See that video above? That's Jarrett Jack dropping 31 points and 10 dimes against the New York Knicks last season, Brooklyn's cross-town rival. Watch the video, it's a great game: Jack's scurrying around screens into the lane, setting up teammates for jumpers and layups all over the floor, and doesn't really get going from the floor until the second half, when he does to the Knicks defense what most teams did.

It was a great game, and his season high in scoring. His career high? 33 points, back in the 2008-2009 season, against... the New York Knicks. Both of those games came on the road in Madison Square Garden.

It's not just those two games: in 23 games against the Knicks, Jack has averaged 12.8 points per game, his highest against any opponent in the league.

Jack averaged 9.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.8 assists in 28.2 minutes per game last season with the Cavaliers, making 31 starts in 80 games. The Nets could very easily start Jack in a two-point lineup next to Deron Williams this season, not unlike what they did with Shaun Livingston in the calendar year 2014.

This season should be fun!

 

Above are some highlights of "the other guy" in this deal: new Nets wing Sergey Karasev, who the Nets wanted to draft in last year's draft before he was taken by the Cavaliers with the 19th overall pick. Above is him breaking the D-League in half!

Okay, so he's not exactly tearing through the league: he can barely get off the floor and only averaged 13.5 points and 5 rebounds per game in 18 D-League games with the Canton Charge. But: he's a lefty shooter, which is the best kind of shooter, and hit three-pointers at a near 40 percent clip. He's young and has real talent, which makes him a "get" in this deal.

Like Lionel Hollins said Monday morning: you can never have too many shooters.

 

The Brooklyn Nets introduced Lionel Hollins as their new head coach today at a press conference in the Ortsbo Interview Room at Barclays Center. Here's a snippet from his statements, on what to expect going forward from the Hollins-led team.

 

So the Nets didn't win the NBA Finals. I guess that was predictable. Zombies can only stagger so far before someone shoots the head off.

But if you stopped watching in the second round, you missed some more incredible basketball. Max Frishberg (known on YouTube as MaxaMillion711) put together this six-minute goosebump-inducing compilation of every round of the playoffs.

You'll see the Nets a few times in this (and hear Ian Eagle once, for a non-Nets call), but all I can say is: enjoy the whole thing.

(h/t Ball Don't Lie)

 

The Nets don't have a lot of draft options. They currently have zero picks in the draft. But Nets GM Billy King, who's made five draft-day trades in the last three seasons (if you include the Garnett-Pierce blockbuster, which was agreed to on draft day 2013) admitted that he's actively looking to buy into the draft. After all, where there's Nets, there's money.

So we look at a couple of options for the Nets above. But there are more. What do you think they should do?

 

To honor this fun season of playmaking, here's a video of the top 10 Brooklyn Nets plays of the year, curated by us and produced by video maven Cody Hart. Enjoy.

 

Joe Johnson was named The Brooklyn Game Nets MVP this season, after a vote between 20 site contributors & partners. In honor of Johnson's season, check out this highlight reel of his top plays.

 

Thanks to YouTube user DownToBuck, you can spend eight blissful minutes watching every dunk Brooklyn Nets rookie Mason Plumlee threw down this year, from his inaugural dunk against the Orlando Magic to his final one-hand slam to close the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rookie Plumlee was the team's most prolific dunker this season, and threw down some beauties, both reverse and regular, one-hand and two-hand flushes.

It's worth it alone just to see the evolution of Ian Eagle's various Plumlee-related calls peppered in among other commentators.

Enjoy.

 

After the Brooklyn Nets lost Game 5 to the Miami Heat, Nets forward Paul Pierce spoke with the media.

 

Hey, NBA referee. You're supposed to do a lot of things in the course of a basketball game, but all of that relies on you standing up. You can't trip on the sideline guys.

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Hey! I told you not to do that. That's silly. Don't do that. Bad referee.

The referee, Bill Spooner, was unharmed on the play.

 

Alan Anderson just can't get enough of this Heat team. After scuffling with Miami Heat guard Ray Allen in the second half of Game 3, Anderson got into it early with LeBron James, trying to grab the ball from James's hands on a dead ball and jawing in his face.

At least one part of the mind game worked: Anderson and James were called for a double technical, and a technical on the league's premier player is worth way more than a technical on Brooklyn's second-string guard.

 

With the Nets leading 85-67, Nets guard Alan Anderson and Heat guard Ray Allen tangled up under the Heat basket, leading to an argument, Allen holding Anderson at the throat, and Anderson swinging an elbow at Allen:
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