Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Andray Blatche had the touch going in Saturday night's win over the Grizzlies, canning 7 of 10 attempts and pouring in 20 points.
But look deeper into the box score at the three-point column and those numbers look a little funny. That's because Blatche netted a career-high three triples, a case of him really stretching the defense and a Grizzlies' front line that was without...Read more »
LOS ANGELES -- Paul Pierce's on court reunion with Doc Rivers is going to have to wait.
The Nets announced Saturday that Pierce is going to sit out the final game of the team's three-game West Coast swing due to a sore left groin, meaning he won't be able to suit up against his old coach Doc Rivers when the Nets take on the Clippers at Staples Center. But Pierce won't be the lone starter sidelined....Read more »
With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...Read more »
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Garnett mean-mugged, scrunching his face up into a pretend angry scowl as he tried to explain how his new teammates were anxious for instant results.
The Nets had just lost their season opener to the Cavaliers, falling 98-94 Wednesday night after failing to knock down any clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter with their starting point guard on the bench. Garnett, seated...Read more »
CLEVELAND -- They filed into Quicken Loans Arena shortly before 10 a.m., going over their final preparations before getting things tipped off in this rust belt city Wednesday evening.
The new-look Nets were all business, but there’s no denying there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation as they get set to begin a much-hyped 2013-14 campaign.
“It feels good, our first game of the season,...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- It's about that time.
Roughly around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Nets shuffled through the bowels of the Verizon Center, preparing for the first game of what they hope is a long journey that runs deep into June. They're tipping off a new era when they meet the Wizards in their preseason opener, one that has them unsure just how long it's going to take for them to effectively mesh together.
"I...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- They got put in a trick.
Probably thinking they were going to be able to doing everything just short of sipping on some pina coladas, many of the Nets veterans were rather thrilled when coach Jason Kidd dispatched them to the pool during their Wednesday evening practice session.
Boy, were they apparently duped.
“Nah, see when we went down there, they made it seem...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- When he finished retooling the Nets' roster over the summer, Billy King said he thought his team had a roughly two-year window to win a title with Kevin Garnett & Co. on board.
In a sense, that glass has been pried open and King wants the Nets to climb through it immediately.
"Now, this is the window. This season," the Nets general manager said Wednesday...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- Kevin Garnett sat on a chair with a white towel draped over his head, obviously a bit gassed after the Nets' first practice on their second day of training camp.
Let's just say Garnett & Co. are getting a good workout in so far.
"Fun, but tough," the 37-year-old power forward said after practice at Duke University Wednesday. "Obviously we’re new, and...Read more »
Paul Pierce is making sure the Nets up their ante.
Division title? The veteran small forward basically shrugged off any shred of significance that may come along with winning the Atlantic Division crown, stressing the Nets have a bigger fish to reel in.
“Truthfully, it’s not that important,” Pierce said Monday at the team’s media day at the Barclays Center. “I came here to win a championship....Read more »