Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
But whether Brook Lopez makes his triumphant return against the Pistons at the Barclays Center Friday night or in Chicago versus the Bulls on Saturday remains to be seen. The Nets’ 7-foot center, who’s missed the past seven games with a sprained ligament in his right foot, is listed as probable for their matchup with Detroit and he appears to be on track to hit the court when things...Read more »
Brook Lopez won’t be making his return to the lineup Tuesday and there’s a possibility the Nets’ starting center may not play in a game until next week.
General manager Billy King said although Lopez practiced without incident Monday for the first time since spraining a ligament at the top of his right foot Nov. 28, he’s still not good enough to suit up for their tilt with the Knicks at the...Read more »
Brook Lopez got some work in during Saturday’s practice.
However, it wasn’t a whole lot and chances are that Lopez won’t be available for at least the Nets’ next three games. Lopez, working his way back from a ligament sprain at the top of his right foot, has already been ruled out for Sunday’s tilt with the Bucks at the Barclays Center.
“He just did a little light running, did some...Read more »
Let’s be honest.
It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.
Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...Read more »
There was never much of a chance that Brook Lopez was going to play Tuesday, but the Nets’ frontline depth took hit with Reggie Evans out with flu-like symptoms.
Evans is one of the Nets’ most valuable pieces, coming off the bench and setting a tone defensively as well as on the glass. So not having him is going to make things all that more difficult against a high-scoring and talented Thunder...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. – Brook Lopez is banged up. Again.
The Nets announced Thursday that their starting center has a mild sprain in his right foot, an injury he suffered sometime in Wednesday’s 95-83 win over the Celtics at TD Garden. The primary cause for concern stems from the fact that it’s the same foot Lopez injured on two separate occasions last season, which caused him to play in just six...Read more »
Lob City was grounded in the second half.
The Nets rebounded they way they had hoped Friday night at the Barclays Center, holding on for a win they badly wanted. They put the clamps on the Clippers defensively down the stretch of their 86-76 victory and made the necessary plays offensively, a combination that halted their two-game losing streak.
“It was really big for us,” said Brook...Read more »