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Why the Brooklyn Nets should pursue Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez As a result of the Joe Johnson trade in 2012, the Brooklyn Nets will not have a pick in this year’s draft until late in the first round. Because of this, and considering that this year’s draft class is not as deep as previous year’s, the Nets will need to look toward free agency in order to address any roster needs. Nonetheless, unlike the draft, this year’s...
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Nets Jarrett Jack to be guest analyst on NBA TV

Jarrett Jack has always had the personality to star on TV. Now, it appears he's actually going to do it.From ESPN's Mike Mazzeo:The Brooklyn Game's Benny Nadeau lists off the plenty of players NBATV has used before:"Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack will be a guest analyst on NBA TV tonight, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN. Jack joins a long list of NBA players to appear on the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez receives an All-NBA vote

The NBA has released its All-NBA lineups, and there are no Nets on the list. But that doesn't mean none were given consideration.Brook Lopez's strong push near the end of the year was enough for him to garner one Third-Team vote, as pointed out by Benny Nadeau at The Brooklyn Game:The vote came from ESPN's Israel Guttierez. (H/t to The Brooklyn Game for the find.)Photo Credit:...
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Sergey Karasev talks about Lionel Hollins, his injury, his wedding and more

Sergey Karasev seems like a suave dude. So, it's not wonder that when he gave an interview with R-Sport in his home country of Russia, he came across that way. R-Sport is one of the more popular sports magazines in Russia. Here are some highlights of the interview in English, courtesy of NetsDaily. On his somewhat bumpy relationship with Lionel Hollins: On rehabbing his knee: On...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: The Perfect Nets Offseason

  Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… With the Brooklyn Nets abysmal season coming to a relatively disappointing end despite giving Atlanta a respectable first round challenge, there’s few front offices in the league facing the extensive amounts of decisions Brooklyn must begin making this offseason. The team once regarded...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Brooklyn Nets can improve for next season

Brook Lopez Unlike the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets are not in a favorable position heading into the summer of 2015. First, the three players that they signed away from the Boston Celtics almost two years ago (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry) all have departed. Second, their two superstars’ (Deron Williams and Joe Johnson) statistical outputs are on a steady...
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Brooklyn Nets face uncertainty in the offseason

Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King said the Nets are going to “explore all options” heading into the offseason. While nothing is being left out, the key to the offseason for the Nets will be the contract decisions of big man Brook Lopez and recently acquired Thaddeus Young. Both can decide to opt out and test free agency this summer, although both have expressed how much they have enjoyed...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets focused on re-signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were big pieces for the Brooklyn Nets this season as they made their playoff run and secured the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are also both going to be free agents this offseason, and the Nets are prioritizing re-signing both of them for next season. King says first goal for the summer is...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets coach on Deron Williams: ‘He’s not a franchise player’

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Saturday, one day after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, that point guard Deron Williams is no longer a franchise player. “He’s not a franchise player anymore,” Hollins said. “He’s a good player, he’s a solid player, but I don’t think he’s a franchise player anymore. That’s just...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alan Anderson threw down a monster jam for the Nets

With the Nets losing momentum at the end of the second quarter, Alan Anderson took Kent Bazemore off the dribble and absolutely destroyed this huge dunk! Anderson drives baseline and CRUSHES the 2-handed dunk on @NBAonTNT! #NBARapidReplay — NBA (@NBA) April 30, 2015   Anderson was 6 of 6 in the first half for 16 points. The nets went into half-time...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA: Referees made mistakes in final minutes of Nets-Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly have taken two of the first four games in their first-round playoff series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. They had a bit of help from the zebras in their second win, however. The NBA released a report Tuesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating the referees made four incorrect calls or non-calls in the final two minutes and overtime...
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Nets still struggling to earn respect among fellow NYC franchises

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Surrounded by disappointment, over-paid superstars, and low expectations, the Brooklyn Nets have become one of New York City’s biggest surprises since reaching the NBA playoffs, and on Monday, the local long-shots tied their opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks with a 120-115, overtime-win in Game 4 at the Barclay’s Center. Thanks to a...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Net Losses: Brooklyn May Have Won, But Let’s Be Honest — This Organization Remains An Embarrassment

Winning may disguise a team’s shortcomings for a period of time, but there are instances when everyone already knows the deal. Yeah, yeah: the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta on Monday night to continue in their quest to move forward in the playoffs. Yet, the winning of a single game hasn’t hidden a reality most already know about them — Brooklyn was built to win “now” a few...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Nets Beat Hawks, Even Series at Two

The Brooklyn Nets were on the verge of falling down 3-0 against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Saturday afternoon before pulling off an eight-point win to pull to within 2-1 in the series. The Nets continued their momentum Monday night by taking their second consecutive game against Mike Budenholzer and company. Deron Williams matches his career playoff high with 35 points to...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Deron Williams nails miracle three as shot clock expires

Late in the fourth quarter, with his team down two points Deron Williams hit the biggest shot of the game. He was double-teamed but kept his dribble alive, turned and threw up what looked to be a prayer and he hit nothing but the bottom of the net. After shooting like a man who had never even seen an NBA game in the first three games of the series, Williams came alive in game four...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets forward Teletovic listed as probable for Game 2

The Brooklyn Nets may receive some help as they look to even up their playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. The team announced that forward Mirza Teletovic, who has been out since January 22 with blood clots, will be listed as probable for tomorrow’s crucial second game in the team’s first round playoff matchup. Brooklyn dropped the first game of the series 99-92 to the top...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce on his time with Brooklyn Nets: It was ‘horrible’

Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to...Read More
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Markel Brown blows alley oop, crashes onto court (Video)

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown paid dearly for blowing an alley oop, crashing hard onto the floor during Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks.Brown was a little too close to the rim when he made his leap to catch the pass. As a result, he was stuffed by the rim, causing him to take a scary fall as he appeared to hit the floor face first.Fortunately, Brown recovered...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Thaddeus Young Out for Nets Game Against Cleveland on Friday

The Brooklyn Nets will be without the services of forward Thaddeus Young for at least one game, the team announced Thursday. Young suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Nets victory in Charlotte on Wednesday. Thaddeus Young Update: MRI revealed a left knee strain. Listed as OUT for tomorrow vs. Cavs and DOUBTFUL for Sunday’s game vs. Lakers. #Nets — Brooklyn Nets...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Executive: Deron Williams Not Even the Best Point Guard on the Nets

Deron Williams is the NBA’s eighth highest-paid player, and the league’s second highest-paid point guard behind Chris Paul. Unfortunately for the Brooklyn Nets, his production has declined steadily since signing his monster contract, and he’s no longer considered among the elite point guards in the league. Just how far has Williams fallen? According to an anonymous poll conducted...
Via Sportsnaut
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: Notion that Kentucky would make NBA playoffs ‘ridiculous’

Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of desperately frantic task of trying to remain in the chase for a playoff berth. Despite a 27-39 record, the Nets nevertheless remain on the outskirts of relevancy when it comes to stealing the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Boston Celtics by...Read More The post Deron Williams: Notion that Kentucky would...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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