Mason Plumlee

Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams during the Brooklyn Nets' open practice on October 26, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Despite Question Marks, Nets Are Still A Playoff Team

I say 45-37 sounds about right to me–good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.

10/29/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 20: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets shakes hands with Joe Johnson #7 during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 20, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 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 2014 NBAE (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Plumlee Scores 20, Lifts Nets To 99-88 Win Over Philadelphia

Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.

10/21/2014

The Nets’ Mason Plumlee shoots against the Sacramento Kings during the 2014 NBA Global Games at the MasterCard Center on Oct. 15, 2014, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Teletovic Powers Nets To Overtime Win Over Kings In China

Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings in the second of their two NBA exhibition games in China.

10/15/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Training Camp Primer: Hollins Wants Team To Back Up Toughness Talk

A no-nonsense, old-school coach who speaks with intelligence and wit, Hollins brings with him a recipe that proved successful when he led Memphis to the 2013 Western Conference Finals.

09/26/2014

Mason Plumlee #11 of Team USA passes under pressure from Tiago Splitter #15 of Team Brazil during an exhibition game at the United Center on August 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Team USA defeated team Brazil 95-78. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Mason Plumlee Has No Business Going To Spain

With his work ethic, he will continue to improve on his shooting range and ball handling, making him even more valuable to Brooklyn. He’s just not ready yet for this grand stage.

08/20/2014

Nets big man Mason Plumlee takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (credit: Instagram/masonplumlee)

10 Local Players, Execs Who Have Taken The Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably seen the videos of people dumping ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS research.

08/13/2014

Mason Plumlee #35 of the USA Blue Team (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s National Team Trims Roster To 16; Mason Plumlee Makes Cut

The U.S. men’s national team trimmed its roster to 16 players Tuesday by cutting Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap.

08/05/2014

Miles Plumlee and Mason Plumlee of the USA Men's National Team talk to the media during practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Plumlee Showing Nets, Team USA That He’s Ready To Make Leap

Even if Plumlee gets cut, as expected, prior to the World Cup, this experience — playing with and against many of the league’s top players every day — can only enhance his value to the Nets.

07/30/2014

Tim Hardaway, Jr.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Tim Hardaway, Jr., Nets’ Mason Plumlee Named To All-Rookie First Team

Chosen 11th overall in the draft, Michael Carter-Williams was the only unanimous selection to the first team, which also includes Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway, Jr.

05/22/2014

Greivis Vasquez of the Toronto Raptors rises for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Desperation Trumps Experience As Nets Fall Flat In Game 4

If Brooklyn fails in this series against the Raptors, this nearly $200-million (including luxury taxes) team will go down as one of the most over-hyped compilations in NBA history.

04/28/2014

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Teletovic, Nets Upend Magic 97-88

Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points and Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.

04/14/2014

LeBron James against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James Laughs Off Nets As Heat’s Biggest Challenge

A season sweep of the defending champs? Yeah, Brooklyn is for real. But LeBron James doesn’t sound too worried about the red-hot Nets.

04/09/2014

Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets blocks LeBron James #6 against the Miami Heat on April 8, 2014 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Plumlee, Nets Defy King James To Gain Regular-Season Sweep

NBA refs couldn’t have allowed Nets center Mason Plumlee — a rookie, no less — to get away with a block of the King just two ticks from the final buzzer, could they?

04/09/2014

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd point guard Deron Williams look on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd, Nets Blow Opportunity To Keep Pace In East

If Wednesday’s dreadful 110-81 drubbing at the hands of the rival Knicks at MSG showed us anything, it’s that Jason Kidd has much to learn no matter his record in any particular month.

04/03/2014

The Nets' Shaun Livingston, right, drives against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics during a game at the Barclays Center on March 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Trounce Celtics, Run Home Winning Streak To 11

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.

03/21/2014

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