Nets rank poorly in Future Power Rankings: Breakdown

Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez

A league-best won-loss turnaround only goes so far. The Brooklyn Nets ranked just 21st out of 30 NBA teams in ESPN’s annual “Future Power Rankings,” (Insider) with a Future Power Rating of 541, down seven spots from last year’s ranking. They rank just one spot ahead of the Orlando Magic, the team that finished the […]

P.J. Carlesimo’s next job will be with…

ESPN. The New York Daily News reports that former Brooklyn Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo has been hired by ESPN to work as a studio analyst for the 2013 playoffs and fill the void that was left when Flip Saunders was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves to become their President of Basketball Operations. Says Carlesimo: […]

Billy King on ESPN: “I have not made any calls” and “it’s not about marquee”

One day after firing Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo, General Manager Billy King went on Ryan Ruocco and Stephen A. Smith’s radio show on ESPN 98.7 FM to discuss the disappointing Game 7 loss to Chicago, the Nets vacant coaching position and off-season roster moves.

Deron Willliams #17, Brook Lopez #26 on ESPN’s #NBARank

Brook Lopez, Deron Williams

Brooklyn Nets franchise point guard Deron Williams clocked in at #17 and All-Star center Brook Lopez came in at #26 on ESPN’s #NBARank, ranking the 30 best players in the NBA. Williams had a total score of 7.95, placing him below Golden State Warriors sharp shooter Stephen Curry and in front of the Miami Heat’s Chris […]

Surprise! Nets pick-and-rolls often go nowhere

In the follow-up to a comprehensive, brilliant piece by Zach Lowe of Grantland on the data gleaned from optical tracking SportVU cameras and analyzed by the Toronto Raptors analytics department, the Brooklyn Nets get an ignominious mention, after the cameras analyzed how effectively (or ineffectively) Brooklyn uses its pick-and-rolls: