Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
For the first two years of his tenure as the Nets head coach, there wasn't much pressure on Avery Johnson.
How could there be?
The Nets had their eyes on their move to Brooklyn and tried to position themselves financially for the Summer of 2012, when the likes of Deron Williams and others were expected to become free agents. But now that they have Williams back in the fold and have retooled...Read more »
Joe Johnson knows the Nets have to take advantage of their championship window of opportunity and he's confident that's going to happen.
Immediately. As in this season.
"This year, the sky’s the limit for us," Johnson said Monday during the Nets' media day at the Barclays Center. "Hopefully, we can jell a lot faster than what people think. I think it’s wide open for us....Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King is sure his starting quintet ranks among the tops in the league.
In King's eyes, their lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez stacks up extremely well against anyone.
"Those five, I think we can match up with any five on the court," the Nets' GM said at the PNY Center Tuesday in his preseason...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 »
Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't need a crystal ball to peer into the Nets' future.
The Nets' billionaire owner is certain his franchise will have a NBA title and a Larry O'Brien trophy to call its very own sometime relatively soon. As in by 2015.
"Every team has a grand plan and we are moving on," Prokhorov said after Friday's Barclays Center ribbon cutting ceremony. "Slowly,...Read more »
The Nets are really about to go national now.
NBATV's "The Association" will feature the franchise in its initial season in Brooklyn, it was announced Wednesday. The program, entering its fourth year, gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of a particular team.
The Nets made a flurry of offseason moves, notably re-signing All-Star point guard Deron Williams and trading...Read more »
The Nets have added three players to their training camp roster.
They signed free agents Stephen Dennis, James Mays, and Carleton Scott, moves that were announced Monday. All three players played overseas last season and will essentially serve as training camp bodies since the Nets' roster is technically already set at 15 with last week's addditions of Andray Blatche and Josh Childress.
Camp...Read more »
At one point during the lockout-shortened season, MarShon Brooks was feeling like most rookies do during their inaugural campaign.
His body wasn't used to that daily grind and it took a bit of a physical toll on the Nets shooting guard. So Brooks really hit the weight room with a sense of purpose these last few months, all in preparation for his second season. He said he's gained about six...Read more »
With less than three weeks until they open training camp, the Nets finally have themselves a backup center.
They officially inked Andray Blatche today, signing the athletic 6-11 big man to a one-year non-guaranteed deal. Blatche was amnestied by the Wizards and has had his share of issues since entering the league in 2005. But the Nets hope they can help get Blatche's career back on track...Read more »
C.J. Watson is in Africa at the moment, participating in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program.
The Nets point guard is loving every minute of it, too.
"It’s fun," Watson said in a phone conversation with Newsday on Wednesday, "to finally experience this, and just to get out there and take the kids, and teach them different drills and about education. It’s...Read more »