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Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #5 (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets, Celtics Finalize Deal That Sends Pierce, Garnett To Brooklyn

The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft-pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.

07/12/2013

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Nets May Think They Hit Lottery, But Celtics Trade Could Backfire

While the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.

06/28/2013

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Done Deal! Nets Agree In Principle On Deal That Brings Garnett And Pierce To Brooklyn

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Nets have agreed a mega-deal that brings Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.

06/27/2013

P.J. Carlesimo, Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Outcoached And Outworked, Nets Deserved To Lose Game 7

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.

05/05/2013

C.J. Watson #1 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Playoff Preview — Bad Matchup With Bulls Will Send Nets Home In 6

Strategically speaking, I can’t imagine a worse matchup — outside of Miami — for the Nets, who lost three of four to Chicago during the regular season.

04/18/2013

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets reacts on the bench against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena on March 30, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Memo To P.J. — Give Nets’ Core The Night Off!

At 46-32, many in the media are calling the Nets a dangerous team. Now if they can only get there en masse.

04/11/2013

Reggie Evans (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Evans’ Continued Evolution Has Potential To Lift Nets

Reggie Evans is an example of superior will. At 32-years-old, he is the NBA’s ultimate survivor.

04/07/2013

Head coach P.J. Carlesimo speaks with his players during a timeout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Hit Road For Season-Defining Trip

17 days. Eight games. All on the road. Monday night starts the defining portion of the Nets’ schedule.

03/18/2013

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.

03/12/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: It’s Time For P.J. Carlesimo To Pare The Cast

For the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.

03/06/2013

The Nets’ Andray Blatche goes strong to the hoop against the Hornets in New Orleans on Feb. 26, 2013. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Williams Big Early, Timely Late, Carries Nets To Win In New Orleans

Deron Williams snapped out of a lackluster second half in time to save the Brooklyn Nets from a painful collapse.

02/26/2013

Nets GM Billy King (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Could Sink From Standing Still At Trade Deadline

Nets general manager Billy King has to be hoping that his failure to make any deals at the trading deadline doesn’t sink his club.

02/23/2013

Bobby Butler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), P.J. Carlesimo  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Nando de Colo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning Franchise

The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.

02/11/2013

MarShon Brooks (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooks’ Kobe-Esque Performance Begs For An Encore

When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.

01/06/2013

Paul Pierce #34 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics fight with Kris Humphries #43 of the Brooklyn Nets while security and referees attempt to break it up. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Take The Fight To Celtics To Stake Claim As Road Warriors

Even after the brawl, there was little that the Celtics could do about it anyway, thanks to all the weapons remaining in the Nets’ arsenal. It wasn’t a fair fight.

11/29/2012

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