The Los Angeles Clippers now have the NBA’s most expensive “Big 3”

After re-signing DeAndre Jordan to a max deal following the Great Free Agency Emoji War of 2015, the Los Angeles Clippers now have the most expensive “Big 3” in the NBA, clocking in at a little over $60 million in salary for Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul. With Griffin, Jordan, and Paul all commanding […]

Why Is Roy Hibbert Shooting Crunch-Time Three-Pointers?

The Indiana Pacers could’ve had an unlikely three-point crunch time hero: Roy Hibbert. With 38 seconds left in regulation and the Pacers trailing the Brooklyn Nets 105-100, George Hill drove into the paint, drawing Brook Lopez’s attention. Hibbert, guarded by Lopez, stepped out to the three-point line, and with nowhere to go, Hill dished him […]

  Height: 7’1″ Weight: 275 lbs. Date of Birth: April 1, 1988 Years Pro: 6 Before NBA: Stanford University Drafted: 10th overall, 2008 NBA Draft Nickname: B-Lo, Brookie Monster – Full Stats – He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. It’s been a long and weird offseason for the gargantuan Lopez, who played in just 17 games last season before […]

Projected record: 38-44 (10th in East) Head coach: Frank Vogel 2013-14 record: 56-26 2013-14 ORtg: 101.5 (22nd) 2013-14 DRtg: 96.7 (1st) Players in: C.J. Miles, Arinze Onuaku, Chris Singleton, Damjan Rudez, Rodney Stuckey, Shayne Whittington Players out: Rasual Butler, Andrew Bynum, C.J. Fair, Paul George (injury), Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner Projected Starting Lineup: George Hill, […]

Can Hollins transform the Nets defense?

In February 2011, after what seemed an improbable win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tony Allen described the Memphis Grizzlies effort in four simple words: “All heart. Grit. Grind.” From that day forward, Lionel Hollins’ team had a defense-first, paint-pounding identity. After looking at how Lionel Hollins’ offensive system fit with Nets personnel, here’s the […]

Beating the Post-Heat Hangover: 3 Things To Watch in Nets-Magic

Mason Plumlee (AP)

After a fourth (4th! Quatro! Vier!) win against the Miami Heat this year, the Brooklyn Nets find themselves in their least favorite position: on the second day of a back-to-back. Luckily, they’re in Orlando to take on the lowly, 22-win Magic, who are trying their hardest to grab a few more ping-pong balls at season’s […]

Is Deron Williams Top-3 With The Ball In His Hands?

Deron Williams

Deron Williams may have been the third-best player with the ball in his hands last season, according to a new metric devised with the NBA’s new optical tracking data. But how real are the numbers?

The Morning After: Pacers sting Nets, silver linings (Livingston), and dark clouds (D-Will)

Good morning, William. You’re not William? You look like a William. Or a Wilma. Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game. Help keep us going strong by picking up your new favorite t-shirt at The Brooklyn Game Store. You told me it was your favorite, remember? Also, your support keeps us going. […]

Time Runs Out On Brooklyn: Pacers 97, Nets 96 (GAME GRADES)

Jason Terry

How would you grade the players? Jason Terry POINT GUARD Some brutal minutes — a low pass salvaged by Kevin Garnett made for a pretty alley-oop, but he’s a score-first guard who no longer scores. Mason Plumlee CENTER Got Andray Blatche’s rotation minutes early, and though the Pacers did attack him, he did put down […]