Lichtenstein: Lin Promises Nets Competency, Not Lin-sanity Part IIBrooklyn general manager Sean Marks may have landed his top target in Jeremy Lin during this recent free agency period, but the overall talent upgrade from last season’s 21-61 abomination was not overly significant.
Jersey Teen Laurie Hernandez Undeterred In Mission For Olympic GoldHernandez finished second among a strong field at the Olympic trials on July 10 and will head to Rio de Janeiro next month, becoming the first Puerto Rican to represent Team USA at the games.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Bargain Pickups All Part Of Marks’ PlanIn case you missed all the news, the Nets signed a bunch of players to short-term contracts this week to round out their roster for the upcoming season.
Lichtenstein: Hits To Nets For Failed Offer Sheets Are Way OverblownNets fans sat around their houses Sunday night in depressed states. But chins should be up, because the offer sheet failures actually spared Brooklyn future problems.
Lichtenstein: Underrated Palmieri’s 5-Year Deal With Devils Another Shero WinPalmieri plays in all situations. Though listed at 5 feet, 11 inches and 195 pounds, he is a willing bodychecker and will fight for loose pucks in the hard areas around the net. No one has ever questioned his motor.
Lichtenstein: NBA Will Rue Implementing Rules That Led To Warriors Signing Kevin DurantThe league’s entire structure, from the draft order to the salary cap to revenue sharing, is based on maintaining competitive balance.
Lichtenstein: Return Of Lin-sanity The Most Sane Move Nets Have MadeWill it be Lin-sanity or just plain old insanity in Brooklyn next season? Nets fans, still reeling from the effects of the Billy King era, are used to the latter.
Lichtenstein: Devils Get A Star In Hall, But Larsson Will Be MissedWhile I won’t deny that the Devils got the better end of Wednesday's deal, I don’t believe it will turn out to be as one-sided as some analysts have suggested.
Lichtenstein: Nets Have Cash For Free Agents, But Will It Be Enough To Entice Anyone Good?As the NBA heads into its free agent negotiating period on Friday (contracts cannot be signed until July 7), Brooklyn should own the third-most salary cap space in the league at around $55 million.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Draft Day Trade A Case Of Poor Marks-ManshipEvidently, Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks has no issue with burying the franchise even deeper before attempting to dig out.
Lichtenstein: Nets Will Be Mostly Invisible While Hosting NBA DraftAs a Nets fan, I may need to medicate myself to get through the draft. It may be held inside the Nets’ house, but they weren’t invited.
Lichtenstein: Warriors Only Have Themselves To Blame For Failure To Close Out CavsUnfortunately, Curry’s game had an unfamiliar feel during the series. All those bombs during the season that no one would believe had a chance of going in but did? Well, they stopped falling, making Curry look like Cavs gunner J.R. Smith.