Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
There were smiles all around.
Those two nasty losses were finally in the rearview mirror Friday night, cast aside with a 107-68 pummeling of the Magic at Amway Center. The Nets were thrilled to take care of business against a team with a roster loaded with mostly unproven players, making that late-night flight from the Sunshine State back to Newark all that much more enjoyable.
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It’s time for the debut of All Nets: Three Pointers.
Welcome to Episode 1.
In the aftermath of each game, I’ll offer my quick take on three things that took place, and try to shine some spotlight on certain trends that crop up. So let's get on with on with it, shall we?
--* These sluggish starts are something the Nets need to correct before it becomes a bad habit. Seems as if there’s...Read more »
Deron Williams wants to open the Barclays Center with a bang Saturday night -- and a victory.
The Nets are going to tip their season off in a hew fours here in Brooklyn against the Raptors, two days later than initially thought due to Thursday's opener against the Knicks getting postponed in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Williams said he had a conversation with new backcourt mate...Read more »
Their All-Star backcourt
Whether the Nets’ tandem of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson is the best in the league and tops the Lakers’ remains to be seen. But their versatility will cause more than a few problems for many opponents.
The Nets now play in one of the NBA’s most state-of-the art buildings and it’s going to fire up the visiting teams. The arena’s...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams missed practice Friday as he deals with a ankle injury that coach Avery Johnson said isn't serious.
The All-Star point guard was sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with left ankle synovitis, meaning some tissue in the area is inflamed. He received an injection to help alleviate the issue, and Johnson expects to hold Williams out of Saturday's...Read more »
BOSTON – If you were planning on flipping on NBATV tonight to get a another peek at the new-look Nets, don't expect to see any of their starters in action against the Celtics.
Avery Johnson is going with a starting lineup loaded with reserves, opting to give his main five a day off after playing two games in three nights, including Monday's 98-88 victory over the Wizards at the Barclays Center....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. -- 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.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Avery Johnson seems a bit lukewarm about the NBA's new flopping rule.
The league announced Wednesday that it will penalize players for flopping and the amount of those fines will increase with each infraction.
Players are expected to get a warning the first time and will be fined $5,000 for their second violation. Fines increase to $10,000 for the third infraction,...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams likes what he's seeing so far from Joe Johnson and believes it's only a matter of time before the two really start jelling.
"It’s been fun playing with him," the All-Star point guard said after Wednesday's practice at the PNY Center. "We’ve got a good group. I think we have a chance to be really good, with him and Gerald [Wallace] on the...Read more »