Eastern Playoff Watch 2015: The Nets Could Actually Clinch A Playoff Spot Today (UPDATE: So, Nope, That Didn’t Happen)

The zombie stagger towards the final three spots of the Eastern Conference playoffs is finally coming to a close in the next week, if only because the season ends in five days and SOMEONE has to earn those last three spots. If you’re a Nets fan or somehow find yourself otherwise invested in who gets […]

Fantasy Basketball: Week 24 Steals

Fantasy Basketball is all about outsmarting your opponents, and much of that is done through grabbing the unfound star in free agency. Here’s our best way to do that in Week 24, the final week of seasonal leagues. Note: All OWN%’s come from ESPN Fantasy Leagues. Point Guard: MIN- Zach LaVine (18.3%) We all knew […]

No Paul George for Pacers as Nets head to Indiana

The Brooklyn Nets (28-39) and Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) played their second triple-overtime thriller in Brooklyn this season, but unlike the first contest, the home team prevailed. Despite a rebound margin of 81-53 in favor of the Bucks, including 38(!) offensive rebounds (18 from Zaza Pachulia), the Nets outlasted the feisty Bucks 129-127, behind Brook Lopez’s […]

How Will the Rest of the 2014-15 NBA Season Play Out?

With just about a month and a half left in the 2014-2015 season, there’s still so much to be decided. Will Cleveland climb into the second seed? Is Washington in free fall? And, most importantly, can the new look Nets drag themselves into the Eastern Conference playoffs? Well, we’ve decided to predict the fates of […]


Projected record: 38-44 (10th in East) Head coach: Frank Vogel 2013-14 record: 56-26 2013-14 ORtg: 101.5 (22nd) 2013-14 DRtg: 96.7 (1st) Players in: C.J. Miles, Arinze Onuaku, Chris Singleton, Damjan Rudez, Rodney Stuckey, Shayne Whittington Players out: Rasual Butler, Andrew Bynum, C.J. Fair, Paul George (injury), Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner Projected Starting Lineup: George Hill, […]

Hey, at least the Barclays Center court is nice

It hasn’t been the best week for the Nets: the team was ranked dead last in ESPN’s Future Power Rankings (although we’d argue that’s exactly the point), two of their three international players were eliminated in the first round of the FIBA Round of 16 International Basketball Tournament, and the third (Mason Plumlee) won’t see […]

Team USA Showcase: Plumlee struggles+shines, but our best to Paul George

Mason Plumlee

Thoughts and prayers to @Paul_George24 and his family #usa — Mason Plumlee (@masonplumlee) August 2, 2014 How would you grade the players? Mason Plumlee CENTER First and foremost: the game was cut short because of a horrific leg injury to Paul George, who needed to be carried off by a stretcher. It was a gruesome […]

Our Series MVP: Don’t forget Joe Johnson’s dominance

Our Series MVP: Don’t forget Joe Johnson’s dominance

People remember moments. We’ll remember Paul Pierce’s Nets series-saving block in the same breath we’ll remember Damian Lillard’s Trail Blazers series-clinching three-pointer. We’ll remember Kevin Garnett lunging for a loose ball like it held his life force.

Nets racing up power rankings

We don’t normally highlight power rankings from around the league here on The Brooklyn Game, but eagle-eyed reader Ken noticed something interesting in the latest USA TODAY NBA power rankings. The Nets currently rank 14th in their NBA power rankings, but in their last game against the 13 teams above them, they’re 8-5, with one […]