The Brooklyn Nets are in bad shape. How bad?
But how do the fans really feel about the shape of these Nets?
According the the SB Nation FanPulse surveys, 20% of fans “aren’t confident” in the direction of this team, while 55% of fans give the Nets a C grade at the mid-way mark, with 20% giving them a D, and just 25% giving them a B. No votes for an “A.”
This isn’t quite a season low, in terms of fan confidence, but the results were trending toward 100% confident just after the Nets announced Kyrie Irving was returning from injury. That, of course, has dipped nearly 20% over the last week.
Why is it important? Because the Nets need a statement win, and beating the Lakers at 34-9 is just the kind of statement this team needs to make.
The Nets - and more so Kyrie Irving - need to make a statement on Thursday. Win a game you aren’t “supposed to win.” That’s what the Nets need; that’s what the fans want.
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