Nets’ Cam Thomas expresses exhaustion over lack of following through

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have had a trying season as they have talked a big game, but there doesn’t seem to be much coming from that. To be clear, Brooklyn is doing as much as it can to turn their season around, but the lack of reward for their effort is becoming exhausting.

“Yeah, it’s really exhausting,” Nets guard Cam Thomas said when asked after Tuesday’s 104-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans if it becomes exhausting to address the team not doing what they have repeatedly said they have to. Tuesday’s loss to the Pelicans was another disappointing reminder of how far Brooklyn still has to go as a team, but that is also needed.

“But, at the same time, we have to do it so we don’t say this same stuff over and over,” Thomas said. “We just have to go out there and do what we say up here, you know? Even down to me. Everybody. We have to do what we say up here. The effort, energy, whatever all that is, we just have to do it.”

While New Orleans have been one of the better teams in the NBA up to this point, the Nets are faced with a task of winning as many games as possible so that they can make it into the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. However, after Tuesday’s loss, Brooklyn is now 4.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the 10th and final seed in the East with 13 games left to play.

Throughout this season, the goal from ownership to the players has been to make the postseason, but with the team seemingly at risk of being eliminated from the postseason any day now, those aspirations will just be words. “So, we just have to do it like we can say it all we want, we just have to keep doing it and just apply it,” Thomas explained.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire