Gerald Wallace: Would You Do It Over?

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 continue with the Nets deciding to trade for Gerald Wallace, and re-sign him to a four-year deal worth $40 million.


Projected record: 28-54, 12th in East Head coach: Brad Stevens Projected record: 28-54 (12th) 2013-14 record: 25-57 2013-14 ORtg: 99.7 (T-27th) 2013-14 DRtg: 105.2 (20th) Players in: Marcus Smart, Marcus Thornton, James Young, Tyler Zeller Players out: Jerryd Bayless, Kris Humphries Projected Starting Lineup: Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger Watch […]

5 Things We Learned From Lionel Hollins On Day One

5 Things We Learned From Lionel Hollins On Day One

Welcome Coach Hollins! #NetsMediaDay is officially underway. — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 26, 2014 Media Day 2013: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, Championships, Welcome Home Kidd, Lavish Cookies & Nets-Branded Water. (No, seriously — they had Brooklyn Nets-themed drinking water. Expiration 2015.) Media Day 2014: Soon-to-be-deserted practice facility, Rutherford, tempered expectations, an old-school coach and an […]

Do the pundits have a point?


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 […]

Why Joe Johnson Needs To Return To Shooting Guard

Why Joe Johnson Needs To Return To Shooting Guard

Joe Cool. The Armadillo Cowboy. Joe Jesus. Joe Johnson has been the most consistent Nets player throughout his time in Brooklyn, in play if not in moniker. Every other starting spot is racked with questions, but Johnson is entrenched. But there’s one question that could help fill the rest of the starting lineup: Should Joe […]

Nets might trade for a pick, or might not, like every year

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 […]

A Brief History Of The Nets-Raptors Rivalry

A Brief History Of The Nets-Raptors Rivalry

It’s hard to consider two teams rivals when they have no discernible provincial rivalry geographically, they have only met once in the playoffs — in the first round, no less — and they share a grand total of zero NBA titles. But the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors are rivals of sorts, and it […]

Here’s A Quick Guide For Nets Playoff Seeding

LeBron James, Joe Johnson

The Nets have a lot at stake Wednesday night: with four potential games affecting their seeding, there’s still a chance they could be the fifth seed or the sixth seed, and face either the Chicago Bulls or the Toronto Raptors. It’s a little complicated, but here’s a quick breakdown below of all the possibilities.