Morning Shootaround

Nets preseason, New York’s Marquee team, Robert Parish’s advice to Paul Pierce, and more: Morning Shootaround

Joe Johnson, J.R. Smith

Looking at Brooklyn Nets news and notes from around the web: The Nets officially released their preseason schedule a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t seen it until this morning. One team they’ll play twice is none other than the Boston Celtics: once home, once away. My guess? Don’t expect Pierce or Kevin Garnett […]

Pundits zero in on Evans & Wallace, while the youngsters complain about their roles

Let’s just say today has not been the best day for the Brooklyn Nets and their fans. After watching their team shoot 34.6% from the field on Thursday night in a 79-76 loss at the hands of the defensive minded Chicago Bulls, many writers, fans, and analysts have tried to figure out what is wrong […]

Are March Madness (And College Sports) Bad for Higher Education?

New York University Professor Jonathan Zimmerman argues that college sports hurts higher education because schools overspend on athletes and lower admissions standards: Colleges in the Football Bowl Subdivision – the most competitive of the Division I programs – spent an average of nearly $92,000 per athlete in 2010, according to a January study by the […]

Brook Lopez’s Super Bowl Pick? Van Gundy Wants P.J.? Will Avery Johnson coach again? Evening Shootaround

Some Nets news and notes from around the web: Found yourself nodding your head during Nets games at Barclays Center? Meet the man responsible. Brook Lopez knows what’s it like to see a brother across the field of battle, so he feels no pity for the Harbaugh brothers in tomorrow’s Super Bowl. But, who does […]