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Sports & Beyond: Plum Time for the Nets


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NEW YORK – The Nets have always played second fiddle to the Knicks in both good times and bad. The Knicks’ so-far disastrous 2014-15 season has understandably garnered far more attention than the win-one, lose-one (more or less) season that the Nets have had.

Although they have not endured the same amount of travail that their Manhattan neighbors have had, the Nets have had their share of drama. New head coach Lionel Hollins has not been reticent about blasting his team in postgame press conferences when they have played poorly. Nets general manager Billy King has made it clear that he will listen to offers for any of his players including surly underachieving point guard Deron Williams.

The biggest surprise so far this season has been Hollins’ willingness to start Mason Plumlee at center instead of Brook Lopez. Plumlee doesn’t have even a quarter of the shooting skills that Brook possesses but he is a far better defender and rebounder. The rest of the starting team plays a lot better when Mason is in the pivot. 

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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