Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
The win was celebrated, yet downplayed.
For one night at least, the Nets could’ve said they owned the big bad city. They took down the Knicks, keeping their Manhattan neighbors from turning the Barclays Center into Madison Square Garden East.
But after securing a 96-89 win, there was no pounding of the chests. Not a single gotcha moment from anyone in the locker room. The Nets know what...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 »
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 »
Steve Nash is ready to get this whole free agency thing going.
The All-Star point guard will probably be wooed by more than a few teams once midnight arrives on Sunday and free agency kicks off. If the Nets are among those squads inquiring about his services, Nash will be all ears.
"Sure," he said not long ago before his Steve Nash Foundation Showdown soccer game at Sara D....Read more »
Billy King's thought process regarding his star free agent point guard hasn't changed one bit over these last few weeks.
The Nets GM thinks his chances of re-signing Deron Williams are relatively good and should know if that will be the case not long after free agency kicks off at midnight July 1.
"I’ll stick with the same thing: I haven’t wavered or changed," King said. "I’m not over...Read more »