Steve Lichtenstein

Deron Williams brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on March 4, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Excuse For Nets’ Brutal Performance Against Hornets

NBA 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.

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Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot against the Golden State Warriors on March 2, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With A Dose Of Athleticism, Nets Have Become More Interesting

No 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.

03/03/2015

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Lichtenstein: Nets Slam Back To Earth With Loss To Undermanned Pelicans

In 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.

02/26/2015

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Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lineup Experiment Is Destined To Come Up Small

Here 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.

02/24/2015

Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Surprise — Nets GM Drops The Ball At Trade Deadline

Because Billy King couldn’t unload any of his Max Three, Brooklyn’s future will remain bleak for the next few years. By then there’d better be a new caretaker in charge.

02/20/2015

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trade ‘Em! Memphis Should Be Last Stop For Nets’ Underperforming Stars

I’ve had enough of D-Will’s excuses. Trading Brook Lopez could also be addition by subtraction. They both have to go — for whatever Nets GM Billy King can get at auction.

02/10/2015

Lionel Hollins and Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Turning Corner, But Danger Lurks Around The Bend

Even Lionel Hollins admitted that Wednesday’s win in Toronto meant a little more considering the venue. Unfortunately, all of this recent good work can be undone in a weekend.

02/05/2015

Andray Blatche during the 2014 FIBA tournament (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images), Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blatche Rumor Proves Nets GM Is King Of The Flip-Flop

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any stranger. Unfortunately, there is little Billy King can do to resurrect this team.

02/03/2015

Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets walks off the court after their 113-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Jan. 28, 2015. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Not Doing Anything To Help Their Case In NYC

This third season in Brooklyn is headed for epic failure. Even the best-case scenario has the Nets sneaking their way into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hawks will surely send them home for good.

01/30/2015

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Playoff Hopes Fading, Nets Need To Stop Giving KG Days Off

Something has always bugged me about Kevin Garnett’s tenure here. He is getting paid $12 million this season. To play, not to dispense advice from the sidelines.

01/26/2015

DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to his dunk over Brook Lopez at Staples Center on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Beyond Bad — They’ve Become Unwatchable

Like their cross-river rivals from Manhattan, the Nets are not anywhere near ready to perform for prime-time audiences, as indicated by Thursday’s horrific 123-84 loss to the Clippers on TNT.

01/23/2015

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards on January 16, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Truth Hurts — Nets Desperately Miss Paul Pierce

It was another one of Billy King’s gross miscalculations. Sorry, Billy — not having The Truth hurts.

01/19/2015

Brook Lopez (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images), Lance Stephenson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lopez-Stephenson Trade Has Risk, But Nets Should Take It

I ask any of you who have qualms about this potential deal: What exactly do you think you’ll get for a broken-down Lopez?

01/16/2015

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Nets Slumping, Bad Time For Hollins To Face Former Team

I wouldn’t begrudge Lionel Hollins if he took a peek down the sideline at some point on Wednesday and saw Memphis coach Dave Joerger — and then wished he could trade places.

01/14/2015

Rex Ryan (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Good Riddance To Rex, Even If Jets Will See Him Twice Next Season

As a Jets fan, I’m supposed to feel … what, exactly? Bitter? Depressed? Giddy? How about none of the above?

01/12/2015

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