Nets Try to Stun the 76ers on Tuesday Night

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Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers Time: 7:30 PM EST  Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Watch: YES Network, CSN Philly, Fox Sports GO  Listen: WCBS 880 AM The Brooklyn Nets have had a solid March. They hold a 7-8 record for the month – it may not be a Miami Heat-level change, but the Nets have improved. That […]

Nets look to get a win against Dallas

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by Ryan Carbain


Resolution: Pray for health


When Kenny Atkinson took the Brooklyn Nets' head coach vacancy, he knew it'd be a tough task -- but it's not clear if he signed up for the league's worst record. 


While the Nets have improved their once plodding pace (they currently run at the fastest pace in the league), and transitioned to an offense with a much more modern shot distribution, they rank near the bottom in the league in offensive rating (26th). 


The defense has been even worse, as they rank 27th in efficiency at a miserable 101.3 clip -- so what gives?


Of course, most of this is due to injury, particularly so to that of Jeremy Lin. No one could have predicted that Isaiah Whitehead would play the most minutes at point guard this season come 2017 and, unfortunately, there's no end in sight. And in other instances, players have been unable to convert the open looks or handle their defensive assignments at all. 


While Atkinson's squad has a reputation of a team that plays hard, I doubt that's good enough for the rookie head coach. 


There are positives to the coach's' tenure thus far, that is certain. The Nets' offense has emerged from the dark ages and he's been especially successful in procuring solid minutes from players like Joe Harris, Anthony Bennett, and the aforementioned Whitehead -- all of whom would be at the end of another franchise's bench. 


For a resolution, Atkinson should pray for a healthy team (or at least a healthy point guard), consider tinkering with a leaky defensive scheme that asks too much of the team's slow-footed big men, and stick with the general program. The goal of this season is developing players and schemes for the future and, on that front, the team has at least seen a little bit of success.

Opponent: Dallas Mavericks Time: 12:00 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO Listen: 660 AM, 101.9 FM   The luck of the Irish prevailed on St. Patrick’s Day as the Brooklyn Nets couldn’t close out in the final moments of Friday’s contest against the Boston Celtics and fell, 98-95. Despite a […]

How’d We Get Here: K.J. McDaniels

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How’d We Get Here: K.J. McDaniels Last Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets acquired K.J. McDaniels in a trade with the Houston Rockets. McDaniels was acquired at essentially no long-term cost, with the Nets giving up the minimum cash consideration, $75,000, for the third-year swingman. On the surface, this trade may not look like much as, on the […]

TBG Trade Deadline Roundtable Extravaganza

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Woj: New Orleans interested in Lopez-centered trade

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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 […]

#TrustTheProcess vs. #TrustTheProgress: A Nets-Sixers Matinee

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#TrustTheProcess vs. #TrustTheProgress: A Nets-Sixers Matinee  The Brooklyn Nets are in an absolute freefall and their five-game losing streak has left the Nets with the worst record in the NBA at 8-27. Friday’s 116 -108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers continues an eleven-game streak where the Nets have given up 100 or more points to their […]

First place Cavaliers take on last place Nets

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First Place Cavaliers Take On Last Place Nets Opponent: Cleveland Cavaliers Location: Barclays Center Time: 7:30 PM EST Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN 101.9 FM, 660AM In a classic best versus worst scenario, the Cleveland Cavaliers will take their talented lineup to the Barclays Center in hopes of continuing their hot streak, particularly so following […]

Nets’ pick swap continues to fall, but who could they target?

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Nets’ pick swap continues to fall, but who could they target? Here are some facts for you: the Brooklyn Nets are 8-25, tied for the NBA’s worst record with the Philadelphia 76ers, Jeremy Lin has played all of 12 games thanks to a difficult hamstring, and numberFire puts their odds of making the playoffs officially […]

Lin looks to upset former team as Nets chase redemption against Charlotte

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Lin looks to upset former team as Nets chase redemption against Charlotte After a soul crushing week that saw Brooklyn get blown out by their rival Toronto Raptors followed by back-to-back beatdowns by the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Nets get a visit from the current no. four seed in the Eastern Conference. […]