Kyrie Irving out tomorrow

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by Chris Hooker Comments

 

The Cavs biggest weapon, stud point guard Kyrie Irving, won't play tomorrow against the Nets.

Irving injured his left knee on a transition play in Tuesday's loss against the Indiana Pacers.

Irving won't even travel with the team to Brooklyn to suit up. He is averaging 22.2 points and 6 assists this season.

 

The NBA officially released their top jersey sales from last season, globally and domestically, and a few Nets were featured in the list.

Deron Williams' #8 was the eighth-best selling jersey, Kevin Garnett's Celtics jersey came in 14th and Joe Johnson finished 15th in global sales.

Deron Williams also took the number eight spot in U.S. sales.

The global top ten in NBA jersey's was LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Deron Williams, Blake Griffin and Rajon Rondo.

Honestly, if the #11 Brooklyn Brook Lopez jersey isn't number one next year, there is something seriously wrong with this country.

Woj: Popeye Jones to Indiana

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Chris Hooker Comments

 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski, former Nets assistant coach will be joining Frank Vogel's staff in Indiana.

Jones wasn't retained following the PJ fire and J-Kidd hire.

My guess he is just really wanted to continue coaching CJ Watson, obviously. In any case, I prefer Roy Rogers to Popeye's any day of the week.

NBA schedule to unveil Tuesday

Posted on: August 1st, 2013 by Chris Hooker Comments

 

Mark your calendars, folks. The NBA will unveil the complete schedule Tuesday at 3pm on NBATV.

We already know some tentative games, like Nets in Cleveland to open the season and Nets vs. Heat for the home opener, but nothing else is official.

That, of course, will change on Tuesday. And I'm excited.

 

A year ago, Jason Kidd wrapped his Escalade around the trunk of a tree at 2 am, after a night where he shouldn't have been driving.

We all know the story. Kidd was arrested and charged with drunk driving.

His case is at 11:00 today, and a source states that Kidd will plead guilty and take a plea deal, that will leave him 90 days without a driver's license.

Lupica states that it could also leave Kidd facing a two-game suspension, league standard for a drunk driving arrest.

If so, it looks like the Nets may be without their high-profile, splashy head coach for opening night. A worthy suspension, in my opinion, but definitely a bummer.

The last thing the Nets need is more reasons to dislike them from the casual fan viewpoint.

This also means that Lawrence Frank is your likely head coach for the first two games of the season. Hopefully he'll do a better job starting a Nets season than last time.

 

As was feared by the Celtics and many basketball fans around the world, Rajon Rondo has torn his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. Doris Burke of ESPN/ABC first reported the news during the Celtics-Heat game on ABC.

How is this news Nets related other than the fact that an Atlantic Division contender has lost one of its key players? Rondo was set to be an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference and with the injury, will obviously be sidelined for the game. Now its up to NBA commissioner David Stern to decide who Rondo's replacement will be. That then leaves the door open for a player from the Nets to be chosen. With the near unanimous outcry from fans and media about how Nets center Brook Lopez was one of the biggest snubs this year, it will be interesting to see who Stern chooses to replace Rondo. The Nets also have two backcourt guys in Joe Johnson and Deron Williams who some thought merited consideration for the ASG. Once the replacement is chosen, it is then up to the head coach of the team to decide who starts in place of the injured starter.

After all, a new team in one of the largest markets in the NBA, who is having success this season, has to get at least one all-star to Houston, right?