Nets PG D'Angelo Russell led the team's comeback in their 98-92 win Monday that broke a four-game losing streak.
The Nets had gotten out to an early lead, but eventually blew it when the Suns went up 75-74 in the fourth. However, Russell went on a tear that helped solidified not only a much-needed win to break their losing skid, but the Nets' first road win of the season.
"It wasn't the prettiest game ever played in the NBA. It was a lot of tugging and clawing, a lot of fouls, but we found a way," head coach Kenny Atkinson told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It was a good sign of growth for our team."
The Nets roster is ready to go from worst in the league to playoff contender this season, but GM Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson are only focused on progress and development.
The Nets' 20-62 record last season was the worst in the NBA. But spirits are high this season after the acquisitions of PG D'Angelo Russell, C Timofey Mozgov, SF DeMarre Carroll, and SG Allen Crabbe to go along with the Nets' first-round C Jarrett Allen.
Atkinson loves his new band of players to work with, but he isn't primarily focused on winning a ring just yet. He needs his players to grow first.
The Jarrett Allen Sweepstakes is over.
The 6-foot-10, 225-pound big man from St. Stephen's Episcopal School, signed with Texas and will be a freshman in 2016-17. He also considered Houston and Kansas.
The addition of Allen gives the Longhorns a four-man freshman class. Allen will join incoming center James Banks and guards Andrew Jones and Jacob Young.
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Jarrett Allen, one of two uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016 along with Marques Bolden, is now considering Houston, Texas and Kansas, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.
Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reported Friday that Kentucky and Notre Dame were no longer options for the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal.
Allen did not immediately respond to a text message on Saturday for comment.
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Jarrett Allen, one of the top uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016, says six schools are working the hardest to land him and he won't make an announcement until after the Nike Hoop Summit April 9 in Portland, Ore.
In a video interview with Evan Daniels of Scout.com from the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal listed Texas, Houston, Kansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame and North Carolina. He has visited all of the schools but North Carolina, which plays Syracuse Saturday in the Final Four in Houston.
"I'm definitely going to start thinking about it after the Hoop Summit game," he told Daniels. "It's going to be a busy time period from now until Hoop Summit, so after that I'm going to start thinking about it a lot."
Jarrett Allen, one of the top uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016, says five schools are working the hardest to land him.
In a phone interview with SNY.tv on Saturday, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal listed Kansas, Houston, North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky as the schools he's hearing the most from.
"That's the five schools that's been calling me recently," said Allen, ranked the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com. "I'm starting to pick [my recruitment] back up, I took a break for a while. I've been talking to coaches again."