Though Blatche’s high-risk decisions with the ball sometimes backfired, the skills he displayed had the fans begging for more.
While the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.
One night after acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Celtics in a blockbuster trade, Nets general manager Billy King is interested in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to Yahoo! Sports.
For years, aside from the Jason Kidd era, the Nets had no chance to compete for a championship. Now they do.
On the day they hosted the NBA draft, the Nets were making much bigger noise with the transaction that will send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a new Atlantic Division home.
I’ll say this about Nets general manager Billy King—he likes to make the offseason as exciting as the games.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Nets have agreed a mega-deal that brings Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.
The Nets have the No. 22 pick after going 49-33 last season, their first in Brooklyn. King said they could use some more athleticism and outside shooting off their bench.
Nets general manager Billy King called the Celtics about the possibility of working out a deal for the future Hall of Famer, but he hasn’t heard back from Boston, multiple sources told the New York Daily News.
Various media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
“We are very excited to once again represent the NBA in London,” Nets general manager Billy King said on the Nets’ official website. “The fans have always been very supportive, and we look forward to once again entertaining them with Brooklyn Nets basketball.”
“During the course of Brook’s postseason physical, our doctors found that the screw in his surgically repaired right foot had bent,” general manager Billy King said. “The screw was subsequently replaced, and Brook should resume basketball-related activities in August.”
Kidd has heard the talk. There’s a date — in 2013-14 or perhaps the following season — when he’d be allowed to suit up on a 10-day contract and hit the court. Don’t count on it.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
I just don’t get it. It was reported that Jason Kidd “impressed” GM Billy King during his meeting. With what? His shiny championship ring?