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Nets head coach Lionel Hollins (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking Identity

Somewhere 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.

11/18/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 12: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Phoenix Suns drives for a shot against Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets on November 12, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson Leads Nets With 21 In 112-104 Loss To Suns

Gerald Green came off the bench to score 28 points as the Phoenix Suns erased a 19-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Wednesday night.

11/13/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Unimpressed By Fast Start, ‘Big Shot’ Joe Sends Message To Nets

Joe Johnson, a 2014 All-Star and the Nets’ go-to scorer down the stretch of tight games, is not one who usually shares his beefs with the media. But something sure is bugging him these days.

11/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Nikola Pekovic #14 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts to drive around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Nets Let One Slip Away, Fall To Timberwolves 98-91

Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.

11/06/2014

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the Detroit Pistons on November 1, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Earn First Win, Beat Pistons 102-90

Joe Johnson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets earned their first victory of the season, beating the Detroit Pistons 102-90 Saturday night.

11/01/2014

Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams during the Brooklyn Nets' open practice on October 26, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Despite Question Marks, Nets Are Still A Playoff Team

I 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.

10/29/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, right, shoots against the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Nets Have Lower Expectations, But Plan To Contend

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn’t get close.

10/21/2014

Alan Anderson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

10/07/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Training Camp Primer: Hollins Wants Team To Back Up Toughness Talk

A no-nonsense, old-school coach who speaks with intelligence and wit, Hollins brings with him a recipe that proved successful when he led Memphis to the 2013 Western Conference Finals.

09/26/2014

Billy King with WFAN's Joe & Evan during the 2013 offseason (credit: Ernie Acosta/WFAN)

Lichtenstein: After 2 Summer Upheavals, Nets’ King Choked By NBA Cap

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.

06/26/2014

Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Postmortem — Who Will Be Back And Who Will Be Gone?

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.

05/19/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the final seconds of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Have Been Better — But They Weren’t

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.

05/15/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Facing Elimination, Nets Need Minor Miracle To Come Back Against Heat

Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates, the Heat are 8-0 in home games that could end a series. Two of those wins came against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett when they were wearing Boston green.

05/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Depth No Match For Miami’s 1-Man Show

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.

05/13/2014

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