Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
WASHINGTON — Jason Collins is indeed hanging around for a little longer.
The Nets announced Saturday that they’ve signed the veteran big man for the rest of the season, a move that was expected once they initially inked him to the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 23.
Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of this country’s top four professional sports leagues,...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche is indeed considering playing for the Philippines National Team at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer.
At least that’s what he says.
This, even though he was born in Syracuse. And has never ever set foot in the Philippines.
Still, he basically confirmed he's agreed to play for the Philippines, possibly tag-teaming with former...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- It's about that time.
Roughly around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Nets shuffled through the bowels of the Verizon Center, preparing for the first game of what they hope is a long journey that runs deep into June. They're tipping off a new era when they meet the Wizards in their preseason opener, one that has them unsure just how long it's going to take for them to effectively mesh together.
"I...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- It's back to the Big Apple.
The Nets broke the early portion of training camp Saturday, proclaiming it a success. Five days of practice at Duke University are in the books, and they feel they got their work in before heading back home to prepare for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Wizards in Washington, D.C.
"I feel like we improved every day, both defenisvely...Read more »
It’s been quite a ride for Kris Humphries these last few months.
After inking that two-year, $24-million pact in the offseason, he began the season as a starter. Then, Avery Johnson benched him in one of his final rotational decisions before Mikhail Prokhorov fired him two days after Christmas.
P.J. Carlesimo gave him another look, only to elect in early March to drop him from the rotation...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- When the Nets blew through the nation's capital a few weeks ago, just days before President Obama's second inauguration, they escaped with a wild double-overtime win, all thanks to Joe Johnson's game-winner.
And the Wizards didn't even have John Wall available that night.
But that won't be the case Friday night when they meet Washington again at the Verizon Center. Wall...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche's ears are working perfectly fine, so he was able to hear the chatter emanating from the end of the Knicks' bench during Wednesday's preseason finale at Nassau Coliseum.
Iman Shumpert was the main culprit blasting Blatche, screaming out loudly every time Blatche got the ball in his hands: "He's horrible! He's terrible!"
Let's just...Read more »
The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.
Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.
The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...Read more »
So what exactly happened between Deron Williams and A.J. Price?
The Nets’ All-Star point guard said their brief squabble late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 98-88 victory over the Wizards in their preseason home opener at the Barclays Center stemmed from the Long Island native running his mouth.
“He started talking for no reason,” Williams said.
Williams was dribbling...Read more »