538: Ugly Season Lies Ahead For Nets


The Nets’ hopes of making the playoffs lie largely on faith. To believe this team can make the playoffs after losing three key contributors to a team that fell backwards into the final seed hours after their final game, you have to buy into the idea that the team’s improved chemistry without Deron Williams is […]

Barclays Center’s obstructed hockey seats

The exit leading to Barclays Center from the Atlantic Avenue subway station. (AP)

Barclays Center debuted the New York Islanders last Friday, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. But there was one glaring issue with the game, and not just that Islanders fans booed Brooklyn Nets players: the arena has some highly obstructed seats behind one goal. According to Barclays Center’s seating chart, limited view […]

Andrea Bargnani returns to (half)-practice

Brooklyn Nets center Andrea Bargnani went through his first practice since injuring his hamstring, participating through the first half of team practice. Bargnani, who has missed practices and three preseason games with a tight left hamstring, said he “felt good” during the half-practice, in which he participated in full contact. Bargnani has suffered a variety […]

CARMELO doesn’t make the Nets look good

Thaddeus Young projects to have the Nets' highest WAR next season. (AP)

Ever looked at a team roster and said to yourself, “this is interesting, but how can I project the performance of these players into 2022?” Well, have no fear: now you can. ESPN’s stats-driven 538 developed a formula called CARMELO, backronymed into “Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization,” to predict future performance for current […]

Nets beat Pistons 93-83 in non-televised preseason game


You may not have seen it, but the Brooklyn Nets won their Thursday night preseason game over the Detroit Pistons 93-83 at the Palace at Auburn Hills in Detroit, pushing their preseason record up to a robust 1-1. There was no TV or radio broadcast of the game, but here’s the skinny: Nine Nets players […]

With NINE Nets out, guys on camp deals get their shot tonight

Ryan Boatright (AP)

You probably won’t see the floor for tonight’s Nets-Pistons game, but that’s okay, because nine Nets players aren’t either. The team announced Thursday morning that (deep breath) Andrea Bargnani, Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Sergey Karasev, Willie Reed, and Thomas Robinson (long exhale) will sit out the night’s contest. Along with the […]

Around the ‘Nets: #NBARank not high on Nets


Here’s Wednesday’s Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: What do you do after giving up 101 relatively easy points to a non-NBA team? You practice the basics of your defense. Lionel Hollins on Brook Lopez shooting threes: “You guys think about stuff I don’t even think about.” It’s not clear what the Nets […]

Markel Brown ruled out through preseason with back injury


After Markel Brown sat out the team’s inaugural preseason game against Fenerbahce Ulker, the Nets officially ruled Brown out for the remainder of the postseason to recover from a left oblique strain. Brown said Monday night that the injury was a “freak accident” that occurred during a passing drill at Duke. “I made a turn […]