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 […]
If you thought the Brooklyn Nets already hit rock bottom, here’s a shovel. The Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-98 tonight, ensuring that the Nets will swap their second-round pick with the Los Angeles Clippers and pick 55th overall in this upcoming NBA draft. Sound confusing? Here’s how it works. The Nets traded the […]
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, […]
1) Brook Lopez on the offensive glass. Since the All-Star Break, Brook Lopez has arguably been the best offensive rebounder in the NBA. Read that again. I know! Brook Lopez, whose biggest on-court criticism in NBA circles is his rebound aversion, has been one of the NBA’s best offensive rebounders over his past five games. […]
This week, we’re looking back at the series of major decisions that led to the current state of the Nets, and asking you: if you could go back, would you do it again?
These will come in (mostly) reverse chronological order. Today, we will cover the trade that brought Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn.
When the Kings fired coach Mike Malone last month, one report suggested owner Vivek Ranadive wanted Malone to try innovative approaches to the game, including a 4-on-5 cherry-pick defense. Looks like at least one Kings player — and interim coach Tyrone Corbin — is willing to give it a shot, though perhaps unintentionally. In the […]
It’s only been two weeks and Lionel Hollins is already sick of the question. “I don’t have any decision to make,” Hollins said, a wide smile both expressing his amusement and hiding his exasperation. “When Brook comes back, I told you, I’ll deal with it. I’m not dealing with it right now. I’m just coaching […]