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  1. The Extra Pass Weekend Roundup: Seven storylines from Week 1 and Sunday recaps

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    One week down, 23 more to go. Let’s look at some of the emerging storylines from the first week of the season. A Sneaky MVP Candidate Emerges There’s a real struggle to discern what’s real and what isn’t in the early part of the season, and the standings are almost a totem of sorts. If…

  2. Victor Oladipo with the 360-slam against the Nets (VIDEO)

    Nov 3, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Victor Oladipo, Kevin Garnett, Alan Anderson

    Jason Kidd made his debut patrolling the sidelines for the Nets, but his presence had no impact on the outcome of the game, at least in terms of where the Nets were concerned. Orlando cruised to a 107-86 victory, and rookie Victor Oladipo not only contributed 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals…

  3. Jason Kidd to make Nets coaching debut Sunday against Magic

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

    Former NBA basketball star Kidd speaks at a news conference to announce him as the new Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team in Brooklyn

    The Nets are off to a 1-1 start to the season, after losing in Cleveland on opening night and then taking down the defending champion Heat at home on Friday. Both games were played without Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd patrolling the sidelines, as he served a league-mandated two-game suspension for a DWI conviction over…

  4. Nets in control from start, hang on at end to finally beat LeBron and gain confidence

    Nov 1, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    Heat Nets Basketball

    There are no statement games on Día de los Muertos. I’m not sure there are statement games in early April either, but right now it’s far, far too early to talk about them. Teams change and evolve a lot over the course of a season. A lot. Plus regular season series are not reliable predictors…

  5. Deron Williams says Nets believe they are better than Heat

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    You want your team to believe in itself, believe it can beat anyone — especially if you are the Brooklyn Nets, a team with a one (two tops) year title window with this core. Having them say it publicly, that’s something else entirely. Deron Williams did just that speaking with ESPNNewYork.com in advance of the…

  6. PBT Roundtable: Who is the most overrated team in the NBA to start season?

    Nov 1, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton

    Each week the PBT writers sit at a virtual roundtable, just like the knights of King Arthur, drink mead and discuss the NBA topic of the day. This week’s question: Kurt Helin: There are a few candidates here, but after seeing them in person opening night I will say the Clippers (and I picked them…

  7. Wednesday Night’s NBA Grades: How about that Michael Carter-Williams?

    Oct 31, 2013, 1:50 AM EST

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Our grades from Tuesday night around the NBA, or what you missed while throwing back a few bottles of snake venom with your buddies. Michael Carter Williams, Philadelphia 76ers. His first NBA bucket came on a steal and coast-to-coast drive and slam against the Miami Heat. It doesn’t get much better than that… except it did.…

  8. 5 teams that could prevent the Miami Heat from winning the 2014 NBA title

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    The Miami Heat will open the 2013-14 NBA season at home against the Bulls on Tuesday, after receiving their championship rings and raising a banner to the rafters for the second straight season. They’ll also open the year as the favorites to win a third straight title, but history has not been kind to teams…

  9. What to expect from LeBron and the Heat?

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    LeBron James

    You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship.  They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan.  The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…

  10. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  11. Will the Nets or Rockets make a Finals splash?

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Flash back to April 26, 2012. The Nets closed the season with their six straight loss, missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year. The Rockets picked up a meaningless win that day, but they had just lost seven of their previous eight games to ensure they’d miss their third straight postseason. Both teams had…

  12. Deron Williams hits 3 three-pointers in a span of 67 seconds in his preseason debut (VIDEO)

    Oct 26, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Deron Williams, Norris Cole, Chris Andersen

    It wasn’t that long ago that Deron Williams was considered as questionable for the Nets’ season opener, but after seeing him get his first action of the preseason on Friday, it would now be a surprise if he wasn’t in the starting lineup when Brooklyn visits Cleveland to begin the regular season on Wednesday. Williams…

  13. Deron Williams back practicing; Nets to rest entire starting five vs. Boston Wednesday

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:51 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    The Brooklyn Nets are headed to Boston for a preseason game Wednesday night — Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are coming home… Or not. The Brooklyn Nets (as had been expected) will sit their entire likely starting five on Wednesday night, the team announced. No new injuries, just Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Pierce…

  14. Deron Williams has no idea when he’ll be back playing for Nets

    Oct 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    The Brooklyn Nets have almost a week off between preseason games (they played the Heat last Thursday and next up is Boston Wednesday), so it was hoped Deron Williams could return in that stretch. Not so much, apparently. He is still recovering from an ankle sprain and bone bruise suffered in a pre-camp workout. The…

  15. Paul Pierce doesn’t want Deron Williams to return until he’s 100 percent

    Oct 20, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    The plan all along was for Deron Williams to miss the majority of the preseason for the Nets after suffering a sprained ankle, but to be ready to go by the time the regular season begins on October 30. But Williams has been slow to recover, and after dealing with ankle issues that limited him…

  16. Report: Derrick Favors agrees to 4-year, $49 million contract extension with Jazz

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Derrick Favors, Matt Boland

    When the Jazz let both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap walk in free agency without getting anything in return, that was a sign that they were ready to turn the franchise over to their young players. The large contract extension just offered and agreed to by Derrick Favors is the team putting its money where…

  17. Jason Kidd says Deron Williams could miss start of season. Not good.

    Oct 12, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    If Brooklyn is going to be a contender this season — and there is that potential — a plethora of things need to break their way. On that list is a healthy and playing at his peak Deron Williams — this is still his team. He is the best player and he has to lead.…

  18. Deron Williams does pushups after Mirza Teletovic’s three (VIDEO)

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:02 AM EST

    Deron Williams

    If Deron Williams has to do this every time Mirza Teletovic hits a three this season, Williams is going to build up those pecs — Teletovic can knock that shot down. During Brooklyn’s exhibition game Tuesday night, in the fourth quarter when Teletovic hit a three, teammates waived over D-Will to do a few pushups (Teletovic was 3-of-7…

  19. Deron Williams says he will sit out Nets’ first preseason game

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:02 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    There is a whole semi-truck of things that need to come together if the Nets are going to be the contenders they think they are, and at the top of that list will be getting vintage play out of Deron Williams. For all the talent on that roster Williams is the table setter, the best…

  20. Nets GM says Brooklyn’s championship window is ‘this season’

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    Former NBA basketball player Kidd poses for photographers with Brooklyn Nets player Williams at a news conference in Brooklyn

    The Nets have maybe the most stacked starting lineup in the entire league, after adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a roster that already has Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez firmly in place. Making major offseason moves and spending close to $200 million on payroll and luxury tax penalties for a single…

  21. LeBron James tops NBA’s worldwide jersey sales list

    Oct 2, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is coming off of back-to-back NBA titles and consecutive regular season MVP awards, while being widely recognized as the best basketball player on the planet. That last part was recently hammered home from a global popularity standpoint, as well. LeBron topped the league’s worldwide jersey sales list, in figures released on Wednesday. From…

  22. Blazers GM is incredibly sick of LaMarcus Aldridge trade questions

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Aldridge has said he has not requested a trade — but he has admitted to frustration. He has said he likes the team’s off-season moves and wants to see if they can win in Portland. But somebody around Aldridge is talking. Reportedly he has his eye on the door when he’s a free agent in…

  23. John Wall says Wizards need to win for him to become an All-Star

    Sep 28, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    John Wall

    John Wall received a max contract extension from the Wizards this summer that will see him earn $80 million over the next five years. Now that he’s being paid like an All-Star, it’s time for him to go out and actually perform well enough to deserve the honor. Wall was limited to just 49 games…

  24. Jason Kidd says Joe Johnson gets the Nets final shot

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

    Joe Johnson, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Deron Williams. Paul Pierce. Kevin Garnett. Jason Terry. Every last one of them can create their own shot and have hit clutch shots before. Plenty of them. So when a Brooklyn Nets game comes down to :06 left and they need a bucket, Jason Kidd is going to design a play for… Joe Johnson. That’s…

  25. Brook Lopez says he is 100 percent healthy

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets' Williams, Lopez and Wallace tap hands as Chicago Bulls' Robinson walks off the court in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball playoff game in New York

    Considering the age and injury history of the Brooklyn Nets starting five this season, managing minutes and injuries should rank pretty high on the list of priorities for head coach Jason Kidd. Even though there may be some concerns heading into training camp about Deron Williams‘ ankle or the minutes racking up for Paul Pierce,…

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