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 […]

Lionel Hollins: “I rarely think about” lost 2016 first-round draft pick

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The Brooklyn Nets are 2-10, and though they’ve competed in a few close games recently, are on track to end up in the lottery this season. But the reward that usually couples that ignominy — a high draft pick in the NBA Draft — is long gone.

Deron Williams had his shots with Nets

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Earlier this week, Deron Williams made two off-the-dribble shots down the stretch of a 107-98 Mavericks victory, later reflecting on shots like that as few and far between in his time with the Nets. “I don’t like to talk about my time in Brooklyn, but a lot of times I was in the corner waiting […]

2 Weeks In: It’s That Bad Here — 10 Things Worth Noting

BROOKLYN NETS LOGO IT'S NOT THAT BAD HERE

Periodically, we’ll check in on the status of how bad things are here, in honor of Joe Johnson’s priceless preseason quote. Statistical support throughout provided by NBA.com. This has been ugly. You won’t hear anything else, anywhere. The Nets haven’t won a game since April, they’ve collapsed down the stretch in their few winnable moments, […]

Billy King: trades may be on the horizon

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The Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to their worst start since moving to Brooklyn, having lost each of their first seven games. An injury to Brook Lopez exacerbated fears that the team would struggle to cobble together any decent performances with a tough road schedule ahead. Worse, the team does not control its first-round pick […]