This will be the season when the Nets-Knicks rivalry will blow up and evolve into one of the greatest in pro sports.
All those questions directed at the newcomers at the press conference would have been more appropriate for Williams, the man with that one ball in his hands most often.
The 2008 NBA Finals MVP chatted with Joe & Evan following the news conference, and Roberts asked Pierce if he intentionally left out the Knicks when discussing the top teams in the East. “Definitely,” Pierce said.
Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were introduced along with Jason Terry on Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home.
The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.
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.
Prokhorov isn’t putting up all this money just to make the playoffs — he wants a championship, or at least a serious run at it. Kidd, with help from his staff, will have to sort out all these new parts to find the right formula in a hurry.
The Nets have agreed to a contract with Kirilenko, another strong addition for a team that has loaded up on talent this offseason.
Blatche averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19 minutes per game last season, his first with the Nets. The forward-center was the only Nets player to appear in all 82 games and will back up All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez.
The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form.
Though Blatche’s high-risk decisions with the ball sometimes backfired, the skills he displayed had the fans begging for more.
Jason Keidel offers a harsh examination of the Nets’ mega-deal.
Blatche will return as a backup in the Brooklyn Nets’ soon-to-be upgraded frontcourt.
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.
One night after acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Celtics in a blockbuster trade, Nets general manager Billy King is interested in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to Yahoo! Sports.