Featured

The Top 10 Nets Game-Winners In Franchise History

New Jersey Nets guard Vince Carter confers with teammates while facing the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 121-96 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, March 16, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

There are few moments in sports as exhilarating as a game-winner. If your team wins, you feel nothing but pure, unadulterated happiness. If your team loses, well the less said about that the better — I still haven’t forgiven Jimmy Butler. The great thing about every single one of these shots is that it didn’t […]

Nets try to make it a trifecta against the Wizards

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Opponent: Washington Wizards Time: 7:00 PM EST Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: WCBS 880 AM Whew. For the first time this season, the Nets won consecutive games. They beat the Phoenix Suns handily last night, 126-98. On Friday night, Brooklyn will try to make it three in a […]

Nets Look For Season Sweep Against The Suns

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Opponent: Phoenix Suns Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: WCBS 880 AM The month of March has sparked a fire in the Brooklyn Nets. Not only did Brook Lopez hit a game-winning, fade-away jumper Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons, but the Nets are 5-7 since the calendar […]

Nets try to dash Detroit’s Playoff hopes

Drummond

Nets try to dash Detroit’s playoff hopes Opponent: Detroit Pistons Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM It was a tough weekend. The Brooklyn Nets lost two close games over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On Friday, they lost to the Boston Celtics in […]

Nets look to get a win against Dallas

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)


by Ryan Carbain


Resolution: Pray for health


When Kenny Atkinson took the Brooklyn Nets' head coach vacancy, he knew it'd be a tough task -- but it's not clear if he signed up for the league's worst record. 


While the Nets have improved their once plodding pace (they currently run at the fastest pace in the league), and transitioned to an offense with a much more modern shot distribution, they rank near the bottom in the league in offensive rating (26th). 


The defense has been even worse, as they rank 27th in efficiency at a miserable 101.3 clip -- so what gives?


Of course, most of this is due to injury, particularly so to that of Jeremy Lin. No one could have predicted that Isaiah Whitehead would play the most minutes at point guard this season come 2017 and, unfortunately, there's no end in sight. And in other instances, players have been unable to convert the open looks or handle their defensive assignments at all. 


While Atkinson's squad has a reputation of a team that plays hard, I doubt that's good enough for the rookie head coach. 


There are positives to the coach's' tenure thus far, that is certain. The Nets' offense has emerged from the dark ages and he's been especially successful in procuring solid minutes from players like Joe Harris, Anthony Bennett, and the aforementioned Whitehead -- all of whom would be at the end of another franchise's bench. 


For a resolution, Atkinson should pray for a healthy team (or at least a healthy point guard), consider tinkering with a leaky defensive scheme that asks too much of the team's slow-footed big men, and stick with the general program. The goal of this season is developing players and schemes for the future and, on that front, the team has at least seen a little bit of success.

Opponent: Dallas Mavericks Time: 12:00 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM   The luck of the Irish prevailed on St. Patrick’s Day as the Brooklyn Nets couldn’t close out in the final moments of Friday’s contest against the Boston Celtics and fell, 98-95. Despite a […]

Marks Madness: Understanding The Nets’ Draft Pick Position

(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Marks Madness: Understanding The Nets’ Draft Pick Position March Madness is here! The NCAA’s most profitable (for some) venture has already seen first round action. Brackets have been busted and stocks have and will rise. (Except for Lonzo Ball.) Back in the NBA, teams are gearing for playoff runs and the inevitable the-Warriors-are-in-trouble takes are […]

The Nets Look To Spoil St. Patrick’s Day For Isaiah-less Celtics

Brook Lopez blocks a shot by Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller during the third quarter. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Opponent: Boston Celtics Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, CSNE Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM The Brooklyn Nets will take another crack at winning consecutive games for the first time this season as they take on their Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Celtics. Coming off of their 121-110 victory at Madison […]

Nets look to beat rival Knicks for second time in one week

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Opponent: New York Knicks Time: 7:30 PM Location: Madison Square Garden Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM The Brooklyn Nets will look to even the season series as they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. Brooklyn, once again, this season was unable to win […]

Charania: Nets to sign Archie Goodwin to 10-day deal

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The Brooklyn Nets are signing guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania from The Vertical. The Brooklyn Nets are signing guard Archie Goodwin to a 10-day contract from D-League Greensboro, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 15, 2017 Long after the Nets cut loose Luis Scola, they’ve finally found […]

Nets battle both Thunder and snow against OKC

(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM The Nets are coming off of a strong performance against the crosstown rival New York Knicks with a 120-112 victory on Sunday night. The Nets were on fire from the three-point line banging in 19 shots from […]

Nets return home against Knicks on Biggie night

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)


Resolution: Get a bionic hamstring


by Ben Nadeau


It goes without saying, but there were incredibly high hopes for the Jeremy Lin era in Brooklyn -- and, up until now, it's been a false start. Over his seven-year career, Lin has been a very healthy athlete, even playing in all 82 games during the 2012-2013 season. What's most unfortunate, however, is that the Nets border on a forever-burning dumpster fire without Lin on the court. 


Lin is not a world-beater, nor will he ever put up a line like Russell Westbrook's assault on the triple-double record books, but he is the most important cog the Nets have had in years, considering the dried husks of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Kevin Garnett that they hauled around in recent seasons. 


With the ball in Lin's hands, the Nets have moments of electric bliss, but Atkinson's right-hand man's left-leg hamstring has really thrown a wrench into the operation. While on the court, Lin's  three-point shooting has provided another element that Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie cannot provide yet -- without him, they're borderline hopeless at points over a 48-minute contest.


This season is wasted in terms of wins and losses, but the sooner he can return, fully healthy, the quicker the rest of the organization can evaluate the moving parts around him.


Get well soon, Jeremy.

Opponent: New York Knicks Time: 6:00 PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM The battle of New York. In what was a meaningful game just a few seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks both find themselves out of the playoff picture this season. Although the game doesn’t […]

Nets get a taste of Yogi-Mania for the first time in Dallas

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

  Time: 09:00 PM EST Location: American Airlines Center Watch: YES Network/ Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM After failing to close out against the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets end its circus road trip Friday against Dirk Nowitzki and the hosting Dallas Mavericks. Even though Nowitzki became the sixth player to score 30,000 […]