TAG: Brooklyn Nets

NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 7:45 pm

44-Minute Game Experiment Clocks In At Under Two Hours Of Real Time

Marcus Thornton

The NBA’s 44-minute game experiment came and went today without much fanfare, especially considering the stir of discussion it created earlier this week. We’ll have to wait and see if the league considers the common sentiment of players and coaches that cutting games from the regular season schedule would be more beneficial than shortening the length of them. The takeaway for now is that the first 44-minute game – a 95-90 Boston Celtics win over the Brooklyn Nets – clocked in at under two hours of real time. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Watch Deron Williams Use Four Straight Crossovers To Beat Ramon Sessions

Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams recently said that he is fully healthy and plans to regain his status as one of the league’s best point guards. He has a long way to go to reach his goal, but Williams showed a flash of the ability that once made him so devastating last night in his team’s exhibition against the Sacramento Kings. Read More »

GIFs, instagram / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Jeremy Pargo Posterizes Cory Jefferson

Cory Jefferson, Jeremy Pargo

Jeremy Pargo has played professionally in Israel, Russia and the NBA — with the Grizzlies, Cavs and most recently, the Sixers. But he’s back where he started in Israel after going undrafted in 2009 out of Gonzaga. During Maccabi Tel Aviv‘s scrimmage against Brooklyn last night, he ended the game with a smash on Cory Jefferson that will give the latter nightmares for the next month. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Won’t Commit To 2014-2015 As His Final Season

Kevin Garnett

The Brooklyn Nets officially met the media for the first of the 2014-2015 season today. Though all players had at least some contact with reporters throughout the offseason, there was one extremely notable exception: Kevin Garnett. The Big Ticket’s future was in limbo for the majority of the summer, a reality owed as much to his silence as Brooklyn’s collective insistence that it was unaware of his plans for 2014-2015. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Andray Blatche Signs One-Year Deal In China

Andray Blatche

Say it ain’t so, Andray Blatche. According to his agency, Blatche has signed a one-year with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

(photo. NBATattoos.Tumblr.com)

The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When it was announced in late May that Williams had double surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle and a loose bone fragment from his right, it hardly spelled a comeback for a player many once considered the league’s best point guard. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn’t Matter”

Lionel Hollins

Under the leadership of owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets have always operated as a win now team. This year will be no different, as the Nets look to compete in the Eastern Conference with a core led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and a healthy Brook Lopez. This week, new head coach Lionel Hollins spoke about the Nets being ranked dead last in ESPN’s Future Rankings. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team USA Win

Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee (photo. gifdsports Vine)

It didn’t count, but who cares? During the final minutes of Team USA’s 86-63 win over Mexico in the FIBA World Cup’s Round of 16, Mason Plumlee completed what would have been the dunk of the tournament for the Americans – if Andre Drummond hadn’t committed an offensive foul by shoving Gustavo Ayon. Read More »

Smack / Sep 3, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Deron Williams Says “It’s A Relief” To Leave New York And Spend Time In Utah

Deron Williams

Deron Williams hasn’t been the franchise cornerstone for the Brooklyn Nets that so many anticipated. After a solid debut season with the team in 2011-2012, Williams’ play has deteriorated enough over the past two years that he’s become a relative salary albatross – a reality even darker considering the infinitely deep pockets of owner Mikhail Prokhorov. As the re-vamped Nets ready for the 2014-2015 season under the guidance of Lionel Hollins, Williams’ place in the team’s future has never been more tenuous. If he’s to salvage his time with the Nets, basically, it needs to happen soon. That much is clear. What’s much less so is whether or not Williams even wants to continue his career in New York for the long-haul. Read More »