Eight Points: On The Nets’ 106-98 Win Over The Houston Rockets

The Nets celebrated their first victory Wednesday night. (AP)

There are close to seven billion people on our planet Earth, and I’m willing to bet that less than half of you tuned in for Wednesday night’s Brooklyn Nets-Houston Rockets contest. The Nets, after all, had yet to win a game, and they faced a much more talented foe on the road. It seemed like […]

Rested Nets seek answers in Houston


The Nets (0-7) are still searching for their first win of the season in Houston tonight. While another loss in Milwaukee on Saturday has continued the early season blues, the good news about Brook Lopez’s foot and three days of rest hopefully give a boost to a squad that desperately needs a quick turnaround. In […]

Brook Lopez re-signed with the Nets under one condition — no more trade talk

2. Brook Lopez (3 seasons, 163 games) Despite everything, Brook Lopez is still here. Despite every rumor that the Nets wanted to ship him away, for everyone from Dwight Howard to Lance Stephenson to Reggie Jackson, Brook Lopez still plods away, putting up a boring 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks at Barclays Center. Despite multiple foot surgeries and two chances to test the free agent market, Brook Lopez stands to be the longest-tenured player in Nets franchise history, and assuredly he'll own a few more records than that when all is said and done. His flaws are obvious. He's not an explosive athlete or a killer rebounder, and his foot will be a concern until the day he retires. But the Nets stumbled backwards into the franchise player that wanted to be there all along. Despite everything, Brook Lopez is a Brooklyn Net. In that sense, it's a bit poetic that he ends up the #2 on this list.

Brook Lopez, against all odds, likes New York. He likes playing in Brooklyn. He’s comfortable here, and adjusted to an East Coast life after a childhood in California. But when he re-upped with a three-year deal this past summer, it was seen as a surprise by some. It was Lopez’s first real chance to test […]

10 Things We Saw At Barclays Center During Nets-Fenerbahce That You Didn’t Because It Wasn’t Televised


If the Nets fall to a non-NBA team in preseason, and no television cameras or radio announcers broadcast it, did it really happen? Unless you were one of the lucky 6,857 people to sneak into Barclays Center and catch Brooklyn’s inaugural 2015-16 preseason game, you have no idea what anything looked like during the 101-96 […]

Former Nets assistant GM talks Jason Kidd, Nets trades & non-trades, NBA free agency


Former Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks discussed his rise from the New Jersey Nets public relations department into an assistant GM role, some of his old Nets stories, and the NBA at large on the Dunc’d On Podcast with Nate Duncan late Thursday. Marks has enjoyed a bit of a rise on social media […]

Brook Lopez was contacted by Jason Kidd for Bucks, but never considered leaving

Billy King, Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Thursday morning. (AP)

Before free agency even began, there were rumors that Jason Kidd would try to snare Brook Lopez from the Brooklyn Nets. But Lopez, sitting in Barclays Center shortly after signing a three-year maximum deal, said it was little more than a brief conversation between a former coach & player, and at the end of the […]

Nets Roundtable: Trades, High Points, Low Points, Dunks!

We’re 51 games into the Nets season at the All-Star Break. Going around the horn on where the Nets stand: High Point: best of the first half: Zach Fisch: The win against the Spurs on December 3rd. The Nets gutted out an overtime win against the defending champs, their first win of the year over […]

Nets look to halt losing streak against Memphis Grizzlies

The road’s still challenging for the reeling Nets (16-22) as they welcome another Western Conference powerhouse in the Memphis Grizzlies (26-11) to Barclays Center.

Kevin Garnett suspended one game for headbutting Dwight Howard

Howard Garnett

Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA for one game for his role in an altercation with Dwight Howard during Monday night’s 113-99 Nets loss to the Houston Rockets. Garnett threw a basketball at Howard’s shoulders after the two bickered, then headbutted him in the jaw. Garnett was ejected, and Howard was assessed one […]

Kevin Garnett’s Ejection, Mason Plumlee’s Career Night Not Enough For Nets

Good morning! The Nets lost it all: the game, their cool, the coolness factor. Here’s how: What happened: The Brooklyn Nets played toe-to-toe with the Houston Rockets following Kevin Garnett’s ejection for head-butting Dwight Howard, but fell apart in the second half, eventually losing 113-99. Where they stand: The Nets are now 16-22 after the […]