“I’m not putting AK in (LeBron’s class in terms of talent),” Kidd said, “but when you talk about guys who fill up the stat sheet, that’s what he does and that’s what he’s always done.”
The regular season can’t start soon enough. We may have only dipped our toe in the water Tuesday night, but we can’t wait to dive in.
Nets return home without any new injuries, though point guard Deron Williams and new acquisition Jason Terry remained limited.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says “this is the window” for his retooled team to push for a championship.
Most sports fans focus on baseball and football during October. For the new-look Brooklyn Nets, however, this just might be their most important month until April.
“There’s a lot of excitement. There’s a lot of unknowns,” Kidd said Tuesday. “Kind of feels like I just got traded from Phoenix here.”
Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” in at least one of their four matchups this season.
“Honestly, I don’t even know who’s on their team,” the forward told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m not going to lie. I’m just happy to be a Knick. That’s it.”
No big deal, you say? When an injured ankle belongs to Nets star point guard Deron Williams, you’ll have to excuse me for reacting with language slightly stronger than “Uh-oh.”
Knicks guard Raymond Felton responded to Paul Pierce’s claim that the Nets will own New York.
“It’s an unbelievable move for (Nets coach Jason Kidd) to have a team like that to start off his first year,’’ Smith said. “They have a great chance to compete for a title. But we’re still the marquee team in New York.”
The Knicks will continue to rule New York City as they always have in terms of public support and media coverage. As a long-suffering Nets fan, I’ve come to grips with that reality.
While many of the faces have changed from the group that lost a Game 7 home game to Chicago to end last season, many of the same challenges remain. Below, I list the Nets’ three biggest question marks going into the 2013-14 season.
Anderson averaged a career-high 10.7 points last season for the Toronto Raptors.
The Brooklyn Nets will visit the Celtics for an Oct. 23 preseason game, part of a seven-game exhibition schedule they announced Thursday.