Sean Marks: The First 367 Days

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Sean Marks: The First 367 Days Almost one year ago today — February 18th, 2016 — Sean Marks was hired as the Brooklyn Nets’ next general manager. With the Nets, Marks inherited a franchise with possibly the bleakest future in the entire NBA, suffering a draining of assets rarely seen in professional sports. With no […]

Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense, Part II

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Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense, Part II Rebuilding an NBA franchise is a painful process that every NBA team — aside from the San Antonio Spurs — must undergo. Without their own draft picks, the Brooklyn Nets must look everywhere to find players that fit Sean Marks’ envisioned program and the […]

Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense

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Sustainably Sourced: Adding the Ingredients for an Efficient Nets Offense Constructing an NBA roster requires balance. The general manager needs to understand on-court schemes, but also must account for attitude and effort. Putting big-name talent that fails to gel usually results in disappointment (see Brooklyn Nets, 2013-2014). Assembling a high character team that lacks raw […]

The loss of Yogi Ferrell is a swing and a miss, not a strikeout for Nets

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The loss of Yogi Ferrell is a swing and a miss, not a strikeout for Nets If you’re reading this, you’ll likely all too familiar with the 10-day contract and how it has both benefitted and hurt the Brooklyn Nets since Sean Marks took over the general manager position about one year ago. The 10-day […]

Analyzing the Nets’ Offensive Woes

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Analyzing the Nets’ Offensive Woes Previously, I deconstructed Kenny Atkinson’s offensive system and influences in his first season as the Brooklyn Nets’ head coach. When it’s run successfully, it’s a system that gets everyone involved and works for open looks from the perimeter and easy buckets at the rim. The Atlanta Hawks, under Mike Budenholzer, have […]

How Atkinson built a modern offense for the Brooklyn Nets, both for now and the future

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How Kenny Atkinson built a modern offense for the Brooklyn Nets, both for now and the future The Brooklyn Nets are in flux. By rebuilding, the Nets are not just signing new players and staff — the entire franchise is changing. The players, head coach, and general manager are the most noticeable changes, but the […]

Nets aim to stay afloat against the fluid Spurs

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Opponent: San Antonio Spurs Time: 7:30 Location: Barclays Center TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN In the famous words of Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a Trap!” Coming off an overtime thriller against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, and facing the Raptors tomorrow evening on the second-half of a back-to-back, tonight’s game against the Nets could be […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Kenyon Martin!

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Happy Birthday to Kenyon Martin, 39, who stands as one of the most exciting players in New Jersey Nets franchise history. Martin was the no. 1 overall pick by the Nets out of the University of Cincinnati in the 2000 NBA Draft and is the reason why many Nets fans are fans today — including […]

Nets, Magic face off in matchup between Eastern Conference cellar dwellers

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Nets, Magic face off in matchup between Eastern Conference cellar dwellers The Brooklyn Nets picked up a big 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday to improve their record to 7-17 for the year. Since the Nets have won just 3 of their last 15 contests, it is imperative that Brooklyn continues to build momentum […]

Jeremy Lin returns as Nets battle James Harden and the Houston Rockets

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Opponent: Houston Rockets Time: 8:00 PM EST Location: Toyota Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM He’s back! It’s not quite Michael Jordan wearing number 45 on his back but the Brooklyn Nets key free agent signing has returned. Point guard Jeremy Lin will play tonight against the 17-7 Houston Rockets, which should be […]

Nets look for first back-to-back wins of the season in San Antonio

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Opponent: San Antonio Spurs Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: AT&T Center Watch: YES Network Listen: WCBS 880 AM Here’s a not-so-fun fact that you may have seen bandied about already: the Nets have never won a game in the AT&T Center. That isn’t entirely true, though. You see, the then New Jersey Nets won Game 2 of the […]