Back in July, at the press conference introducing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, KG admitted to Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel that his defensive reputation is a new phenomenon, new at least since he was traded to Boston in 2007. Tim Bontemps agrees.
In an interview with NetsDaily Monday, Ian Eagle said the Nets dramatic change over the off-season can best be summarized this way: they've gone from being part of the "buzz" around the league to part of the championship "conversation."
Today at a TNT Inside the NBA event, Shaq, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson talked about the upcoming NBA season. Much of the conversation was about the Nets, who they all feel are elite, and Brook Lopez, who Shaq thinks is the best big
The Nets waived three camp invites Saturday, setting their Opening Night roster at 15. Jorge Gutierrez, Chris Johnson, and Adonis Thomas were all let go. Of the three, Johnson had the most impressive showing, averaging 5.6 points and 2.0 boards.
President Obama visited a Brooklyn high school Friday, shouted out, "Hello Brooklyn," and took a few seconds to take note of the Nets off-season moves, endorsing the acquisition of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett by saying "old people can still play."
After a couple of practices --and an admission that this was a real injury-- Deron Williams moved closer to his debut Friday when the Nets listed him as a "gametime" decision, making him likely to play. Andrei Kirilenko remains out for his fifth game
John Schuhmann of NBA.com has the results of this year's annual GM survey and there's good news and bad news for Nets fans. The GM's put the Nets trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett among the top moves but not one foresees the Nets with rings.
In an extensive interview Thursday night, Jason Kidd discussed strategy and philosophy and a LOT of other things with David Aldridge of NBA.com, including what to do when the other team goes on a run, who might call the last play ... and trust.
Jason Kidd is officially apart of the Nets forever, not that his behind the back passes would ever be forgotten, and Reed Wallach looks back on the talent Jason Kidd had and why there will never be another player like him.