Patience is Paramount: Revisiting Billy King’s first year with the Nets

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Patience is Paramount: Revisiting Billy King’s first year with the Nets Sean Marks recently celebrated his one-year (and a day) anniversary of becoming the Brooklyn Nets’ general manager. In his first year, to say the least, the Nets have struggled mightily. Marks made bold offseason moves, some of which have panned out, and some that […]

Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense

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Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense Constructing an NBA roster requires balance. The general manager needs to understand on-court schemes, but also must account for attitude and effort. Putting big-name talent that fails to gel usually results in disappointment (see Brooklyn Nets, 2013-2014). Assembling a high character team that lacks raw […]

Nets aim to stay afloat against the fluid Spurs

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Opponent: San Antonio Spurs Time: 7:30 Location: Barclays Center TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN In the famous words of Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a Trap!” Coming off an overtime thriller against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, and facing the Raptors tomorrow evening on the second-half of a back-to-back, tonight’s game against the Nets could be […]

Hopeless Nets look to stave off Hawks at home

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Hopeless Nets look to stave off Hawks at home With each passing game, it becomes clearer and clearer that the Brooklyn Nets, as currently composed, are not long for this world. With teams now able to sign players to 10-day contracts, it appears as if the Nets will be giving plenty of waiver-wire players the […]

Nets-Sixers — what else is there to say?

Bojan Bogdanovic Per-Game Statistics: 79 G, 39 GS, 26.8 MIN, 11.2 PTS, 3.2 REB, 1.3 AST, 0.4 STL, 0.1 BLK, 1.5 TOV, .433 FG%, .382 3PT%, .833 FT%, .519 eFG%, .550 TS%, 10.7 PER After a strong second half to close the 2014-15 season, many fans felt optimistic that Bogdanovic would take the next step forward in his NBA career. Whatever the reason was (sophomore slump, Lionel Hollins’s system, waning confidence), the second year Bosnian was very disappointing during the first half of the season. Certainly his performance improved post All-Star break, but there were still inconsistencies in his offensive game and limitations on the defensive side of the court that make you wonder if can truly be a cornerstone piece of a competitive team. For every 20-point output (or the 44-point explosion against Philadelphia) there seems to be a 2-12 dud just waiting to happen. At 26 years old, maybe this is just who he is as a player -- an inconsistent, streaky shooter. -Jonathan Griggs

Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers Time: 6:00pm EST Location: Wells Fargo Center Watch:YES Network Listen: WFAN 101.9 FM 660AM  The Brooklyn Nets look to get their eighth win of the season, taking on a Philadelphia 76ers team that is one of two teams that has fewer wins than the Nets. (Yes, that other team happens to be […]

Nets, Magic face off in matchup between Eastern Conference cellar dwellers

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Nets, Magic face off in matchup between Eastern Conference cellar dwellers The Brooklyn Nets picked up a big 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday to improve their record to 7-17 for the year. Since the Nets have won just 3 of their last 15 contests, it is imperative that Brooklyn continues to build momentum […]

The Nets return to Staples Center to vanquish a 24-hour nightmare

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The Nets return to Staples Center to vanquish a 24-hour nightmare Opponent: Los Angeles Lakers Time: 10:30pm EST Location: Staples Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM While back-to-backs are often chalked-up as “scheduling losses” well in advance of the actual games, it isn’t exactly as if the Brooklyn Nets really played a full […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker, power forward 2015-2016: 20.7 MPG, 5.9 PPG, .490 FG%, 5.7 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 1.0 TOV, 79 G Who is Trevor Booker? Trevor Booker is a 6’8 power forward that functions as a more souped-up version of Reggie Evans and he immediately joins the Brooklyn Nets as one of the […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin, point guard 2015-2016: 26.3 MPG, 11.3 PPG, 3.0 APG, 2.8 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.5 BPG, .412 FG%, .336 3PT%, .815 FT%, 78 G Who is Jeremy Lin? Essentially, Jeremy Lin is the NBA’s version of the Rorschach test. To some, the 6’3 point guard is still the player who captivated the imagination of […]

Did the Nets actually improve their bench this offseason?

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Did the Nets actually improve their bench this offseason? Last year was a painful one to endure for fans of the Brooklyn Nets and their 21-win season came without the gift of a high lottery pick. Although they didn’t technically have the worst record in the league, one could make the case that the roster […]

NetsDaily: Brooklyn works out P.J. Hairston, Jorge Gutierrez, and Kendall Marshall ahead of training camp

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NetsDaily: Brooklyn works out P.J. Hairston, Jorge Gutierrez, and Kendall Marshall ahead of training camp The always eagle-eyed NetsDaily noticed that the Brooklyn Nets had at least three players in yesterday to workout during the first Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson presser of the season. The trio, consisting of P.J. Hairston, Jorge Gutierrez, and Kendall […]

Vegas oddsmakers punt Nets to lowest projected win total in NBA

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Vegas oddsmakers punt Nets to lowest projected win total in NBA It shouldn’t surprise you, but the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas have released their over/under win totals for the 2016-2017 season and, well, the Brooklyn Nets were given the lowest projection in the NBA. The Nets, in all their Jeremy Lin, Kenny Atkinson, and […]