How Valuable Is Brook Lopez?

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A discussion.

Report: John Calipari wants $120 million to run the Nets

Calipari last coached the Nets in 1999. (AP)

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. […]

Hassan Whiteside leads stingy Heat defense into Brooklyn

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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 […]

DRAFT DAY! 5 Predictions For The NBA Draft

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The NBA Draft is usually the best day of the year. At least two trades happen every time that make you go “WHAAA?” and shake your head vigorously to get the cobwebs out. Some team trying to retain their free agent decides to draft a major player at his position, then explain why they’re doing […]

Brook Lopez’s head assists DeMarcus Cousins on layup (VIDEO)

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 […]

Can Nets snap bad habits vs. Kings?

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 […]

Brooklyn Nets Dethrone Sacramento Kings In Brooklyn, 107-99

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 […]

VIDEO: Reggie Evans Benches Himself (Accidentally?), Tries To Cherry-Pick, Misses Wide Open Dunk

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 […]

Nets face Kings for first time since trade talk

DeMarcus Cousins (AP)

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.

As Nets Stumble, Healthy Brook Lopez Struggles To Pinpoint Problem

It’s gotta be the… well, he’s not quite sure. After two straight games in which he struggled but still exhibited some of his natural scoring ability, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez finished his team’s 110-85 drubbing against the Indiana Pacers with five missed buckets and zero points. It’s just the second time Lopez has turned […]