Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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. -- When Reggie Evans was first introduced to the media following his sign-and-trade with the Clippers, he left no bones about his intentions on the offensive end.
“I ain’t trying to score,” he said in July.
But now, Evans is understanding that line of thought may have to change, particularly with him in the starting lineup. Although he viewed things in a different...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams' numbers are up in many key statistical areas over the past few weeks.
But there's one number that's still irking him: turnovers. Williams is averaging 3.6 turnovers per game since the All-Star break, up from the 2.8 per game clip average through the season's first 50 games.
No doubt, that's alarming and he's fully aware it can't continue.
"I...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS -- Joe Johnson sat in front of his locker inside New Orleans Arena before the Nets were about to take the court for Tuesday’s shootaround, his left foot propped up on a pile of towels.
Johnson’s sore heel is feeling better, but he’s still unsure if he’ll be able to go Tuesday night. After missing the Nets’ last two games, he’s officially listed as a game-time decision, which is...Read more »
Turns out Deron Williams isn't then only member of the Nets' starting backcourt who's banged up.
Barely two hours after Williams revealed that Thursday's regularly-scheduled round of cortisone shots marked the third time he's had them this season -- the public thinking was he only had one round previously -- Billy King said Joe Johnson won't play versus the Rockets Friday night.
The...Read more »
After being linked to a few names, which included the biggest fish in the trade pond, the Nets' roster will look exactly the same Friday as it did Thursday.
They didn't land Josh Smith or anyone else. In fact, no one picked up Smith, the Hawks forward who thought he might be shipped out of Atlanta.
Apparently, the Nets' reported package of Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round...Read more »
Damion James is set for another tour of duty with the Nets.
The team announced Sunday morning that they've signed the small forward to a 10-day contract. James, who was playing for the NDBL's Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam, was with the Nets in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He'll fill the roster void left when the Nets waived Josh Childress late last month.
The Nets originally acquired James in a 2010...Read more »
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 »