Billy King

Billy King

Lichtenstein: No Blockbuster This Year, But Nets’ King Took Risks On Draft Night

There was no blockbuster this time, but the Nets certainly took some risks.

06/26/2015

Billy King

Lichtenstein: Nets’ King Low On Trade Options, Converts To Continuity

I’m sure Brooklyn’s GM would love to again be the center of attention on draft night, but there’s little he can do on Thursday to make a marked improvement with so few assets in his hand.

06/25/2015

Thaddeus Young

Nets’ Young Opts Out; GM King Says He Wants To Keep Him

Thaddeus Young has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will become a free agent, and general manager Billy King says they want to keep the forward and center Brook Lopez.

06/22/2015

Brook Lopez

Lichtenstein: Re-Signing Brook Lopez Would Make Nets Evolution Deniers

“Jurassic World” may be number one at the cinema, but you can’t get anywhere close to number one in the NBA by showcasing dinosaurs like Lopez.

06/15/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: King’s Only Recourse To Keep Nets Competitive Is To ‘Stretch’ D-Will

Nets general manager Billy King has an opportunity to free up salary cap space this offseason, but the road he must travel he doesn’t appear to want to drive.

06/03/2015

Brook Lopez

Nets Want To Keep Brook Lopez, Build Team Around Him

Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn’s core.

05/06/2015

Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The King Of All Spin — Nets’ General Manager Defends His Plan

Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.

05/06/2015

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson watches from the stands as his team plays the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 12, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Knicks, Nets At The Bottom Of ESPN Rankings Of Top NBA Front Offices, Executives

The Knicks and Nets are taking a beating — not just on the court and from fans, but also from the experts at the “worldwide leader.”

03/26/2015

Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Surprise — Nets GM Drops The Ball At Trade Deadline

Because Billy King couldn’t unload any of his Max Three, Brooklyn’s future will remain bleak for the next few years. By then there’d better be a new caretaker in charge.

02/20/2015

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trade ‘Em! Memphis Should Be Last Stop For Nets’ Underperforming Stars

I’ve had enough of D-Will’s excuses. Trading Brook Lopez could also be addition by subtraction. They both have to go — for whatever Nets GM Billy King can get at auction.

02/10/2015

Andray Blatche during the 2014 FIBA tournament (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images), Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blatche Rumor Proves Nets GM Is King Of The Flip-Flop

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any stranger. Unfortunately, there is little Billy King can do to resurrect this team.

02/03/2015

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Playoff Hopes Fading, Nets Need To Stop Giving KG Days Off

Something has always bugged me about Kevin Garnett’s tenure here. He is getting paid $12 million this season. To play, not to dispense advice from the sidelines.

01/26/2015

Brook Lopez (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images), Lance Stephenson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lopez-Stephenson Trade Has Risk, But Nets Should Take It

I ask any of you who have qualms about this potential deal: What exactly do you think you’ll get for a broken-down Lopez?

01/16/2015

Kevin Garnett battles for the ball against Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during a game at Barclays Center on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Season After KG-Pierce Blockbuster, Nets Sink To Celtics’ Level

It’s obvious that the 16-19 Nets are an unmitigated disaster — just one season after the trade that was supposed to change everything and launch them into the NBA’s elite company.

01/08/2015

Mason Plumlee (Photo by Brian Babineau /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Sell High — Nets’ Plumlee Is Not Untouchable

The axiom for all investment assets should be: Buy low, sell high. When it comes to Nets center Mason Plumlee, at least general manager Billy King got the first part right.

12/29/2014

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