Brook Lopez, center 2015-2016: 33.7 MPG, 20.6 PPG, .511 FG%, 7.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.7 BPG, 2.4 TOV, 73 G Who is Brook Lopez? If you’re a reader of The Brooklyn Game, this player is one that doesn’t need introducing. Or, in an even broader stroke, if you’re a fan of the NBA in general, you’re […]
With Lionel Hollins and Billy King out, the Nets may seek to fill two positions with one man: John Calipari. The mutual respect and adoration between Calipari and Nets CEO Brett Yormark is hardly a secret; the two spoke at length about their relationship with ESPN last month, while Hollins was still coaching the team. […]
Consistency has become elusive for the Brooklyn Nets (7-17) lately after another lackluster performance against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Done in by poor shooting (38.8 percent), sloppy play (17 turnovers), and non-existent defense (53.9 percent shooting from the Magic), the Nets inevitably fell 105-82 after being outscored 53-37 in the second half. On […]
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez may have played some of his best defense of the season last night, finishing with six blocks in the box score and pestering DeMarcus Cousins into an off night. But he did help Cousins en route to at least one basket: after Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi badly missed a […]
The Brooklyn Nets (17-24) begin a three-game road trip on the west coast tonight against the Sacramento Kings (16-25), the first of a back-to-back set. Deron Williams, still sidelined with fractured rib cartilage, will make the trip with the team but will not play. There is no timetable yet for his return. The last meeting […]
What a difference two days make. After an embarrassing loss to the Indiana Pacers Saturday night, the Brooklyn Nets (14-16) pulled out a bounce-back victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings (13-18) on Monday, winning 107-99. The Nets were led by Mason Plumlee, the most coveted piece in the recently rumored trade discussions between these two […]
When the Kings fired coach Mike Malone last month, one report suggested owner Vivek Ranadive wanted Malone to try innovative approaches to the game, including a 4-on-5 cherry-pick defense. Looks like at least one Kings player — and interim coach Tyrone Corbin — is willing to give it a shot, though perhaps unintentionally. In the […]
After an embarrassing 25-point demolishment Saturday night at the hands of the Indiana Pacers, the worst offensive team in the NBA outside of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Brooklyn Nets (13-16) end a two-game homestand against the talented Sacramento Kings (13-17), whose record does not match their talent level.