Joe Johnson on free agency: “winning is important… I’ve made enough money”


“Winning. Winning is going to be important to me,” Johnson told The Record when asked about his impending free agency. “I’ve made enough money, man, throughout my career. So, yeah, winning will definitely be top priority for me.”

Deron Williams had his shots with Nets


Earlier this week, Deron Williams made two off-the-dribble shots down the stretch of a 107-98 Mavericks victory, later reflecting on shots like that as few and far between in his time with the Nets. “I don’t like to talk about my time in Brooklyn, but a lot of times I was in the corner waiting […]

Winless Nets begin road trip against Jason Kidd’s Bucks


It went from bad to worse in Brooklyn last night. In front of thousands of jubilant and amped Lakers faithful in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Nets (0-6) failed to notch their first win, losing 104-98 to the, uh, visiting road team. After a somewhat dominant first quarter, the Nets failed to knock down shots consistently and […]

Jason Kidd Won — Again


It was less than two years ago that Jason Kidd sat on a manufactured podium in the Barclays Center atrium, a smile as wide as his passing vision, basking in a round of applause from fans — and some media members — upon his official introduction as Brooklyn Nets coach. That day, it seemed like […]

Controversial Foul Call, Late Miscues Doom Nets

The Nets fell to 0-4 on the season. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets lost their fourth game of the season to the no-longer-winless Milwaukee Bucks 103-96, in a close, exciting matchup that was decided in the game’s final possessions. But Nets center Brook Lopez, who wasn’t on the court for the majority of crunch time due to foul trouble, wishes it could’ve gone differently. “I […]

NBA Predictions: MVP, DPOY, Finals Picks, & More


TBG goes around the horn to predict the NBA season.

BBall Breakdown Podcast: Brooklyn Nets Preview


Check Out Basketball Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The BBALLBREAKDOWN Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game joined Coach Nick of BBallBreakdown on BlogTalkRadio to talk the Brooklyn Nets. Topics of discussion include: Billy King’s tenure, Lionel Hollins’s coaching, the offensive and defensive philosophy of the team, where Joe Johnson & Brook […]

Billy King loves the Nets culture change, but won’t say it’s because Deron Williams is gone

King & Williams in 2013. (AP)

The Nets have undergone a massive shift in vision and culture this offseason, and a big part of that was cutting ties with Deron Williams with a $27.5 million buyout. “I think (a buyout was the best option) for both parties,” Billy King said Tuesday afternoon in a 30-minute session with the media. “As I […] The Nets are a mess, success years away

AP_973788333280 has begun running through a series of “30 Teams in 30 Days,” and their analysis of the Brooklyn Nets doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Though the details are sketchy — for example, the post asserts that the Nets still have Steve Blake, and didn’t include Alan Anderson or Mirza Teletovic in its list of […]

Longtime Utah Jazz physician: Deron Williams “just decided he didn’t need coaching”

Williams (AP)

It’s no secret that Deron Williams and the Nets didn’t get along by the end. He took $16 million less (now more like $5 million after signing his two-year deal with the Mavericks) to break his contract and become a free agent. When speaking with the official Mavericks team reporter, Williams cited the “stability” that […]

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Here’s the latest Nets news & notes from around the ‘net: The Italian men’s national basketball team, led in part by Brooklyn Nets center Andrea Bargnani picked up a key 89-82 victory over Germany yesterday in FIBA Eurobasket, improving to 3-1 in Group B. (Highlights here.) Though Danilo Gallinari stole the show and Bargnani fouled […]