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Lower expectations, but Nets expect to contend

NEW YORK (AP) The payroll is lower and so are the expectations. The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn't get close. Even after trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett a running up a bill that approached $200 million when combining...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Injury Update: Nerlens Noel missed game against Nets due to illness

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday by the score of 99-88. The loss dropped the 76ers to 2-5 on the preseason. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten lead the 76ers with 13 points each. The team was without Nerlens Noel for the third consecutive game due to illness. #487932075 / gettyimages.comOur own Riley Jones reported on October 16 that Noel, who missed practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Plumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers

NEW YORK (AP) Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. Deron Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten scored 13 points apiece to lead the 76ers. Brooklyn led 68-67 heading into the fourth before Plumlee and Jerome Jordan took over. The pair combined...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trial 44 Minute Game Tested, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn Nets

After much speculation on how the shortened game time would effect the game it was finally put to a test yesterday. In Boston, they wanted to see how much the 44 Minute game time would effect not only the playing time of each player but the amount of points scored in games. Players who benefit the most out of the 11 minute quarters are your run of the mill big power forwards, such...
Via Basketball Bicker
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd sensed Nets wanted to fire him

It is a rare event when a coach gets traded. Then again, Jason Kidd‘s one-year tenure in Brooklyn was anything but normal. Here was a coach fresh off of retirement taking over a veteran team with championship aspirations. The Nets, a team already boasting big expectations even if they were a bit undeserved and a bloated payroll, struggled at the beginning and faced injuries to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Part Two: Brooklyn Nets season preview: Team projections

Previously I broke down the Nets Roster and analyzed their strengths and weaknesses. This is a continuation of that, previewing the upcoming season and what to expect from this team. This is part two of a three part analysis of the Brooklyn Nets’ upcoming season. You can read part one of the Nets’ season preview here: Brooklyn Nets season preview: Roster analysis The Nets...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets Injury Update: Kevin Garnett misses practice, questionable for Sunday's game

The Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett did not participate in practice on Saturday and is doubtful for Sunday's game against his former team the Boston Celtics.Kevin GarnettGarnett did not attend practice because of a stomach problem, which is expected to keep him from playing in Sunday's match against the Celtics.Garnett also missed Friday's practice because of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez Out 10 to 14 Days, Mild Sprain to Reconstructed Foot

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez is expected to miss 10-14 days due to a mild sprain on his surgically reconstructed foot. According to ESPN New York, Lopez suffered a minor soft tissue injury in his right foot during their most recent preseason game. If he needs more than 10 days to fully recover, the former all star could miss the Nets season opener in Boston. Lopez has missed...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets center Brook Lopez sidelined by sprained foot

  Brooklyn center Brook Lopez is expected to be sidelined for 10 days to two weeks after mildly spraining his right mid-foot Wednesday night in the Nets' exhibition game against Sacramento in China. The Nets said Thursday that X-rays and a CT scan in New York revealed no fractures or bone injuries. Lopez missed most of last season after breaking the foot Dec. 21 during a game at Philadelphia.
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Center Brook Lopez Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury

Nets center Brook Lopez could miss the next two-weeks with a “soft tissue” injury in his right foot. It’s the same foot Lopez had surgically repaired last January. Lopez did not suffer a fracture to the foot which is a good thing. “X-ray and CT scan studies done Thursday in New York reveal no fractures or bone injuries,” Nets medical director Dr. Riley Williams II said...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA experiments with shorter 44 minute game on Sunday

Sunday's Celtics-Nets game will not be a normal pre-season game. Instead, it will be an experiment that Adam Silver and the rest of the NBA will closely be watching.According to USA Today, the league is using the game as a trial run for a 44-minute game (four 11 minute quarters as opposed to the normal four 12 minute quarters). Here are some details. The NBA will look how a...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic to Start at Small Forward

The Brooklyn Nets starting small forward this year will be Bojan Bogdanovic. But really. The rookie with plenty of international experience has been getting the start alongside Deron Williams and Joe Johnson throughout the preseason so far, and coach Lionel Hollins likes what he’s seen so far in camp. Via the New York Post: Bojan Bogdanovic appears to have the fifth starting spot...
Via Standing O Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four takeaways from Brooklyn Nets’ win over Maccabi Telaviv

On Tuesday night, October 7th the Brooklyn Nets played their first preseason game at home against Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Nets won 111- 94. Although the game was against inferior competition, the win showed some things that the Nets are capable of. The starters and the bench both showed some potential. Here are some things the team can take away from they’re first win: 1. The Big...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets for sale?

The ownership groups of the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in “ongoing discussions” for a “combination of assets,” according to NetsDaily. Mikhail Prokhorov, majority owner of the Nets, would retain control of the team if the deal goes through with the Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports. Prokhorov would also be able to parlay some of his assets into...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams engage in war of words

It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his productivity. So it is imperative that the 2014-15 season is a good one for Deron, who has to prove...
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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