Lichtenstein: New Blood Fueling Nets’ Defensive ImprovementsLost somewhere in the mild euphoria over the Nets' first two-game winning streak of this wasted season, following their 126-98 romp over the Suns at Barclays Center on Thursday, was another modest achievement.
Lichtenstein: Devils’ Youngsters In Position To Make Year-End StatementWith New Jersey mired in last place in the Eastern Conference and virtually eliminated from the playoff picture for a fifth consecutive season, the future is all that’s left to consider over its final 10 games.
Lichtenstein: McCown Signing Signals Jets Have Already Given Up On 2017Look up the word “journeyman” in the dictionary and there will be a picture of McCown, who will be 38 when he puts on his eighth different NFL uniform this September.
Lichtenstein: Devils’ 2 Points In Win Over Flyers Were PointlessAdd the Devils to the list of local teams loading up the tank.
'City Game' Podcast: Chatting With Tim Capstraw, And MoreThe guys also dive into the Knicks tankathon, the triangle offense, Jeff Hornacek and Carmelo Anthony.
Lichtenstein: LeVert Comes Up B.I.G. To Lift Nets Over Rival KnicksLeVert, who sat out the Nets’ first 20 games this season to fully rehabilitate from his most recent surgery in March, is now firmly entrenched in Brooklyn’s starting and crunch-time lineups.
Lichtenstein: Maccagnan Will Face Fans’ Wrath If QB Problem Isn't FixedCutler still has plus arm strength and is capable of bringing a few fleeting moments of joy into the game before his brain malfunctions make it reverse course.
Lichtenstein: Hapless Nets Have Shown Progress Since Lin's ReturnNets point guard Jeremy Lin, who missed 44 games this season due to multiple hamstring woes, has a way of making a believer out of the most pessimistic fans.
'City Game' Podcast: Discussing Silent Sunday At The Garden And MoreJohn and Steve are also joined by Seth Rosenthal, founder of for a lot of #KnicksTank talk.
Lichtenstein: Zacha Returns, But Devils Have To Stay Concerned About Concussion HistoryZacha returned to the Prudential Center ice Sunday, in a dreary 3-0 loss to Columbus, after missing the previous four games due to a concussion he suffered when he was blasted into the boards from behind by Ottawa’s Derrick Brassard on Feb. 21.
Lichtenstein: Jets' Maccagnan In Danger Of Becoming Idzik 2.0After the Jets kicked a litany of high-priced veterans to the curb these last few weeks, the team's fans better be on board with general manager Mike Maccagnan’s new master plan.
Lichtenstein: Jets Did Right By Cutting Revis, But Everyone Loses HereJets’ history is littered with tragedies, and the fall from grace of future Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis is just more piling on.

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