Nets, Knicks split season series, but which franchise has the brighter future?

New York Knicks' Robin Lopez (8) and Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) fight for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

While the Brooklyn Nets may have managed a 2-2 series draw against the New York Knicks in 2015-2016 (capped off by their miserable fourth quarter last night), their cross-river rivals have won 10 more games than them this year. The Nets, following the dismissal of Deron Williams over the summer, were expected to take a step […]

J.J. Redick On The Flight That Kept Dwight Howard From The Nets


For about nine months in 2012, it seemed inevitable that Dwight Howard would team up with Deron Williams on the Brooklyn Nets. With dozens of trade packages, possibly illegal meetings, and various rumors of will-he-won’t-he, the “Dwightmare” finally came to an end (mostly) at the trade deadline in 2011, when Howard flip-flopped one last time, […]


Projected record: 27-55, 13th in East Head coach: Jacque Vaughn 2013-14 record: 23-59 2013-14 ORtg: 99.3 (29th) 2013-14 DRtg: 104.9 (T-17th) Players in: Seth Curry, Channing Frye, Aaron Gordon, Ben Gordon, Willie Green, Roy Marble, Elfrid Payton, Luke Ridnour, Peyton Siva Players out: Arron Afflalo, Doron Lamb, Jason Maxiell, E’Twaun Moore, Jameer Nelson, Ronnie Price, […]

Andrei Kirilenko to start vs. Magic

With Nets starting guard Shaun Livingston sidelined for the second straight game, the Nets will replace him with small forward Andrei Kirilenko in the starting lineup, moving Joe Johnson back to the shooting guard position and playing Kirilenko alongside Paul Pierce. The 6’9″, versatile Kirilenko may start off guarding Magic guard Arron Afflalo nonetheless, as […]

Joe Johnson is an All-Star

Joe Johnson, James Anderson

Joe Johnson has been selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, the NBA announced today. Johnson was the team’s leading All-Star candidate and the player the team pushed for in the last month, receiving public endorsements from head coach Jason Kidd, as well as teammates Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams. This marks the seventh time […]

Call It PayBlatche: Nets 101, Magic 90 (GAME GRADES)

Call It PayBlatche: Nets 101, Magic 90 (GAME GRADES)

How would you grade the players? Jason Terry POINT GUARD I like Jason Terry. I thought Jason Terry could be a funnier C.J. Watson for the Nets this year, hitting threes, taunting opponents, and generally laughing en route to being this team’s unofficial mascot. But so far, Jason Terry has just been brutal on the […]

New year means new chance for revenge vs. Magic

New year means new chance for revenge vs. Magic

The 17-22 Brooklyn Nets may have had one of their best wins of the season Monday afternoon against their cross-bridge rival New York Knicks, but they won’t have much down time to enjoy it: they’ll come to Barclays Center in the snowstorm to take on the 11-30 Orlando Magic in Brooklyn. The two teams have […]

Is Joe Johnson an All-Star?

Is Joe Johnson an All-Star?

With the Brooklyn Nets slowly climbing towards .500, the team’s had a number of bright spots emerge. Shaun Livingston’s turned into a key cog with Deron Williams injured, Kevin Garnett’s defense has worked wonders at center, and Paul Pierce has done damage as the team’s small-ball power forward. But through it all, there’s one player […]

Pregame Reconnaissance: Talking Wizards-Nets and ladies named Anastasiya with Truth About It

The good folks over at ESPN TrueHoop Washington Wizards blog Truth About It asked me a few questions about the state of the Brooklyn Nets, and how they match up with the Wizards. A snippet of our conversation: T.A.I.: The Nets are 2-2. From where I’m sitting, that looks pretty, pretty good. But I imagine […]

Tonight’s Nets-Magic X-Factors

After beating LeBron James & the Miami Heat, the Nets travel to Orlando. (AP)

While most of New York City is preoccupied with the New York Marathon (which runs right past Barclays Center), the Brooklyn Nets are in Orlando to take on the Orlando Magic, hoping to move above .500 for the first time this season. It’s been quite some time since a matchup between these two teams was […]