Lichtenstein: Nets Turning Corner, But Danger Lurks Around The BendEven Lionel Hollins admitted that Wednesday’s win in Toronto meant a little more considering the venue. Unfortunately, all of this recent good work can be undone in a weekend.
Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking IdentitySomewhere 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.
Lichtenstein: Despite Question Marks, Nets Are Still A Playoff TeamI say 45-37 sounds about right to me--good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.
Lichtenstein: 5 Takeaways From Nets' Trip To ChinaAt least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.
Lichtenstein: Nets Have Their Core Four, But Who Will Take The Fifth?Assuming they stay healthy -- and that’s a pretty big assumption given their medical history -- the Nets will revolve around the quartet of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.
Lichtenstein: Prokhorov Has Gone All In, And The Expectations Have Risen Prokhorov isn’t putting up all this money just to make the playoffs -- he wants a championship, or at least a serious run at it. Kidd, with help from his staff, will have to sort out all these new parts to find the right formula in a hurry.
Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized MistakeVarious 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.