Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At long last, Avery Johnson will finally get the chance to see his Brooklyn Nets in action against someone else.
The Nets bused to Atlantic City following Friday's practice at the PNY Center, motoring down the shore to play their first preseason game. They're the only team that hasn't played a game yet and that has them champing at the bit to hit the court against...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Players are rarely thrilled to get their scrimmage on. Simulating game action is never as fun as the real thing.
But for the Nets, it's time to gauge their progress after three days of the training camp grind. Joe Johnson, for one, seems excited to hit the court here at the PNY Center Friday evening in the Nets' Black & White scrimmage.
"I...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Avery Johnson seems a bit lukewarm about the NBA's new flopping rule.
The league announced Wednesday that it will penalize players for flopping and the amount of those fines will increase with each infraction.
Players are expected to get a warning the first time and will be fined $5,000 for their second violation. Fines increase to $10,000 for the third infraction,...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams likes what he's seeing so far from Joe Johnson and believes it's only a matter of time before the two really start jelling.
"It’s been fun playing with him," the All-Star point guard said after Wednesday's practice at the PNY Center. "We’ve got a good group. I think we have a chance to be really good, with him and Gerald [Wallace] on the...Read more »
Joe Johnson knows the Nets have to take advantage of their championship window of opportunity and he's confident that's going to happen.
Immediately. As in this season.
"This year, the sky’s the limit for us," Johnson said Monday during the Nets' media day at the Barclays Center. "Hopefully, we can jell a lot faster than what people think. I think it’s wide open for us....Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King is sure his starting quintet ranks among the tops in the league.
In King's eyes, their lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez stacks up extremely well against anyone.
"Those five, I think we can match up with any five on the court," the Nets' GM said at the PNY Center Tuesday in his preseason...Read more »
Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't need a crystal ball to peer into the Nets' future.
The Nets' billionaire owner is certain his franchise will have a NBA title and a Larry O'Brien trophy to call its very own sometime relatively soon. As in by 2015.
"Every team has a grand plan and we are moving on," Prokhorov said after Friday's Barclays Center ribbon cutting ceremony. "Slowly,...Read more »
The Nets are really about to go national now.
NBATV's "The Association" will feature the franchise in its initial season in Brooklyn, it was announced Wednesday. The program, entering its fourth year, gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of a particular team.
The Nets made a flurry of offseason moves, notably re-signing All-Star point guard Deron Williams and trading...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If ever there was someone who wanted to see this whole move to Brooklyn from New Jersey through, it’s Kris Humphries.
The power forward has been with the Nets since he was shipped to the Garden State from Dallas during the 2009-10 campaign. So he’s glad he finally has a little something positive to look forward to now.
“I was with the team before we went...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Gerald Wallace didn't want to deal with a long, drawn-out process in this whole free agency thing.
As far as he was concerned, the sooner he could agree to a new deal, the better.
"Just go ahead and get it over with," the swingman said this afternoon on a conference call from Alabama, where he's running his third annual youth basketball camp. "I have more...Read more »