You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cold truth is that these guys are limited in what they can be counted on to do night-in and night-out. And this series has proven that those limits make it awfully hard to take down a King.
Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions — and no fear.
Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.
Deron Williams couldn’t score in the last game. Kevin Garnett has barely scored at all. And the Miami Heat keep proving that when it comes to constructing a super team, still nobody has done it better.
Tick, tick. Somewhere in Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov is sitting in some chamber in his mansion ready to dismantle his expensive American toy.
Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something — maybe lots of somethings — before the teams meet Thursday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Heat holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.