Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
Carmelo Anthony isn't buying into the hype surrounding a newfound rivalry between New York's pro basketball teams.
Not one bit.
Well, at least publicly, anyway.
Anthony has been saying the same thing for weeks, dating back to the time before Team USA headed overseas to begin final preparations for the Olympics. And as far as the Knicks forward is concerned, nothing's changed in...Read more »
Mark Cuban actually thinks his team is better off without Deron Williams.
The Mavericks owner said that signing the All-Star point guard to a mega contract would have hampered Dallas' ability to surround him and Dirk Nowitzki with enough talent.
"In hindsight, I don't know if I would have been happy," told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show"...Read more »
They're calling it the "Boardwalk Classic."
The Nets and Sixers are set to meet at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in their Oct. 13 preseason matchup, Philadelphia announced at a press conference today. The location for the contest had been listed as TBA ever since the preseason schedules were released last week.
It's the Nets' preseason opener and will represent the first time...Read more »
The Nets are about to truly hit the national scene in a few months.
Spurred by all the buzz they've been creating, the Nets are on tap to be on national television 12 times -- excluding games on NBATV -- during the 2012-13 campaign. They're scheduled to be on ESPN nine times and will be shown on TNT three times during their inaugural season at the Barclays Center.
Last season, the Nets...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If ever there was someone who wanted to see this whole move to Brooklyn from New Jersey through, it’s Kris Humphries.
The power forward has been with the Nets since he was shipped to the Garden State from Dallas during the 2009-10 campaign. So he’s glad he finally has a little something positive to look forward to now.
“I was with the team before we went...Read more »
Billy King continues to fill out the Brooklyn Nets' inaugural roster.
The Nets today announced they re-signed guard Keith Bogans, bringing him back into the fold after he only managed to play in five games with them in 2011-12 due to a season-ending ankle injury.
Bogans, a 6-5, 215-pounder and nine-year veteran, went down against the Pistons on Feb. 8.
Before coming to the Nets,...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Gerald Wallace didn't want to deal with a long, drawn-out process in this whole free agency thing.
As far as he was concerned, the sooner he could agree to a new deal, the better.
"Just go ahead and get it over with," the swingman said this afternoon on a conference call from Alabama, where he's running his third annual youth basketball camp. "I have more...Read more »