The Nets aren’t the least watchable team in the league

Mike Fratello Ian Eagle

Ready to watch the Nets? If you’re Grantland’s Zach Lowe, it’s only if a Nuggets-Hornets game is the only other one on. Lowe did his annual “League Pass Rankings,” ranking the Nets 28th out of the 30 NBA teams, largely because of YES Network’s flawless broadcasting team: Ian Eagle is a god, dropping deadpan gold […]

Who will make the last Nets roster spot?


Another preseason has come and gone, and the Nets have decisions to make. The team currently has 14 players on partially or fully guaranteed contracts: Andrea Bargnani, Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown, Wayne Ellington, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Sergey Karasev, Shane Larkin, Brook Lopez, Chris McCullough, Willie Reed, Thomas Robinson, and Thaddeus Young. An […]

Nets run out of gas in final preseason game, lose 111-105 against Celtics


In what was supposed to be a quiet finale, having left Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, and Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, the Nets took part in an offensive onslaught, didn’t play much defense, and lost to the Boston Celtics by the score of 111-105. Of course, several other Nets were missing through injury so […]

Nets escape with preseason victory over 76ers


If Lionel Hollins saw today as a warmup for the regular season, well… at least they won the game. The Nets needed a late turnover from the 76ers and some free throw line heroics from Brook Lopez, who joined the rest of the team’s starters on the floor in crunch time, to take down the […]

Willie Reed out indefinitely with torn ligament in thumb


Brooklyn Nets backup center Willie Reed suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb during the first half of Wednesday’s 109-105 preseason loss to the Boston Celtics, the team announced today. Reed played just five minutes in what was his preseason debut after battling a right quad strain. Reed will undergo surgery Friday, […]

Nets fall to 1-3 in preseason after loss to Celtics


It was ugly, and it was a loss. But at least it was only preseason. The Brooklyn Nets fell to 1-3 in preseason play after falling to the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center, 109-105, in the first of just two televised preseason games for the franchise. Behind 12 quick first-quarter points from Amir Johnson — […]

538: Ugly Season Lies Ahead For Nets


The Nets’ hopes of making the playoffs lie largely on faith. To believe this team can make the playoffs after losing three key contributors to a team that fell backwards into the final seed hours after their final game, you have to buy into the idea that the team’s improved chemistry without Deron Williams is […]

Nets lose game to Sixers, lose Hollis-Jefferson to injury

If the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers play an untelevised preseason game at 3PM in upstate New York, did it really happen? Despite the fact that the game could not be watched and only a few of the Nets’ beat writers were in attendance, The Brooklyn Game has put together a rapid fire list of things […]

CARMELO doesn’t make the Nets look good

Thaddeus Young projects to have the Nets' highest WAR next season. (AP)

Ever looked at a team roster and said to yourself, “this is interesting, but how can I project the performance of these players into 2022?” Well, have no fear: now you can. ESPN’s stats-driven 538 developed a formula called CARMELO, backronymed into “Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization,” to predict future performance for current […]