Nets, Celtics Finalize Deal That Sends Pierce, Garnett To Brooklyn The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft-pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.
Silverman: Nets May Think They Hit Lottery, But Celtics Trade Could BackfireWhile the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.
Lichtenstein: Nets' Blockbuster Garnett, Pierce Trade Worth The RisksI’ll say this about Nets general manager Billy King—he likes to make the offseason as exciting as the games.
Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized MistakeVarious media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
Lichtenstein: Carlesimo’s Attempt To Alter Conversation Doesn’t Alter Nets’ UniverseWho said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from "glory road."
Nets Hammer Cavaliers In Cleveland, Set Franchise Record For Road WinsDeron Williams scored 24 points and Brooklyn ended an eight-game road trip by crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-95 on Wednesday night, giving the Nets a record for road wins in a season.
Lichtenstein: Nets Fortunate To Avoid Burn From Lowly SunsDespite being encouraged by the Nets’ inspired basketball in a 101-95 loss in Los Angeles, I just knew I was in for a letdown Sunday as the Nets invaded Phoenix.
Lichtenstein: It’s Time For P.J. Carlesimo To Pare The CastFor 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.
Deron Williams Leads Nets With 24 Points In 76-72 Loss To MemphisZach Randolph had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Marc Gasol scored 14 points and the Memphis Grizzlies won their seventh straight game, 76-72 over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night.
Report: Nets Make Offer For Celtics' Pierce; Howard Staying In LAThe Nets reportedly had their eyes on Celtics forward Paul Pierce, but Brooklyn's trade proposal wasn't enough for Boston to pull the trigger.
Chris Sheridan To Joe & Evan: There Is '50-50 Chance' Lakers Trade D12 To Nets"The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy," Sheridan told Joe & Evan. "The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years ... They can get him without giving up Brook."
Lichtenstein: Mini-Run Shouldn't Keep King From Dealing; Nets Fans, Take It Easy On Deron"Trade D-Will!" So much for certain members of the Nets faithful showing any love to star point guard Deron Williams.
Report: Nets GM Billy King Working On Trading For Power Forward Paul MillsapBrooklyn has been linked to Hawks forward Josh Smith and Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon over the past week, and now general manager Billy King is shifting his focus to Jazz power forward Paul Millsap, according to a report.
Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning FranchiseThe 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.
Bench Comes Alive To Help Nets Take Out Short-Handed BullsThe Brooklyn Nets kept going deeper down their bench to find a winning combination. The Chicago Bulls simply had nowhere to go.