The Nets Locked Down The Hawks On The Game-Deciding Play

The Nets walked away Tuesday night with a win. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have won just two games in 11 attempts this season. They lost back-to-back winnable games over the weekend, and have played two other games that went down to the final minutes. But finally, they were able to put one away. After Thaddeus Young put the Nets up 90-88 with 1.4 seconds left […]

Nets seek elusive first win in Atlanta

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The Brooklyn Nets (0-4) continued their early season funk on Monday, losing to Milwaukee at home 103-96. Despite holding a 96-94 lead with a little over two minutes to play, the Nets succumbed to Milwaukee’s sharp shooting, led by a 26-point, 6 three-pointer effort by Jerryd Bayless. With nine of their next 12 games coming […]

What is the “market value” of these Nets on the floor?

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One of the quirks about following the Nets, from either a casual distance or with intense focus, is that you haven’t had to think much about market value. If the player was good, they paid for him. If he wasn’t good, well, they might have paid for him anyway. The money side was simple, even […]

The danger for the Nets in 2016 free agency

Durant & LeBron are 2016's big names. (AP)

Barring the type of Grand & Unexpected Wild Offseason Move the team trademarked between 2011 and 2014, this year’s Brooklyn Nets roster is close to set. Thirteen players are on guaranteed contracts, with at least four more vying for the final two spots out of Nets training camp. The Nets don’t look primed to make […]

Roundup: Everyone Is Trying To Understand How The Nets Got Here

Who's the most reckless shooter on the Nets? Who's the slowest? Who worked hardest for their shots, and what guy did the Nets freeze out most this season?


Thanks to tracking data from the NBA's SportVU cameras, we can finally answer these age-old questions in The Brooklyn Game's Second Annual SportVU Awards, recognizing greatness and futility for the second straight year. (Here's last year's SportVU Awards, if you're curious.)


Some of the awards have made it over from last season. Some of them are brand new. But all of them tell a different story. 


Enjoy!


All statistical support provided by NBA.com.

Following Brooklyn’s 120-115 upset in Game 4, a large chunk of the nationally-geared sportswriting internet got in on the sudden, shocking goodness of Nets-Hawks. If you missed any of it, we’ve got you covered: For SB Nation, Mike Prada discusses how the Nets have turned this into a legitimate series by citing four points: Containing […]

Deron Williams Emerges as Unlikely Unifying Force for Nets

Deron Williams Emerges as Unlikely Unifying Force for Nets

The Brooklyn Nets opened this regular season with hope, hope that Deron Williams would bounce back after a lackluster, injury-prone season, and lead them to a top-four seed. That hope spiraled into desperation, after Williams struggled through arguably the least productive season of his career, and the team fell as low as 13 games below […]

Have Turnovers Killed The Nets’ Chances Vs. Hawks?

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The Brooklyn Nets face a daunting task: in the history of the NBA playoffs, an eighth seed has knocked off a one seed only five times. Even with extra-long odds, not all eighth seeds are made equally, and the Nets are one of the weaker NBA playoff teams in recent history. So to do something […]

Should the Nets start Jarrett Jack over Deron Williams?

How uninspiring play from Deron Williams (left) could open the door for Brooklyn’s backup point guard.

A year ago, with a sense that the series was slipping away, Jason Kidd made a bold decision and replaced Shaun Livingston with Alan Anderson in the starting lineup. That move changed the complexion of the series against Toronto. Heading into a pivotal Game 3, perhaps it’s time for Lionel Hollins to make a bold […]

Deron Williams: “I can play better”

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Deron Williams knows he has to play better for the Nets to make any noise in the playoffs. Following a 1-for-7 performance against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 where he missed a game-tying shot with ten seconds left, Williams told reporters at Nets practice the obvious, according to ESPN: Asked to assess where his […]

Missed Shot At Win Leaves Bitter Taste For Deron Williams, Nets

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Deron Williams knows he’ll have a lot on his mind tonight. “I’m sure tonight I’ll think about it a lot,” Williams said in the visiting locker room, shortly after missing an open jumper with ten seconds left that would’ve tied the game. “Not just the shot, but the game in general. We just had a […]

Nets-Hawks Playoff Preview: Do The Nets Have A Snowball’s Chance In Kyle Korver’s Shooting Hand?

The Nets are the underdogs against Al Horford & the Hawks. (AP)

After a regular season sweep, Lionel Hollins held no illusions. “I don’t think we have any advantages over the Hawks,” Hollins said of his eighth-seeded, 38-44 Brooklyn Nets on a conference call Thursday. “That’s why they’re 60-22 and that’s why we’re where we are.” Sunday afternoon kicks off the third straight year in the playoffs […]

Nets-Hawks Playoff Preview: Do The Nets Have A Snowball’s Chance In Kyle Korver’s Shooting Hand?

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After a regular season sweep, Lionel Hollins held no illusions. “I don’t think we have any advantages over the Hawks,” Hollins said of his eighth-seeded, 38-44 Brooklyn Nets on a conference call Thursday. “That’s why they’re 60-22 and that’s why we’re where we are.” Sunday afternoon kicks off the third straight year in the playoffs […]