Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
Joakim Noah is hurting and there’s a possibility the Bulls may be without their starting center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Nets.
Noah is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, raising concern about his availability for the opener. He said there’s a tear in his foot, meaning he might be limited or could be forced to sit out the series altogether.
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Three things to like about this team heading into their playoff series with the Bulls: 1. Deron Williams’ play: Few have been hotter than Williams since the All-Star break. He’s rejuvenated after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy, getting cortisone injections in both ankles to calm the inflammation and participating in a juice cleanse program that’s helped him shed 20 pounds.
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Brook Lopez vs. Joakim Noah: The Nets’ All-Star center has trouble with physical, long defenders and Noah is like a pesky gnat at a picnic. Offensively, Lopez gets the nod here, but he’s going to have to keep Noah off the glass on both ends of the floor. Reggie Evans vs. Carlos Boozer: Boozer gave the Nets fits in the three regular season matchups he played in against them, combining for 62 points...Read more »
Jay Z is making it official.
The hip hop icon, who owns 1/15th of 1 percent of the Nets, acknowledged he's selling his stake in the team to pursue his venture to become a full-fledged sports agent with his start up agency, Roc Nation Sports.
Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, wants to start accumulating NBA clients and league rules prohibit someone from representing players and...Read more »
It’s been quite a ride for Kris Humphries these last few months.
After inking that two-year, $24-million pact in the offseason, he began the season as a starter. Then, Avery Johnson benched him in one of his final rotational decisions before Mikhail Prokhorov fired him two days after Christmas.
P.J. Carlesimo gave him another look, only to elect in early March to drop him from the rotation...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.
“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”
With the Nets’ crosstown...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a weird phenomenon.
Seems like as soon as the Nets get one of their key injured players going again, someone else gets hurt. That was the case again Wednesday night in Boston, when Gerald Wallace went down in the second quarter.
The veteran small forward, who has been struggling mightily offensively since the All-Star break, suffered a left heel contusion and...Read more »
DALLAS -- Deron Williams insists it’s no big deal.
Never mind the fact that he’s playing in a nationally-televised game in his hometown Wednesday night, taking the court at the American Airlines Center for the first time since spurning the Mavericks this offseason when he elected to re-sign with the Nets.
So what that Mark Cuban took a few shots at him in October, trying to explain how...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just how rough was it for Deron Williams as he dealt with pain in his ankles leading into last month's All-Star break?
"Listen man," Williams said after practice at the PNY Center Saturday, "walking from here to that locker room felt like - - - -. It felt like - - - -. What do you not understand? Like, I could not walk. I could not ask up my stairs without...Read more »
Deron Williams makes it rather easy to get a good read on his emotions.
Whether it's by body language, facial expressions, hand gestures or the old fashioned way -- verbally -- the Nets point guard is going to offer some pretty good insight on how he's feeling at that particular moment.
"It's funny," interim coach P.J Carlesimo said Friday on ESPNNY 98.7FM's "Stephen A....Read more »