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Brooklyn Nets: Will Joe Johnson See Less Playing Time?

The forgotten man of the Brooklyn Nets offseason has been Joe Johnson. The 33-year-old enters the fifth year of a six-year, $123 million contract he signed with the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2010 and is faced with competition for playing time this season. Now Johnson hasn’t averaged less than 25 minutes per game […] Brooklyn Nets: Will Joe Johnson See Less Playing Time?...
Via NBA Draft Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Worst Draft Picks In Last 10 Years

The Brooklyn Nets, formerly of New Jersey, have been a part of the NBA for 37 years and have had a multitude of bad draft picks. The team has enjoyed success over the years with the picks of Hall of Famer Bernard King and P.J. Brown but there have been plenty of questionable decisions. There […] Brooklyn Nets: Worst Draft Picks In Last 10 Years - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Why Mason Plumlee Made the USA Team

USA Basketball made its final cuts on Saturday, a day after their exhibition game against Puerto Rico. Brooklyn Nets’ own Mason Plumlee made the team, alongside fellow bigs Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Andre Drummond. Plumlee shocked many when it was revealed he was in the running for a roster spot, as he was originally […] Brooklyn Nets: Why Mason Plumlee Made the USA...
Via NBA Draft Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Nets big man is leaner and aiming for a bounce-back season

The Nets will be getting a visibly thinner Brook Lopez when training camp begins next month. Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing at a weight several pounds lighter, looked noticeably thinner while participating in a youth healthy lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jarrett Jack make Brooklyn Nets fans forget about Shaun Livingston?

Jarrett Jack is, more or less, the forgotten man of the off-season. With so much attention focused on the health of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, the silence of Kevin Garnett, the departure of Paul Pierce, the emergence of Mason Plumlee and the "youth movement," Jack's acquisition hasn't gotten much attention. But last week's announcement that the man he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season. The Nets believed that losing Lopez made a deep run into last season's playoffs impossible. "Missing (Brook Lopez) didn't allow us to go further (last season)..right now, there isn't a plan to put any restrictions on him," said Billy King.
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Grading Alan Anderson’s Signing

Brooklyn Nets: Alan Anderson Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 2.5 million (Player Option) Anderson was semi-productive for the Nets in his 1st Brooklyn season, gives them needed perimeter depth and could even start. They are very thin at small forward, as Andrei Kirilenko is their only veteran at the position and they only have...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cavaliers

Amidst the free agency chaos currently taking the NBA by storm the Brooklyn Nets get a nice little pick up in Jarrett Jack in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The trade sent Brooklyn’s Marcus Thornton to Boston along with the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman, Christian Drejer and Edin Bavcic to Cleveland. The Celtics come out of the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins believes Kevin Garnett will be back in Brooklyn

If there's one thing you should know about Kevin Garnett, besides his phenomenal defense, intensity and All-NBA talent, it's that he says nothing during the offseason. Nothing at all.KG likes his privacy in the summer and it's hard to blame him. He's on stage for seven or eight straight months out of the year. Give the guy his downtime. Not to say you should feel...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jogger stumbles upon skeleton wearing Nets hat in NY park

No, really. What the hell is this. Kate Steciw was going out for a jog at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Wednesday when she came across a scene that would be absolutely terrifying in a horror movie and only slightly less eerie outside of one. There, standing up on a display behind a fence, was what looks like a human skeleton. Standing Up. Clothed. With a Brooklyn Nets’ hat on its...
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Brooklyn Nets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made Resigned: Alan Anderson Signed: Bojan Bogdanovic Drafted: Markel Brown, Xavier Thames, Corey Jefferson Hired Lionel Hollins Traded Jason Kidd Traded For Sergey Karasev and Jarrett Jack Strongest: Hiring Lionel Hollins - They traded Jason Kidd for picks and hired...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Nets Trade Deron Williams?

Deron Williams, the guy the Nets inked to a max contract just two years ago, was a complete disaster in the 2013-2014 season. His per game averages took major dips, and the guy who was once thought to be the best point guard in the NBA was nowhere to be seen. His fan-base has dwindled as a lot of people have lost all faith in him as a franchise player. Things couldn't possibly...
Via Nets Take Over
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett slapped with lawsuit by neighbor

So much for good neighborly relations.According to TMZ Sports, Kevin Garnett is being sued by his Malibu neighbor for allegedly undergoing an illegal renovation on his $9.5 million mansion, which blocks the neighbor's view of the Pacific Ocean, among other things.The suit states that Garnett never obtained the correct building permits when he began the remodeling endeavor in...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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