Nets 110, Knicks 104: Words of encouragement, physicality, and Zippers

Brooklyn Nets' Shane Larkin (0) passes away from New York Knicks' Derrick Williams (23), Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in New York. The Nets won 110-104. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BROOKLYN, NY. — Tony Brown is not used to all the hollering he has to do during an NBA game. Following his second game as a head coach, he apologized repeatedly to the media for his gruff, hoarse voice. “I meant to tell him to suck on another lemon,” Thaddeus Young joked. In many ways, […]

Mikhail Prokhorov wants Nets to be a championship contender next year: “We have everything the best”

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Speaking with reporters at Barclays Center shortly after firing head coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigning general manager Billy King, Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said that while he’d learned hard lessons about being an NBA owner, he also expected the team to compete for a championship next season. “I’m sure next season, we’ll be, I […]

ESPN: Hollins “is almost certainly out” as Nets coach this summer

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The Brooklyn Nets now have the third-worst record (10-25) and third-worst net points per 100 possessions (-6.7) in the NBA. It’s safe to say that at this point, they’re the third-worst team in the NBA, ahead of the 76ers, who are pushing the once-finite limits of tankitude, and Lakers, who are torpedoing their way into […]

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

Last year, Shane Larkin defied gravity to block a Jerian Grant’s fast-break layup attempt. It was awesome: Larkin rose, reached with both hands, and swatted away Grant’s attempt with his right as he descended back to earth. It was a pretty phenomenal play by the undersize Larkin, and it was only a bonus that it […]

Jarrett Jack on Cleanthony Early shooting: going out is “different” for athletes

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New York Knicks guard Cleanthony Early was shot above the knee late Tuesday night in “a coordinated early-morning attack involving masked gunmen after leaving a Queens strip club,” an altercation that ended with Early getting robbed of his jewelry. It was the second time this month a New York Knicks player had been targeted, after […]

Brett Yormark: Nets to “be a major player” in free agency

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The Brooklyn Nets don’t have much to hang onto. They’re tied for the third-worst record in the NBA, having won only 7 of their first 25 games. After years and years of trades doubling-down on a win-now strategy, they’re now in the midst of a molasses-speed rebuild around Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. So there’s […]

The Nets are shooting threes like it’s 1987

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NEW YORK, NY. — If good things come in threes, it shouldn’t surprise you that the Nets are 5-14. The cross-borough New York Knicks took down the Brooklyn Nets Friday night 108-91, laying to rest any talk of a regional rivalry after only 12 minutes. The Knicks made seven of nine three-pointers to close the […]

IT’S HERE: The Lopez brothers Battle in Primetime

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A rivalry may or not be imminent between the Brooklyn Nets (5-13) and New York Knicks (9-10), but there’s certainly a sniff of something as evidence by the national TV broadcast. But while fans are abuzz, the players appear to be over it. “I don’t know if it’s a rivalry amongst the players,” Jarrett Jack […]

Andrea Bargnani OUT vs. New York Knicks Friday (hamstring)

Andrea Bargnani will sit out a second straight game with a tight left hamstring, the Nets announced Thursday, meaning he’ll miss his first chance to face the Knicks since leaving the team this offseason. Bargnani missed most of preseason with tightness in his left hamstring, though he returned in time to play in the first […]

Is It Time To Panic?

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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 […]

Reunited in New York, the Lopez Twins have a reputation to uphold

Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) reacts after turning the ball over during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in New York. The Hornets won the game 115-91. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

If you thought Brook Lopez was odd, what with his comic books, superhero obsessions, and Harry Potter t-shirts, just wait until you add his twin brother, Robin Lopez, regularly back into the mix. In a New York Times profile by Scott Cacciola, he recounts many incredible anecdotes, both new and old, about Brook and Robin’s journey from Stanford […]