Quote roundup: NBA players, coaches think Kidd will be “fantastic” coach

Jason Kidd (AP)

NBA players and coaches, current and former, sounded off in the media and on Twitter on the prospect of Jason Kidd as head coach. Judging by their reactions, it seems like most of the league is in his corner, even his former coach, Avery Johnson. Though it appears Patrick Ewing Jr.’s not so happy.

Tyshawn Taylor: First Step Is The Hardest (SEASON GRADE)

Previous: Mirza Teletovic Next: Tornike Shengelia   By the numbers: 38 G, 0 GS, 5.8 MPG, 2.2 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.3 SPG, .368 FG%, .462 3P%, .556 FT%, .430 TS%, .402 eFG% Advanced: 6.2 PER, 80 ORtg, 106 DRtg, 25.8 USG%, 1.1 ORB%, 8.6 DRB%, 4.8 TRB%, 15.9 AST%, 3.2 STL%, 20.2 TOV%, […]

Game 7 Aftermath: Sunday Roundtable

Joakim Noah, Brook Lopez

In a disappointing end to the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn, our writers reflect on what was. 1. Brooklyn’s inaugural season was ___? Justin DeFeo: Surprisingly anticlimactic? The “hippest” team in the league created a lot of buzz heading into this season with their black and white colors and brand new arena, but when the […]

Adjustments for Game 7: Better Guarding Against Pick & Roll and Belinelli

Marco Belinelli

After yielding a lead late into the fourth quarter and eventually succumbing to the Bulls in triple overtime, the Nets faced a 3-1 series deficit. Now, after two straight wins, the Nets are one game away from completing the comeback and clinching the series. To do so, however, the Nets will need to play their […]

Game Three Adjustments: Stagnant Offense Paralyzes the Nets

Kirk Hinrich, Joe Johnson

Much of the Nets’ breakdown in game two was caused by a spirited Bulls’ defense and an increase in minutes for maniacally-motored Joakim Noah. But the Nets played in a way almost perfectly suited to fail against the Bulls defense. Let’s breakdown where the Nets went wrong. An imaginary line, drawn down the center of […]

The Nets Blew Out The Bulls In Game One. Here's How They Can Improve

The Nets blew out Boozer's Bulls. How can they build in Game 2? (AP)

The NBA playoffs are about adjustments, from game-to-game and from series-to-series. The teams best able to take away their opponent’s strengths and exploit their weaknesses generally win a series. They say the greatest lessons are learned after a loss, and if that’s true, the Chicago Bulls received an Ivy League-caliber education in the Game 1 […]

Nets Sweep Season Series: Nets 117, Pacers 109

How would you grade the players? Deron Williams POINT GUARD Not only did he score 33 points and dish out 14 assists, he did so in scintillating fashion. His 20 point second quarter performance torched the Pacers and made final few plays the Nets needed to cling to victory. Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD His offense […]

Nets big three in playoff form in win over Pacers.

If this was supposed to be considered a playoff type game, then I like the Nets chances heading into the start of post-season. Led by the Nets superstar trio of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez the Nets grinded out a win over the Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse, sweeping the season series and locking […]