Billy King with WFAN's Joe & Evan during the 2013 offseason (credit: Ernie Acosta/WFAN)

Lichtenstein: After 2 Summer Upheavals, Nets’ King Choked By NBA Cap

LeBron and Melo are in play as free agents. Other stars like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo may be trait bait. And the Nets will be watching it all unfold on social media, just like me.

06/26/2014

Kevin Garnett against the Boston Celtics during his return to TD Garden (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Kevin Garnett Expected To Return To Nets Next Season

According to a report, the 38-year-old center is preparing to return to the Nets for the 2014-15 season. Garnett’s second season in Brooklyn would mark his 20th in the league.

06/25/2014

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets Owner To Tone Down Spending In Effort To Get $1B Valuation

According to a report, the Nets are “far from” profitable, and Prokhorov is concerned that if the team is losing money it will scare away deep-pocketed bidders looking to buy Ratner’s stake.

06/25/2014

Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrei Kirilenko Returning To Nets For 2nd Year Of Deal

Kirilenko will make $3.3 million next season in the final year of a two-year, $6.5 million deal he signed last summer.

06/24/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images), Jason Kidd (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Knicks Take Page From Nets’ Playbook, But Did They Even Read It?

So the Knicks actually think the Jason Kidd nouveau-coach experiment worked in Brooklyn this past season?

06/10/2014

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets PG Deron Williams Has Surgery On Both Ankles

Deron Williams has had surgery on both ankles and the Brooklyn Nets say their point guard should be ready for the start of training camp.

05/28/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets GM Billy King Has To Find A Way To Deal Deron

How in the world can King find Williams a ride out of town? It’s not as hard as you think, provided you understand that the Nets won’t get close to full value in return.

05/28/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Guard Deron Williams To Have Surgery On Both Ankles

Martin O’Malley said Thursday in a statement that Williams will have a bone chip removed from his right ankle, and spurs will be removed from the front and back of the left ankle.

05/23/2014

Tim Hardaway, Jr.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Tim Hardaway, Jr., Nets’ Mason Plumlee Named To All-Rookie First Team

Chosen 11th overall in the draft, Michael Carter-Williams was the only unanimous selection to the first team, which also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway, Jr.

05/22/2014

NEW YORK - MAY 20: An overall view during the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News' 'Good Morning America' Times Square Studio in New York City.

Top 5 NBA Draft Lottery Alternatives

NBA Draft operates via a goofy lottery system. There has to be a better alternative than picking ping-pong balls out of a machine. Like maybe a dance off?!

05/22/2014

Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Postmortem — Who Will Be Back And Who Will Be Gone?

Here’s my prediction as to who will and who will not be members of the Nets when the 2014-15 season tips off in late October.

05/19/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Coming Off Bad Playoffs, Wild Speculation Begins About Williams’ Future With Nets

Raise your hand if you have any idea what the Nets will do this summer to fix what ended up being a disappointing team during the 2013-14 season. It seems everyone has an opinion, and almost all of them revolve around point guard Deron Williams’ future.

05/16/2014

Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Want To Keep Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rest Of Core

Pierce will be a free agent and showed he can still provide a team with scoring punch at 36. Garnett’s game is further gone as he prepares to turn 38 next week.

05/16/2014

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nets Owner Prokhorov Thanks Team, Fans After Playoff Ouster

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he’s proud of his team’s mettle despite falling short in the playoffs for the second straight year.

05/15/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the final seconds of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Have Been Better — But They Weren’t

In as fitting an ending as you could script for this season, the host Heat roared back from an eight-point deficit in the last three minutes to send the Nets back to Brooklyn for good, 96-94.

05/15/2014

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