Celtics Fans to Nets GM Billy King: “Thank You”


The Brooklyn Nets fell to 2-11 in Boston Friday night, but that was hardly the story between these two teams. The Nets, now infamously, gave up three first-round picks and the right to swap a fourth for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry, hoping to compete for a championship. That, of course, never came […]

Lionel Hollins: “I rarely think about” lost 2016 first-round draft pick


The Brooklyn Nets are 2-10, and though they’ve competed in a few close games recently, are on track to end up in the lottery this season. But the reward that usually couples that ignominy — a high draft pick in the NBA Draft — is long gone.

2 Weeks In: It’s That Bad Here — 10 Things Worth Noting


Periodically, we’ll check in on the status of how bad things are here, in honor of Joe Johnson’s priceless preseason quote. Statistical support throughout provided by NBA.com. This has been ugly. You won’t hear anything else, anywhere. The Nets haven’t won a game since April, they’ve collapsed down the stretch in their few winnable moments, […]

Billy King: trades may be on the horizon


The Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to their worst start since moving to Brooklyn, having lost each of their first seven games. An injury to Brook Lopez exacerbated fears that the team would struggle to cobble together any decent performances with a tough road schedule ahead. Worse, the team does not control its first-round pick […]

Is It Time To Panic?


It’s only five games. Five losses. But it’s not time to panic. Panic implies that there’s something horribly wrong in the plan. This is the plan. These five games haven’t told us anything we didn’t expect. The Brooklyn Nets aren’t playing well above or below expectation. Brook Lopez is still putting up numbers; Thaddeus Young […]

Mikhail Prokhorov backs Billy King in video mailbag


Mikhail Prokhorov is still in Billy King’s corner. SB Nation’s NetsDaily hosted a mailbag with the Nets owner, in which seven fans asked Prokhorov various questions with no restrictions on topic. Prokhorov responded in earnest to each question, including one about general manager Billy King’s job security. “I bet Billy will be listening to the […]

For Joe Johnson, passing down Penny Hardaway’s lessons a priority


NBA players often speak glowingly of their “veterans,” the older players that helped them thrive in the league when they were rookies. Kevin Garnett shouts out Sam Mitchell — sorry, that’s “THE GREAT SAM MITCHELL” — for teaching him the NBA ropes. Draymond Green credits Jarrett Jack as “my vet.” It makes an NBA career […]

Lionel Hollins doesn’t see this as a rebuilding year: “old is old, and young is better”


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 […]

Here’s Everything Important Billy King Said About The Nets Today


Along with our earlier stories on Nets general manager Billy King talking Deron Williams and digging at Knicks management, here’s the important things he said Tuesday afternoon. On why it didn’t work with the core these past few years: If I knew, we’d be sitting here saying the parade was nice. I had some reasons, […]