Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense, Part II

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Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense, Part II Rebuilding an NBA franchise is a painful process that every NBA team — aside from the San Antonio Spurs — must undergo. Without their own draft picks, the Brooklyn Nets must look everywhere to find players that fit Sean Marks’ envisioned program and the […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

The Importance of Keeping Things in Perspective

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The Importance of Keeping Things in Perspective It’s January 15th, 2017, the Brooklyn Nets are 8-31, and Jeremy Lin has played in just 12 games this season. The Nets are behind the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference but they don’t have the distinction of rolling through the next decade with Ben Simmons and Joel […]

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 […]

Bondy: Kris Humphries has a strong possibility of returning to Nets

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There’s a “strong possibility” that Kris Humphries will return to the Brooklyn Nets, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Kris Humphries is a strong possibility to return to the Nets, according to a source. — Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) July 2, 2016 Humphries, an unrestricted free agent, has bounced around the league since […]

Rumor: Nets call Hawks to inquire about Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap

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Despite their lack of a General Manager or major assets worth pursuing, Alan Hahn of ESPN Radio told the Michael Kay Radio show that the Brooklyn Nets have inquired about the availability of Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap. The Atlanta Hawks, who are rumored sellers this trade deadline, may be trying to collect as much cap […]

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!


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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 […]