Shannon Sharpe says that he was one of the first to point out that the Nets had horrible defense following the James Harden trade.
The Brooklyn Nets had yet another spectacular game on offense as four players scored over 20 points for them last night. On the other hand, they showed little to no effort on the defensive end of the floor as they gave up 149 points in a loss to a team that is at the bottom of the barrel in terms of record.
The Washington Wizards miraculously snipped away at the Nets’ 5 point lead with back to back threes from Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook with less than 10 seconds left in the ballgame.
BRADLEY BEAL AND RUSSELL WESTBROOK WITH CLUTCH BUCKETS 🔥
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 1, 2021
The Nets defense was helpless against the star-studded backcourt as they let Beal go off for 37 points and Westbrook have a season high 41.
Shannon Sharpe twitter post calls for the Nets to acquire better defensive players.
Shannon Sharpe took to Twitter voice his disapproval for the Nets defense going forward. He insinuated that he was one of the first to call for the Nets to get better defensive players and hated that they gave up Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen in the Harden deal. He then claimed that he wasn’t ‘hating’ on the Nets because he was a Lakers fan.
Now everyone wants to talk about Nets porous defense. When I said, Nets Def would be a problem w/o J. Allen and T. Prince since Harden trade. I was hating on KD and Lakers fan. Every comment tonite has been about Nets BAD defense. Wonder what changed ppls mind
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) February 1, 2021
The Nets have no problem in generating offense. They scored 146 points last night, without James Harden hitting the floor for a single second of the game. The Nets need to acquire some nitty-gritty players to throw on the defensive end of the floor.
Their superstars cannot be exerting themselves on both ends of the floor as this would lead to fatigue. In an astonishing stat that perfectly sums up the Nets as a whole, they current hold the greatest offensive rating in NBA history with 122.6 since the Harden trade.
In that same time period, the also hold the worst defensive rating in NBA history at 119.9. This should be a clear cut indication to Brooklyn that they need defensive personnel.