Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
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 »
So what exactly happened between Deron Williams and A.J. Price?
The Nets’ All-Star point guard said their brief squabble late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 98-88 victory over the Wizards in their preseason home opener at the Barclays Center stemmed from the Long Island native running his mouth.
“He started talking for no reason,” Williams said.
Williams was dribbling...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. -- MarShon Brooks isn't the least bit worried about the tendinitis in his right foot.
The shooting guard sat out of Thursday's practice and was sporting a walking boot after feeling some pain near the end of Wednesday's session. The Nets are being precautionary and want to do whatever they can to prevent the injury from lingering.
"It's not something I couldn't...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tyshawn Taylor is starting to feel like he's an actual part of the team again.
The rookie guard was finally able to go through contact drills in Thursday's practice, marking the first time he's done that since training camp began Oct. 2. Taylor has been limited after straining his quad during informal workouts with his teammates last month.
"It was good...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Don't expect Deron Williams to utter the words "Mark Cuban" or "Mavericks" any time soon.
The Nets All-Star point guard said after practice Wednesday that he's no longer discussing anything regarding Cuban or the Mavs. Williams isn't about to get into a back-and-forth with the Mavs owner after Cuban's latest retort.
"Don't even...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams had a few questions for Mark Cuban during free agency, ones that only the Mavericks' owner could truly answer.
But Cuban was in Los Angeles shooting his ABC show "Shark Tank," leaving it up to Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of basketball operations of Donnie Nelson and consultant Michael Finley.
Asked after practice Monday at the...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 »