The Nets didn’t come up small simply figuratively, however actually as effectively.
Brooklyn’s lack of dimension and size value them within the playoffs final season in opposition to Milwaukee and bought underscored this yr in opposition to Boston. It’s an issue they should repair in the event that they hope to contend subsequent season.
“We have been exceptionally small in opposition to an enormous crew (the Celtics), so it will get uncovered,” mentioned Steve Nash. “We’re enjoying 5 guys who have been 6-[foot]-3 and underneath in opposition to a crew that actually doesn’t play anybody that dimension in any respect, in order that can provide you limitations defensively.
“How do you actually consider the place you wish to go defensively, as a result of it seems to be so completely different [when] you play [against] a much bigger group on the ground than if you play two or three 6-2, 6-3 guys on the market. A few of these issues, on one hand, you anticipate to not face once more; however, it’s a possibility to have a look at what if we’re in that place once more?”