Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
Looks like the Nets will have a representative at next month's All-Star Game after all.
Joe Johnson was named as one of the Eastern Conference reserves Thursday night, earning an All-Star nod for the seventh time in his career. Johnson has been the Nets’ steady rock, consistently bailing them out with nine games of 20 or more points and registering 30 or more points three times.
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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 »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mason Plumlee is going to be a part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans next month and he couldn’t be more thrilled about it.
Plumlee has been selected to participate in the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge and made it perfectly clear it was a goal he set for himself entering his rookie campaign fresh out of Duke.
“It’s a big deal,” Plumlee said after practice...Read more »
Jason Kidd jotted down notes in a pad when he played in Dallas under Rick Carlisle for four seasons, winning a NBA title with him in 2011.
So the Nets coach learned a few things from Carlisle and he’ll get the chance Friday night to show how much the pupil has picked up from the teacher.
“Carlisle is one of the best in the league,” Kidd said. “He’s been doing it for a long time. He has...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 »
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 »
Recently retired former Knick and Net Jason Kidd is pursuing the Nets' vacant coaching job, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
The report says his candidacy for the job has been discussed with the highest levels of Brooklyn's brass. Kidd has discussed the opportunity with associates and has gone as far as to consider who he would appoint as members of his coaching staff, the report says.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They delivered the first blow Friday night, pounding the Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, but the Nets weren't about to pat themselves on the back Sunday.
In their minds, not only did they simply do what they were supposed to do, given they have homecourt advantage. But they're awaiting Chicago's expected bounce back in Monday's Game...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.
“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”
With the Nets’ crosstown...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- Call it a weird phenomenon.
Seems like as soon as the Nets get one of their key injured players going again, someone else gets hurt. That was the case again Wednesday night in Boston, when Gerald Wallace went down in the second quarter.
The veteran small forward, who has been struggling mightily offensively since the All-Star break, suffered a left heel contusion and...Read more »