Hopeless Nets look to stave off Hawks at home

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Hopeless Nets look to stave off Hawks at home With each passing game, it becomes clearer and clearer that the Brooklyn Nets, as currently composed, are not long for this world. With teams now able to sign players to 10-day contracts, it appears as if the Nets will be giving plenty of waiver-wire players the […]

Nets waive Bennett, sign Acy to 10-day contract

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by Justis Doucet


Resolution: Make a difference when he is given time, play gritty basketball


While Anthony Bennett hasn’t been involved in every Nets game this season, he’s impacted the ones he played in. Bennett, the former no. one overall pick, has struggled to stick with teams, and the Nets are his fourth in four years. However, this year, he’s been given opportunities and, mostly, succeeded in them, particularly so when considering his dirt-cheap contract. 


Playing about 12 minutes per game, right around his career average, Bennett is shooting 56% from inside, more than 12% better than any of his other three seasons; and his 5 points per game average ties a career-high from 2014 with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Bennett has not played in the Nets' last three games, but, previous to that, scored 11 points in 14 minutes against Cleveland on for 4 for 8 shooting. In Brook Lopez’s absence, Bennett even started a game this season on December 3rd against Milwaukee. In 23 minutes, a season-high, Bennett scored 7 points and grabbed 14 rebounds -- a strong line for the once-forgotten youngster. 


For Bennett, it’s just a matter of contributing to the team when the opportunity is handed to him, as he sits fourth on the big man depth chart behind Lopez, Trevor Booker, and Justin Hamilton.

The Brooklyn Nets have waived Anthony Bennett, the team announced on Monday morning. To fill the open roster spot, Marc Stein of ESPN reports that they’ll sign Quincy Acy out of the D-League to a 10-day contract. Even with the Nets falling further out of playoff content each game and Chris McCullough glued to the D-League, Bennett […]

The Reclamation of Anthony Bennett

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The Reclamation of Anthony Bennett As far as the eye can see, Anthony Bennett was the perfect risk for the Brooklyn Nets to take on this summer — the former no. 1 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft had bounced around from team to team, and nearly found himself out of the league completely […]

Nets look to stop the bleeding against the Sacramento Kings

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Nets look to stop the bleeding against the Sacramento Kings Opponent: Sacramento Kings Time: 6:00pm EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network Without a timetable for the return of the Brooklyn Nets’ floor general Jeremy Lin, they’ll continue to rely on their unproven platoon of point guards to steer them out of a demoralizing losing streak. […]

TBG Player Preview 2016-2017: Brook Lopez

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Brook Lopez, center 2015-2016: 33.7 MPG, 20.6 PPG, .511 FG%, 7.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 0.8 SPG, 1.7 BPG, 2.4 TOV, 73 G Who is Brook Lopez? If you’re a reader of The Brooklyn Game, this player is one that doesn’t need introducing. Or, in an even broader stroke, if you’re a fan of the NBA in general, you’re […]

Lewis: Rajon Rondo scheduled to meet with Nets

Rajon Rondo

Unrestricted free agent Rajon Rondo is scheduled to meet with the Brooklyn Nets, according to the New York Post’s Brian Lewis. The mercurial guard had a relative bounce-back season with the Sacramento Kings in 2015-2016, averaging 11.9 points and a league-leading 11.7 assists per game, despite drawing the ire and frustration of head coach Rick […]

Pick: Nets are favorites to sign Sergio Rodriguez

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Sergio Rodriguez could be on his way back to the NBA this summer and it may just be with the Brooklyn Nets, reports David Pick of Basketball Insiders. Source: Brooklyn Nets are favorites to score deal with Euroleague floor-general Sergio Rodriguez. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 25, 2016 Rodriguez, an experienced point guard currently playing […]

Report: John Calipari wants $120 million to run the Nets

Calipari last coached the Nets in 1999. (AP)

With Lionel Hollins and Billy King out, the Nets may seek to fill two positions with one man: John Calipari. The mutual respect and adoration between Calipari and Nets CEO Brett Yormark is hardly a secret; the two spoke at length about their relationship with ESPN last month, while Hollins was still coaching the team. […]

Jarrett Jack: “I’m just now fully getting healthy”

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In a dark season, Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack has emerged as a surprise bright spot in the last two games. In the weekend’s losses to the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, Jack totaled 49 points, 21 assists, three steals, and just three turnovers, and made up for a crucial late-game eight-second violation against […]

Nets-Warriors: What 2 Watch 4

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The Brooklyn Nets are 1-8 and just dropped a heartbreaker by two points to the Sacramento Kings. The Golden State Warriors are 10-0 and eight of their ten wins have come by double-digits. The two teams play tonight at 10:30 P.M. EST. It’s safe to say the Nets aren’t exactly heavy favorites. Despite that, you […]