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When the Brooklyn Nets traded half their roster’s worth of players for Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Joe Johnson and re-signed superstar point guard Deron Williams, many proclaimed them to own the best backcourt tandem in NBA basketball. Debate ensued among NBA fans, on Twitter, on Facebook, everywhere. Like any other needless sports debate, this one faded quickly. But the season is here and teams have been playing, so I’d like to revisit the argument to see which guard tandem has played the best basketball this season.
To manage this interesting task, I hopped onto the NBA’s stats tool and pulled up the best two-man guard units by NetRTG, which is a squad’s defensive rating subtracted from it’s offensive rating. Basically, and advanced +/- rating. Also included are some bonus stats such as rebounding percentage, a measure of what percentage of rebounds available that the two collected. The other is a simple assists/turnover ratio. The only backcourt combos that are qualified are tho...
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The NBA has issued a $5,000 fine to Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace for flopping.
The fine was issued for Wallace’s second violation of the NBA’s new rules against the practice which encourages referees to issue fouls after a player over-exaggerates the impact of contact from another player.
Please Click Here To Read This Story & Watch A Video Of The Flop That Got Wallace Fined.
Deron Williams and Avery Johnson are sitting on an 11-6 record this year.credit: sbnation.com
There was a lot of hype surrounding the new-look Brooklyn Nets coming into this season. So far, so good, as they stand at 11-6, and look to be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
A big part of this started when Deron Williams decided to stay with the Nets, even though he has...
It will be interesting to see what Deron Williams does when he claims he was misquoted.
Williams, the starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has broken ground as an athlete by employing his own beat reporters to cover him for his website, deronwilliams.com, and create “a larger brand portfolio” for himself, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
So far, Williams...
The above video is from Gerald Wallace's warning flop. There have been two players fined for flopping so far this season. Lucky for the 29 other teams in the league, the Nets have both of those players (Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace). So Gerald will have to fork over $5,000 for his 2nd offense in this short season. Unfortunately, NBA doesn't allow you to embed videos...
The Brooklyn Nets came into the 2012-2013 NBA regular season with a ton of hype surrounding them. They have a fresh look, a new arena and have point guard Deron Williams they have a franchise player. Wherever there is hype, expectations are not too far behind. It’s still early in the season, however the Nets so far have lived up to that hype.
I’m keeping an eye on the Nets...
Brooklyn Nets guard Gerald Wallace became the second NBA player fined for flopping Wednesday when he was docked $5,000 by the league. Wallace was fined for trying to draw a foul from LeBron James during a game last Saturday against the Miami Heat. Wallace acted like was severely hit after he was bumped by James' right arm. Wallace previously was warned for flopping on a play...
Were a month into the NBA season and already 2 players have got fined for Flopping. The Latest is Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace. The 1st player to receive a fined by the NBA was Wallace’s teammate Reggie Evans. Like the Los Angeles Clippers are nicknamed Lob City maybe the Nets should be nicknamed Flop City.
He received the fine for launching himself back when LeBron James...
Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping.
On his weekly interview with WEEI, Doc got into the chat that he and Rajon had last week after his beef with Kris Humphries.
Chris Forsberg writes:
“Rondo understands that we need him,” said Rivers. “And Rondo almost said the same thing. He said, ‘Coach, I didn’t go in there to have a fight. I went in there to push [Humphries] off Kevin [Garnett] and, the next thing you...
During Tuesday’s thriller between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Brooklyn Nets, OKC big man Serge Ibaka served up two facials on Brooklyn’s Andray Blatche and then on Jerry Stackhouse.
The commentating on the dunks is pretty fantastic too:
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The Brooklyn Nets managed to rebound nicely the two previous times they suffered back-to-back losses this season.
Again looking to avoid their first three-game skid, the Nets try to avenge an earlier defeat to the visiting Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Brooklyn (11-6) ran off five straight victories each time following their first two sets of consecutive defeats. The second...