Can the rookie clamp down the former MVP?
The latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets: So, you may have seen the entire internet caught wind of Mikhail Prokhorov’s Tescao workout yesterday, mostly because it’s hard to imagine any NBA owner doing something similar. Michael Jordan would just try to beat his players on the court. Steve Ballmer would sell them […]
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 […]
Most Brooklyn Nets past and present are persona non grata in the offseason. Not Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who’s been anywhere and everywhere after the Nets acquired him in a draft-day trade. Most recently, Hollis-Jefferson showed Sports Illustrated how to do his patented free throw shimmy, which was inspired by his future Brooklyn Nets teammate Kevin Durant. […]
The NBA season schedule is out, which means it’s time to mark your calendar for Nets nights. Here’s one crack at a top 10 list. The criteria, in no particular order: overall quality of opponent, interesting or fascinating players, returning Nets, scarcity of games (the Warriors coming once means more than the Cavaliers coming twice), […]
Barring the type of Grand & Unexpected Wild Offseason Move the team trademarked between 2011 and 2014, this year’s Brooklyn Nets roster is close to set. Thirteen players are on guaranteed contracts, with at least four more vying for the final two spots out of Nets training camp. The Nets don’t look primed to make […]
Since the Nets franchise moved to Brooklyn, the team has been in luxury tax hell, paying a record-setting $190 million-plus in roster & tax payments in the 2013-14 season and losing a record $144 million in the process. Since that year, the team has gone into cost-cutting mode — and over a year later, they […]