Kidd: No more Isolation Basketball
The Nets were the fourth best team in isolation plays last season but struggled with productive offensive sets. The problem wasn't illuminated until the Nets faced the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. When they lost, critics questioned their heart and will to win but their was little talk about their inept offense. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez were always forced to make something happen without ease. Many things factored into this but offense should come easy without having to pound the ball . There were times when Lopez would get the ball near the three point line and have to take difficult jump shots to avoid violations. Luckily, Jason Kidd noticed this problem and wants no part of that.
Kidd makes great points because their main problem was the stagnant offense and non existent team defense. Numbers aside, there was no reason why Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli scored the way they did in that series. They both have proven to be capable scores but they are not superstars. Team Defense will be the key and Lopez will be the center of attention. Teams loved to attack him on the pick and roll and Lopez struggles guarding it. But with key additions in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the defensive and offensive schemes should be much better.