They can get creative.
For about nine months in 2012, it seemed inevitable that Dwight Howard would team up with Deron Williams on the Brooklyn Nets. With dozens of trade packages, possibly illegal meetings, and various rumors of will-he-won’t-he, the “Dwightmare” finally came to an end (mostly) at the trade deadline in 2011, when Howard flip-flopped one last time, […]
Speaking with reporters at Barclays Center shortly after firing head coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigning general manager Billy King, Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said that while he’d learned hard lessons about being an NBA owner, he also expected the team to compete for a championship next season. “I’m sure next season, we’ll be, I […]
Last year, Shane Larkin defied gravity to block a Jerian Grant’s fast-break layup attempt. It was awesome: Larkin rose, reached with both hands, and swatted away Grant’s attempt with his right as he descended back to earth. It was a pretty phenomenal play by the undersize Larkin, and it was only a bonus that it […]
As the Dallas Mavericks built their lead in the first half, lost it in the second, and regained it in overtime, one small, dedicated group of fans in Section 114 chanted a simple question: “Where is Deron?” They were asking, of course, about Deron Williams, the oft-maligned former Nets point guard. Williams was slated to […]
The Nets (8-20) snapped a five-game losing skid by beating the Chicago Bulls (15-11) 105-102 at the United Center on Monday. Brook Lopez (21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks) and Thaddeus Young (16 points, 13 rebounds) led the offense, and 38 bench points — highlighted by Wayne Ellington’s 13 — carried the rest. “We came […]