It is, to be fair, impressive that falling behind 20-0 was not the Nets at their most woebegone last night. That honor belongs to the help defense on this JJ Hickson dunk, a true team effort:
ESPN’s Zach Lowe just dropped a short, fun oral history about the time the New Jersey Nets tried to change their name to the Swamp Dragons. Why would they do this? Because as former Nets president Jon Spoelstra put it, “Every time I look out the window here, I see this swamp... Dragons are mythical, and fun.”
The Brooklyn Nets have realized that fielding a roster of chumps and Brook Lopez doesn’t put butts in seats, so they’re solving half of the problem by making it cheaper to watch their dull team.
The Brooklyn Nets are a sad, burned-out husk of a team with no clear direction. Today, they did what a bad team with a bloated payroll does and bought out seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson.
Well, this sure was unexpected:
The Brooklyn Nets don’t have a GM. This is a particularly bad time of year to not have a GM, because unloading some expensive, veteran talent in exchange for draft picks or cap relief is a good way for a bad team to begin trying to unfuck itself. So it was no surprise when Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the…
Sure, Joe Johnson isn’t a very good basketball player anymore and his contract weighs upon the Nets like a millstone. But he can still ball occasionally, and goddamn this move is dirty. Jusuf Nurkic has probably never before shamed the proud Nurkic name like he did tonight.
This weekend Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired GM Billy King and coach Lionel Hollins, making them the fall guys for a strategy that involved setting a bonfire to the future for marginal improvements in the present.
The Brooklyn Nets cleaned house yesterday, firing head coach Lionel Hollins and GM Billy King at the same damn time, meaning that it’s once again time to wonder if Kentucky head coach John Calipari will come swooping in to save an NBA franchise.
The Brooklyn Nets are the most aimless team in the NBA. They’re old, bad, and they don’t have any of their draft picks, on account of trading too much for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, then watching them tailspin into irrelevancy. This morning, they fired coach Lionel Hollins and “reassigned” GM Billy King.
Deron Williams’s tenure as the point guard of the Brooklyn Nets was one of the saddest disasters in recent NBA history. Williams, who signed a max deal with the Nets in 2012 and went on to stink up the joint on a nightly basis, recently told Yahoo Sports that those years in a Nets uniform made him want to walk away…
A lot of the fun in going to see a world attention-grabbing movie on opening night is getting swept up in the pomp. If you’re a Star Wars nerd, like Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez is, you want to be able to feed off the collective energy of the other nerds in attendance when you go to a midnight showing of Star…
Brook and Robin Lopez are notoriously tight. They hosted an NBA blooper reel show for Disney this summer, once skipped out on Stanford practice together to head to Disneyland, and they are apparently writing partners who are working on a pilot or two. So you’d think that they would want to live together once Robin…
The Brooklyn Nets, who’ve been weirdly competitive against last year’s NBA finalists, went over to Cleveland and nearly took it to overtime, until LeBron went all Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on them and hit this gliding hook shot.
The Warriors got as close to losing as they have all year, as the Brooklyn Nets somehow took them to overtime. Incredibly, they really should have won it here but Brook Lopez missed this easy tip.
Thank God for Andrea Bargnani, the most hilariously inept player in the NBA. Here we are, just one game into the new season, and he’s already blessed us with another fantastic addition to his career lowlight reel.
Nets owner and crazy Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov stopped by his team’s practice session today. Was he there to check in on how the guys are feeling? To offer some encouragement ahead of the new season? Hell no, man, he was there to teach those young bucks some important hoop skills.
As a corrective to the bullshit Knicks, the Nets had exactly one or two things going for them. Now they have one fewer.
Last night while most people were sleeping, the Nets traded Mason Plumlee and 41st-overall pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for... Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. This is a bad trade.
Last April, the first-seeded Indiana Pacers, who’d spent the season’s first few months crushing the league before returning to earth after the All-Star break, labored through a surprisingly tough seven-game series against a mediocre Atlanta Hawks team seemingly engineered to turn Indiana’s greatest strength (Roy…