The Brooklyn Nets jerseys are now official

The much anticipated official opening of Barclays Center went down on Friday night with Jay-Z opening up the building with his first of eight concerts. Not only did Barclays become official, but so did the Brooklyn Nets uniforms with Jay-Z taking the stage with a personalized jersey with the number 4 on it. After some […]

Blueprint For Ball Podcast: The End Of Dwightmare, So What Do We Have?

Okay, we can all move on with our lives. Forget about Dwight Howard and roll with what the Brooklyn Nets currently have, which so far, is a pretty damn good squad. Leave your comments below and let me know what you want to hear about! Let’s go, Netheads! [audio:|titles=The End of Dwightmare, So What Do […]

Podcast: Props and Trades, Both Done and Possible

Welcome to the first episode of Blueprint For Ball, a podcast about the Brooklyn Nets and their rise to the top of the NBA. It will be posted every Saturday with some additional content during the week should any Nets news warrant it. For now, enjoy the podcast, which is basically a rant by me […]

Why Brooklyn Goes Hard Brand-Wise

The Nets revealed their new branding strategy that coincides with their move from New Jersey to Brooklyn and most fans are ecstatic about it. For those that aren’t, we’ll assume they’re Jersey residents losing their home team, which is ironic since Brooklyn also had their home team (Brooklyn Dodgers) leave back in the late 1950s, […]

Orlando Magic Leaning More Towards Trading Dwight Howard

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Orlando Magic are closer to trading Dwight Howard since D12 has not given a commitment to the franchise, as well as his own lip service saying that he wants to stay with the Magic for the rest of the season: Dwight Howard’s public plea late Tuesday to remain in […]

Could C.J. Miles Join Deron Williams and the Nets?

Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld is reporting that the Nets and Utah Jazz have discussed a trade that would send one of Deron Williams’ closest friends in the NBA, C.J. Miles, to New Jersey in exchange for Anthony Morrow and Johan Petro. The trade would open up more cap space during the offseason with both Morrow […]

Woj: Dwight Howard Wants The Nets!

It’s been a grind for all parties involved with the Dwight Howard situation AKA Dwightmare. From the player himself, the Orlando Magic and its front office, and the New Jersey Nets and their somewhat desperate fanbase. Except for the Nets, this D12 waiting game and almost palpable suffering is scooped on top of previous laments […]

Analysis: Brook Lopez Versus Andrew Bynum

I’m a lucky fella.  Not only do I get to write for Nets Are Scorching, but I also contribute to The Basketball Jones. Last week I was reading and hearing a lot of hate about the New Jersey Nets’ trade proposal to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard; a proposal with Brook Lopez at the […]

Dwight Howard Requests Trade To Nets

Considering what we all went through as Nets fans last season with the Carmelo Anthony shenanigans, or rather the “Melo Drama,” it’s been hard to fully feel 100% about anything. So, with the current Dwight Howard situation, what the Orlando Magic media are calling a “Dwightmare,” the last couple of days has been a rollercoaster […]