#14: Bernard King

The amazing Bernard King began his career with the New Jersey Nets, drafted seventh overall in the 1977 NBA Draft from the University of Tennessee. Despite averaging 24.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 79 games his rookie season, King lost the NBA Rookie of the Year award to Walter Davis who […]

All-Time NBA Fantasy Draft? We’re In!

Other than my duties here on Nets Are Scorching, I also write at The Basketball Jones. Recently, I rounded up some of the best NBA bloggers in the business, our very own Devin Kharpertian included, and conducted an all-time NBA fantasy draft. You can check the particulars and results here. Devin has actually been getting […]

#18: Kenny Anderson

After taking Derrick Coleman first overall the 1990 NBA Draft, the Nets drafted Kenny Anderson 2nd overall a year later in 1991. The two players were supposed to form a destructive duo in the swamps of New Jersey, but instead of popping off, they imploded upon themselves, never to fulfill the potential they had coming […]

Man-Child – Hoops, Hurt, and Hype

Man-child. If this is not the definition of Brooklyn’s sons, then a meaning doesn’t exist for the borough’s young warriors. New Jersey Nets fans that happen upon Barclays Center next season will feel this in the air if they explore further than the professional court. Born from Brooklyn are numerous urban hoops tales and legends […]

#30: Mookie Blaylock

Mookie Blaylock was non-stop intensity. For proof of this, see the above picture during a stretching session. And even if the above was Mookie just having gas, if you’ve seen his speed, well, it’s all relative isn’t it? In all seriousness, Blaylock was a lean speedster with quick hands and court presence. Unfortunately, like a […]

#36: Nate “Tiny” Archibald

Disclosure: There aren’t many pictures of Nate “Tiny” Archibald in a New York Nets uniform on the internet. So, you get the above slightly off-kilter picture of the NBA Hall of Famer, whose career is most noted for being played with the Boston Celtics and Kansas City-Omaha Kings where he led the league in scoring […]

Draft Week: Nolan Smith

The 2011 NBA Draft will soon be upon us, and the Nets are starting to carve out a list of prospects. This week, Nets are Scorching takes a look at the players the Nets might select. College Stats: 34.0 MPG, 20.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.1 APG, 0.1 BPG, 1.2 SPG, 45.8 FG%, 81.3 FT%, 35.0 […]

Nets Draft Possibilities with the 27th Overall Pick

There isn’t as much of a buzz this year for the NBA Draft as there was last year when the Nets owned the third overall pick. However, with the 27th overall pick, the Nets could possibly draft a player that can contribute off the bench or even develop down on the farm with the Springfield […]

Nets Of the Round Table: LeBron, Mike Brown, and Jerry West

Obviously, this is a New Jersey Nets blog, however, the NAS crew absolutely love the NBA in general. So, every week, Mark, Devin, Justin, Danny, Vivek, and/or myself will answer questions regarding the L. 1) Has LeBron James turned a corner? He’s had ice water in his veins this postseason, so is this when he […]

Nets Of the Round Table: Conference Finals, Cavs, and Kevin

Obviously, this is a New Jersey Nets blog, however, the NAS crew absolutely love the NBA in general. So, every week, Mark, Devin,  Justin, Danny, Vivek, and/or myself will answer questions regarding the L. 1) Who wins the respective Conference Finals? Mark: In the East, my heart says the Chicago Bulls, but my brain says […]

Tampering Week: Thaddeus Young

After a 24-58 season, the New Jersey Nets will have to make some changes heading into 2012. This week, Nets are Scorching takes a closer look at some soon-to-be-available names. Stats: 82 G, 1 GS, 26.0 MPG, 12.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.3 BPG, .541 FG%, .273 3P%, .707 FT%, 110 ORtg, […]

Tampering Week: Marcus Thornton

After a 24-58 season, the New Jersey Nets will have to make some changes heading into 2012. This week, Nets are Scorching takes a closer look at some soon-to-be-available names. 2010-11 Stats: 73 G, 23 GS, 24.3 MPG, 12.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.1 BPG, 0.9 SPG, .434 FG%, .367 3P%, .788 FT%, 106 […]