Well, this is going to happen, right? Nets against Warriors is inevitable

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Time: 10:30 PM EST Location: Oracle Arena Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN 660 AM/ 101.9 FM One team sits at 9-48, while the other stands with the best record in the NBA at 48-9. Still, the game must be played. The Nets are coming off a horrid 129-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets last night. […]

New-look Nets look for tenth win in Denver

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Time: 9:00 PM EST Location: Pepsi Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM With the NBA trade deadline passing on Thursday, Brooklyn was one of the most active teams, completing two trades to bolster their roster for the rest of the season. The Nets first completed a deal with Washington […]

Nets lower price on Lopez, choosing best deal for Bogdanovic

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by Jaymz Clements


Resolution: Get a fresh cut, take over the world


It’s been a weird 2016 for Swaggy B aka Bojan Bogdanovic. He took Croatia to the Rio Olympic quarterfinals, and led all players in scoring with 25 points per game. Bogdanovic was so hot in Rio that many speculated that this might be year he finally made good on his NBA potential. Under Atkinson, he spent the almost all of 2016 portion of the 2016-2017 season as the Nets' starter… until he was demoted from the starting lineup against Charlotte in Brooklyn’s final home game of the year. In that game, he promptly cruised to 26 points and Brooklyn won -- coincidence?


Oh, also, there was the time in the offseason when he had to escape Turkey as a military coup was taking place. Weird, right? 


Either way, Bojan seemed to solidify his role on Atkinson’s new-look Nets and in December, Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points per game on 43.6% shooting and, importantly, hoisted five three-pointers a game, making 38.5% of them as well. Even more importantly, his free throw rate has skyrocketed, more than doubling from 1.7 attempts to 3.6 this year. That’s crucial to Bogdanovic's game and his continuing relevance in the NBA as he averaged over 9 FTA per game in Rio. 


So, then, what does Bogdanovic need to wish for in 2017? The easy answer is to focus on capturing some of that Swaggy B Olympic scoring and free-throw-gaining chutzpah. It’d also be nice if he worked on improving as a secondary ball-handler as the Nets have run into plenty of issues without Lin at times, leaning on Bogdanovic hard during the offense-creation -- but those are the obvious answers. 


Doesn’t it feel like a new look might change Swaggy B’s prospects? If there’s one thing holding Bojan back, it’s his hair: a feathery dusting of thinning-brown thatch. It looks like the hair of a Greek shipping scion. It looks like the hair of an accountant who specializes in small business taxation. It looks like the hair of a politician with a past that will come back to haunt him. So… shave it. It’s thinning, so just, y’know, be done with it already.


If Bojan shaved his head and maybe grew his beard out, suddenly he becomes a basketball-playing version of a second-tier henchman Liam Neeson fights in Taken 4... now that's a Swaggy B no-one would ‘eff with. 


So there’s your real resolution, Bojan: shave that bonce. It means a fresh look, a fresh start, a fresh injection of badassery, and no one will ever screw with you again -- well, apart from maybe Liam Neeson.

Nets lower price on Lopez, choosing best deal for Bogdanovic Now that we’re past the DeMarcus Cousins frenzy, it’s about time for rumors on the Brooklyn Nets front to ramp up — and, according to some sources, they are. First, Bojan Bogdanovic’s market has finally begun to heat up, says Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Bogdanovic will […]

Nets look to limp into All-Star Break with some remaining dignity

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Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM As the All-Star Break looms, the Brooklyn Nets will look to snap their 13-game losing streak against the hot-and-cold Milwaukee Bucks, who currently sit at 24-30, just outside of the playoffs. Still searching for their first home win […]

Nets look to snap their longest losing streak in the Brooklyn era against the gritty Grizzlies

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Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM The Brooklyn Nets find themselves in the midst of yet another exhausting losing streak after a heartbreaking 108-99 loss versus the Miami Heat on Friday night. The loss marked 12 in a row for the Nets, which is […]

Nets announce partnership with Infor, will add logo to jersey

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Nets announce partnership with Infor, will add logo to jersey The Brooklyn Nets have partnered with Infor, a centralized digital platform that will aim to enhance data visualization and to further unify all of Basketball Operations, the franchise announced today. Of course, this means that starting next season, the Nets will also be adding Infor’s logo […]

Nets look to take the sting out of the Hornets on the road

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Time: 7:00 PM EST Location: Spectrum Center Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports Go Listen: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM The Brooklyn Nets are looking to snap a 9-game losing streak, which coincidentally started after snapping an 11-game losing streak in New Orleans. The last time the Nets picked up a win on the road against an Eastern […]

The Struggles Continue: Nets’ 4th Quarter Woes, Part II

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The Struggles Continue: Nets’ 4th Quarter Woes, Part II The Brooklyn Nets face new struggles every game. Just a few days ago, I documented two games where the Nets had victory slip away from them. But now, The Struggles Strike Back (Again.) This past week, in particular, Nets fans have gone through an emotional roller […]

Before the Super Bowl, catch the Nets in a divisional matinee against the Raptors

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Opponent: Toronto Raptors Time : 12:00 PM EST Location: Barclays Center TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN It’s funny how so close can seem so far… The Brooklyn Nets have led in the fourth quarters of both of its previous games to the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers, but, of course, both ended with the […]

Nets vs. Knicks: Battle of the Meh

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Opponent: New York Knicks Time: 7:30 PM EST Location: Barclays Center TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN January was a tough month for the Brooklyn Nets as they went 1-16 with their only win coming against the New Orleans Pelicans in an offensive outlier a few weeks ago. The disastrous month finished on Monday with a loss […]

Take Two: Nets get second chance at Miami revenge

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Opponent: Miami Heat Time: 7:30 Location: American Airlines Arena Watch: YES Network Listen: WFAN The summary of tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat sounds a bit like one of those mock SAT math questions: a train leaves Brooklyn having lost 5 consecutive games, at the same time a train departs Miami […]

Animal Wranglers: Nets must tame a wild KAT in cold Minnesota

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Opponent: Minnesota Timberwolves Time: 9:00 PM EST Location: Target Center Where to Watch: YES Network/Fox Sports Go Listen: 101.9FM//WFAN 660 AM The Brooklyn Nets will look to snap a four-game losing streak as they travel to take on Karl Anthony-Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite being shorthanded, the Nets played spirited basketball against the defending […]