Was this the worst season in Nets history?

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In their closing act of the 2015-16 season, what remained of the Brooklyn Nets fell apart in the second half against what remained of the Toronto Raptors, blowing a 21-4 lead and losing 103-96 to a team that rested almost all of its rotation players. It was a fitting ending to a dismal season. The […]

The Nets are inevitable

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

The Brooklyn Nets are inevitable. Ever since they let Paul Pierce go, bought out Deron Williams, watched Joe Johnson slowly slide into ineffectual isolations, and dug in the bargain bin hoping to shake gold out of Andrea Bargnani’s pantalonis, the Nets have been in an inevitable decline, from 49 wins to 44 to 38 to […]

J.J. Redick On The Flight That Kept Dwight Howard From The Nets

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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, […]

Mikhail Prokhorov wants Nets to be a championship contender next year: “We have everything the best”

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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 […]

Nets Lead Celtics Wire-To-Wire, Keep Home Court

Nets Lead Celtics Wire-To-Wire, Keep Home Court

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday night’s Nets victory over the Boston Celtics: What happened: The Brooklyn Nets made up for their 25-point loss two nights earlier to the Boston Celtics by maintaining home court in a strong 111-101 victory. Where they stand: At 3-11, the Nets are fourth in the Atlantic Division. […]

2 Weeks In: It’s That Bad Here — 10 Things Worth Noting

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Periodically, we’ll check in on the status of how bad things are here, in honor of Joe Johnson’s priceless preseason quote. Statistical support throughout provided by NBA.com. This has been ugly. You won’t hear anything else, anywhere. The Nets haven’t won a game since April, they’ve collapsed down the stretch in their few winnable moments, […]

Billy King: trades may be on the horizon

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The Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to their worst start since moving to Brooklyn, having lost each of their first seven games. An injury to Brook Lopez exacerbated fears that the team would struggle to cobble together any decent performances with a tough road schedule ahead. Worse, the team does not control its first-round pick […]

Nets run out of gas in final preseason game, lose 111-105 against Celtics

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In what was supposed to be a quiet finale, having left Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, and Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, the Nets took part in an offensive onslaught, didn’t play much defense, and lost to the Boston Celtics by the score of 111-105. Of course, several other Nets were missing through injury so […]

Lionel Hollins doesn’t see this as a rebuilding year: “old is old, and young is better”

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The Brooklyn Nets are in a transition phase between championship aspirations and building anew. But Lionel Hollins doesn’t see it as a gap year. He’s the first coach to survive more than one season in Brooklyn, and his five likely starters — Jarrett Jack, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young, and Brook Lopez — are […]

The Right Way of Building the Nets

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They say you can’t rebuild here, as New Yorkers demand instant results and a winner. They don’t have the patience to endure a potentially long and painful process. It’s not that they want it now, but yesterday. This misconception has been plaguing New York sports teams for what seems like an eternity. It’s a big […]

So what have we learned?

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If you hadn’t noticed the dramatic shift in approach from the last few offseasons to this one, Mikhail Prokhorov put a bow on it during his video message to Nets fans last week. 
For those who missed it, the Nets’ Russian billionaire owner, the same guy who said that the team would win a title […]