In an interview with ESPN.com, Richard Jefferson offers this assessment of the Nets' season--and calls to break up the team: "There's been so much talk of breaking up the team... It's really an ignorant statement. If our group would have been healthy, that's one thing. But we had five guys have surgery before the All-Star break. If you do that to San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, what are you going to expect?" RJ also talks about his own injuries and ESPN ranks teams hardest hit by injury: Nets are No. 4.
- The NBA's kings of pain - Marc Stein - ESPN