Skip to content

Nets’ Jacque Vaughn said the team has to ‘consistently move the basketball’ after the loss to the Kings

Nets’ Jacque Vaughn said the team has to ‘consistently move the basketball’ after the loss to the Kings

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn has been talking about many things with regard to how the game of basketball should be played. Being part of organizations like the San Antonio Spurs, Vaughn learned that sharing the basketball is one of those things that should be done no matter what as it makes scoring the ball easier since the defense has to cover all parts of the floor.

“I think overall, we have to have a consistent approach of still moving the basketball,” Vaughn said after the game. In Thursday’s 101-96 loss to the Sacramento Kings, sharing the basketball did not happen as much as it could have for the Nets. Brooklyn had 20 assists on 33 made field-goals (60.6%) which is right around their average assist percentage for the season (60.8%). However, there were a number of times where the Nets did not have good ball movement on the offensive end.

“Not getting stagnant, still trying to penetrate and kick for each other. I thought we did that early in the shot clock.” Ironically, Brooklyn’s lower-scoring quarters came in the first half, but that was the result of poor shooting as opposed to bad offense. Vaughn felt that there was too much one-on-one basketball in the second half. “The difference was, we were trying to manipulate some matchups which got us further in the shot clock, which is never a good thing. So, I think too many possessions led to that in the second half.” Brooklyn has a chance to show better offense on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.


Nets’ Nic Claxton said the team put itself in a hole that led to the loss to the Kings

Nets’ Cam Johnson says the team did not get stops in the first half of the loss to the Kings

Nets’ Mikal Bridges says after a close loss to the Kings that they played harder

NBA Twitter reacts to the Nets’ intense loss to the Kings

Player grades: Mikal Bridges scores 23 as Kings beat Nets 101-96

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *