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  1. NBA Playoff Preview: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors

    This should be the East’s most competitive first round matchup.

  2. Could Nets rest guys hoping to face Raptors instead of Bulls in first round? (They didn’t)

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaun Livingston, Deron Williams

    It’s not something you could ever prove (and the Nets may not even do it), but they could rest guys in hopes of falling into a first-round matchup with Toronto.

  3. USA Basketball announces training and exhibition schedule in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.

  4. The Extra Pass: Nets clinch a playoff spot, and may do some real postseason damage

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, Deron Williams

    Nets have been the East’s best team since the first of the year, and may threaten Miami and Indiana once the postseason begins.

  5. Derrick Rose practicing with Bulls’ second unit

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Chicago Bulls

    Don’t get any ideas. Unless…

  6. Reports: Timberwolves not willing to talk Kevin Love trade. Yet.

    Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…

  7. Shaun Livingston has played his way to a payday the Nets can’t offer

    Mar 19, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

    Shaun Livingston has been a solid point guard for the Nets this season and he has looked even better of late as the Nets have gotten hot — in his last 5 games he has averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting, plus dishing out four assists a game. He is a quality veteran backup…

  8. Monday NBA grades: Faried, Hickson help Nuggets snap Clippers’ win streak

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:28 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets versus the Los Angeles Clippers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while trying to explain how a python ate your family pet… J.J. Hickson/Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets. Let’s be clear — Denver snapped the Los Angeles Clippers 11-game win streak because the Clippers were tired and off. The back-to-back with the second game in Denver trap…

  9. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs, Clippers are your clear top two

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Derrick Favors

    The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.

  10. Truth too much for Heat, Brooklyn knocks off Miami

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

    Brooklyn started to look like a threat this season when they were forced by injry to go small without Brook Lopez, which meant coach Jason Kidd slid Paul Pierce over to the power forward slot. You knew Pierce could score at the four, but the surprise is how much better the Brooklyn defense is with…

  11. Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…

  12. Deron Williams says he knows better than bring guns to NYC

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    If what is alleged is true — Raymond Felton waived a gun loaded with armor-piercing bullets around during a Valentine’s Day argument with his estranged wife — then he is in a lot of trouble. As he should be. Common sense tells you that is a bad idea. The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, a gun enthusiast, said…

  13. Raymond Felton released on bail, expected to play vs. Heat Thursday

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton

    Raymond Felton is a free man after a night in a New York City jail. The Knicks point guard — struggling on the court and off this season — turned himself in hours after the latest Knicks loss at Madison Square Garden on a series of felony gun charges. Felton allegedly waived around a non-registered…

  14. Deron Williams admits signing Jason Collins would be a ‘media circus’

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Nets are reportedly considering signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, though they’d like to see how things shake out with Glen Davis first before going down that road. Collins hasn’t played since last season, but made headlines by coming out as gay once his team was eliminated from postseason contention. It was a…

  15. Trading for a star mid-season to make an immediate impact? Don’t count on it

    Feb 20, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony

    The Luol Deng trade gave us something we hadn’t seen in three years – a star dealt mid-season. The trade might even give us something we haven’t seen in even longer – a star dealt mid-season actually improving his new team. Teams make mid-season trades for several reasons, but we’re going to examine one archetype…

  16. Jason Kidd reportedly engaged Deron Williams in ‘spirited exchange’ of basketball skills

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, Deron Williams

    At this very moment, is Jason Kidd a better basketball player or basketball coach? I’ll let you write your own punch line. The first-year Nets coach, who has both improved as the season progressed and stumbled into a small-ball lineup that works for his team, hasn’t stopped playing. Not completely, at least. Stefan Bondy of…

  17. Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack for Jason Terry swap

    Feb 17, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

    Jarrett Jack, Jameer Nelson

    Jarrett Jack came off the bench last season for a Golden State team that made a nice playoff run going small (remember that three guard line-up with Jack, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?). Brooklyn has had found it’s idenity and had some success going small this season, and they are now looking to add pieces…

  18. Bulls energy, defense too much for Nets in easy Chicago win

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls

    Last year in the first round of the playoffs the Bulls defeated the Nets because they were tougher — their energy, their execution, their aggressive, physical style of play knocked the Nets off their game. It felt like finesse against power, and power won. Even if the Bulls were without their MVP. So this summer…

  19. Report: Only ‘a slim chance’ Nets make a move before the trade deadline

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Brooklyn Nets

    There are plenty of teams that will be obvious buyers or sellers at the upcoming Feb. 20 trade deadline. But the situation with the Nets is a bit less clear. Brooklyn went all-in this season as much as possible, putting together a team whose payroll including luxury tax payments will reach the $180 million range…

  20. The Extra Pass: The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the clock

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Clippers

    10 days before the trade deadline. 30 games left in the season. One contract year remaining. To say this is one of the most important time frames in the history of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise isn’t overly dramatic or hyperbolic. It’s reality. Minnesota has never won a championship. 25 years, no rings, and an overall…

  21. The book that helped Shaun Livingston (and maybe saved the Nets’ season)

    Feb 5, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Mirza Teletovic; Alan Anderson

    The Brooklyn Nets started Shaun Livingston for seven of eight games in November when Deron Williams was out injured, and it went pretty poorly. Livingston shot just 34 percent, and the Nets went 1-6 before replacing him in the starting lineup with Tyshawn Taylor. That’s when Livingston received Hermann Hesse’s book “Siddhartha” – a tale…

  22. With Brooklyn winning going small, could they look to move Brook Lopez?

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    Around Christmas, it looked like we could leave the Brooklyn Nets for dead. By the time they lost to San Antonio on New Year’s Eve, the Nets were 10-21 and without Brook Lopez, their star center, for the rest of the season due to another foot surgery. That injury forced Brooklyn to go small —…

  23. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Adam Silver signs the balls, Kevin Durant keeps shooting them

    Feb 3, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets

    A look at PBT’s power rankings show basically the only thing that really changed this week was the signature on the Spaulding balls — Adam Silver’s signature is in play. Aside that Durant has the Thunder on top and the Lakers continue fall like the lead balloon they are. 1. Thunder (38-11, Last Week No.…

  24. The Extra Pass: Which non-All-Stars will make an All-NBA team?

    Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

    All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…

  25. Deron Williams will continue coming off Nets bench for now

    Jan 30, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers

    If “Bull Durham” taught us one thing, it’s you don’t mess with a streak. (That and don’t throw punches with your pitching hand.) The Brooklyn Nets are in the playoff picture in the East and just three games back of winning the Atlantic Division after having won 10-of-12. They are on a streak and coach…

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