For years, aside from the Jason Kidd era, the Nets had no chance to compete for a championship. Now they do.
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.
Lopez, the Brooklyn Nets’ 7-foot center, is reportedly in a walking boot after undergoing his third foot surgery in two years, this time to replace the bent hardware stabilizing his right fifth metatarsal. Though this isn’t another re-fracture, a period of rest and rehab will follow.
“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.”
“It’s the way it is,” Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. “I’m disappointed. I’m not a little disappointed, I’m tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was.”
If job security was contingent on overall performance this season, how in the world did Billy King finagle his way to a contract extension while the Nets were still in the playoffs?
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
The Nets are counting on a true home-court advantage against the banged-up Bulls on Saturday night.
Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago 110-91 on Monday night, cutting the Bulls’ lead to 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.
Joe Johnson’s inspiration wasn’t enough as the Brooklyn Nets lost Game 4 in triple OT. The Bulls take a 3-1 series lead.
Give me $330 million to spend on contracts and I can piece together a pretty good team, too. And why knight King before the Bulls are slain?
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Nets lost 79-76 to the Bulls in Game 3. The Bulls are now up 2-1 in the series.
When the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, all eyes will be on Williams, who will have not only the ball but the entire complexion of the series in his hands.