The Nets are in possibly the most difficult spot of any NBA team. New general manager Sean Marks has to establish a winning culture with a 21-win team and no draft picks. Marks wowed Nets management with his vision for building in Brooklyn, and this offseason represents Marks’s first big test. Here’s our primer on […]
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 […]
Opponent: Portland Trail Blazers Location: Moda Center (Portland) Time: 10:00 PM EDT Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app It’s that time of year again! The circus has made its way to Brooklyn, and now the Nets will make a 20-day, nine-game road trip around the country. The Nets (15-41) ran into a hot Charlotte […]
Can Rondae Hollis-Jefferson bring flair — and defense — to Brooklyn?
Here’s Wednesday’s Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: What do you do after giving up 101 relatively easy points to a non-NBA team? You practice the basics of your defense. Lionel Hollins on Brook Lopez shooting threes: “You guys think about stuff I don’t even think about.” It’s not clear what the Nets […]
If you trust the scouting ability of NBA rookies, the Nets got a pretty good pickup in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — both on and off the court. In NBA.com’s annual rookie survey, new Nets wing was the top vote-getter for two categories: “Best Defender” (23.5 percent) and “Funniest” (44.3 percent). Hollis-Jefferson also picked up votes for […]
With the NBA offseason in full swing, things have slowed down a bit for the Nets. There’s still pockets of news here and there — for example, Cliff Alexander, who signed on with the Nets in Summer League, has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. I’m sure we’ll see updates on the practice facility, as well […]
Recently signed Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee, the Nets announced today. Robinson sustained the tear, which the team described as “small,” while working out in New York. Robinsons tweeted that the injury was a “minor setback” and that he would be […]
The Nets traded recently acquired point guard Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons for the rights to forward Quincy Miller, the team announced Monday night. Miller, a former second-round pick, is another low-risk, young (22 years old) pickup who has yet to find his NBA niche. He was cut after two seasons in Denver and […]
The Nets have signed free agent forward Thomas Robinson to a two-year deal, the second year being a player option, according to a report from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July […]
After sending Mason Plumlee to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Nets had a hole at backup center. It looks like they might fill that hole with 30-year-old 6’11” Russian center Sasha Kaun, according to a report from Russian news site TASS. The report is unconfirmed at this time, and the Nets would have to complete […]
The plaid red pants were the first clue. The impromptu slam poem was the last.