The Sixers don't know when they will get Andrew Bynum back. They don't seem to have much pizzaz and are in funk, losing three straight and seven out of the last ten. But they are young and they are playing at home. The Nets have won three straight.
After two weeks below playoff level, the Nets are back in the top 15, and in David Aldridge's rankings, top 10! It's all about P.J. and how his offense and rotation has given the Nets new life. And oh yeah, that win over the Thunder helped too.
How fair is it for us to compare MarShon Brooks to a young Kobe Bryant? There are certainly some similarities in style, but beyond that, do the two players even compare?
Stefan Bondy reports that the Nets would have to consider a third attempt at Dwight Howard after rumors circulated Sunday that Howard and Kobe Bryant got into it after the Lakers latest loss. The report was denied and the Nets are lukewarm about D12.
The Nets have an open roster spot. Will they fill it by pulling someone off waivers? Teams must decide by Monday whether to keep players with non- and partially guaranteed deals. Is Samardo Samuels on their list? And what about Donte Greene?
Who knows where P.J. Carlesimo will be coaching next year. He doesn't and all his owner will say is he IS the coach. That's good enough for P.J., who says he's coaching no different than if he had a five-year deal. Well, whatever it is, it's working!
As part of the Joe Johnson trade, the Nets quietly agreed to permit the Hawks to swap first picks with Brooklyn in both 2014 and 2015, according to a league source. The Nets can still trade the picks in any future deal.