There's an elephant in the room and it seems to have been spotted: TheNet's "big three" that opened up the first Brooklyn franchise since 1957, composed of Deron Williams,Joe JohnsonandBrook Lopez, may play their last game together Tuesday in Memphis.
The three have played in just one postseason together, resulting in a premature first-round exit from theChicago Bulls. The next season, Brook Lopez broke his foot in December and missed the rest of the way, leaving Williams & Johnson by themselves.
Now, two and a half seasons later, the Nets are 21-30 and have nine days off - playing their first game of the ‘second half of the htason one day after the February 19thtrade deadline. With Brooklyn failing to meet lofty expectations for a third straight year, Billy King has reportedly made the three available on plenty of occasions.
We begin with Deron Williams, the former face of the franchise and star-studded diva who played hard-to-get prior to the inaugural season in Brooklyn. The Nets gave Williams a max-deal and had a tacit agreement that he was indeed the face of the Brooklyn Nets. But things haven't gone the way the Nets had hoped for.