Stat Corner: Offensive & Defensive Rating


Say you recently won a charity auction that afforded mindless malcontents like you the opportunity to play in one NBA game. You’re excited, you’re all warmed up, you’ve just high-fived your favorite NBA players, the ball gets tipped, and the game begins! And then they ruthlessly tear you to shreds. With a useless slop pile […]

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Here’s the latest Nets news & notes from around the ‘net: The Italian men’s national basketball team, led in part by Brooklyn Nets center Andrea Bargnani picked up a key 89-82 victory over Germany yesterday in FIBA Eurobasket, improving to 3-1 in Group B. (Highlights here.) Though Danilo Gallinari stole the show and Bargnani fouled […]

Jason Kidd, Bucks to court Brook Lopez in free agency

Brook Lopez & Jason Kidd. (AP)

Title says it all. Via Marc Stein of ESPN: League sources say the Bucks want a proven center in free agency if they can score one, and have pinpointed two kinds of former All-Stars — Dallas’ Tyson Chandler and Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez — as targets for the top of their wish list. This isn’t the […]

Brooklyn Nets Free Agency Primer: Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez (AP)

With the Brooklyn Nets headed to the offseason, they’ve got free agents with decisions to make. Here’s a primer on the Brooklyn Nets free agents, including their options and expectations. The skinny: Brook Lopez has a player option for the 2015-2016 season worth close to $17 million. If he opts in, he’ll stay with the […]

HOPE! Nets Close Road Trip On High Note


Finally. What happened: The Nets closed their eight-game circus road trip on a high note, defeating the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, 104-94. Where they stand: The Nets improve to 24-33 with the win, and hold the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs by a hair. They lead the Indiana Pacers (24-34), Charlotte Hornets (23-33) […]

Three Takeaways From Nets-Mavericks: Did They Get Lucky?


The Brooklyn Nets lost 96-88 in overtime to the Dallas Mavericks Monday night, falling to 16-18 on the season, and losing their second straight since hitting the .500 mark Friday night. Here’s three quick takes on the loss. 1) You might have blinked… and missed Brook Lopez’s ridiculous scoring downpour in the first quarter. Though […]

Nets look to bounce back against surging Mavericks

The Nets (16-17) missed an opportunity to jump over the .500 mark last night with a lack-luster 88-84 loss to the Miami Heat. The offense struggled shooting 39.5 percent from the field and the defense had no solutions for the versatile offensive arsenals of Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade who combined for 51 of the […]

Is starting Kevin Garnett the wrong move?


Kevin Garnett hasn’t come off the bench in an NBA game since January 27th, 1996. He’s started in 1,482 consecutive games, including the playoffs, since that day. On a related note, new Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Monday afternoon that Garnett’s “earned the right” to be his starting power forward. He’ll flank Brook Lopez in […]