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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 26, 2010 at 04:10:18 PM

The Nets are home after a winless West Coast trip – and winless in 2010 – and open a homestand that includes some winnable games.

(Pause for dramatic effect and then repeat it for the magnitude of the statement:)

This homestand includes some winnable games for the 3-40 Nets.

If the Nets don’t show any improvement during this four-game stay you probably could write in magic marker that the NBA record for losses in a season will belong to the this team.

The Nets open Wednesday night against the Clippers, play the Wizards and Sixers this weekend and then the Pistons next week.

The Clippers are playing much better lately, but the Wizards, Sixers and Pistons – probably in that order – are the most disappointing teams in the NBA. The Nets aren’t a disappointment

Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:05:49 AM

The Nets got the message that their effort needs to improve, but even when they played harder and with more energy than they have in almost two weeks they still were blown out.

This isn’t good for their self-esteem or confidence that if they do the right things they can win another game. Of course, you have to take into account the opponent.

The Nets played at Phoenix, and the Suns needed a win. They had lost four straight and didn’t want to extend the skid against the worst team in the NBA. No one wants to be the team that losses to the Nets.

The Suns didn’t need to worry because their star power and execution were far too much for the Nets to handle and resulted in a 118-94 rout.

If the Nets play this way in their next game, at Golden State, maybe they can pull out