Nets

Playoff standing in trouble for struggling Nets

Things are suddenly feeling a bit tighter around the Barclays Center.    The Brooklyn Nets, who have surprised plenty by surpassing last season's win total in February and remaining a fixture in the Eastern Conference playoff race, have encountered some choppier waters as of late....

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 8:33am

Nets D'Angelo Russell starts 23 with a bang

If his birthday on Saturday night indicated anything, it's that 23 is going to be just as fruitful a year as 22 was for Brooklyn Nets All-Star D'Angelo Russell.    The point guard continues his ascension as one of the premier talents in the league in his second season with the Nets,...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:13am

Nets D'Angelo Russell proving he's an NBA All-Star

The Brooklyn Nets have not had a representative at the NBA All-Star Game since Joe Johnson in 2014. So is the narrative when you're one of the worst teams in basketball for the better part of the last five years.  Things are changing at the Barclays Center, though, and the Nets are one of the...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:39am

Anthony Davis NBA trade rumors: Celtics, Lakers, Knicks, Nets

With two weeks remaining until the NBA's Feb. 7 trade deadline, Anthony Davis and his representation just dropped a bomb on the basketball world Monday morning. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Davis and his agent have notified the New Orleans Pelicans that he will not be signing a...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:04am

What will Nets do without Spencer Dinwiddie?

Things could not have been getting much better for the Brooklyn Nets.    Since Dec. 7, the seemingly perennial minnows of the Eastern Conference have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they've won 19 of their last 24 games.    That has included a current six-...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:17pm

The Nets might be the biggest surprise of the NBA season

There must be something in the water over at the Barclays Center as the Brooklyn Nets have joined their temporary co-tenants, the NHL's New York Islanders, as one of the biggest surprises in sports this winter.  While the Islanders recently overtook first place in the Metropolitan...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:06pm

Ranking top New York teams, athletes of 2018

Another year, another championship-less 365 days for the major New York City-area professional sports franchises in 2018.  There were some contenders, some pretenders, and some that probably should have just taken the year off. But with the flip of a calendar, hope springs anew, just like for...

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:10am

NBA needs to watch out for... the Brooklyn Nets?

I will be the first person to admit that I was wrong about the Brooklyn Nets, who I severely misjudged just a little over two weeks ago.  With the developing star Caris LeVert down and out with a horrific-looking foot injury, the Nets nosedived. Following the 24-year-old's injury, the...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:41am

Should Kenny Atkinson, Nets tank without Caris LeVert?

The Brooklyn Nets are going nowhere.  That's a statement that has been commonplace around the NBA for the better part of the past four years after the departures of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Granted, it was that trade with the Boston Celtics to bring in the former NBA champions that...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:45am

Giants Pat Shurmur, Jets Todd Bowles are worst coaches in NY

With 2018 winding down, it's time for most New York City-area franchises to take a long, hard look in the mirror at the men tasked to lead their teams. It hasn't necessarily been a fruitful time in the area. Over the past two calendar years, only the Yankees and Rangers have made the...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:03pm

Draymond Green NBA trade rumors: Nets, Knicks among favorites

Things aren't so perfect by the Bay for Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors.  The star forward and teammate Kevin Durant's blow up on the sidelines Monday night when Green refused to pass to the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP at the end of regulation against the Los Angeles...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:54am

Nets 2018-19 NBA preview: What to watch

Things are finally beginning to look up for the Brooklyn Nets after the franchise was gutted by the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade with the Boston Celtics five years ago. General manager Sean Marks has done a commendable job getting this team poised for the future. There is no denying that...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:52pm

2018-19 NBA season preview, predictions, NBA Finals

A new season of NBA action is upon us. The 82-game grind towards a trip to the 2019 NBA Finals begins on Tuesday night with the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder facing off against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. It should be an...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:56am

Kyrie Irving Knicks Nets NBA trade rumors: Coming to NY?

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has opened the floodgates for massive speculation after admitting earlier this summer that he will not sign a contract extension with the Boston Celtics this year. With his deal set to expire following the 2018-19 season, he is expected to become one of the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:24pm

NBA trade rumors: What Dwight Howard means for Nets

On the eve of the 2018 NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets made quite the splash as they acquired veteran center Dwight Howard from the Charlotte Hornets for Timofey Mozgov, two future second-round draft picks and cash, as first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  The two draft picks headed...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:12am

When is the NBA Draft Lottery? What day is NBA Draft Lottery?

The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery is quickly approaching as the teams that did not make the playoffs are champing at the bit to get their hands on the young talent in this year’s player pool. Most experts agree that there are eight or nine players in this draft that have real NBA All-Star potential...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:32pm

NBA Mock Draft rumors: Full two round picks, 1-60

The player to watch most closely in this upcoming NBA Draft, now less than two months away, has to be Missouri swingman Michael Porter as Porter has the potential to absolutely wind up as the best player in the Class of 2018. The downside is that Porter could also end up being the biggest whiff in...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:07pm

Knicks, Nets 2018 NBA Draft prospects to watch in Sweet 16

While the postseason push is heating up for teams around the NBA, both professional teams in New York, the Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, are simply playing out their schedule as the playoffs are nothing more than a goal for future seasons.  Put a stress on that word "future" as the...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 1:44pm

Full NBA Mock Draft Bulls Knicks go Miles Bridges or Mikal?

The Bulls and Knicks are two of the more intriguing teams jockeying for position in the 2018 NBA Draft and in our latest mock we have the two old rivals battling over Miles Bridges and Mikal Bridges. Atop the mock draft: despite Dan Dakich’s claims that Marvin Bagley is a “selfish...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 2:37pm

Dinwiddie, Burke provide unlikely fun PG matchup in Nets, Knicks clash

The Knicks, Nets rivalry for New York hasn’t necessarily taken off due to both teams’ lack of success this decade.   It’s been one-sided this year, as the Knicks have taken each of the first three matchups with two of those triumphs coming by 15 points or more....

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:49pm