The Consequences of the Nets Rebuild


“All in.” That was the mantra two offseasons ago, when the Brooklyn Nets traded their future for the immediate present. We all know how Brooklyn came up short of their goals. With the championship window slammed shut, management finally decided to move in a different direction with a new blueprint for building a team. With […]

Can Jarrett Jack lead the new-look Nets?


The schedule makers weren’t so kind to the Brooklyn Nets, and now the prognosticators are following suit. Many are predicting a season of doom and gloom, which will result in a gift-wrapped lottery pick delivered to Danny Ainge’s Boston Celtics office. Four-fifths of the Nets’ starting lineup will return this season, which is a positive […]

The Right Way of Building the Nets

Billy King (AP)

They say you can’t rebuild here, as New Yorkers demand instant results and a winner. They don’t have the patience to endure a potentially long and painful process. It’s not that they want it now, but yesterday. This misconception has been plaguing New York sports teams for what seems like an eternity. It’s a big […]

Can Rondae Hollis-Jefferson bring personality — and defense — back to Brooklyn?


It’s been quite some time since the Nets have had an emotional leader with a big on-court impact. Gerald Wallace was supposed to be that guy, but the mileage on his body led to the precipitous decline in his production. Paul Pierce was that player, but his brief, late-career stint in Brooklyn limited his mark […]

Brook Lopez Has Been Nets Big Advantage Vs. Hawks

Brook Lopez (AP)

When you win 60 games during the regular season and rank among the league’s elite in both offensive and defensive categories, it’s difficult to find a significant flaw. As I mentioned in a Nets-Hawks series preview, the Atlanta Hawks look like the quintessential team, but they were statistically the third-worst rebounding team and worst at […]

Should the Nets start Jarrett Jack over Deron Williams?

How uninspiring play from Deron Williams (left) could open the door for Brooklyn’s backup point guard.

A year ago, with a sense that the series was slipping away, Jason Kidd made a bold decision and replaced Shaun Livingston with Alan Anderson in the starting lineup. That move changed the complexion of the series against Toronto. Heading into a pivotal Game 3, perhaps it’s time for Lionel Hollins to make a bold […]