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Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned Pelicans

In one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.

02/26/2015

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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up Small

Here come the small-ball lovers. “See–the Nets won two in a row by taking a page out of Kidd’s playbook. What irony!” Except they don’t realize that it can’t be sustained.

02/24/2015

Jerome Jordan #9 of the Brooklyn Nets goes for the lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on February 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by D. Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hold Off Lakers’ Late Rally, Win 114-105

Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Brook Lopez added 22 off the bench, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 114-105 victory over the skidding Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

02/21/2015

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

Lionel Hollins and Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Turning Corner, But Danger Lurks Around The Bend

Even 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.

02/05/2015

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

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after their 113-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Jan. 28, 2015. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Not Doing Anything To Help Their Case In NYC

This third season in Brooklyn is headed for epic failure. Even the best-case scenario has the Nets sneaking their way into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hawks will surely send them home for good.

01/30/2015

DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to his dunk over Brook Lopez at Staples Center on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Beyond Bad — They’ve Become Unwatchable

Like their cross-river rivals from Manhattan, the Nets are not anywhere near ready to perform for prime-time audiences, as indicated by Thursday’s horrific 123-84 loss to the Clippers on TNT.

01/23/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Injured Deron Williams To Miss Remainder Of Nets’ Road Trip

The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams’ injured rib will sideline the point guard for the remainder of their three-game road trip.

01/22/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Deron Williams Still Sore, Doesn’t Know When He’ll Return

Williams was diagnosed with fractured left rib cartilage last week and the Nets said he would be reevaluated later this week.

01/14/2015

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

Nets Guard Deron Williams Out Indefinitely With Left Rib Fracture

The Nets said Thursday that an MRI revealed a fracture of the cartilage portion of the left 12th rib and that Williams will be evaluated in a week. There is no timetable for his return.

01/08/2015

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

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

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Simply Worse Than Their Record Suggests

Unlike the previous two seasons, a Brooklyn turnaround at the turn of the calendar doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

01/05/2015

Deron Williams (R) passes the ball to Brook Lopez at practice (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Chemistry 101 — Nets’ Lopez And D-Will Earn D’s For Demotions

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez may be former All-Stars on max contracts, but the Nets have been playing superior basketball when they are off the floor.

12/30/2014

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