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Alan Anderson was the 15th and final player Nets general manager Billy King signed this summer to round out the team’s roster. But two games into the regular season, it already is clear Anderson wasn’t signed to watch from the bench.
As he had in the season opener, Anderson played more minutes than any player off the bench Friday night, and he contributed eight points, four rebounds and a blocked shot in 25:29 during the Nets’ 101-100 victory over the two-time defending champion Heat at Barclays Center.
“We needed a strong bench,” Anderson said of the sales pitch the Nets gave him this summer. “That’s what [general manager] Billy King and [coach Jason] Kidd told me, that they needed a strong bench.
“That’s what wrong with a lot of championship teams … not everybody accepts their role. Not everybody is a starter, not everybody is a star player. I know I’m not a starter, but I don’t mind coming off the bench. That’s what I knew, that’s what they told me and I’m just here ready fo
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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov arrived at his team’s home opener Friday night in Brooklyn armed with a new catch-phrase: “Aiming for Amazing.”
It’s unclear whether the Russian billionaire was aware “Amazing” is already associated in these parts with a certain baseball team in Queens that hasn’t been so amazing in recent years.
Nonetheless, you get the idea Prokhorov...
The NBA announced Saturday that they’ve fined Nets’ Andray Blatche $15,000 for making an obscene gesture (seen below) during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game against the Heat.
Brooklyn Nets center-forward Andray Blatche has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Nets 101-100 win over the Heat on Friday, Nov. 1, at Barclays Center, it was announced today...
Brooklyn Nets reserve center Andray Blatche was fined $15,000 by the league for making an obscene gesture late in the team's 101-100 victory over the Miami Heat Friday night at Barclays Center, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced Saturday.
Blatche celebrated Joe Johnson's 3-pointer by making a gesture of a sexual nature on the sideline with 2:40...
On Friday, the Nets halted a 13-game losing streak to the Heat, garnered their first win of the new season, and established themselves as a top team in the Eastern Conference. Not bad for a home opener
With the Brooklyn Nets facing the Orlando Magic in central Florida later today, I just wanted to wrap up Friday's home opener in Brooklyn since I wasn't able to...
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat 101-100 in the home debut of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry.
"I had to stop looking in the crowd," Garnett said. "It was a huge distraction, but it was beautiful. The energy here is incredible."
"That was electric," Terry said. "We feed off that. How can you not want to play hard every minute...
Nets fans had been waiting for this game ever since draft night, when general manager Billy King made the biggest move of the offseason by bringing Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and their championship pedigrees to Brooklyn.
And on opening night at Barclays Center, the new-look Nets didn’t disappoint.
The Nets went toe-to-toe with the two-time defending champion Heat on Friday night...
The Heat vs Nets rivalry has heated up rather quickly with the addition of former Celtics transplants, Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce.
Friday, LeBron James added fuel to the fire with he refusal to discuss the Nets with the New York media just hours before tip-off.
According to the New York Daily News, James made it clear after the third Nets question he received that...
Although Paul Pierce is getting up their in NBA years, that doesn’t mean he can’t throw down a nasty slam dunk or two every once and awhile.
Check out the below video highlight from tonight’s Brooklyn Nets/Orlando Magic game as Pierce uses the crossover to get open and throw down a nasty two-handed jam:
Paul Pierce throws down monster dunk [The Brooklyn Game]
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo skied up and threw down a massive, 360-degree dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. Here is video of the slam.
Paul Pierce is 36. Victor Oladipo is 21. Who knew the old man was capable of crossing-over a young stud?
The dunk in the face of Jason Maxiell isn’t bad either.
The Truth is still a baaaad man.
(h/t Ball is Life)
While the Brooklyn Nets entered the season with a palpable level of excitement following a blockbuster trade, things haven't clicked as fast as they would have hoped.
Coming off another surprising loss, the Nets look to end their recent woes against the winless Utah Jazz, who try snap their worst start in 34 seasons Tuesday night.
After acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett...
The Magic's lottery pick, Victor Oladipo, stole the show in Jason Kidd's coaching debut in a bad loss for the Nets
In what was most definitely a letdown from their huge win on Friday night in Brooklyn, the Nets got destroyed tonight by the Orlando Magic in Jason Kidd's head-coaching debut. With the odd early-evening timing of the game, maybe it was sleepiness...
Score: Orlando Magic: 107 Brooklyn Nets: 86 Orlando Magic Notes: Yes, the Magic surprisingly 2-2 and beat the championship contender Brooklyn Nets. I saw the whole game, and I said to myself, “I’m proud to be a Magic fan”! Let’s get into the stats. Nik Vucevic had another great game, scoring 19 points and grabbing ...The post Orlando Magic Rip Brooklyn Nets In Blowout...