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In appreciation of the Isaiah Whitehead spin

Isaiah Whitehead is still finding his way in the NBA, but there’s one aspect of his offensive game that stands above the rest. No one seems to have any clue how to stop The Whitehead Spin. It’s a move he uses extremely often, maybe not every game but at least once in every few. When he employs it, the defender is usually left in the dust and the Coney Island native is at the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Marks puts stamp on Nets’ roster with trade of Bogdanovic, McCullough

The Nets hired Sean Marks as general manager just over a year ago, but, with the trade of Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Washington Wizards for a 2017 first round pick, Andrew Nicholson and former Net Marcus Thornton, he made his second major mark on the roster. The first, you could say, was the Thaddeus Young trade this past offseason. Now, only Brook Lopez, Rondae...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

For the Nets, the only way to go is up

You know those days where nothing goes your way? When you sleep through your alarm, only to get up and stub your toe on the foot of your bed right before not being able to brush your teeth because you ran out of toothpaste. Then, your car doesn’t start right away and you’re late for work. Because you’re late for work, your boss yells at you, putting you in an even worse mood...
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Forgotten Nets–No. 1: MarShon Brooks

With the 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets stuck to the NBA’s cellar for yet another season, I’m going to take some time to commemorate some of the organization’s former players. Not the most talented ones — they have gotten enough coverage — but the ones that hung around for a few games, a season or even a few, before inevitably serving as key members of championship teams elsewhere...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

The Goaltending Rollercoaster

Note: the following goaltending piece was written by @StefanWolejszo for ‘The 6th Sens’. If you’re not already, give him a follow on Twitter and leave some feedback in the comment thread.  Without further ado.  Things change quickly in the NHL. When the last NHL lockout ended four years ago the Ottawa Senators were able to roll out Craig Anderson, Ben Bishop, and Robin Lehner...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Balling’s 2016-17 Coverage

Hello, it’s good to be back. While I’m not sure how many of you still read Brooklyn Balling (to those that do, I thank you immensely), I just wanted to say that the summer/early fall hiatus I announced last May is now ending. I had a very busy end of the school year and was away for most of the summer so I figured now would be a good time to return to post, with the new Nets’...
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October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Deal: Save $25 on ALL Ticket Network Orders

The 4th of July weekend is coming quickly upon us and our friends at Ticket Network are running a special promotion to celebrate our Independence Day! Use promo code USA25OFF to take $25 on all orders over $150.00*. If you can’t save the world from an alien extinction this 4th of July, at least you can save some serious cash on your tickets!   This discount cannot be combined...
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June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Save 5% on Finals Tickets with Promo Code “TSD5”

A week from now both the NBA and NHL seasons may very well be over and a champion crowned.  But as of today, there are games to be played which means you still have a chance to catch some of the action live!  Finals tickets never come cheap, but today we’ve got a promo code that will save you some significant cash.  Use promo code “TSD5” at TicketNetwork">Ticket Network...
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June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals staged a comeback...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

An offseason, on two fronts

With the 2015-16 Brooklyn Nets season now a week old, thankfully, the offseason for all non-playoff NBA teams has begun. As the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and other organizations compete for a championship, the Nets are at home as they look ahead to a season with a new coach, a new front office and a partially new roster. The Nets will not be winning...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

With Trajan Langdon hiring, Nets’ ideological shift is in motion

So long are the days of retread general managers and coaches who have failed in previous tenures and come to the Nets for another shot to reclaim past glory. It’s obvious now — with the Nets’ hiring of former NBA player Trajan Langdon on Tuesday as assistant general manager to serve under Sean Marks — that the team is going about its business in a smarter, less flashy way...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Nets have been pretty fun to watch since the All-Star break (hint: it’s the pace)

Although the Brooklyn Nets ended up not making any trades by this season’s Trade Deadline, they made the most important move in recent franchise history by hiring former Spurs assistant general manager Sean Marks as their GM. Sure, the juxtaposition of hiring a new person to lead the front office on the very day of the deadline is ironic, but it was something the organization needed...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko may not be far from returning to action

The Nets have won their last two games, after dropping two decisions in a row, so they’ve rebounding from a rare losing streak with a couple of victories. However, with the playoffs right around the corner, Brooklyn needs as many of its key players healthy as possible. Now, with some news that came out before yesterday’s win over the Timberwolves, those reinforcements might be...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 72 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves (36-35) at Brooklyn Nets (38-33)

When: 6:00 PM EST; Sunday, March 30th, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network I wasn’t able to see/write about it, but the Nets’ win at Barclays over the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night was exactly what the doctor ordered. With their 12th straight home win, the Nets snapped a two-game losing streak composed of road losses against the Pelicans and...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Balling, and Bloguin’s, new look and layout

As you can tell, Brooklyn Balling, and the rest of Bloguin’s sites, looks a lot different now than it did a few days ago. The reason? A redesign of the entire blog network which leaves BB with a fresh and more user-friendly look. The new Brooklyn Balling will feature the same types of stories and game-focused coverage as it did in the past–previews, recaps, news, commentary,...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko both out for Nets tonight against Minnesota

“Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett and forward Andrei Kirilenko will not play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. A medical update on Garnett and Kirilenko will be provided before the game, Nets coach Jason Kidd said. Garnett will miss his 16th straight game due to back spasms, while Kirilenko will miss his fourth straight game due to a sprained left ankle.”...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 66 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 104, Charlotte Bobcats 99. The One Where Brooklyn’s Backcourt Shined

Deron and Joe combined for 45 points on 16-33 shooting and led the Nets to yet another home win, their 10th straight Outside of a November meeting in which the Bobcats came out victorious, Nets' games against Charlotte–at least in recent memory–have turned out pretty well for Brooklyn/New Jersey, and tonight's was no different. The Nets scraped together a 1st quarter lead...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 67 Preview: Boston Celtics (23-46) at Brooklyn Nets (35-31)

Sure, the Celtics have star point guard Rajon Rondo, but it's Jeff Green who presents the most matchup problems for the Nets When: 7:30 PM EST; Friday, March 21st, 2014 Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY TV: YES Network The Nets are playing some great basketball of late, coming off two home wins in a row against the Suns and Bobcats and having won five of their last...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

With win over the Hawks, Raptors move to two games over the Nets

Kyle Lowry has led Toronto to an impressive 39-30 record thus far, and the lead in the Atlantic Division After their poor 10-21 start to the 2013-14 season, the Brooklyn Nets found themselves looking up at the right of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division for much of the year. Thanks to their 2014 resurgence, though, that has changed somewhat. The only thing that hasn...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (36-31) at Dallas Mavericks (42-28)

Dirk Nowitzki may be 35, but it doesn't look like he has lost a step in his game When: 7:30 PM EST; Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Where: American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX TV: YES Network Kevin Garnett is out yet again, for the 12th straight game, as the Nets head south to start a mini three-game road trip against the veteran Dallas Mavericks, who are 14 games above .500...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 68 Recap: Brooklyn Nets 107, Dallas Mavericks 104 (OT). The One Where Brooklyn Fought Back And Joe Was Great

After Marcus Thornton brought Brooklyn back in the third quarter, Joe Johnson took the reins in the fourth and in overtime I'm going to keep it short tonight, but by no means should that diminish the huge win your Brooklyn Nets obtained tonight over the Mavericks down in Dallas, Brooklyn's 4th straight win. Dallas, mainly former Nets Devin Harris and Vince Carter, pounded...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (37-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (29-40)

Anthony Davis is coming off a 30-point, 11-rebound performance on Saturday night in a win against the Heat. Yeah, he'll probably cause some problems for the Nets. When: 8:00 PM EST; Monday, March 24th, 2014 Where: Smoothie King Center (seriously); New Orleans, LA TV: YES Network Anthony Davis is averaging 21.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season and has put up...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 69 Recap: New Orleans Pelicans 109, Brooklyn Nets 104 (OT). The One Where Brooklyn Blew A 22-Point 3rd Quarter Lead

Tyreke Evans exploded in the 3rd quarter, almost singlehandedly bringing the Pelicans right back into this game Through around 26 minutes of gameplay tonight in New Orleans, the Nets looked as good as they have all season. Brooklyn was up by 22 points (66-44) against a Pelicans team missing Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Eric Gordon all to injury and was cruising through what...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 116, Brooklyn Nets 111 (OT). The One Where The Shorthanded Nets Couldn’t Stop Al Jefferson

Without Brook Lopez or Kevin Garnett, the Nets had no chance at stopping Jefferson, as he scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds tonight The Nets were without Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Thornton, and yeah, even Brook Lopez for tonight's overtime against the Bobcats in Charlotte. Add in the strange and uncalled-for Flagrant Two assessed to Jorge Gutierrez in the...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Charlotte Bobcats 116, Brooklyn Nets 111 (OT). ...

Without Brook Lopez or Kevin Garnett, the Nets had no chance at stopping Jefferson, as he scored 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds tonight The Nets were without Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko, Marcus Thornton, and yeah, even Brook Lopez for tonight's overtime against the Bobcats in Charlotte. Add in the strange and uncalled-for Flagrant Two assessed to Jorge Gutierrez...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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