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Brooklyn Nets: Why the Nets had the NBA’s Best off Season
By Mike Samuels: HoopStuff Writer
Added: Coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andre Kirilenko, Andray Blatche, Shaun Livingston, Mason Plumlee
Lost: C.J. Watson, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Bogans, D.J. White, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks
Analysis: The Brooklyn Nets made some pretty nifty moves during the offseason to make an already strong team even stronger and the Nets are now a legitimate threat in the East. Bringing in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are major pieces that can help these Nets push for an NBA title. The trades, free agents, and the hiring of Jason Kidd as the head coach were all shrewd moves.
The Nets have taken an already good team and strengthened its starters, bringing in two first ballot Hall of Famers in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. They backed up their starters with solid players in veterans Andre Kirilenko, Jason Terry and a bevy of others and they now have a gre...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams posted a video of himself playing dodgeball in a trampoline playground complex, and it looks like he was having a ball.
Williams was warming up for his upcoming "Dodge Barrage" fundraiser, a round-robin style celebrity dodgeball tournament, on September 19th at the Basketball City complex in NYC. Proceeds from the event will benefit...
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez broke out last season, averaging 19.4 points to lead all NBA big men on his way to his first All-Star Game. However, his summer got off to a rough start, as it was confirmed that Lopez required surgery on his right foot for the third time in less than two years. Lopez was recently able to shed his walking boot and resume workouts, and he told Tim...
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez expects to be ready for training camp after having surgery on his foot.
According to the New York Post, it was Lopez’s third foot surgery in the past two years.
“I think I was more disappointed than anything,” Lopez said. “I wasn’t concerned. I was disappointed, but it was best to do it when we did it, in the week after the season, to give...
Although Paul Pierce will be playing his basketball this year with the Brooklyn Nets, the former Celtics forward knows a thing or two about the city of Boston.
Recently, the fine folks over at Dish Network decided to put together a series of viral videos which shows famous athletes teaching people how to speak like people living in Boston.
Below is Pierce’s full video clip:
Brooklyn Balling returns from its nearly two-month summer vacation today as I try to catch up on the Nets' ridiculously busy offseason with a recap of the team's summer activities. We start with the massive blockbuster deal between the Nets and the Boston Celtics that went down on June 27th, sending Pierce, Garnett, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn:
There are few things that I like more than girls…I mean NBA players jumping on trampolines and recently, two notable NBA names decided to post their trampolines skills to the realm of Instagram.
Check out Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets and Nate Robinson do some awesome flips:
Deron Williams and Nate Robinson do flips on trampolines [The Basketball Jones]
Yesterday on TNLP, we featured a clip of Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams doing a series of flips on a trampoline but that wasn’t the only trampoline clip that caught our attention.
Check out this clip of Deron facing off in the same establishment against some little kids in a friendly game of dodgeball:
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are done with the Celtics, but Monday, they came through one last time for the green. A horse named ‘The Truth And KG’ after none other than future Hall of Famers and Nets, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, sporting green silks and the No. 5, won a race in Saratoga in a photo finish.
A.B. Last October, Bleacher Report posted an article about Busted Coverage‘s theory that Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, was trolling the Brooklyn Nets by purchasing the domain nets.com. If you read each article, there is talk about Cuban and Brooklyn Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, not liking each other for various reasons. I’ll spare you the details – that’s what the...
Calling LeBron James "misinformed" about the state of the National Basketball Players Association executive committee member Jerry Stackhouse told CBSSports.com on Monday that the union "is in a good place" and "moving in the right direction."
"He's the best player in the game right now and we want the entire league to be involved" Stackhouse...
Marshon Brooks is definitely one of the more intriguing pieces of last month’s franchise changing trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Originally drafted by Boston, Brooks averaged a respectable 12.6 ppg over 56 contests during the 2011-12 season-his rookie year. However his time on the hardwood was lessened drastically last season, and he only started 2 games for the Nets as opposed...
Jerry Stackhouse disagrees with Lebron James’ assessment of the NBA Player’s Union. Stackhouse told CBS Sports that the union “is in a good place” and “moving in the right direction.” James was contemplating running for NBPA president but told ESPN that he had changed his mind because he felt the Union was “going backwards.”
Stackhouse seemed really offended by James’...
LeBron James made headlines earlier this week when he hinted at a run for head of the NBA’s players’ union. James said the union was “going backwards.” Jerry Stackhouse – an active participant in union activities – wasn’t pleased [CBS Sports - Ken Berger]:
Stackhouse, one of seven executive committee members elected at All-Star weekend in Houston this past February...
All the talk this offseason has been about the Nets' starting five with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett being traded from Boston and joining Brook Lopez Joe Johnson and Deron Williams under new coach Jason Kidd.
But Knicks coach Mike Woodson isn't sure what his starting five will look like heading into the season. Woodson was asked about his lineup during an appearance at...