Lichtenstein's Nets Training Camp Primer: Will This Team Make The Playoffs?Remember those uber-hyped days in the last few years when it was “NBA championship or bust” for the Nets? In cleaned-up Brooklyn parlance, “Forget about it.”
Hollins On WFAN: There's As Much Pressure On Nets As There Is On Hawks"We have to go out there and play well. We have to figure out how to slow them down offensively and we've gotta figure out how to score against them."
Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In MilwaukeeThe only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Playoff Hopes On Brink Of Being Hi-JackedUnfortunately, these are your 2014-15 Nets, folks. And if there’s one player who embodies the Brooklyn fans’ frustrations, it’s Jarrett Jack.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Hollins Needs To Find A Way To Get Better Bench ProductionThe Nets have come back from the abyss to now own their postseason destiny. They have three home games this week, two of which are winnable.
Lichtenstein: Brook Lopez’s Reinvention Spurs Nets' Rise Up StandingsNow it’s not what will the Nets do if he decides to stay and keeps the team in luxury tax hell for another year, but how in the world can the Nets allow Lopez to leave if he opts out?
Lichtenstein: Nets Are Down — But In The East, They’re Far From OutJust when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. This is the regret not of a mobster, but of a Brooklyn Nets fan.
Lichtenstein: I'm Begging You — Stop Pairing D-Will And Jack In Crunch TimeThe Nets were only trailing Utah, 78-75, with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center Sunday night, but the ensuing substitution horn might as well have been a death knell.
Lichtenstein: No Excuse For Nets' Brutal Performance Against HornetsNBA teams are prone to stinkers. They could occur at the tail end of a dense schedule. They could be a side effect of an injury bug. Or maybe one team is vastly superior to the other. In Wednesday’s case, it was none of the above.
Lichtenstein: With A Dose Of Athleticism, Nets Have Become More InterestingNo way Brooklyn wins Monday night's game had it been played two weeks ago. Those Nets were a dying patient—old, slow and primed for burial even amongst the dreck that is the East.
Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned PelicansIn one night, Lionel Hollins and the Nets undid all those feel-good stories from their modest two-game winning streak coming out of the All-Star break.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up SmallHere come the small-ball lovers. “See--the Nets won two in a row by taking a page out of Kidd’s playbook. What irony!” Except they don't realize that it can't be sustained.