Nets host Pacers in home opener, Thaddeus Young returns as a visitor

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Nets host Pacers in home opener, Thaddeus Young returns as a visitor Opponent: Indiana Pacers Location: Barclays Center Time: 7:30 EST Watch: YES Network After a rollercoaster effort in their campaign opener, the Brooklyn Nets return home to the friendly confines of the Barclays Center in hopes of finding their first win. Two nights ago, the Nets […]

2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets Season Preview: Up From Below

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The Brooklyn Nets 2016-2017 Preview: Up From Below “Cause I’ve already suffered, I want you to know God I’m riding on hell’s hot flames, coming up from below.” — Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes Last year, the Brooklyn Nets, by any liberal definition of the word, were an absolute trainwreck. Surely, expectations had plummeted after […]

TBG Player Preview 2016-2017: Brook Lopez

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 […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Trevor Booker

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Trevor Booker, power forward 2015-2016: 20.7 MPG, 5.9 PPG, .490 FG%, 5.7 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 1.0 TOV, 79 G Who is Trevor Booker? Trevor Booker is a 6’8 power forward that functions as a more souped-up version of Reggie Evans and he immediately joins the Brooklyn Nets as one of the […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Sean Kilpatrick

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Sean Kilpatrick, guard/forward 2015-2016: 23.2 MPG, 13.8 PPG, 1.1 APG, 2.2 RPG, .462 FG%, .36 3P%, .898 FT%, .578 TS%, .532 eFG%, 23 G Who is Sean Kilpatrick? Despite playing only 35 NBA games over the past two seasons, Sean Kilpatrick could be a key piece to the Brooklyn Nets this season. Kilpatrick, an undrafted […]

TBG Player Previews 2016-2017: Caris LeVert

Caris LeVert

Who is Caris LeVert? The Brooklyn Nets’ 2016 first round pick is also their foremost man of mystery; thanks to a litany of injuries, LeVert is a riddle wrapped in an enigma swaddled in a walking boot. In June, the Nets swapped power forward Thaddeus Young for the pick that they’d reach at LeVert on, who, […]

Diaries from an Unimportant NBA Preseason Game, Vol. 1

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Diaries from an Unimportant NBA Preseason Game, Vol. 1 It’s hard to believe that Brooklyn Nets basketball is back already. Strangely enough, it feels like it was just last month that the Nets signed Jeremy Lin and traded Thaddeus Young. Before the games start counting, however, there’s the small issue of preseason ahead of us. […]

Vegas oddsmakers punt Nets to lowest projected win total in NBA

Vegas oddsmakers punt Nets to lowest projected win total in NBA It shouldn’t surprise you, but the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas have released their over/under win totals for the 2016-2017 season and, well, the Brooklyn Nets were given the lowest projection in the NBA. The Nets, in all their Jeremy Lin, Kenny Atkinson, and […]

TBG’s Far Too Early Fantasy Basketball Cheat Sheet

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a foul call in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

by Simon Harrex Believe it or not, we’re less than forty days away from the newest NBA season. While the days of the Golden State Warriors’ epic collapse at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now in the rear-view mirror, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Naturally, the Brooklyn Nets […]

Bojan Bogdanovic predicts playoff berth for Nets

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Coming off his hot streak at the Rio Olympics, Bojan Bogdanovic is doubling down and predicting that the Brooklyn Nets will make the playoffs this season, reports Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Forget that the Nets traded away Thaddeus Young before June’s NBA Draft and, apparently, it doesn’t matter that the Las Vegas oddsmakers are giving […]

Landon Donovan, Julius Erving, and the unretirement

On Thursday, the internet was captivated by of the news of Landon Donovan coming out of retirement to play, once again, for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Donovan, the best American-born men’s soccer player in history, walked away in 2014 following the Galaxy’s victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup. The United States’ […]

Chris McCullough and Isaiah Whitehead team up for back-to-school giveaway

Chris McCullough Per-Game Statistics:24 G, 4 GS, 15.1 MIN, 4.7 PTS, 2.8 REB, 0.4 AST, 1.2 STL, 0.5 BLK, 0.6 TOV, .404 FG%, .382 3PT%, .478 FT%, .463 eFG%, .470 TS%, 12.2 PER It’s hard to grade Chris McCullough after rehabbing a major injury, but he deserves some sort of extra credit for just making it on the court. There’s a long way to go for the Syracuse product, but you can see the traces of a draft steal. A smooth jumper that needs just a little bit of refinement to be consistent, the speed and activity on defense to defend the pick-and-roll and make the extra rotation, the height and vertical to protect the rim and put an opposing player on the wrong end of a poster. The traces of a modern power forward are there, it’s up to Mr. McCullough to do the work. -Ryan Carbain

A couple of New York-born ballers will spend the day tomorrow giving back to the community, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Chris McCullough, raised in the Bronx, and rookie Isaiah Whitehead, who, of course, is from Brooklyn, will give away backpacks and school supplies at MCU Park from 4-6PM on September 7th. Always good to see […]