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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been quite some time since the Nets have had an emotional leader with a big on-court impact. Gerald Wallace was supposed to be that guy, but the mileage on his body led to the precipitous decline in his production. Paul Pierce was that player, but his brief, late-career stint in Brooklyn limited his mark […]
On the end of Deron Williams’s tenure in Brooklyn.
Trying to answer six of the biggest questions for the Nets following the 2015 NBA Draft.
Since moving to Brooklyn, the Nets’ win total has dwindled each year. add in Deron Williams’ stumbles, the drama surrounding Mikhail Prokhorov and Brook Lopez’s potential free agency and you’ve got a super important summer for the franchise. The Brooklyn Game tackled the hard-hitting questions that will define the Nets this summer and for many years […]
Figure out this Nets team yet? After losing five straight games, the Nets (29-39) have won four out their last five to put them just a game behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. For a team that has looked beaten and fatigued on numerous occasions in […]
Former Nets coach Avery Johnson said he has no regrets about what happened in Brooklyn two years ago, but admits he wishes he had more time with the roster in a podcast recorded with Grantland’s Jalen Rose. The 37-minute podcast, which details various points in Johnson’s career, only spends one question on Johnson’s two-plus years […]
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will happen this weekend in Boston, and the Nets — along with every other NBA team, sans the Los Angeles Lakers — will have executives in attendance, as they have in previous years. But does that mean they’re believers in the powers of analytics? Not necessarily. ESPN ranked every […]