Amar’e Stoudemire in a Celtics uniform? According to one NBA insider, it’s possible.
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.
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.
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.
On the day they hosted the NBA draft, the Nets were making much bigger noise with the transaction that will send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a new Atlantic Division home.
I’ll say this about Nets general manager Billy King—he likes to make the offseason as exciting as the games.
The Nets took Duke big-man Mason Plumlee 22nd overall at the 2013 NBA Draft. It was a pick that satisfied the Barclays Center crowd.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Nets have agreed a mega-deal that brings Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.
Various media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
“It is going to be something that is very unique to me and very unique to what I like, and like to do,” the 26-year-old told the newspaper. “We are still fielding some requests, so we will see how it goes.”
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.
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.
Andray Blatche led a bevy of Brooklyn bench players with 20 points and 11 rebounds the Nets erased an early 17 point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night.