In recent seasons, rounds of tide intensified, more and more teams began to take turns in some of the main line. The last game of the regular season, the league at the bottom of the record network also engage in a holiday, they did not let Lin Shuhao, Brook – Lopez two main play, former Union president David – Stern in an interview with “USA Today” , The Nets this behavior can not be forgiven, too shameful.
“I do not know what the Nets think is in mind,” Stern said, “I really do not know, the Nets have really no desire in the record, their record is the league’s worst, but they still Have the opportunity to play in the last game with respect to the Bulls, but they actually turn off their starting players? Really? In my opinion this is unforgivable, I do not think Chairman (Xiao Hua) the right It ‘s so blazed that he should even take action, and the Nets are so disgraceful that they break the agreement between us and the fans.
This season, the Nets only get 20 wins and 62 losses, winning the league bottom. Because this year the Celtics have the right to exchange with the Nets the first round of the sign, which means that even if the Nets to get the top pick, this high value of the draft will fall into the hands of the Celtics, so the Nets in the routine There is no record pressure in the ending stage.
“Commander Kenny – Atkinson is hoping to join the army, as if to say, ‘I want to show you some, I have to take off my players.’ I remember that night I heard Tom – Hein Thorne In the game review process, said, ‘What is it? Is the Nets cut off the players to make them have the strength (after the end of the season) to empty the locker room?’ “Stern continued.
That game, the Nets eventually to 73-112 defeat in the Bulls, the Bulls finally locked the playoff seat, to the eighth eighth into the playoffs, the Heat in the playoffs outside the door.
Before the last game, Atkinson explained why the team to take off, he said the team is only from a long-term perspective, they want to let the main players in the offseason to maintain a healthy, do not want a few main injuries in the final battle. In addition, they want to give young players a chance to study the young players at the same time let them accumulate experience for the future in the league to get a place and work.