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Lichtenstein: No Need For Nets To Panic — But Adjustments Are Needed

Unfortunately for Jason Kidd, he is under a finely-tuned microscope given his owner’s grand expectations.

11/10/2013

Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd, right, talks with point guard Deron Williams during the second half of the Nets’ 112-108 overtime loss to the Wizards on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Nets’ Garnett, Pierce Rendered Null And Void By Wizards In OT Loss

Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.

11/08/2013

Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz goes up to shoot against Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Still Waiting For Defensive Consistency From Lopez

It sounds blasphemous, considering all that Lopez brings to the table, but it might behoove Kidd to make Lopez the odd man out in certain games where his defensive liabilities exceed his offensive assets.

11/06/2013

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Lichtenstein: Nets Make An Early Season Statement With Win Over Heat

The Nets talked big in advance of last night’s home opener versus the Heat, with several players unafraid to go on the record.

11/02/2013

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Miami Heat during a game at Barclays Center on November 1, 2013 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)

Nets Win Nail-Biter, 101-100, Over Heat

Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each, and the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday night.

11/01/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets takes to the court during introductions amongst Deron Williams #8 and Paul Pierce #34 prior to the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets PG Deron Williams: We Believe That We’re Better Than The Heat

“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”

11/01/2013

Kevin Garnett  and Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets go up for a rebound during a preseason game on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Expectations Sky-High As Nets Open Season In Cleveland

After an offseason spent acquiring talented but aging players, the expectation for the Nets is quite clear: Win a championship, and quickly.

10/30/2013

Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooklyn Nets 2013-14 Preview: It’s All Or Nothing

This year’s Nets team has the potential to be off the charts, with far superior depth to support a starting five that has accumulated 35 All Star appearances

10/29/2013

Deron Williams  (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Williams Sharp In Preseason Debut; Nets End High With Rout Of Heat

Deron Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

10/25/2013

Head coach Jason Kidd and Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: When Will It End? The D-Will Ankle Chronic-les

I’m begging the Nets to make sure this issue is fixed this time before putting Williams out on the floor. And a little honesty wouldn’t hurt, either.

10/25/2013

Kevin Garnett #2, Paul Pierce #34 and Jason Terry #31 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Pierce, Garnett To Skip Wednesday’s Preseason Game In Boston

Both Pierce and Garnett, who led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA championship, were listed on the Nets’ game notes as “out – rest.” Point guard Deron Williams also remains out with a sprained right ankle.

10/23/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets waves to fans after an open practice at Barclays Center on October 20, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Pierce: Nets ‘Can Be Talked About In NBA History’

“The potential is definitely there for us to be one of those teams that can be talked about in NBA history,” Pierce said. “But it’s up to us to go out there and show it, be healthy and make a great run.”

10/23/2013

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks high-fives his teammates pregame against the Washington Wizards during the preseason game at the Baltimore Arena on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Ignore Talk Of Fall, Are Determined To Build On Last Season

Finally back on top of their division, all the New York Knicks keep hearing is that they are going to fall back. Second in the Eastern Conference last season, now they’re supposedly second-best in their own city.

10/23/2013

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Kevin Garnett: ‘Tell LeBron To Worry About Miami’

“Tell LeBron to worry about Miami,” Garnett said when asked about James’ comments. “He has nothing to do with Celtic business.”

10/18/2013

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Can Kidd Bring Culture Of Sharing To Nets From The Bench?

As for Kidd’s Nets, the culture change is a work in progress. The talent is oozing from every corner of the roster, but team chemistry often doesn’t sync overnight, especially with so many new components.

10/18/2013

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