All-Time Nets All-Star Team, Shooting Guard: Nobody can beat Drazen Petrovic

Drazen Petrovic

1992-1993 Stats: 70 GP, 38.0 MPG, 22.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 3.5 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 51.8 FG%, 44.9 3P%, 87.0 FT% 1992-1993 Advanced: 60.5 TS%, 55.1 eFG%, 17.8 PER, 116 ORtg, 109 DRtg, 8.4 WS All-Star Team? No Team: 43-39, lost in first round to Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2)

One Year Later, Where Do Things Stand?

I was pretty panicked about the state of the Nets a year ago. And I still contend I had every reason to feel that way. The superstar defensive stalwart center the team had been chasing all year had just opted to finish the season in Orlando while indulging in a bowl of his “favorite candies” […]

Mavs Loss Feeling Way Too Familiar

Since Devin handed me the keys to the TBG car today, you all had to expect a Ginocchio trademark “rant” after tonight’s game. In other words if you came here for more intellectual statistical analysis, you’re going to be disappointed. For one, it’s difficult to be too intellectual over another Brooklyn Nets loss that resembles […]

Dallas Decks Brooklyn: Nets 90, Dallas 98

How would you grade the players? P.J. Carlesimo COACH Maybe took too long to go to Mizra Teletovic (again), but hard to blame the coach when the players routinely takes entire quarters of basketball off. Deron Williams POINT GUARD The 17 first half points were nice, but the 7 turnovers were killers. Reminiscent of 2011-12 […]

Nets vs Mavericks, 8:00 p.m. EST, TBG Open Thread

Grade the Game at any time! The Nets (34-24) return to the Barclays Center tonight to take on the struggling Dallas Mavericks (25-32). The Mavs, who were reportedly interested in signing Dallas-native Deron Williams as a free agent last summer, are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and look increasingly likely to miss […]

My Dinner With Andray

Andray Blatche

MY DINNER WITH ANDRAY Copyright 2013 ANDRAY BLATCHE MARK GINOCCHIO in a film presented by THE BROOKLYN GAME [Mark Ginocchio is walking along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. On the right is the Atlantic Terminal mall and across the street is the Barclays Arena. We hear his voice commenting the action, as a narrator would. […]

In Defense of Math and Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

I’ll admit I was once a non-believer. A little less than a decade ago after reading Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and watching the 2003 Boston Red Sox –- with noted statistician Bill James as part of their front office team -– collapse in the playoffs against the New York Yankees, I questioned why there was a […]

System of a Down

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Avery Johnson, Billy King

As the Brooklyn Nets dropped their eighth game over their last ten last night, the topic of conversation has focused tightly on the team’s offensive “system,” or lack thereof. Of course, this idea was most pointedly promoted by point guard Deron Williams, primarily in comparison to the “system” he ran in Utah under coach Jerry […]

Carmelo Anthony is a Supervillain. ‘Nuff Said

Villain. (AP/Kathy Willens)

As someone who takes comic book culture very seriously, I think it’s imperative that every hero has his perfect foil, an adversary that poses a serious threat and must be defeated soundly for victory to be declared. In comic book terms, Batman has the Joker, Spider-Man has Doctor Octopus, and the X-Men had Magneto. In […]

Nets 107, Pistons 105 (2OT): Box Score Reaction

Check out the box score from last night’s victory here. Some immediate takeaways: Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson played 50 and 52 minutes respectively and are now pitted against one of the most physical defenses in the NBA tonight in the Chicago Bulls. Wallace particularly took a number of hard hits to the floor, so […]