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Fast Break: Isaiah Thomas (25 points), Jae Crowder (21) open strong as C’s hold on for dear life in season opener

Isaiah Thomas drives the ball against Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) in the first quarter at TD Garden. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports) And we’re off. Facing a team predicted to be one of the worst in the league, the Celtics held off a late surge from the Nets in a 122-117 victory at the TD Garden.  Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley all found the form off the tip...
Via Green Street
19 minutes ago

Jeremy Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

Jeremy Lin is in Boston Wednesday for the Nets opener vs. the Celtics. It’s a bit of a second home for him, having played college ball at Harvard. And he made some news, non-Nets news, while there. Lin announced a $1 million gift to Harvard in support of undergraduate financial aid and renovations to the College’s basketball arena. “Without question, my time at Harvard...
Via Nets Daily
7 hours ago

NetsDaily 2016-2017 Roundtable - Strengths, weaknesses ... and Record

With a new season upon us, the writers of NetsDaily answers burning Nets questions. 1. What was the biggest development/observation from the preseason about this Nets team? Net Income: The development of a culture, fortunately or unfortunately, is the biggest development.  Fortunately, because a change of culture was needed after the lackadaisical, mismanaged days under Billy...
Via Nets Daily
9 hours ago

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets Get Ready

SNY's Justine Ward checks in with the Brooklyn Nets, as Jeremy Lin, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Kenny Atkinson discuss their expectations for the upcoming season.
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Podcast: The Glue Guys, Episode 4; The BIG 2016-17 Season Preview

TGG's Season Preview Pod covers the big questions surrounding the Nets and the rest of the league. Nets season preview hits on the surprising enjoyment of watching Jeremy Lin play, the Joe Harris revolution and what would it look like for the Nets to have a 'good season.' (38:24) News Around The League: Who are the 2nd best teams in the East and West, Is Tanking on Hibernation...
Via Nets Daily
23 hours ago

Nets’ new era begins with Jeremy Lin at the controls

BOSTON — With the Nets’ season — and Kenny Atkinson’s tenure as coach — tipping off Wednesday night against the Celtics at TD Garden, they know they’re not winning an NBA title. They know they’re almost certainly not winning more games than they lose. But they can win more than people expect. They can be...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Jeremy Lin, Linsanity and the Asian-American identity

The other night on PIX11, during a season preview, Jeremy Lin was asked if Linsanity was played out or will it return to New York. Lin, ever the diplomat, responded, “I think I’m grateful for the experience. I mean, do I like it when everyone calls to me or refers to me or only thinks of me as that, I’d say it’s not my preference.” It’s something Lin has spoken about...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Jeremy Lin gets chance to lead rebuilding Nets in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) Jeremy Lin was briefly the biggest thing in the Big Apple, maybe in all of basketball, the last time he played in New York. Linsanity didn't last long and neither did Lin's time as a starting point guard. He mostly came off the bench while playing for three teams over the last three seasons, but now he's getting another shot. The Brooklyn Nets are giving Lin the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith vehemently denies acting racist toward Jeremy Lin

J.R. Smith took to Twitter to post a vehement denial that he ever behaved in a racist manner towards Jeremy Lin when the two were New York Knicks teammates. Smith’s decision to issue a denial stems from comments made by Lin — now with the Brooklyn Nets — during an appearance Wednesday on the Boomer & Carton radio program. Carton asked Lin if he ever experienced racial...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets: I don’t know who is on the Nets

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams; projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most-intriguing player or players. I continue with the Brooklyn Nets. Take...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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