Nets take on Wizards, Caris LeVert to make his NBA debut

Caris LeVert

Opponent: Washington Wizards Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM This could be a big day for Brooklyn Nets fans — and, perhaps surprisingly, it has nothing to do with wins or losses tonight. Later on, of course, the Nets will find out if the Houston Rockets will match […]

Nets seek revenge in Milwaukee following blowout loss at home

Booker

Opponent: Milwaukee Bucks Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: BMO Harris Bradley Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM Following Thursday’s blowout loss at the Barclays Center, the Nets travel to Milwaukee to play the Bucks for the second match up of a home and home. Brooklyn has lost both games against the Bucks this season, […]

Nets look to get revenge against the Bucks and their buzzer-beating tip-in

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Nets look to get revenge against the Bucks and their buzzer-beating tip-in Opponent: Milwaukee Bucks Time: 7:30pm Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM How long does the miraculous last? That will be the question tonight at Barclays Center as both the hometown Brooklyn Nets and visiting Milwaukee Bucks are coming off […]

Mikhail Prokhorov to sell minority share in Nets, will remain majority owner

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by Ben Nadeau


Resolution: Stay patient and committed to 2018


The Brooklyn Nets are in this precarious position because of owner Mikhail Prokhorov -- but believe me when I say it's not the end of the world, truly. Show me a person that immediately disparaged the Celtics trade and I'll show you a liar. 


The point is, Prokhorov has been a dream leader, the kind of owner that fans of franchises have longed for since Mark Cuban's endless wallet pushed the Dallas Mavericks to new heights. Hindsight is always 20/20, but you grow to appreciate an owner like Prokhorov that's willing to roll the dice with their eyes on the prize instead of penny-pinching to another seventh seed and first round defeat.


And yet here we are in 2017, so what has changed with Prokhorov?  In no uncertain terms, everything.


Now having officially punched the reset button and committed to the long road, Prokhorov must now be willing to stay the course and be patient. With Kenny Atkinson and Sean Marks, the franchise is in better hands, so let them work their magic -- that alone is, perhaps, the Russian billionaire's most important role. 


These problems are impossible to solve overnight, or even in the next year and change, so letting Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Chris McCullough develop without the twinge or worry that they'll be shipped off for Carmelo Anthony tomorrow will be his best action plan this year.


Prokhorov deserves some of the blame for this mess, make no mistake, but he certainly deserves much of the praise for turning the horrendous New Jersey-based franchise into a legitimate New York brand -- in time, the players will come as well.

Mikhail Prokhorov to sell minority share in Nets, will remain majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets’ owner, has retained Allen & Co. in order to sell a minority share of the franchise, reports Darren Rovell of ESPN and many other New York-based outlets. As our friends at NetsDaily reported, importantly, Prokhorov intends to just […]

Nets look to stop the bleeding against the Sacramento Kings

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Nets look to stop the bleeding against the Sacramento Kings Opponent: Sacramento Kings Time: 6:00pm EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Without a timetable for the return of the Brooklyn Nets’ floor general Jeremy Lin, they’ll continue to rely on their unproven platoon of point guards to steer them out of a demoralizing losing streak. […]

Looking Forward: Nets take on the Boston Celtics

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Opponent: Boston Celtics Time: 7:30 PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN Sean Marks and company have moved beyond harping about lost draft picks. Instead, they’re focusing on building a team that looks a little bit like the Boston Celtics squad coming into the Barclays Center tonight. Sure, the Nets’ general manager purports […]

Nets look to avoid freefall against Crabbe, Plumlee, and the Trail Blazers

Plumlee

Nets look to avoid freefalling against Crabbe, Plumlee, and the Trail Blazers Opponent: Portland Trail Blazers Time: 3:30 PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN The Brooklyn Nets finally return home after a five-game road trip where they only won one against the Phoenix Suns. Awaiting them at home will be the Portland […]

The young and hungry Timberwolves visit the Nets in search of a win

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) leaps to the basket past Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Opponent: Minnesota Timberwolves Time: 7:30 PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN As voters nationwide wait on lines even longer than the ones winding outside of the Barclays Center on game day, the Brooklyn Nets welcome the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves to town. Buoyed by a young core that includes Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, […]

The Lin-less Nets try to plug the hole at point guard against the Hornets

Kemba Walker

The Lin-less Nets try to plug the hole at point guard against the Hornets Opponent: Charlotte Hornets Time: 7:30 PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN The Brooklyn Nets picked up their second win of the season Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons, 109-101, behind the dominant play of Brook Lopez and the continued […]

Nets look to get back on track against Andre Drummond and the Pistons

Drummond

Nets look to get back on track against Andre Drummond and the Pistons Opponent: Detroit Pistons Time: 7:30PM Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN If the Brooklyn Nets want an early measuring stick/divining rod for what the rest of this season is going to look like, Wednesday night’s tilt against the Detroit Pistons […]

Nets host Pacers in home opener, Thaddeus Young returns as a visitor

Thaddeus Young

Nets host Pacers in home opener, Thaddeus Young returns as a visitor Opponent: Indiana Pacers Location: Barclays Center Time: 7:30 EST Watch: YES Network After a rollercoaster effort in their campaign opener, the Brooklyn Nets return home to the friendly confines of the Barclays Center in hopes of finding their first win. Two nights ago, the Nets […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Chris McCullough

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Chris McCullough, power forward 2015-2016: 15.1 MPG, 4.7 PPG, .404 FG%, 2.8 RPG, 0.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 0.6 TOV, 24 G Who is Chris McCullough? At this stage of his career, it seems as if most people may have heard about Chris McCullough a lot more than they’ve actually seen him. To quickly cover […]