Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche's ears are working perfectly fine, so he was able to hear the chatter emanating from the end of the Knicks' bench during Wednesday's preseason finale at Nassau Coliseum.
Iman Shumpert was the main culprit blasting Blatche, screaming out loudly every time Blatche got the ball in his hands: "He's horrible! He's terrible!"
Let's just...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams proclaimed his left ankle is feeling just fine and the All-Star point guard plans to practice Sunday.
Williams, who's been diagnosed with synovitis, missed his second straight practice Saturday, as expected. But he said the cortisone shot he received Thursday has worked wonders and he can already sense a noticeable difference.
"It already...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams missed practice Friday as he deals with a ankle injury that coach Avery Johnson said isn't serious.
The All-Star point guard was sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with left ankle synovitis, meaning some tissue in the area is inflamed. He received an injection to help alleviate the issue, and Johnson expects to hold Williams out of Saturday's...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If Avery Johnson wasn't initially aware of the back-and-forth that goes on between Nets and Knicks fans, he sure is now.
"I’ve been asked about this quote-unquote rivalry in the last four to five months more than I had my first two years," the Nets' third-year coach said following practice Tuesday at the PNY Center "So, I feel it. I feel it more when...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. -- The Nets won't play their first true game in their sparking new $1 billion home for nine more days, when they host the John Wall-less Wizards in preseason action.
But they're about to get their second peek at the Barclays Center in a matter of a week.
The Nets, who conducted media day at their new arena on Monday, are set to hold a practice there on Sunday, hours...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. -- 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 »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After months of talk, the basketballs were finally rolled out for real at the PNY Center.
The Nets tipped off their training camp Tuesday, officially practicing for the first time as they prepare for the 2012-13 campaign. Everyone seemed thrilled to get started and begin their seven-plus month journey.
"Good first practice," Avery Johnson said. "We...Read more »