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Is Brook Lopez getting the ball enough?

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Greg Logan of Newsday poses that question Monday and the answer he comes up with is No. It has been frustrating for Lopez without Lin or any experienced floor general, although you won’t hear him complain about it.

Saturday’s gave against Golden State, maybe Lopez’s worst all season, was a prime example, argues Logan.

Lopez missed all five shots he took in a scoreless first half and finished with only nine points and 3-for-13 shooting.

Asked if he saw the ball enough early, he told writers: “I think our team did a very good job trusting in one another and moving the ball throughout our motion offense. We stayed within our offense’s principles and we did a great job sharing it.”

Translation: No.

Asked if he got the ball in the right spots, Lopez again deflected the question. “More than spots, I’m more disappointed in myself, I don’t think I did a good job offensively tonight at all. I turned the ball over a lot. I didn’t make shots I should have made. It just felt like a one-off night for me. I definitely have to do better next game.”

Translation: No.

The Nets often feed Lopez early, but as the opponent adjusts, things slow down. This time, the Warriors, the NBA’s best defense as well as offense, pressured him early and often. Jeremy Lin said, he’s been talking to his 7’1” teammate a lot, including during games, to get things resolved.

“Yeah, that’s something that we already talked about,” Lin said. “He knows that, as his point guard, he can always come to me any time he needs to.

“We were talking, even through the course of the game in the third quarter and fourth quarter, about ways to get him touches. There is definitely a balancing act, and we’ll figure it out. We had it going before I got hurt, and I just need to get back to that.”

Will they be able to bring things around? Logan quoted Lin, pointing out that there’s little time left.

“We barely get time to practice, so this is going to be really big for us to get back to our fundamentals, our principles,” Lin said. “If we do it right, it can be somewhat of a turning point in terms of turning things around and getting headed in the right direction.”

In other big man news, a post on Luis Scola’s official Twitter feed noted that he’s been working with new Net, Andrew Nicholson.