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The Brooklyn Nets have people back on their bandwagon now after pulling off the blockbuster Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade.
Former Knicks coach and current ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy told a New York radio station that he thinks the Nets have the best starting five in basketball according to The New York Post.
Speaking in an interview on ESPN 98.7 FM Friday afternoon – a day after the Nets stole the headlines from the draft they hosted at Barclays Center with a massive blockbuster trade that saw them land Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett andJason Terry from the Celtics – Van Gundy praised the move for the Nets.
“I think, for the short term, the Nets certainly have the best starting lineup, talent-wise, in the NBA,” Van Gundy said.
We should never be shocked by hyperbole displayed by Jeff Van Gundy. He then went on to praise Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov for spending the money to build a championship.
“I give the ownership of the Nets a lot of credit, because we always hear about luxury ta
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The NBA Draft has come and gone, so how did the landscape in the Eastern Conference change? Of course, the buzz is about the Brooklyn-Boston deal with the Nets picking up what might be the best starting five on paper. Can that group avoid injuries over an 82-game season, as the Nets will now be very limited in putting a bench behind that five? Before free agency might change...
Jeff Van Gundy analyzed the trade that will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.
"I do think they're a championship-caliber team," Van Gundy said. "If they play well and remain healthy, which is always a challenge for an older team, I think they have the best starting unit talent in basketball."
Pierce and Garnett will presumably join Deron Williams...
Pic by RHurstDesigns. Curious to see if Garnett goes back to his #21 (similar to Ray going back to #34 with the Heat) or if he sticks with #5. My guess is he sticks with 5. Really hard to see Paul Pierce in another jersey. I hate the system in the NBA where you have to suck and root for losses in order to rebuild.
As free agency commenced at 12:01 ET late Sunday night, many observed on Twitter that both Deron Williams and Jason Kidd began following unrestricted free agent sharpshooter Kyle Korver. Minutes later, Williams retweeted Korver’s brother suggesting his new favorite NBA team was the Nets. The Nets can offer Korver is expected the mini-MLE, approximately $3.2 million per year...
The Nets sure do make things interesting. After losing to a depleted Bulls team in the first round, the Nets were labeled as soft. The team had no heart, no passion, no leadership. They did however need to find a way to live up to an owner’s promise of winning an NBA championship within five years. So the Nets did what any multi-billionaire would do in a situation like this...
The Brooklyn Nets keep finding ways to keep their locker room interesting — and complicated. And the next potential Nets move might not be blockbusting but it would be trailblazing.
After announcing an NBA-rocking trade — to become official July 10 — that will bring seasoned veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Barclays Center, a source told The New York Daily News...
The Brooklyn Nets will have a new rookie coach at the start of next season in Jason Kidd, who is not even a year removed from the hardwood. They also will have two veteran all-stars from the Eastern Conference added to their roster. Celtics all-stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will no longer rock with the luck of the Irish as the two have been traded to the Nets.
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The Brooklyn Nets are interested in signing Kyle Korver, according to a source.
An unrestricted free agent, Korver shot 45.7 percent from three-point range last season and is a career 41.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn ranked 17th last season in team three-point percentage.
The pot got a bit richer for the Boston Celtics on Friday.
The Nets will be sending MarShon Brooks to the Celtics as part of the trade that has Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce being shipped to Brooklyn. There was some confusion over whether Brooks would or would not be involved in the deal, but Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News confirmed it.
Brooks will be replacing Reggie Evans...
The Celtics will reportedly receive three first-round picks (2014,’16, and ’18), Gerald Wallace and his eye-sore of a contract, Kris Joseph, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans, and the expiring contract of one Kris Humphries. They will also have the right to trade first-round picks with Brooklyn in 2017 if the Nets have the higher pick.
The Nets in return will get the NBA’s version...
The draft was effing crazy (and we’ll get into more on that, I promise), but the big news that reshaped the NBA landscape last night was the Boston Celtics deciding to gut their team…and do it in the most cruel and idiotic way possible, by sending their “beloved” stars to Brooklyn. Couple things: 1st, you couldnt get any more for these guys than Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace...
New members of the Brooklyn Nets organization
When the Celtics attempted to trade Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers before the trade deadline for DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe, KG refused to waive the No Trade Clause in his contact with Boston. Around the same time of the season Garnett teased the media that he would retire at seasons end, undoubtedly because he wanted...
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in signing Jason Collins.
Collins became the first openly gay NBA player this offseason.
Collins, who has close ties with Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank, would presumably sign for the veteran's minimum.
Collins played with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce with the Boston Celtics last season before being traded to the Washington Wizards. Garnett was...