Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
It’s time for the debut of All Nets: Three Pointers.
Welcome to Episode 1.
In the aftermath of each game, I’ll offer my quick take on three things that took place, and try to shine some spotlight on certain trends that crop up. So let's get on with on with it, shall we?
--* These sluggish starts are something the Nets need to correct before it becomes a bad habit. Seems as if there’s...Read more »
Center Brook Lopez hasn’t shown he can be a consistent force defensively in the paint, and Kris Humphries (pictured) has trouble with smaller, quicker power forwards. Coach Avery Johnson may be forced to start Reggie Evans at times to set a tone early.
The one drawback of having nine new faces is the fact that the team hasn’t played together much, meaning...Read more »
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. -- 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 »
Training camp can’t get here fast enough for the Nets.
In fact, they’re so eager to get things cranked up that most of the players have already showed up at the team’s New Jersey training facility. Some began arriving earlier this month and just about everyone has participated in the action, which includes pick-up games and conditioning.
Andray Blatche and Josh Childress are expected...Read more »
Deron Williams is glad the Dwightmare is finally in the rearview mirror.
With Dwight Howard officially traded to the Lakers yesterday, the Nets can truly move on from their fruitless pursuit of the NBA's top center, something that's perfectly fine with the Nets All-Star point guard.
“We went down that road a lot," he told reporters after Team USA's semifinal win over Argentina....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 »
Billy King continues to fill out the Brooklyn Nets' inaugural roster.
The Nets today announced they re-signed guard Keith Bogans, bringing him back into the fold after he only managed to play in five games with them in 2011-12 due to a season-ending ankle injury.
Bogans, a 6-5, 215-pounder and nine-year veteran, went down against the Pistons on Feb. 8.
Before coming to the Nets,...Read more »
Brook Lopez couldn’t simply stick a finger in each ear and drown out all that Dwight Howard talk.
All offseason, his name has been mentioned as a trade chip for Howard, something that’s now going to be put on the backburner until at least Jan. 15, when he’s eligible to be traded again after signing his four-year, $61-million deal with the Nets.
Lopez plans on using those constant trade...Read more »