Let me start this off by saying that I love this team and I think we have great, great potential for the future. If we get a couple breaks we could be over that hump and be at least a solid playoff team.
Despite my optimism for the future, the PRESENT is really, really frustrating for at least me as a fan. The Nets' games are so BORING, they play with so little energy at times, no firepower, highlight plays, NOTHING. And here is me venting my frustrations for the current Nets. Just keep in mind that I love the Nets and I love our future.Stephen Graham: He really DOES NOTHING. It simply baffles me how he gets any minutes at all. Sure, he doesn't get 35. But he gets 20. And he deserve ZERO. HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE ON AN NBA ROSTER. He stand out there on the court and does NOTHING. He doesn't even play good defense. He just fouls.
Listlessness: The Nets will sometimes just stand out there and look so uninspired it depresses me. They will stand, not move without the ball, no screens, and just watch the PG dribble around for 20 seconds before someone forces a shot. Does anyone else notice these possessions? The Nets just play with no fire. The exception to this is the Hump. That's why I think he is a big part of this team.
The games are so BORING!!: Aside from three or four highlight reel dunks from Derrick Favors, there have been NO EXCITING PLAYS OR MOMENTS. There is rarely a time in a game where I think, "Man, this 2011 Nets team could be good!" There is nothing exciting. Just my opinion.
Travis Outlaw: I actually don't hate Outlaw as much as some other people on this board. But he can stand out there on the court for 30+ mins, and like Graham, DO NOTHING. Actually, sometimes he can be even worse than Graham because he THINKS he can do things but can't actually, so he ends up jacking up endless threes and making me slap my forehead. Wayyyy too many times Travis will take a shot that makes me think "noooo Travis noooo" even before the shot is missed.
This post is mostly just me venting my frustrations as a Nets fan at this time. We have a bright future with a core of Lopez, Harris, Favors. Solid role players in Farmar, Vujacic, Morrow, DJames, Humphries, and Petro (Yes, I said it). All we need is a couple breaks to get over that hump (no pun intended). But I think we're all at least a little frustrated right now and I as a fan just wanted to express my personal frustrations.