blargh wrote:I think given the makeup of the Eastern Conference this year, there is too much value in the 1 seed for The Nets to truly sandbag. The difference between playing one of the two other elite teams vs both is pretty significant.
I think they believe their health is way more important than anything else. They probably believe they can sleepwalk through much of the East if running on all cylinders, which probably isn't wrong.
This is definitely the case. Both for management and the players, the 1 seed does not seem to be a priority. testing lineups, getting healthy, getting young guys shots seems to be more of a concern. right or wrong i dont think the nets players or management are worried about home court or matchups. Definitely the players arent.
I mean when we lose vs you guys last time the mood was far from "damn we needed that win" or "if only we were healthy", it was just another game. Kyrie said "it was a fun game".
From a fan perspective, i was much more concerned before toronto kept lowry. had he gone to you guys or miami that would have made it to where id want to avoid you until the ECF. otherwise, to be honesty, philly/miami/boston are all kind of in the same boat for me and no preference who we play. id prefer to get the bucks then 1 of those 3 but again, its kind of all the same.
Not facing lebron would be nice, but we could only play them in the finals either way