Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.
Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.
"The Avery thing was a big wake up...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams said he was stunned when Billy King approached him at the Nets' training facility Thursday and delivered the news that Avery Johnson had been fired.
"I was shocked. I didn’t expect it," Williams said after Friday's shootaround. "I was over there riding the bike, and Billy came in and told me he let Avery go, and it caught me off guard...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N .J. -- Avery Johnson insists he’s not concerned about possibly losing his job.
The Nets have dropped eight of their last 10 games, and the fans are starting to clamor for him to be fired given the team’s high expectations. But Johnson, who’s in the final year of a three-year deal, isn’t worried about his status, indicating the only thing he’s focused on is figuring out how...Read more »
Deron Williams didn't need to have a sitdown with Avery Johnson Tuesday morning to discuss his Monday comments regarding the Nets' offensive system.
"There's nothing to it," Williams said following the team's shootaround at the Barclays Center as they prepared for their matchup with his old team, the Jazz. "[The media] asked me about Utah. I'm not going to bad mouth Utah. I...Read more »
But whether Brook Lopez makes his triumphant return against the Pistons at the Barclays Center Friday night or in Chicago versus the Bulls on Saturday remains to be seen. The Nets’ 7-foot center, who’s missed the past seven games with a sprained ligament in his right foot, is listed as probable for their matchup with Detroit and he appears to be on track to hit the court when things...Read more »
Brook Lopez won’t be making his return to the lineup Tuesday and there’s a possibility the Nets’ starting center may not play in a game until next week.
General manager Billy King said although Lopez practiced without incident Monday for the first time since spraining a ligament at the top of his right foot Nov. 28, he’s still not good enough to suit up for their tilt with the Knicks at the...Read more »
Brook Lopez got some work in during Saturday’s practice.
However, it wasn’t a whole lot and chances are that Lopez won’t be available for at least the Nets’ next three games. Lopez, working his way back from a ligament sprain at the top of his right foot, has already been ruled out for Sunday’s tilt with the Bucks at the Barclays Center.
“He just did a little light running, did some...Read more »
Don’t think Avery Johnson was thrilled to get a look at Reggie Evans’ mug Friday morning?
“He was a sight for sore eyes,” Johnson said following the team’s shootaround at the Barclays Center as they prepared for their matchup with the Warriors. “He came and gave me a hug and Reggie’s hugs are pretty intense. “So I was happy to see him, but that hug, it kind of took the breath...Read more »
The NBA has hit Gerald Wallace in the pocket book once again.
Less than a week after slapping the Nets swingman with a $35,000 fine for escalating the altercation between the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries, the league slapped Wallace with a $5,000 fine for his second flopping violation. The play occurred in the Nets' loss to the Heat in Miami Saturday night.
The Nets are the...Read more »
Let’s be honest.
It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.
Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...Read more »