Less than one week after acquiring Deron Williams on the New Jersey Nets the fans have a growing fascination with the possibility of pairing him with the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard. Personally I find it kind of sickening. First it was the Lebron Decision. Then it was the Melo-Drama and finally we got our man in Deron. But instead of simply celebrating his arrival and how he will make everyone on this team better. We have become obsessed with trading Brook Lopez, who has been the best player on the team before Deron got here for another player.
Where is the loyalty. Where is the love for the Current Nets. I know that we went 12-70 last year and most of us want to erase any memory we have of that season which apparently includes Brook. But the trade deadline has already passed so can we please talk about something other than trades. It seems like we talk about players on other teams more then we do about our own nets players. I understand that there will be more changes made to the team to satisfy Deron and we are all excited about the future but Brook should be a part of our future. He should be rewarded for carrying us through our toughest seasons. He should have a chance to build us into a champion playing with the best PG and focus on turning himself into the best center. Let’s take care of home before we go flirting with the mistress.
There are so many other questions that have to be answered before the CBA comes along which could potentially change everything we currently know about free agency and trades not to mention the cap which I am certain will be altered.
What are we going to do with our players currently under contract? Does Humphries deserve to be resigned and if so will it be as a future reserve or a glue guy type starter? Will we bring back the machine if he takes a pay cut? Will we ever get rid of Outlaw’s contract? Is D. James the SF of the future for this team? Has Ben Uzoh progressed to the point that he makes Farmar dispensable? Could Brendan Wright play up to the level people thought he would when drafted or is he simply here to provide cap relief with his expiring contract. How can we get GrahaMVP more touches?
The last one was a joke but the other questions are ones that I am much more interested in then just trying to figure out whether Dwight (a free agent in 2012) will join the team Next season or possibly the season after that. This season is still going on and the playoffs are a long shot but mathematically still possible. As fans we should never stop believing as long as it is still a possibility. So Net Nation I ask you to please leave all of the hoopla alone and let us focus on hoops.