Vince Carter made a positive impact as he played his first games as a Net this week. While Carter and his teammates will continue to have some growing pains here and there, his talent can make up for a lot of the problems that can occur when a team undergoes such a significant change. With Carter adapting to his new surroundings, Jason Kidd still working his way up to top speed, and Nenad Krstic continuing to develop, things are moving in the right direction for the Nets. They can't afford to linger too long in the adjustment period, however, as they face a tough January schedule, with 12 of their 16 games on the road this month.
- NetsDaily Weekly Wrap Up - December 27, 2004 - January 2, 2005
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