Around the ‘Nets: Brookstaps Lopzingis?


The latest in Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets:

  • FiveThirtyEight took a deep dive into Kristaps Porzingis, coming out the other end with his closest comparison: Brook Lopez?

  • Through all the criticism of The Trade, Thaddeus Young is the silver lining.

  • Prior to Heat-Nets, Dwyane Wade missed Heat shootaround with an undisclosed illness.

  • I was on the NBA Injury Report Podcast, talking Nets, Rock the Bells, and Rajon Rondo. Check it out.
  • The Nets went back to basics during Tuesday’s practice, using the time to go over some of the fundamentals they worked on in training camp. A 105-82 loss at home will do that to a team.

  • Just read the Andrea Bargnani section.
  • Chris McCullough did something cool: 10 kids attending I.S. 151, where McCullough attended high school, got a $300 shopping spree at Modell’s courtesy of the Nets rookie.

  • Mikhail Prokhorov, as you may know, has reportedly reached an agreement to take on 100% of the Brooklyn Nets franchise and the company that operates Barclays Center. But at least five elected officials are hoping to stall the sale.