Enough of Mr Inconsistent Travis Outlaw at Small Forward! Enough of Stephen Graham aka Trenton Hassell version 2 stinking it up at SG. There SERIOUSLY need to be another shuffle for the starting lineup. How do the Nets believe that they can keep up in scoring with other teams consistently when they have 3 starters (Outlaw, Graham and Favors) averaging under 10 PPG for the season so far? Yes we're experiencing injuries right now to Farmar (who may return Friday) and James (don't know when he returns), but that shouldn't give the Nets an excuse to have 2 career role players stinking up the place each game.
With Anthony Morrow and Sasha Vujacic available, Stephen Graham should be seeing LESS minutes in a game unless it's garbage minutes in a blowout game. Until Damion James return, the Nets really don't have much choices for SF though they could and SHOULD make a trade for a legit SF like Gerald Wallace. Wallace is exactly the kind of player the Nets could use because he offers both defense and offense, something the Nets absolutely LACKS at that position now. Nearly every small forward that has played against the Nets have DOMINANTED them in so many ways. The Nets need a player like Wallace, who could apply some much needed pressure on those go-to guys of the opposing team. Not to mention, Wallace is exactly the kind of player that Avery Johnson likes. If he's available, the Nets need to stop wasting time and make a move for him ASAP.
I'm tired of seeing the Nets play so well against teams who are far superior to them, but look so awful against teams who are considered "beatable" in the Nets eyes such as the Sixers, Bucks, Pacers, Wizards, etc. How do the Nets expect to make a run for a playoff spot if they're going to lose to "beatable" teams most of the time? Something REALLY needs to be done because I'm TIRED of the inconsistency and I'm TIRED of the teasing, where the Nets look good in a few games but then revert back to looking awful the next few games. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
If a much-needed trade ISN'T going to happen, then the Nets need to finish the 2nd half of the season with a lineup of Lopez, Favors, James, Morrow and Harris with Petro, Humphries, Outlaw, Vujacic, Farmar and the others coming off the bench. I rather experience losing while watching the young talent (Favors and James) with potential start than to watch the bums (Outlaw and Graham) stink it up each game. No one pays their money or attention to watch bums play awful and take starting spots from players, who ACTUALLY have potential to be good players in the future. I hope Avery, King and Prokhorov are listening to the voices of die-hard Nets fans such as myself because it's OUR money that's helping to keep their business alive. Without promise, there are NO FANS. Without fans, there is NO MONEY. Without money, there is NO BUSINESS which means a big fat EPIC FAIL for the business.