Here’s Wednesday’s Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: What do you do after giving up 101 relatively easy points to a non-NBA team? You practice the basics of your defense. Lionel Hollins on Brook Lopez shooting threes: “You guys think about stuff I don’t even think about.” It’s not clear what the Nets […]
They say you can’t rebuild here, as New Yorkers demand instant results and a winner. They don’t have the patience to endure a potentially long and painful process. It’s not that they want it now, but yesterday. This misconception has been plaguing New York sports teams for what seems like an eternity. It’s a big […]
After re-signing DeAndre Jordan to a max deal following the Great Free Agency Emoji War of 2015, the Los Angeles Clippers now have the most expensive “Big 3” in the NBA, clocking in at a little over $60 million in salary for Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul. With Griffin, Jordan, and Paul all commanding […]
Damian Lillard dropped 36 points on the Nets Monday night, but one of those points was the easiest he’ll ever get. During the third quarter, Lillard stepped inside the arc around Deron Williams and hit a mid-range jumper, cutting the Nets lead to 62-42. But referee Bennie Adams, standing right next to the play, raised […]
While most of the focus has been on Brook Lopez winning back-to-back Player of the Week awards, Deron Williams has sneakily strung together some big games: a 26-7-7 night against the New York Knicks, and a 31-point, 11-assist game the next night against the Toronto Raptors. Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers, his quickness and […]
The Nets’ (35-41) six-game winning streak ended unmercifully on Saturday night to the Atlanta Hawks. After beating the Toronto Raptors in a thriller the night before, the Nets ran into a well-rested and ravenous Hawks team that shot 60 percent en route to a 131-99 drubbing at Philips Arena. After a blizzard cancelled their January […]
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will happen this weekend in Boston, and the Nets — along with every other NBA team, sans the Los Angeles Lakers — will have executives in attendance, as they have in previous years. But does that mean they’re believers in the powers of analytics? Not necessarily. ESPN ranked every […]
This week, we’re looking back at the series of major decisions that led to the current state of the Nets, and asking you: if you could go back, would you do it again?
These will come in (mostly) reverse chronological order. Today, we continue with the Nets deciding to trade for Gerald Wallace, and re-sign him to a four-year deal worth $40 million.
UPDATE: Weather did not permit. After an embarrassing three-game road trip that saw them lose the last two games by combined total of 74 points, the Nets (18-26) are back home in Brooklyn. If weather permits — a dicey proposition at this point — they’ll play the Northwest Division-leading Portland Trailblazers (31-13). Two brutal losses […]