Johan Petro

Spencer Hawes of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Brook Lopez (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lack Of Defensive Effort In Philly Most Foul

I would think that my queasiness was more likely related to undercooked meat, but, then again, the Nets did emit a malodorous stench with their play in Philly.


Walker Russell

Pistons’ Inside-Outside Game Too Much For Struggling Nets

Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons routed the New Jersey Nets 109-92 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.


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Nets Move Forward Without Melo

After snapping their latest skid, the Nets can match their win total from last season when they host the Pistons on Friday night.


Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

AP: Framework, Not Anthony, Holding Up Nets Trade

A person with knowledge of the proposed Carmelo Anthony trade says the holdup is over the framework of the deal, not the All-Star forward’s willingness to commit to New Jersey.


Chauncey Billups (L) of the Denver Nuggets speaks with Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Nuggets’ Billups Forges On In Midst Of Melo-Drama

After months of constant trade speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets fans have pretty much accepted the notion the All-Star forward will soon be leaving. Harder to digest is the realization he might be taking hometown hero Chauncey Billups with him.


Carmelo Anthony -- where will he land? (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Carmelo: ‘Guarantee’ I’ll Be In Denver Vs. Heat

Carmelo Anthony won’t be leaving the Denver Nuggets anytime soon. After all, the Miami Heat are coming to town Thursday night and he doesn’t want to miss a showdown with LeBron James & Co.


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Johnson Not Holding Breath Waiting For Nets Trade

Listening to Nets coach Avery Johnson, the monster deal to bring Carmelo Anthony from Denver to New Jersey might be on hold.


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Avery Johnson’s Nets Ready To Tip Off Season

After struggling through seasons they would probably prefer to forget, the Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets are realistic about their chances in a competitive Eastern Conference.