Let's review the horrible week that was:
Thursday, March 15 - Howard flip-flops again and decides not to opt-out of his contract this summer, shattering the Nets
hopes of trading for the big man at the trade deadline.
Thursday, March 15 - The Nets move on to Plan B and land Gerald Wallace
for a couple injured players and a draft pick (most initially speculated this would be the pick the Nets acquired from Houston in the T. Williams trade)
Thursday, March 15 - It's later revealed that the pick is actually a top-3 protected pick in this year's draft. This deal is getting worse all the time.
Friday, March 16 - Nets play Orlando. Williams sits, Wallace isn't in tow yet and the Magic
hammer the Nets. FU, Dwight!
Saturday, March 17 - Williams returns, Wallace debuts and they're playing a home game against the lowly Hornets
. The Nets close the 3rd quarter w/a flurry capped off by a Wallace 3 at the buzzer. Then they implode as Williams and Humphries make costly mistakes in an awful 4th quarter, Nets lose.
Monday, March 19 - Nets play another winnable home game vs. the Cavs. The Nets come out sluggish and cold and fall behind by 15. Williams plays out of his mind in the 2nd quarter and the Nets rally behind he and Wallace to take a 6 point lead in the 4th quarter. Once more, Williams and Humphries make awful mistakes to close the game and a rookie outplays Williams as the Nets lose yet again. Williams bails w/o talking to reporters - that must make his teammates feel just great.
Wednesday, March 21 - Nets play at home against the God-awful Wizards
. Williamd and Avery get ejected and they get hammered at home to another terrible team that was at least prudent enough to retain their lottery pick.
Now we're all fretting that Williams, and possibly Wallace, will bolt this summer and the Nets will be a laughingstock heading into Brooklyn. So we may not have hit rock bottom just yet. Bottom line: is it baseball season yet?