he played that role well. We were always able to go to his post moves and dish the ball to him for the 15 foot jumper. The way in which we have started the last 3 games not generating offense could be solved by Lopez, but it can be solved right now by Williams and Morrow.
The main reason for our struggles has been scoring and it's because Deron Williams and Anthony Morrow just haven't found their stroke. These two guys need to find it or else this team will continue to struggle.
I like the way Humphries has played and if James can find a jumpshot he will be a nice player. However, the lack of communication on the boards has been dreadful. Guys running into each other jarring the ball loose causing the other team to recover their rebound generating a second chance. I see this problem going away once the guys start playing a few more games.
The last point I would like to make is about MarShon Brooks. I love the way that he plays the game and goes about himself. He has no fear and will leave it all out their on the floor. We saw him not back down from a Chandler dunk in the preseason, go one on one, and tonight he went up against Howard. Brooks will get better and better with more playing time.
I believe that this team will get better and start to win some games. We are playing hard and playing some good defense. Once Deron and Anthony start finding their stroke we will be just fine. I'm as mad as the next fan that we got blown out on Opening Night and lost by 16 tonight. BUT like I said at the beginning this is only the 3rd game of 66!