The Andrea Bargnani signing is a Brooklyn Nets fan Rorschach test. It’s either a no-risk, veteran’s minimum deal for a former top overall pick that once averaged 20 points per game (great!), or a terrible defender and poor shooter who might take playing time away from the team’s younger, higher-potential players and torpedo the team’s […]
So, let’s get one thing out of the way: the Nets were thoroughly dismantled Saturday night by the Atlanta Hawks, a team that might present their worst matchup in the Eastern Conference. They were on the second half of a back-to-back and their fourth game in five nights; the Hawks were on three days rest […]
This week, we’re looking back at the series of major decisions that led to the current state of the Nets, and asking you: if you could go back, would you do it again?
These will come in (mostly) reverse chronological order. Today, we will cover the trade that brought Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn.
Projected record: 19-63, 15th in East Head coach: Brett Brown 2013-14 record: 19-63 2013-14 ORtg: 96.8 (30th) 2013-14 DRtg: 107.5 (27th) Players in: Keith Bogans, Nemanja Dangubic, Joel Embiid, Pierre Jackson, K.J. McDaniels, Dario Saric Players out: James Anderson, B.J. Mullens, Adonis Thomas Projected Starting Lineup: Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, Hollis Thompson, Luc Richard Mbah […]
After seasons of 49 and 44 wins, the purely predictive ESPN’s Eastern Conference Forecast ranked the Brooklyn Nets to finish 8th in the conference with a 39-43 record, barely making the playoffs. Do they have a point? The same core as their 49-win 2013 expansion squad will anchor this 2015 Brooklyn team: Deron Williams, Joe […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Nets general manager Billy King has never been shy about making deals, and knows that it’s a possibility that they’ll move into the draft once again. “We’re still talking about acquiring a pick if possible,” King said after the team’s free agent camp Wednesday, before later clarifying. “Generally, you don’t know […]
The Nets have famously and lavishly spent on their top-tier talent, and Bill Simmons of Grantland is here to recognize that. Simmons released his annual post ranking the worst 30 contracts in the NBA, and sure enough, all sorts of Brooklyn Nets contracts made the list. Most notably, Simmons bunched the two obvious choices together, […]
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How would you grade the players? Jason Terry POINT GUARD In the last two weeks, Terry has sneakily looked more like a human being paid to play professional basketball. Paul Pierce POWER FORWARD Clearly emotional from the get-go and it followed him throughout the game. His first shot fell well short, he hesitated swinging the […]