Marshon Brooks

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

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Blockbuster Garnett, Pierce Trade Worth The Risks

I’ll say this about Nets general manager Billy King—he likes to make the offseason as exciting as the games.

06/28/2013

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

Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized Mistake

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.

06/26/2013

Former interim Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo. 2013 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Carlesimo’s Attempt To Alter Conversation Doesn’t Alter Nets’ Universe

Who said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from “glory road.”

05/24/2013

The Nets’ Andray Blatche, right, shoots against the Cavaliers’ Tyler Zeller at The Quicken Loans Arena on April 3, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hammer Cavaliers In Cleveland, Set Franchise Record For Road Wins

Deron Williams scored 24 points and Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-95 on Wednesday night, giving the Nets a record for road wins in a season.

04/03/2013

Luis Scola #14 of the Phoenix Suns and Kris Humphries #43 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Fortunate To Avoid Burn From Lowly Suns

Despite being encouraged by the Nets’ inspired basketball in a 101-95 loss in Los Angeles, I just knew I was in for a letdown Sunday as the Nets invaded Phoenix.

03/25/2013

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

BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Randolph #50 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots against Reggie Evans #30 of the Brooklyn Nets on February 24, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams Leads Nets With 24 Points In 76-72 Loss To Memphis

Zach Randolph had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Marc Gasol scored 14 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won their seventh straight game, 76-72 over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.

02/24/2013

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Report: Nets Make Offer For Celtics’ Pierce; Howard Staying In LA

The Nets reportedly had their eyes on Celtics forward Paul Pierce, but Brooklyn’s trade proposal wasn’t enough for Boston to pull the trigger.

02/21/2013

Dwight Howard (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Sheridan To Joe & Evan: There Is ’50-50 Chance’ Lakers Trade D12 To Nets

“The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy,” Sheridan told Joe & Evan. “The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years … They can get him without giving up Brook.”

02/19/2013

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

Lichtenstein: Mini-Run Shouldn’t Keep King From Dealing; Nets Fans, Take It Easy On Deron

“Trade D-Will!” So much for certain members of the Nets faithful showing any love to star point guard Deron Williams.

02/14/2013

Paul Millsap #24 of the Utah Jazz drives against Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Nets GM Billy King Working On Trading For Power Forward Paul Millsap

Brooklyn has been linked to Hawks forward Josh Smith and Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon over the past week, and now general manager Billy King is shifting his focus to Jazz power forward Paul Millsap, according to a report.

02/13/2013

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

The Nets’ MarShon Brooks, left, drives to the basket against the Bulls on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bench Comes Alive To Help Nets Take Out Short-Handed Bulls

The Brooklyn Nets kept going deeper down their bench to find a winning combination. The Chicago Bulls simply had nowhere to go.

02/01/2013

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