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P.J. Carlesimo

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Andray Blatche (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Hey, Nets — Let’s See More Of Lopez-Blatche Duo

The Nets have four days off before facing the Hawks, which should give Carlesimo and his staff the time they need to work out the specifics.

03/13/2013

Spencer Hawes of the Philadelphia 76ers drives against Brook Lopez (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lack Of Defensive Effort In Philly Most Foul

I would think that my queasiness was more likely related to undercooked meat, but, then again, the Nets did emit a malodorous stench with their play in Philly.

03/12/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Need D-Will To Continue To Play Like A Superstar

He’s not going to go for 42 points every night, but the Nets need Williams to continue to play like the superstar they are paying him to be.

03/09/2013

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

Deron Williams (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Minus Johnson, Nets Finally Execute Two-Minute Offense

Johnson’s legend may be growing with every buzzer-beating dagger, but who knows if his heel becomes a recurring issue? That’s why it was crucial for other Nets to step up on Tuesday night and take the reins during closing time.

02/27/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

P.J. Carlesimo Admits That Brook Lopez Is Lacking Confidence

Carlesimo admitted that the 24-year-old is struggling with his confidence. “Without question,” Carlesimo said when asked if he thinks there is something wrong with his center’s current mindset.

02/25/2013

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Lichtenstein: Johnson’s Late-Game Heroics Defy Logic; Odds Nets Make Trade?

It helps to have a money player, and guard Joe Johnson’s picture should be pasted next to the definition of that term.

02/20/2013

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

Josh Smith (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets Interested In Trading For Hawks Forward Josh Smith

The Nets are diligently working to trade for Hawks forward Josh Smith, league sources told ESPN. While the two teams have discussed a possible swap, one source told the network that “there has been lots of talk, (but) nothing is close yet.”

02/11/2013

Tony Parker v. Nets

Nets Totally Overmatched In 2nd Half Against Parker, Spurs

P.J. Carlesimo said his team was lacking the same enthusiasm and confidence it had when he first took over.

02/11/2013

Dejected Nets on bench (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Need To Make A Trade To Shake Out Latest Doldrums

P.J. Carlesimo seemed to invigorate his club’s stars in winning 12 of his first 14 games as interim coach. Now, there’s a sense that there’s little he can do for a team that simply can’t make shots.

02/09/2013

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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Stinker A Team Effort; Can P.J. Count On Anyone?

Contending for a championship? With this crew, that will be limited to owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s fantasies.

02/06/2013

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Lichtenstein: P.J.’s Nets Are Improved, But Still No Match For Heat

It’s established that LeBron James is the greatest current basketball player on the planet. But that doesn’t make the Heat star an expert on the state of the Nets.

01/31/2013

LeBron James (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Litmus Test For Nets Begins Vs. LeBron, Heat

P.J. Carlesimo is convinced after a month on the job: The Brooklyn Nets are a winning team.

01/30/2013

Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates with teammate Mirza Teletovic #33. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Get Much-Needed Win Ahead Of Major Test Against Heat

With tough games upcoming versus Miami and Chicago later this week, the Nets were staring at another cliff if they gagged against Orlando on Monday night.

01/29/2013

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