Brooklyn Nets 2016 Offseason Primer

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The Nets are in possibly the most difficult spot of any NBA team. New general manager Sean Marks has to establish a winning culture with a 21-win team and no draft picks. Marks wowed Nets management with his vision for building in Brooklyn, and this offseason represents Marks’s first big test. Here’s our primer on […]

The Nets are inevitable

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

The Brooklyn Nets are inevitable. Ever since they let Paul Pierce go, bought out Deron Williams, watched Joe Johnson slowly slide into ineffectual isolations, and dug in the bargain bin hoping to shake gold out of Andrea Bargnani’s pantalonis, the Nets have been in an inevitable decline, from 49 wins to 44 to 38 to […]

Nets begin long road trip against the scorching Blazers

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Opponent: Portland Trail Blazers Location: Moda Center (Portland) Time: 10:00 PM EDT Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app It’s that time of year again! The circus has made its way to Brooklyn, and now the Nets will make a 20-day, nine-game road trip around the country. The Nets (15-41) ran into a hot Charlotte […]

How Valuable Is Brook Lopez?

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A discussion.

Around the ‘Nets: #NBARank not high on Nets

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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 […]

The Right Way of Building the Nets

Billy King (AP)

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 […]

So what have we learned?

Prokhorov

If you hadn’t noticed the dramatic shift in approach from the last few offseasons to this one, Mikhail Prokhorov put a bow on it during his video message to Nets fans last week. 
For those who missed it, the Nets’ Russian billionaire owner, the same guy who said that the team would win a title […]

The Los Angeles Clippers now have the NBA’s most expensive “Big 3”

DeAndre Jordan is all smiles after returning to the Clippers. (AP)

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 […]

Deron Williams Season In Review: Long Gone Franchise Player

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Deron Williams is the first subject of our offseason Nets In Review series. Stats: 68 G (55 GS), 31.1 MPG, 13.0 PTS, 6.6 AST, 3.5 REB, 0.9 STL, 0.3 BLK, 2.3 TOV, 38.7 FG%, 36.7 3PT%, 83.4 FT%, 50.4 TS%, 15.7 PER, 105 ORtg, 109 DRtg, 3.6 win shares The Season: The quote spread like […]

Damian Lillard hits 19-foot three-pointer vs. Nets

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 […]

Deron Williams Crosses Up Damian Lillard & C.J. McCollum (HIGHLIGHTS)

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 […]

Nets with much at stake against shorthanded Trail Blazers

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 […]