How’d We Get Here: K.J. McDaniels Last Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets acquired K.J. McDaniels in a trade with the Houston Rockets. McDaniels was acquired at essentially no long-term cost, with the Nets giving up the minimum cash consideration, $75,000, for the third-year swingman. On the surface, this trade may not look like much as, on the […]
Opponent: Houston Rockets Time: 8:00 PM EST Location: Toyota Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM He’s back! It’s not quite Michael Jordan wearing number 45 on his back but the Brooklyn Nets key free agent signing has returned. Point guard Jeremy Lin will play tonight against the 17-7 Houston Rockets, which should be […]
9 Brooklyn Nets Offseason Trade Ideas, from the reasonable to reasonably insane.
What happened: The Nets stumbled to perhaps their most depressing loss of the season, falling 111-91 to the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays Center for their fourth straight home loss. Where they stand: At 25-37, the Nets are now three games back from the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, with […]
Is Anthony Davis ready to make the leap?
Another year, another round further in the playoffs, and another early defeat. But after their five-game loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Brooklyn Nets face yet another offseason with big questions. Here’s our list of the five biggest questions heading into the offseason, in reverse order — and my guess […]
The Nets look to push their winning streak to five games and inch closer to home-court advantage with a game in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center against the 29-40 New Orleans Pelicans tonight. BY SAM LACHOW Brooklyn Nets Breakdown New Orleans Pelicans 37-31 Record 29-40 8-2 Last 10 Games 6-4 103.8 Points scored […]
BY SAM LACHOW
The NBA has installed optical tracking cameras in every NBA arena, in the hopes of further quantifying some of basketball’s most intricate details. Now we have information on nearly everything, from how many miles players run per game, to how many touches they receive in the half-court, to how effective they are at defending the […]
Today’s installment of Better Know An Opponent focuses on the New Orleans Pelicans. Let’s take a look.
How would you grade the players? Deron Williams POINT GUARD Goddamn he looks good again. Clowning ballhandling moves, keeping Brian Roberts on a string, scoring through contact… I want platelet-rich plasma on every part of my body. Now let’s get a dunk, yes? Gerald Wallace SMALL FORWARD Had two nice dunks (one an and-one on […]
MarShon Brooks gets fancy, crossing up Eric Gordon (though admittedly, Gordon only fell because Brooks stepped on his foot), and then lays in a slick layup under Robin Lopez’s arm. Some nice first-half minutes for Brooks. Watch: