Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
LOS ANGELES -- Paul Pierce's on court reunion with Doc Rivers is going to have to wait.
The Nets announced Saturday that Pierce is going to sit out the final game of the team's three-game West Coast swing due to a sore left groin, meaning he won't be able to suit up against his old coach Doc Rivers when the Nets take on the Clippers at Staples Center. But Pierce won't be the lone starter sidelined....Read more »
With all apologies to Allen Iverson, whose retirement tour brought him to the Barclays Center last Friday for the Nets’ tilt with the Heat, we’re talking about practice here.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s debacle in Orlando, when a bunch of zombies seemed to be masquerading around in black Brooklyn uniforms, the Nets say they ramped things up a notch or two or three in Monday’s practice. That,...Read more »
CLEVELAND -- Kevin Garnett mean-mugged, scrunching his face up into a pretend angry scowl as he tried to explain how his new teammates were anxious for instant results.
The Nets had just lost their season opener to the Cavaliers, falling 98-94 Wednesday night after failing to knock down any clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter with their starting point guard on the bench. Garnett, seated...Read more »
Coral Gables, Fla. -- Just for kicks, after he'd wrapped up his second full contact practice of the preseason Thursday afternoon, Deron Williams threw down a pair dunks.
First, Williams playfully dunked right-handed and then proceeded to do a reverse, testing his right ankle and doing so knowing the assembled media was in clear view. It may sound like nothing, but those pair of dunks represented...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- They got put in a trick.
Probably thinking they were going to be able to doing everything just short of sipping on some pina coladas, many of the Nets veterans were rather thrilled when coach Jason Kidd dispatched them to the pool during their Wednesday evening practice session.
Boy, were they apparently duped.
“Nah, see when we went down there, they made it seem...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened often.
Whether it was Deron Williams trying to create off the dribble all by his lonesome or the Nets simply throwing the ball to Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez and watching them operate while everyone stood around, there wasn't a whole lot of movement within the Nets' offense during their inaugural season in Brooklyn.
Jason Kidd wants that to change and he plans...Read more »
Make that three surgeries on Brook Lopez's right foot.
The Nets announced Monday that their All-Star 7-foot center had a procedure done to replace a screw in his foot. Lopez, who signed a four-year, $60-million deal last offseason, is expected to be back on the basketball court sometime in August, which gives him plenty of time to get himself ready before training camp tips off in October.
“During...Read more »
Brook Lopez vs. Joakim Noah: The Nets’ All-Star center has trouble with physical, long defenders and Noah is like a pesky gnat at a picnic. Offensively, Lopez gets the nod here, but he’s going to have to keep Noah off the glass on both ends of the floor. Reggie Evans vs. Carlos Boozer: Boozer gave the Nets fits in the three regular season matchups he played in against them, combining for 62 points...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Reggie Evans was first introduced to the media following his sign-and-trade with the Clippers, he left no bones about his intentions on the offensive end.
“I ain’t trying to score,” he said in July.
But now, Evans is understanding that line of thought may have to change, particularly with him in the starting lineup. Although he viewed things in a different...Read more »
Deron Williams didn't need to have a sitdown with Avery Johnson Tuesday morning to discuss his Monday comments regarding the Nets' offensive system.
"There's nothing to it," Williams said following the team's shootaround at the Barclays Center as they prepared for their matchup with his old team, the Jazz. "[The media] asked me about Utah. I'm not going to bad mouth Utah. I...Read more »