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Predictions for the 2014-2015 Nets

The Nets are coming off of a 2014-2014 season filled with ups and downs. After a slow start that saw the Nets at 9-21, one Joe Johnson buzzer beater against the Oklahoma City Thunder sparked a turn-around that had the Nets finishing as the sixth seed in the East. After knocking out the Toronto Raptors in game seven of the first round, the Nets fell to the Miami Heat in just five...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets 2014-2015 Schedule Released; Jason Kidd Returns November 19

Today, at 6 P.M., the entire 2014-2015 Nets schedule, along with the rest of the NBA, was released on a special on NBATV.The Nets will be opening on October 29 in Boston, and will be hosting Oklahoma City on November 3 for their home opener. Both games will begin at 7:30 PM.Key games for this upcoming season include:The Nets will play the Knicks for the first metting between the...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets to Open 2014-15 season in Boston; host Oklahoma City in Home Opener

The Brooklyn Nets will be opening up the 2014-2015 NBA season in Boston against the Celtics on Wednesday, October 29, according to NetsDaily. They will then play another road game (against Washington), then will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, November 3 for their home opener.NetsDaily is also saying that the Nets will not play on Christmas Day nor New Years’ Day, as...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Was it the right move letting Paul Pierce go?

Late on July 12 night and into the very early hours of July 13, news broke that Paul Pierce had decided to leave Brooklyn and sign with the Washington Wizards for the full mid-level exception. Emotions ranged from confused (the Wizards came out of nowhere), to incensed (letting Pierce walk after the blockbuster trade completed a year prior to bring Pierce to Brooklyn), and to joyous...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev: Top-Seven Talent?

Did the Nets get a steal in Sergey Karasev, the 20-year old forward acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the three-team deal that also netted Jarrett Jack? Fran Fraschilla thinks so.Deep in a Wall Street Journal piece by Alex Raskin about the Nets foreign-born players, Frischilla, ESPN’s draft expert, said that, Karasev, the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, is a talented...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Eagle: Garnett Setting up "long-term relationship" with Brooklyn?

Could Kevin Garnett, a Brooklyn Net for all of 13 months up to this point, stay with the organization beyond his playing days? Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle believes so, as revealed in an interview with CLNS Radio, via TheBrooklynGame."This could be just the start of a long-term relationship," Eagle said. "Kevin's got a lot of interests outside of just playing...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Bogdanovic, Jefferson, and Brown

The Brooklyn Nets were a busy team the last two days, announcing they have officially inked three players to contracts: Croatian swingman Bojan Bogdanovic, second-round pick Markel Brown and fellow second-rounder Cory Jefferson.Bogdanovic, whose rights the Nets had acquired in a draft night trade all the way back in 2011 from the Miami Heat, had initially agreed to a contract all...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev to Join Team Russia This Weekend

Sergey Karasev, acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the three-team trade that sent Marcus Thornton to Boston and also brought back Jarrett Jack from Cleveland, will join the Russian National Team this Friday, prior to two international friendlies, according to NetsDaily. Karasev’s status for those games is unknown as of now.The 20-year old guard/forward played one game...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

R.I.P BrooklyKnight... Now What?

Late on July 9, Grantland’s Zach Lowe, noted mascot aficionado, broke some news that made a bunch of Nets fans happy: the BrooklyKnight, the Marvel-created mascot who was most known for looking like a Power Ranger, scaring children, and missing dunks, would not be returning for the 2014-15 season.Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next season, may place...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirilenko Clarifies his "Negativity" Towards Kidd

Andrei Kirilenko made comments about Jason Kidd that may have been taken out of context. He said that Kidd "couldn't handle" coaching in New York, but AK47 told ESPN New York that he has no negativity towards Kidd leaving; he just is unsure of why he left.“It sounds in the article like I have a negativity [about Jason leaving], but that’s completely untrue,”...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Nets Trade Deron Williams?

Deron Williams, the guy the Nets inked to a max contract just two years ago, was a complete disaster in the 2013-2014 season. His per game averages took major dips, and the guy who was once thought to be the best point guard in the NBA was nowhere to be seen. His fan-base has dwindled as a lot of people have lost all faith in him as a franchise player. Things couldn't possibly...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Says Kidd 'couldn't handle' the Pressure of New York

As we all are fully aware, Jason Kidd decided to attempt a power play with the Nets several weeks ago, which lead to his being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd wanted more power, but the Nets were no going to oblige.Not many players have spoken to the media about the situation, but Andrei Kirilenko decided he would.Kirilenko had trouble finding consistent minutes under Kidd, both...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the old Nets have one more run left in them?

The Nets' season ended on a disappointing note. For a team that was supposed to give the Miami Heat a run for their money, Brooklyn disappointed in the second round after beating the Toronto Raptors in gave seven of the first round. The Nets lasted just five games against Miami in round two, but they didn't get crushed by the Heat by any means.We saw some promise in the old...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: The Real "Mr. Unreliable"

All the way back on February 23, 2011, the then New Jersey Nets took what was thought to be a huge step in the right direction when they acquired star point guard Deron Williams. The excitement the fans had for Williams' arrival in New Jersey was on as high of a level possible. The Nets failed to bring in Carmelo Anthony, but they answered back with this high caliber move.The...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NTO's Individual Awards for the Nets

Another regular season is soon coming to a close, and the Brooklyn Nets are headed to the NBA playoffs for the second straight year. After a terrible 10-21 start to the season, the Nets turned it around after the new year and pushed their way to a postseason berth.If we were to predict, in the first month or two of the season, these very same awards that I'll be announcing here...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd unsure of how he'll use Nets' big man depth

The Nets have acquired something completely different than what they thought after Brook Lopez was ruled out for the remainder of the season: depth at the center position.With Kevin Garnett starting at the center and both Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee playing behind him, Jason Kidd is having trouble figuring out exactly how he is going to get all three opportunities to play in...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets making playoffs is "part of the takeover" of New York

Deron Williams had New York on his mind when addressing the media this morning before Tuesday's regular season finale between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks. The Nets will be competing in the playoffs this weekend unlike the Knicks. "Good for us, good for our brand, good for Brooklyn basketball," Williams said. "It's part of the takeover." I...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets Playoff picture

After a season of ups and downs, the Brooklyn Nets are heading to what once was thought of as an improbable postseason appearance. The Nets, who began the season with a 10-21 record, are all but locked in at the fifth seed in the Eastern conference with three games left in the regular season. Jason Kidd has rested his starters the last two games and the Nets seem to be content with...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' 15-game home win streak snapped by Hawks in 93-88 loss

There were two scenarios that could have gone down tonight. For starters, if the Nets lost to Atlanta and the Knicks lost to Toronto, the Knicks would be officially eliminated from playoff contention. On the other hand, if the Nets won and the Knicks beat the Raptors, Brooklyn would be just two games behind Toronto for the division lead with three games left to play.It looked like...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee's rise during Kevin Garnett's absence

Editor’s note: This was a guess post from Justin Becker of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. You can follow him on twitter at @NBAFantasyInfo, and you can follow the Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues Google+ Page. For more NBA basketball news visit FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com, a fantasy basketball blog.The Brooklyn Nets suffered a big loss when they lost All-Star...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brook Lopez Problem

Fansided.com- Josh HillOn the night of December 20th the Nets suffered one of their worst losses of the season to the woeful Philadelphia 76ers. While the loss itself was disgraceful, the Nets lost more than just a game, they lost their center and best player, Brook Lopez, to a season ending broken foot injury. The loss put them at 9-17 and for most Nets fans, the season felt finished...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets clinch playoff berth with 105-96 win over Rockets

The Brooklyn Nets, winners of their last 7 out of 10 games, remained home to face the red-hot Houston Rockets in the third game of a three-game home stand. A win would give the Nets three wins in a row, and 14 straight wins at home, which would set a franchise record for most consecutive home wins.The Rockets come into Brooklyn limping, missing starting point guard Patrick Beverley...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd named Coach of the Month in March

For the month of March, Jason Kidd was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. The Brooklyn Nets finished with a record of 12-4 during that span. Brooklyn won seven of eight games against teams with a .500 record or better during the month of March.The Nets have made a turnaround behind Kidd's growth as a head coach. In a span of three months, Kidd has essentially taken...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn extends home win streak to 13 with win over Minnesota

It's good to be home. After going 1-2 in their latest road trip, the Brooklyn Nets return to the Barclays Center to host Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nets extended their 13-game home win streak tonight with a 114-99 victory.The Nets were in control for most of the first half and took a 59-54 lead into halftime.13-2 run by Minnesota to open the second half. Early...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Executive: Nets don't want to face Bulls

With the playoffs approaching quickly, the Nets will look to grab the fourth seed and hopefully get at least one round with home court advantage. As of now, it looks as if the Nets will either take on the Toronto Raptors or Chicago Bulls. While some fans may want revenge for last year's series loss, the Nets may be thinking otherwise.Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops reported that...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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