Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
Orlando, Fla. -- MarShon Brooks is the latest member of the Nets to be bitten by that dreaded injury bug.
The second-year shooting guard sprained his left ankle in a freak play during Friday morning's shootaround, forcing him to miss the Nets' matchup with the Magic. Brooks thinks he'll only be out for a coule of games at most, but he was limping badly inside the locker room before...Read more »
The Nets won’t be at full strength when they host Minnesota at the Barclays Center Monday night.
Gerald Wallace’s sprained left ankle hasn’t sufficiently healed and the veteran swingman isn’t going to play against the Timberwolves. Keith Bogans will start in his place.
Wallace injured himself in the closing minute of Saturday night’s 107-100 win over the Raptors, rolling his ankle on...Read more »
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 »
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 »
BOSTON – So what if Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo didn't exactly appear to be giving it their all, knowing the Nets were going to be playing this one without their starting five.
Tuesday night's 97-96 preseason victory over the Celtics at TD Garden in come-from-behind fashion still left an impression on Avery Johnson. The Nets outscored the Celtics' reserves 23-13 in the final...Read more »
BOSTON – If you were planning on flipping on NBATV tonight to get a another peek at the new-look Nets, don't expect to see any of their starters in action against the Celtics.
Avery Johnson is going with a starting lineup loaded with reserves, opting to give his main five a day off after playing two games in three nights, including Monday's 98-88 victory over the Wizards at the Barclays Center....Read more »
The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.
Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.
The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...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. -- 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 »
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 »