The Nets beat the Knicks not once, but twice this week. And rather than humility, the reaction coming from some corners of the Knicks locker room was pure salt.

According to forward Kyle O’Quinn, Brooklyn’s lightly regarded roster didn’t even belong on the court at the Garden with the Knicks, whom you may recall Derrick Rose dubbed a “superteam” before the year began. It would appear that the Nets are their kryptonite.

“It doesn’t sit well,” O’Quinn said following a 121-110 win by the Nets. “We got to go to the drawing board. But we don’t play them no more. I think they got us this year. But it’s tough, you know? A team like that, you look at the roster [and say] they shouldn’t be in the gym with us, I feel. But they played hard. And anybody can win. It’s March: Anybody can win in March.”

It’s certainly true that much of the Nets’ roster wasn’t settled in the NBA last season, either toiling in Europe (Justin Hamilton), still in college (Caris LeVert, Isaiah Whitehead) or bouncing up and down from the D-League (Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris, Quincy Acy and K.J. McDaniels).