Nets problems go far beyond fatigue

Nets problems go far beyond fatigue

“Fatigue,” Jason Kidd said after the game, scrawling another excuse for another lackluster Brooklyn Nets performance, one where they gave up a franchise-record nineteen three-pointers and 114 total points, all either in the paint, from beyond the arc, or at the free throw line. “No one quit. It’s fatigue,” Kidd said, after benching most of […]

Six Things We’ve Seen From The Brooklyn Nets, Part II:
The Slow Death of Iso Joe

Sniper Joe Lives. (AP)

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson’s not-so-affectionate nickname with the Atlanta Hawks was “Iso-Joe,” due to his rudimentary one-on-one playing style under Mike Woodson and Larry Drew. Johnson expected to shed that name in Brooklyn and share the load in “Brooklyn’s Backcourt,” though not without looking for his own number: at their introductory press conference, […]

Tonight’s Nets-Wizards game a lesson in parallel universes

John Wall, Deron Williams

Most would agree that the beginning of the “new Nets” era — not necessarily the Brooklyn Nets, but the origin of this team’s formation — came on February 23rd, 2011, when the team acquired Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, and two future first-round draft picks. True, the acquisition of […]

This Might Be Brooklyn’s Most Dangerous Offensive Weapon

Kevin Garnett (AP)

Last season, the Brooklyn Nets starting lineup prominently featured Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace, two players that hampered Brooklyn’s spacing; Wallace shot a league-worst 27.3% outside of the paint, and Evans made just four shots outside of the paint all season. With the new additions of shooters Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry, the […]

Talking Nets with Mike Fratello

Mike Fratello

To help preview the Nets this season, I had a chance to sit down with Mike Fratello, Brooklyn Nets color commentator, former NBA coach who ranks 18th all-time in NBA coaching wins, and most recently coach of the Ukraine national men’s basketball team.

Nets-Knicks Power Rankings: The Ultimate Battle For New York

New York Knicks Brooklyn Nets

Round two.

Where does Brook Lopez go from here?

Number: 11 Position: C Height: 7’1” Weight: 290 Years Pro: 5 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Prior to NBA: Stanford University Twitter: None Analysis

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics:
3 Preseason Things To Watch

The Brooklyn Nets continue their #WeTalkinBoutPreseason Tour vs. the Boston Celtics in Boston tonight, and they’ll be without the top six in their rotation: All five starters will sit out, along with sixth man Andrei Kirilenko. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and YES Network at 7 P.M. tonight. Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez […]

What is Brooklyn’s identity?

Brook Lopez, Tony Wroten, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes

Ever since Jason Kidd was hired as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets on June 12th, his focus has been on defense. As he’s stated multiple times; you cannot achieve success in the playoffs without defense. Last season, the Nets ranked 18th overall in defensive efficiency despite former head coach Avery Johnson’s request that […]