Nets head coach Lionel Hollins (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking Identity

Somewhere in Milwaukee this morning, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is smiling as he reads reports his scouts have filed on the Nets in preparation for his impending return to Brooklyn on Wednesday.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets on November 17, 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hit Offensive Low In 95-83 Loss To Miami

Mario Chalmers scored 22 points, Chris Bosh ended his shooting slump and added 15 points and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 95-83.


Travis Hamonic #3 (C) of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 6:38 of the second period against the Colorado Avalanche and is joined by John Tavares #91 (L) and Kyle Okposo #21 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.


Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and nine rebounds in the Knicks' 109-93 win over Denver on Nov. 16, 2014. (credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith Help Knicks Snap 7-Game Skid

Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.


Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (credit:  Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blazers Beat Nets 97-87 Without Aldridge, Batum

Missing their two starting forwards could have been a problem for the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, it was an opportunity.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Trey Burke #3 of the Utah Jazz shoots a game-winning shot over J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2014 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Jazz Edge Knicks 102-100 On Burke Buzzer Beater

Trey Burke made a jumper from the corner as time expired, giving the Utah Jazz a thrilling 102-100 victory Friday night over the New York Knicks, who got an NBA season-high 46 points from Carmelo Anthony.


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Calls For Legalized Sports Betting

In an op-ed article for the New York Times published online Thursday, Silver said fans should have a safe and legal way to gamble on professional games.


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Silver’s Gambling Stance Is Another Way For Pro Sports To Get Your Money

In this dangerous world, sports fans are responsible for their own sobriety, no matter how many temptations are put in front of them. And there are more temptations every single day.


Evan Fournier #10 of the Orlando Magic dribbles around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at Barclays Center on November 9, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: What Should The Nets Do With Brook Lopez?

Something has to be done with Brook Lopez. The seven-foot center is just killing the Nets on both ends of the court.


Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for a shot against the Golden State Warriors on November 13, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Snap 2-Game Skid, Beat Nets 107-99

The matchup of the league’s best-shooting teams coming into the game – the Warriors at 49.7 percent, and Brooklyn at 48.6 percent – lived up to the hype in brief bursts.


A general view of the arena during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA All-Star Ballot Expands To Include All Players; Start Of Voting Pushed Back

Voting for the Feb. 15 game in New York will open Dec. 11. It traditionally began this week, when teams aren’t even 10 games into their seasons.

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Jared Max: Pro Leagues Making Deals With Fantasy Sports Sites Is Dangerous

What are the odds that in the future, sports fans will read about Pete Rose and shake their heads, bemused, “Wait, he was banned from baseball for doing what???”


Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Needs To Shorten His Rotation

The Knicks need to play their best players and force opponents to match up against them. It’s the only way this team is going to forge an identity and figure things out.


Thunder Law (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

MUST-WATCH: Harlem Globetrotter Sets World Record With Incredible Backwards Shot

Why be satisfied with one world record when you can have two?


J.R. Smith puts up a three-pointer in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Insists He Took ‘Right Shot’ At Buzzer In Loss To Magic

The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.