Clipped Wings: Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw Are Keys to Nets’ Success

November 21st, 2010 by Brandon Putre Leave a reply »
When the New Jersey Nets signed Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw this past offseason, they hoped the two wingers would bring solid, consistent offense to a team that lacked clutch scoring all of last season.

That has just not happened, or at least not with enough consistency.

Both players have a reputation for scoring, Outlaw gaining the nickname "Mr. Fourth Quarter" in Portland, and Morrow known for his deadly accuracy beyond the arc (45%) in Golden State.

While both players have had their fair share of 20+ point games, they have yet to hit their respective strides on the same night. 

This trend is most frustrating during close losses, as demonstrated most recently against the Utah Jazz. In a game where the Nets hung around against a very good team, Morrow lead the team with 24 points, while Outlaw struggled to even put the ball in the basket, finishing the game with only 3 points on a miserable 1-12 shooting. A solid night from Outlaw could have easily propelled the Nets past the Jazz in what would have been a very sweet victory.

In the previous contest against the Clippers, the reverse was true, as Outlaw exploded ...

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