A look at the former Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Finals

The Brooklyn Nets are nowhere close to participating in the NBA Finals, in fact they’re probably as far away as possible from cementing the tittle of Eastern Conference champion. However, it’s always a good time to appreciate the Nets who came before this dismal time and escaped just in time to participate in the NBA finals. The Golden State Warriors will face off against the...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York’s gift to the NBA Finals

Amidst all the previews of the NBA Finals —still FOUR days away— you won’t find any like Fred Kerber’s in Sunday’s Post. Kerber takes a whimsical look at how the Nets and the Knicks, winners for 51 games between them, have helped the Warriors and Cavs make it to the promised land. Kerber breaks down both rosters, finding gems (and some not so gemmy) that the two conference...
Via Nets Daily
21 hours ago

Off-Season Report No. 7

And we’re back, for our 10th big year! Every weekend, we’ll be updating the Nets’ off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, etc. to help take the edge off 20-62. June 1 is Thursday, opening a month of big moves. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the draft, but in the days after the June 22 event at Barclays, the Nets will have to start making decisions...
Via Nets Daily
23 hours ago

How Knicks and Nets unwittingly created the NBA juggernauts

With June approaching, that emptiness every New York basketball fan has felt since 2003 is returning. Here come the NBA Finals. Where are the Knicks and Nets? Right, lounging. The Nets last made the Finals in 2003 and lost to the Spurs, the team that beat the Knicks in their most recent Finals run in...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Celtics reportedly intent on adding All-Star caliber frontcourt player

The Boston Celtics surprised NBA fans last season when they signed Al Horford to a four-year, $113 million contract, and they are reportedly looking to make a similar splash this offseason.A. Sherrod Blakely of reports that the Celtics are making it a priority to land an “All-Star caliber talent in the frontcourt” this summer. Boston has the No. 1 overall pick in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s parity defense: Nets screwed up on their own

And we thought Kevin Durant refusing to meet with the Nets last summer in free agency was cold. Durant, tired of being blamed for the lack of parity around the NBA or some teams’ inability to compete — and looking at the Nets — said it is not his fault Brooklyn traded its future away...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Brooklyn Nets hold mini camp ... in Colorado Springs!

Way up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a Brooklyn team trains ... in mid-May!?! The Nets are working out this week at Team USA’s Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs ... when they’re not hiking up trails, getting as high as 7,735 feet. That’s 1,700 feet higher than the city! Sources tell NetsDaily most of the team is there with one exception, Isaiah Whitehead, who...
Via Nets Daily
3 days ago

Brooklyn Nets' draft strategy remains the same after Hamidou Diallo withdraws

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Former NBA Draft bust Anthony Bennett: ‘I feel I have the last laugh’

The professional basketball career of 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett has not gone according to plan. From 2013-2017, he played with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets.He finished the 2017 season playing with the Turkish Basketball Super League team Fenerbache, which won the EuroLeague title. But as Jason Gonzalez of the Star Tribune...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The evolution of the worst trade in NBA history

The Nets were attempting to make a splash having just moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. The idea was to get this re-energized New York City neighborhood excited about the return of professional sports.The year was 2013, and the conference-rival Boston Celtics had just been eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Fans were growing tired of a lack of contention after Boston...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets shouldn't overpay for Jonathan Simmons

Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Nets know free agent they want but have to outbid these teams

The NBA playoffs are down to four teams, but it was the Euroleague semifinals on Nets general manager Sean Marks’ mind. The Nets scouted Milos Teodosic for at least the fourth time this season, a clear sign the Serbian point guard is the team’s top free-agent priority. Marks traveled to Russia twice to watch Teodosic...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: Is Jeremy Lin the answer at point guard?

This season has been a season to forget for Brooklyn Nets fans. Long gone are the days of Jason Kidd leading the then New Jersey Nets on deep playoff runs, and more recently, an aging Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce bringing toughness to a Brooklyn Nets team that wanted to establish dominance in the New York market. Nowadays, the Nets resemble a D-League team. Not even an avid NBA...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trajan Langdon a candidate for Hawks GM job

Former Duke star Trajan Langdon is emerging as a candidate for the Atlanta Hawks GM job, according to a report.WSB TV’s Zach Klein reports that the Hawks would like to speak with Langdon, who is an assistant GM for the Brooklyn Nets. Langdon has only been with the Nets’ front office for a year, but he was a scout with the Spurs for a handful of seasons before that.One thing that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Who to target

The Brooklyn Nets come into the offseason with nearly $30 million in cap space and plenty of holes to fill. One thing that can be learned by watching the postseason is that there is a clear power balance at the top of both conferences. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers seem destined to face each other again for a third straight year in the NBA finals. With this...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin: Racist remarks from fans, opponents were worse in college

Jeremy Lin is one of the most prominent Asian American athletes in the country, but it’s probably no surprise to hear that he has dealt with racist insults from fans and opponents alike.However, the Brooklyn Nets guard said that the worst of it came in college, not in the NBA.“The worst was at Cornell when I was being called a c—k,” Lin said on the “Outside Shot with Randy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

David Stern blasts Nets for resting starters

Resting players is a major topic in the NBA right now and former commissioner David Stern has finally weighed in on the matter.In some ways, resting players is part of a playoff team’s strategy down the stretch and a byproduct of the NBA’s brutal schedule. Teams want to win titles and entering the playoffs well-rested can help.But for teams out of the running there is little...
Via The Sports Daily
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: “I’m not a host, bro. I’m not going to be able to get through tag lines.”

Plenty of former athletes have gone into broadcasting, but most frequently in the well-defined traditional roles of color commentators or studio analysts. We’re starting to see more unusual spins on that, though, and one of the most interesting may be what Turner Sports is doing with Kevin Garnett. Rather than put Garnett on their Inside the NBA panel or assign him to color commentary...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks shares offseason vision

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks talks about evaluating the roster during the offseason after his team finished last in the Eastern Conference.
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets say goodbye to season on break up day

Jeremy Lin, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Brook Lopez look back on a Brooklyn Nets season that ended on an optimistic note, despite an NBA-worst 20-62 record.
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kenny Atkinson reflects on the Nets' season

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reflects on his first season as a NBA head coach and the challenges he faced throughout the season.
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon throws down off-the-backboard alley-oop dunk with one shoe

The Orlando Magic pulled off a play that looked straight out of a streetball game on Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Of course, a streetball game may present better defense than what the 2016-17 Nets have to offer.With under two minutes to go in the third quarter, Orlando’s Mario Hezonja threw a no-look pass to Elfrid Payton, who threw an off-the-backboard pass to Aaron...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

For the Nets, what a difference a year made

Real-life people were heard chanting “Brooklyn, Brooooooklyn” at a NBA game recently.  Not at the Barclays Center though, which, more often than not, has hosted the chants of the opposing teams temporarily taking residence in its minimalist walls. It was actually Wells Fargo Center, the home of the Philadelphia 76ers. On Tuesday night, as the Nets walloped the similarly downtrodden...
Via Brooklyn Balling
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Brooklyn Nets

Despite it seeming like an interminable rebuild, the Brooklyn Nets are actually just completing year two of being out of the playoffs. Brooklyn is a near lock to finish at the bottom of the NBA standings and head into the lottery with the best odds at the first overall pick. Unfortunately, whatever pick Brooklyn lands will be swapped with the Celtics' pick, as the Nets fulfill their...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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