Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 am  |  34 responses

Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Says Brooklyn Nets Need One More Good Player

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said that his team needs to attain one more above-average player to compliment Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. The Russian billionaire is sticking to his goal of bringing an NBA title to Brooklyn by 2015. Per Newsday: “One more good player,’ he said during an interview in Moscow last week before traveling to Brooklyn to catch his team’s playoff series. ‘And we need time to make a really strong team.’ P.J. Carlesimo is on board with Prokhorov’s thinking — sort of. Asked Monday night if he concurred with the owner’s assessment, the Nets’ interim coach made sure not to cross his boss while adding a little humor. ‘You think I would disagree with Mr. Prokhorov?’ Carlesimo said, producing laughter from the media. ‘That is an astute statement … Having said that, I love the 15 players that we have now. The league is expanding to 16 [roster spots] next year, so it won’t affect any of the guys currently on the roster. So Mikhail is right … ‘ Prokhorov, who has attended the first two games of the Nets’ playoff series, hasn’t wavered from the bold promise he made a few years ago when he said the Nets will hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy by the time 2015 is over. ‘If we have a great team spirit, great passion, we can beat anyone in the league,’ he said. ‘We are not underdogs, that’s for sure.’”

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  • Anthony Dixon

    paul millsap

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Gerald Wallace forgetting how to play basketball this season doesn’t help.

  • LP

    they need joe johnson….oh wait.

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  • Abdullah Musazay

    And that one good player is Lebron James, lolzy.

  • j

    josh smith

  • i_ball

    Above average… Probably PF as they have the other 4 starter spots filled. One of the Utah bigs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Thompson/21603279 Nate Thompson

    Yeah I was thinking the same, Wallace has had an off year this year but hasn’t he been pretty banged up all year?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    too bad it’s not possible for them to get one more good player

  • Anthony Dixon

    lol a little far-fetched

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  • Max

    A SF/PF: JSmoove!

  • spit hot fiyah

    did he just call joe johnson average? i never trust these translations from foreign magazines

  • RKJ92

    So obviously you don’t watch bball :)

  • nhm

    if jj and wallace are not offended by this, i’ll question their fortitude.

  • Anthony Dixon

    lol i watch every Nets game

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    nooooo! lol

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    its possible, but its gonna get expensive

  • LLC#12

    They’d need to do it on the cheap, they’re currently the all-overpaid allstars.

  • LP

    he really forgot how to play…a veteran losing confidence in his shooting, absurd!!!!!!!!

  • MikeC.

    They could have just kept their draft pick instead of panic trading for Wallace and they’d have Damien Lillard to either groom or trade for a solid vet.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    You can’t. No way in the world you’d disagree with me if you actually watched him play. 8 and 5 a game for a starting small forward making almost $10 million this season. Dude averaged 18 and 10 just 3 seasons ago. Out of 69 games, he scored double figures in only 18. Deron Williams had a bad start to the season…Gerald has had a terrible season. In-game analyst a few weeks ago said he was dropping the ball for no reason like he almost forgot how to shoot and catch

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Doesn’t look like he even believes it’s going in once it leaves his hand.

  • Lj

    Brandon Jennings

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Yeah, well so do the Warriors, Rockets and Bulls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    how would they get another player? they can’t sign someone they are waaaay over the cap.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    gotta pay the extra luxury tax

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I know there are TONS of different exceptions, but once they are over the cap, they can’t just sign any player they want. Nothing to do with spending too much money that’s just a rule.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i stand corrected.

  • kd

    trade wallace!! try to get 1-2 good benchplayers (backup for brooke) and the roster looks good

  • Ugh

    No, the Rockets need more than one.

  • Anthony Dixon

    nah i agree he has declined . He has been banged up all year but he still plays defense, hustles and sometimes finishes but yea this season is terrible offensively.

  • Big Jim

    Do they not have Joe Johnson anymore?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Lin, Harden, Parsons, TRob and say, Dwight? Yeah, one.