Was this the worst season in Nets history?

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In their closing act of the 2015-16 season, what remained of the Brooklyn Nets fell apart in the second half against what remained of the Toronto Raptors, blowing a 21-4 lead and losing 103-96 to a team that rested almost all of its rotation players. It was a fitting ending to a dismal season. The […]

Report: NBA, Adam Silver forces Celtics to return Nets’ draft picks from 2013 blockbuster

Jason Terry (right), with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. (AP)

In a stunning turn of events, commissioner Adam Silver has mandated that the Boston Celtics return their draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets, a source reports. In case you’ve forgotten, the Nets traded their 2014, 2016, and 2018 picks to the Celtics in a 2013 draft day blockbuster that brought them Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, […]

The Nets are inevitable

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

The Brooklyn Nets are inevitable. Ever since they let Paul Pierce go, bought out Deron Williams, watched Joe Johnson slowly slide into ineffectual isolations, and dug in the bargain bin hoping to shake gold out of Andrea Bargnani’s pantalonis, the Nets have been in an inevitable decline, from 49 wins to 44 to 38 to […]

Paul Pierce has no shortage of ammunition for Brooklyn Nets

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Paul Pierce has said a lot about his time in Brooklyn, mostly all negative: he called his one-year stint with the franchise “horrible,” and bemonaned “veterans who didn’t want to play and didn’t want to practice.” A master of jabber, Pierce has continued emptying his clip about the Nets, most recently noting that it was […]

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 […]

The Nets Are Still A Huge Mess

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Let’s start here: as general manager, Billy King made a series of franchise-crippling moves that, barring stupid and unexpected good fortune in free agency, will hold the Brooklyn Nets back from contention through this decade. As head coach, Lionel Hollins all but admitted he’d given up on trying to improve the wasteland roster that had […]

Deron Williams: Time with Brooklyn “made me question if I even wanted to play basketball”

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Deron Williams will make his return to Brooklyn for the first time since agreeing to a buyout with the team this past offseason on Wednesday, now as a third banana on the Dallas Mavericks.

Around the ‘Nets: my hands haven’t grown, either

Around the ‘Nets: my hands haven’t grown, either

Here’s the latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: The Nets aren’t surprised Deron Williams is thriving in Dallas. “Thriving” may be a bit strong, but he’s seen a slight uptick in his production since leaving Brooklyn. In the above, Lionel Hollins on Andrea Bargnani, out with a hamstring injury: “Why do you […]

Celtics Fans to Nets GM Billy King: “Thank You”

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The Brooklyn Nets fell to 2-11 in Boston Friday night, but that was hardly the story between these two teams. The Nets, now infamously, gave up three first-round picks and the right to swap a fourth for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry, hoping to compete for a championship. That, of course, never came […]