Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets are searching high and low for a way to turn their disappointing season around. Based on what KG told Roderick Boone of Newsday, it's safe to rule out "calmly discussing the problem" as a solution.
Per Boone, Garnett said:
You are going to have some tough times and it's important to stay together. More importantly, excuse my French, but the hell with all the talking. You can come out and there needs to be more applied at this point.
We are talking to each other and are keeping each other upbeat and all that. But at some point, it's just talk, and then you have to come in and actually do some of the things that we are talking about as a team.
French excused, KG.
The Big Ticket's language (and frustrations) are totally understandable. Really, it's a wonder he could avoid a few more four-letter words after his team dropped a 95-91 contest to the Charlotte Bobcats on Nov. 20.
The Nets are reeling. Beset by injuries and playing poorly on both ends, it's hard to see a way out of the hole they've dug for themselves. Granted, Brooklyn still has 71 more games to sort out its issues, but with Garnett looking like a shell of himself, Deron Williams unable to stay on the floor and Jason Kidd looking more overmatched every day, it's difficult to be hopeful.
According to KG, though, the time for hope—and especially talk—is over. It's going to take action to get the Nets back on track.
What's particularly scary about that proposition, though, is that so few of Brooklyn's players seem to be up for the challenge. Andray Blatche was the team's leading scorer against the Bobcats, notching 25 points on 14 shots as KG attempted just a pair of field goals in 21 minutes.
Paul Pierce was 3-of-11 from the field. Williams played 13 minutes before rolling his ankle. The list goes on.
In the end, it's probably a good thing the Nets are done talking. They're playing terribly; it's that simple. There's really nothing left to say.
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