gigantes wrote:MrDollarBills wrote:kamaze wrote:If you don't get that the playoffs are more important than the regular season nvm this is pointless.
they are important but they're not an indictment against a player either especially guys who are experiencing it for the first time. You think Joe Harris is going to now become a sub 20% shooter the rest of his career because of a bad 5 games??
Rationally looking at it, both Joe and D'Angelo probably use what happened as motivation to work even harder this offseason. I'm not concerned in the slightest.
Because if change and youth weren't actual factors, then Joe and D'Angelo wouldn't have had the breakout seasons they just did. And how does one claim to know the ultimate worth of something in the midst of a development / growth process, anyway? A hurtling, spinning sphere, as it were. Unless you're a physics major or Cirque de Soleil, how would you presume to know, duderino?
I don't know... it seems like a solid proportion of Nets fans still don't understand the Nets fundamental process. The things that make them so special as a team, and the fact that most of these players are in a state of flux (in a good way).
Also seems like there's a certain weird tinge of desperation / neediness from the general fanbase, and I really don't understand what it's about. I would have thought "patience" would have been one of our peak skills as a fanbase after so many years of drudgery. Instead, things are headed in beautiful directions for a number of solid reasons, starting with Sean Marks, but you wouldn't know it talking to some fans. You wouldn't know it.
I've seen D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Caris LeVert fail several times over the last two seasons and yet all of them keep raising their levels of play. A 5 game sample size is not a cause for alarm, its a learning experience. LeVert adjusted the best to playoff basketball out of all of them, which is a great sign, but now he's got to figure out how to maintain that level of play for 82 games. Russell knows now he can't play in the playoffs like he did in the regular season and expect things to go his way, so on and so forth.