Today marks the beginning of a new series here at The Brooklyn Game, looking at the other 29 teams in the NBA and trying to figure out how they match up with your Brooklyn Nets. We'll be doing them in mostly random order. Today's installment of Better Know An Opponent focuses on the Denver Nuggets. Let's take a look.... MORE →
With half of the Circus Trip behind them, the 41-29 Brooklyn Nets kick off their final four games in the eight-game, 17-day road trip in Portland against the 33-37 Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers are 2.5 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and are back home after a five-game road trip of their own.
Joining us to delve into just what comprises this Trail Blazers team is USA TODAY Sports NBA writer Sean Highkin, formerly of Portland Roundball Society and Hardwood Paroxysm.
And as always: The BK Game Streak is up above. Make yer picks, 'n' good luck.
Devin: Pick one: Damian Lillard's last month or Deron Williams's last month.
Highkin:... MORE →
From Chris Sheridan of Sheridanhoops:
— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) February 21, 2013
Hickson is in the last year of his deal, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, and the Nets would not own his bird rights.
The hits keep coming. According to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News, the Nets have expressed interest in Portland forward/center J.J. Hickson. The 6'9" Hickson is having a career year for the Blazers, averaging 12.7 PPG and 10.2 REB, but as Bondy notes in his tweet, not only would Hickson lose his bird rights if dealt, but he could also veto any trade.
Bondy later tweeted this:
Got pushback from the Nets regarding my report that they're interested in Portland forward JJ Hickson.
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) February 15, 2013
The Nets are no stranger to trade rumors, and it's no secret that they've looked to bring in someone new to fill the power forward spot. But as we've learned in the past, rumors are just rumors until something actually happens. So for now, just sit back, enjoy Brook Lopez's new haircut this weekend and take in what should be a fun round of All-Star festivities in Houston.