Nets Analysis

Kirilenko showing why he’s needed

Seeing the inevitable “Kirilenko listed as OUT” tweet on the afternoon of Nets game day was becoming a frustrating sight. As days turned into weeks turned into months, Kirilenko’s absence became just one more drop in the Nets’ ever-cresting wave of disappointment. But back healthy (relatively) and in the lineup again, it’s easy to see […]

What to expect from Mason Plumlee

In between all the talk of trades and free agency, Nets fans have sort of forgotten about the #22 overall pick in the NBA Draft: former Duke senior Mason Plumlee. The 7’0”, 238-lb big man is more mobile and athletic than your typical seven-footer, and he can play either post position. His offensive skill set […]

Should the Nets be running more?

To run or not to run, that is the question. The Nets pace (or lack there of) has been a topic of discussion amongst those following the franchise all season. The Nets play the second slowest pace in the NBA, as they are just a shade quicker than the New Orleans Hornets. There are advantages […]

Surprise! Nets pick-and-rolls often go nowhere

In the follow-up to a comprehensive, brilliant piece by Zach Lowe of Grantland on the data gleaned from optical tracking SportVU cameras and analyzed by the Toronto Raptors analytics department, the Brooklyn Nets get an ignominious mention, after the cameras analyzed how effectively (or ineffectively) Brooklyn uses its pick-and-rolls:

Brook Lopez and “The Dwight Effect”

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh receives an entry pass about fifteen feet from the basket on the left side of the floor. The Heat, up seven with plenty of time left in the game and on the shot clock, all stack up on the other side of the floor, giving Bosh all the space he […]

Nets free Brook Lopez with cut screen

If the last two games gave us any indication, its clear that at the end of close games, the Nets are comfortable running their offense through Brook Lopez. In Wednesday night’s 93-90 win over the Detroit Pistons, it was Lopez who got the ball on the last two crucial possessions. In Lopez’s final bucket, the […]

Deron Williams and the Art of the Free Throw

After going eight-for-eight from the line vs. the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, Deron Williams has now made 40 consecutive free throws, his longest streak as a Nets player. Williams is a career 81% free throw shooter, so going on a streak of 40 straight without a miss is not inconceivable, however it is his longest […]

Brooklyn Nets “Flex” Their Offensive Muscles

“It was just too much one-on-one. I don’t mind the one-on-one at the end of the shot clock, but we’re playing the 1-on-1 in the beginning of the shot clock. We’ve had to take a look at how we function in those situations, have a little bit more ball and player movement, a little more […]

The Bench Mob Gets Defensive

Andray Blatche Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn’s “Bench Mob” has already earned its share of attention in the early part of the season – primarily for the offensive performances from the likes of Andray Blatche, CJ Watson, MarShon Brooks and Jerry Stackhouse. But what’s most impressive in these (very) early stages of the season is how the group has performed defensively. […]