The ABCs of Thanksgiving

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The ABCs of Thanksgiving  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought it might be worthwhile to look at the ABCs of the Brooklyn Nets just under one month into the season. Sure, it’s been rough, at times, and unfortunate, of course, that Jeremy Lin has missed so much time already — but with a renewed […]

On and off the court, Jeremy Lin is the right leader for the Nets

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On and off the court, Jeremy Lin is the right leader for the Nets The Brooklyn Nets are 4-5. Four wins. Five losses. In their five defeats, the margin has been by five points or less in three of them — including a buzzer-beating loss against the Milwaukee Bucks on the second night of a […]

2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets Season Preview: Up From Below

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The Brooklyn Nets 2016-2017 Preview: Up From Below “Cause I’ve already suffered, I want you to know God I’m riding on hell’s hot flames, coming up from below.” — Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes Last year, the Brooklyn Nets, by any liberal definition of the word, were an absolute trainwreck. Surely, expectations had plummeted after […]

TBG Player Preview 2016-2017: Brook Lopez

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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 […]

Mazzeo: Atkinson was key component in Nets landing Lin

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Jeremy Lin says that the hiring of head coach Kenny Atkinson was instrumental behind his decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, reports Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.  Lin, the Nets’ prize addition of the summer, notes that he had entertained the idea of playing alongside NBA-behemoth Anthony Davis, but they ultimately weren’t offering as much money as the […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Jeremy Lin

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Jeremy Lin, point guard 2015-2016: 26.3 MPG, 11.3 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.8 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.5 BPG, .412 FG%, .336 3PT%, .815 FT%, 78 G Who is Jeremy Lin? Essentially, Jeremy Lin is the NBA’s version of the Rorschach test. To some, the 6’3 point guard is still the player who captivated the imagination of […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Jorge Gutiérrez

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Jorge Gutiérrez, point guard 2015-2016: 5.3 MPG, 1.8 PPG, 1.4 APG, 0.6 RPG, 0.3 SPG, 0 BPG, .545 FG%, 0 3PT%, .909 FT%, .694 TS%, .545 eFG %, 12 G, 0 GS Who is Jorge Gutiérrez? With less than a month until the start of the NBA regular season, the Brooklyn Nets are looking to solidify their […]

Nine Thoughts To Keep Your Spirits Up Heading Into The 2016-17 Nets Season

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Nine Thoughts To Keep Your Spirits Up Heading Into The 2016-17 Nets Season The opening of NBA training camp is nigh and with it comes a fresh set of expectations… and when it comes to the Brooklyn Nets, who have a total of, er, five holdover players from last year, ‘fresh’ is certainly the operative […]

Woj: Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to training camp deal

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The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a training camp deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Free agent guard Jorge Gutierrez has agreed to a training camp deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) September 21, 2016 This news comes less than a day after beat writers […]

TBG’s Far Too Early Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a foul call in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

by Simon Harrex Believe it or not, we’re less than forty days away from the newest NBA season. While the days of the Golden State Warriors’ epic collapse at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now in the rear-view mirror, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Naturally, the Brooklyn Nets […]

Landon Donovan, Julius Erving, and the unretirement

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On Thursday, the internet was captivated by of the news of Landon Donovan coming out of retirement to play, once again, for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Donovan, the best American-born men’s soccer player in history, walked away in 2014 following the Galaxy’s victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup. The United States’ […]

Chris McCullough and Isaiah Whitehead team up for back-to-school giveaway

Chris McCullough Per-Game Statistics:24 G, 4 GS, 15.1 MIN, 4.7 PTS, 2.8 REB, 0.4 AST, 1.2 STL, 0.5 BLK, 0.6 TOV, .404 FG%, .382 3PT%, .478 FT%, .463 eFG%, .470 TS%, 12.2 PER It’s hard to grade Chris McCullough after rehabbing a major injury, but he deserves some sort of extra credit for just making it on the court. There’s a long way to go for the Syracuse product, but you can see the traces of a draft steal. A smooth jumper that needs just a little bit of refinement to be consistent, the speed and activity on defense to defend the pick-and-roll and make the extra rotation, the height and vertical to protect the rim and put an opposing player on the wrong end of a poster. The traces of a modern power forward are there, it’s up to Mr. McCullough to do the work. -Ryan Carbain

A couple of New York-born ballers will spend the day tomorrow giving back to the community, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Chris McCullough, raised in the Bronx, and rookie Isaiah Whitehead, who, of course, is from Brooklyn, will give away backpacks and school supplies at MCU Park from 4-6PM on September 7th. Always good to see […]