Report: Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan called out during Nets’ team meeting
After the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Memphis Grizzlies at home by 39 points, a team meeting took place and Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan were reportedly called out by their teammates, according to The Athletic.
Former head coach Kenny Atkinson wanted to have an airing of grievances. The Nets and Atkinson mutually parted ways on Saturday, while Jordan was inserted into the starting lineup by interim head coach Jacque Vaughn on Sunday’s game versus the Chicago Bulls:
Then on Wednesday night, after a 39-point home loss to Memphis, no one held back. Atkinson walked into the postgame locker room, sat down in a chair and told his players and staff: It’s time to air out our grievances.
The Nets held a spirited team meeting, according to sources, starting with several veterans expressing that they wanted to see Spencer Dinwiddie play like the player they know, and later with people in the room calling out Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan. Then perhaps the most critical thing of all happened: Sources say Durant chimed in, pointing out that the Nets must improve their habits and that they were not building the proper culture traits necessary for a title contender.
The Nets defeated the Bulls in their first game without Atkinson. Dinwiddie scored 24 points in 37 minutes, while Jordan finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds in 29 minutes.