Lionel Hollins: “I rarely think about” lost 2016 first-round draft pick


The Brooklyn Nets are 2-10, and though they’ve competed in a few close games recently, are on track to end up in the lottery this season. But the reward that usually couples that ignominy — a high draft pick in the NBA Draft — is long gone.

Deron Williams had his shots with Nets


Earlier this week, Deron Williams made two off-the-dribble shots down the stretch of a 107-98 Mavericks victory, later reflecting on shots like that as few and far between in his time with the Nets. “I don’t like to talk about my time in Brooklyn, but a lot of times I was in the corner waiting […]

Nets seek elusive first win in Atlanta


The Brooklyn Nets (0-4) continued their early season funk on Monday, losing to Milwaukee at home 103-96. Despite holding a 96-94 lead with a little over two minutes to play, the Nets succumbed to Milwaukee’s sharp shooting, led by a 26-point, 6 three-pointer effort by Jerryd Bayless. With nine of their next 12 games coming […]

Controversial Foul Call, Late Miscues Doom Nets

The Nets fell to 0-4 on the season. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets lost their fourth game of the season to the no-longer-winless Milwaukee Bucks 103-96, in a close, exciting matchup that was decided in the game’s final possessions. But Nets center Brook Lopez, who wasn’t on the court for the majority of crunch time due to foul trouble, wishes it could’ve gone differently. “I […]

Markel Brown, Joe Johnson to start for Nets vs. Grizzlies

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson will start against the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday night after the team listed him as questionable with a bruised right hand. Johnson bruised the hand Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs, and iced the hand on the bench at the end of the game. Markel Brown will also return to […]

Jarrett Jack (hamstring) OUT opening night vs. Bulls

Jarrett Jack is going to be himself. When asked if he felt he had to change his approach as the de facto starter, Jack replied with a flat no. "The only thing that's different is just the personnel I'm on the court with," he said. "You try to just incorporate that into the overall gameplan as far as how you start off games and matchups you want to take advantage of, playcalling, but other than that, it's the same preparation that I use for every game, no matter whether I'm coming off the bench or I'm starting. Just come out there and control the tempo, and read & direct situations." If I can get multiple ballhandlers involved, then there will be times where he won't be on the ball, and he'll be on the weak side coming off the ball," Lionel Hollins said about Jack's new role. "I've told Jarrett before, I know he can do a lot of things. It's just a matter of setting a priority, and if he's a starter, obviously his priorities have to be to the team. "If you go back and look at him when he did start, he did play the way that I would like for him to play. But coming off the bench he had a different role. I think everybody looks at his role off the bench and thinks that that's the only way that he can play." As a starter, Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 turnovers in 35.6 minutes per game, which were all per-possession increases over his numbers as a reserve (yes, turnovers too). His plus-minus was also slightly better as a starter (-5.7 points per 100 possessions) than off the bench (-8.1), though that might have to do with quality of teammates. Deron Williams had to adjust his game when his body no longer could support his old methods. So he turned from an attacking guard into a pick-and-roll prober, finding Brook Lopez with quick pocket passes for easy shots in the paint. Jack will have to find his clicking spot with Lopez and the rest of the Nets scorers, but he doesn't see himself as a Williams replacement. "I'm just gonna be myself. I don't know how to try to be a clone of another person or another player, personality or game-wise. You know what I mean? "I don't mean to speak in the third person, but being Jarrett Jack has worked pretty good for me."

Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack has been ruled out for the team’s opening night game against the Chicago Bulls, after missing his fourth straight practice with a sore left hamstring. Jack was also diagnosed with a sore left hamstring this past February, which rendered him inactive for five days. The Nets open Wednesday night at […]

10 Things We Saw At Barclays Center During Nets-Fenerbahce That You Didn’t Because It Wasn’t Televised


If the Nets fall to a non-NBA team in preseason, and no television cameras or radio announcers broadcast it, did it really happen? Unless you were one of the lucky 6,857 people to sneak into Barclays Center and catch Brooklyn’s inaugural 2015-16 preseason game, you have no idea what anything looked like during the 101-96 […]

Shane Larkin fires back at Phil Jackson’s “tiny hands” comment

Shane Larkin (AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After Phil Jackson criticized his hands, Shane Larkin responded by pointing his fingers. Earlier this summer, Jackson said to Charley Rosen that Larkin, who was under contract with the New York Knicks at the time, would likely not return on another contract. “Shane mainly wants to get his shot off a […]

Nets to host Fenerbahçe Ülker basketball club in preseason game

The Brooklyn Nets have at least one game set next season: they’ll face off against Turkish basketball club Fenerbahçe Ülker on October 5th at Barclays Center as part of their preseason schedule. There’s one major connection between the franchises. Nets second-year guard Bojan Bogdanovic played with Fenerbahçe from 2011 to 2014, before the Nets bought […]

Around the ‘Nets: What’s Next With Offseason Winding Down?

The Nets' Summer League time is over. (AP)

First and foremost: apologies for the lack of updates in the last week. The Brooklyn Game has been in the midst of some off-site stuff. We’ll try to get you caught up today. Here’s what’s happened in the last week or so around the ‘Nets: Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who has flirted with selling […]