Analyzing the Nets’ Offensive Woes

Analyzing the Nets’ Offensive Woes Previously, I deconstructed Kenny Atkinson’s offensive system and influences in his first season as the Brooklyn Nets’ head coach. When it’s run successfully, it’s a system that gets everyone involved and works for open looks from the perimeter and easy buckets at the rim. The Atlanta Hawks, under Mike Budenholzer, have […]

How Atkinson built a modern offense for the Brooklyn Nets, both for now and the future

How Kenny Atkinson built a modern offense for the Brooklyn Nets, both for now and the future The Brooklyn Nets are in flux. By rebuilding, the Nets are not just signing new players and staff — the entire franchise is changing. The players, head coach, and general manager are the most noticeable changes, but the […]

Dismal Nets host red-hot Heat

Opponent: Miami Heat Time: 7:30 Location: Barclays Center TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets were, at one point, tumbling along at the same pace in the Eastern Conference standings, and the former’s 9-19 record was marginally better than Brooklyn’s 7-19 mark. However, that seems like ages ago considering where the Nets are […]

Nets look for first back-to-back wins of the season in San Antonio

Opponent: San Antonio Spurs Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: AT&T Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM Here’s a not-so-fun fact that you may have seen bandied about already: the Nets have never won a game in the AT&T Center. That isn’t entirely true, though. You see, the then New Jersey Nets won Game 2 of the […]

Nets seek first win in Memphis

It was all well and good for the Nets (0-2) after one half of play, but things sure got away from them quickly last night. After building a 47-41 halftime lead over the San Antonio Spurs (1-1), the Nets ran into a wall marred by missed shots, poor rebounding, and shoddy defense, leading to an […]

Mirza Teletovic signs deal with Suns: Report

Not long after the Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic, the 6’9″ forward signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns for $5.5 million, according to David Aldridge of Just after the Nets removed the qualifying offer for Mirza Teletovic, he agrees to terms with Phoenix for one year, $5.5M, per sources. […]

Brook Lopez’s agent to join Detroit Pistons front office

Brook Lopez is in the midst of the biggest multi-tier decision of his career. He has to decide whether or not to opt in or out of the final year of his contract. Then he’ll decide if he’d like to stay in Brooklyn with the Nets, or move elsewhere. On top of that, he needs […]

Brooklyn Nets Free Agency Primer: Brook Lopez

With the Brooklyn Nets headed to the offseason, they’ve got free agents with decisions to make. Here’s a primer on the Brooklyn Nets free agents, including their options and expectations. The skinny: Brook Lopez has a player option for the 2015-2016 season worth close to $17 million. If he opts in, he’ll stay with the […]

Nets with much at stake against shorthanded Trail Blazers

The Nets’ (35-41) six-game winning streak ended unmercifully on Saturday night to the Atlanta Hawks. After beating the Toronto Raptors in a thriller the night before, the Nets ran into a well-rested and ravenous Hawks team that shot 60 percent en route to a 131-99 drubbing at Philips Arena. After a blizzard cancelled their January […]

Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman OUT vs. Nets Monday

The Brooklyn Nets will face a shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers team Monday night: the Trail Blazers will not fly LaMarcus Aldridge (left thumb sprain), Nicolas Batum (lower back sprain), or Chris Kaman (right thumb sprain) to Brooklyn when the two teams face off, the team announced Sunday. They’re already without starting shooting guard Wesley Matthews […]

Nets to begin difficult stretch against Trail Blazers… if they play at all

UPDATE: Weather did not permit. After an embarrassing three-game road trip that saw them lose the last two games by combined total of 74 points, the Nets (18-26) are back home in Brooklyn. If weather permits — a dicey proposition at this point — they’ll play the Northwest Division-leading Portland Trailblazers (31-13). Two brutal losses […]

Nets look to get back on track vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Brooklyn Nets (4-7) enter Friday night’s game in Oklahoma City against the Thunder on a demoralizing five-game losing streak, which by now everyone knows has followed Joe Johnson’s notorious “selfish” comments. After an exhausting and emotional triple-overtime loss Wednesday night to Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Bucks, the Nets must quickly regroup at a venue that […]