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The NBA offseason is still in its infancy but that doesn't mean the NBA takes a break.
The 2013 Orlando Summer League is underway and already it is giving fans a glimpse at the future of the NBA and not to mention, some juicy highlights to hold fans over until the start of the 2013-14 NBA season.
Brooklyn rookie Mason Plumlee gave Nets and NBA fans a taste of what might come from the young man in a game versus Detroit where he spun for a nice slam and in the process, posterized someone along the way. Oh and for good meaure, showed off again with a huge slam.
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NBA Summer League play began on Sunday, with the Orlando Summer League getting underway (it runs through July 12th, while the Las Vegas Summer League is from July 12-22). It was the first chance for many rookies to get their first NBA (ish) action.
One such player was the Nets' Mason Plumlee, who was selected 22nd by Brooklyn in the June draft. While the Nets lost their Summer...
The New Jersey Nets’ first-round pick, Duke’s Mason Plumlee, showed off the impressive athleticism during Sunday’s NBA Summer League against the Detroit Pistons. Plumlee went spin-o-rama and then posterizing finish on fellow first-rounder, Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The 22th pick in last month’s draft should some playing next season as the fourth big (Lopez, Garnett, Blache.)
Former Duke center and Brooklyn Nets draft pick Mason Plumlee had a quite a day in yesterday’s Summer League game vs the Miami Heat. Plumlee scored 23 points and pulled down rebounds, while going a perfect eight for eight from the free throw line. This was impressive because he had another quite first half but exploded in the second half. A second half that included his own...
As we near the end of the first day of the Orlando Summer League, we were sadly lacking one incredible slam dunk until the start of the Detroit Pistons/Brooklyn Nets game. Watch as Mason Plumlee of the Nets throws down an impressive spinning poster dunk on Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope:
Jason Kidd made his NBA head coaching debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon during a summer league game against the Pistons. It didn’t go as smooth as J-Kidd likely hoped – not only did the Nets lose 76-67, but Kidd also got his first technical foul as a coach during the game for wandering too far out of the coaching box. Looks like Kidd has got quite a bit to learn...
Some NBA coaching staffs are closer than others and during the first day of the Orlando Summer League, the Brooklyn Nets coaching team decided to show off their love for each other.
How you may ask? By delivering some quality fist bumps to each other starting with head coach Jason Kidd and assistant Lawrence Frank:
You get a fist bump, You get a fist bump, you all get fist bumps!
Recent Nets draft pick Mason Plumlee did not waste any time in showing why Brooklyn took him with the 22nd overall pick.
In the team’s first summer league game, the Duke alum made a bid for his first SportsCenter “Top 10” dunk as a pro. With six minutes remaining in the first quarter against the Pistons, Plumlee spun around fellow rookie Peyton Siva and threw down a vicious...
Jason Kidd made his NBA head coaching debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon during a summer league game against the Pistons.
The Nets lost 76-67, and Kidd got his first ever technical foul, but not for arguing a call or anything like that. Kidd got the technical for wandering too far outside of the coaching box.
Heat columnist Ethan Skolnick said that Kidd chalked it...
Though I wasn't a fan of Danny Ainge's KG-Pierce trade, I was pleased with his last minute alteration to acquire 24 year-old Marshon Brooks. The 6'5" shooting guard has a skillset that some have even called Kobe-esque (not saying he's the next Kobe), and his 7'1" wingspan allows him to get his shot off even when heavily guarded. He only played 13 minutes...
The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in Summer League play on Monday by a final score of 93-86.
Scotty Hopson had 22 points, while Ian Clark had 19 and James Ennis scored 17.
Tyshawn Taylor scored 25 points for the Nets and Mason Plumlee had 23 points and nine rebounds.
As expected the Heat have to be favorites for the NBA title next year, but the Pierce and KG to Brooklyn trade does make things interesting. A starting five of Brook Lopez, KG, Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams is one of the best starting five in the league and could give the Heat a run for their money. They presumably would pose serious match-up problems with this big lineup...
Jason Kidd has had many firsts during 21 seasons in the NBA but added another one to his career Sunday — this time as the Brooklyn Nets' new head coach.
Kidd received his first technical as an NBA coach at the team's first Summer League game while making his debut as the Nets bench leader.
Brooklyn's rookie coach got off the bench Sunday, walked too far across half...
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Wizards vs Nets 2013, a set on Flickr. www.csnwashington.com/wizards – The Wizards hosted the Brooklyn Nets and despite hanging on to force 2 overtimes the Wizards could not pull it out in the end. This is how I saw the game featuring Nene, Andray Blatche, Jerry Stackhouse, Steez, Deron Williams and Bradley Beal