The Brooklyn Nets started the season on fire at 11-4, but that now seems like a very long time ago. They’ve crashed back down to Earth, now with a 14-14 record, and forward Gerald Wallace blames the ongoing struggles it on selfish play. Per the NY Post: “When the Nets dramatically overhauled their roster this summer, the plan wasn’t to put together a .500 team. But that’s exactly what they are after last night’s 108-93 loss to the Bucks dropped them to 14-14 this season. ‘We’re a way better team than what our record is,’ Gerald Wallace said. ‘I’m [bleeping ticked] off about us losing, and especially the way we’re losing.’ […] ‘It’s mind-boggling that we’re in the situation we’re in,’ Wallace said. ‘As good of a team as we are, as good as started off … you saw the potential we had as a team, and the talent we have as a team. And yet, still, instead of team, it’s more of ‘I.’ The ‘I’ Wallace was referring to, he said, was his teammates getting into the mindset that rather than working together as a group. ‘Confidence is our problem now,’ he said. ‘I think that’s our main problem. Guys have got too much confidence in themselves and are not trusting in the team. Our main thing is we’ve got to get back to a team concept, all for one. Offensively and defensively, when we move the ball, we execute, we take care of the ball, we make the extra pass … We’ve got to do everything as a team instead of relying on one guy to do this and one guy to do that.’ […] ‘Anybody can talk, but we’ve got to go out and execute that out on the court, and right now we’re really not doing that,’ Wallace said. ‘We play a good half or we play a great quarter, and then we go back to playing selfish ball offensively and defensively, and that’s not getting us anywhere.'”
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