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2013 Pre-Season

Schuhmann: Give Mirza more of a shot

In an interview with Matthew McQueeny, the former Nets in-house beat writer, John Schuhmann talks about the Nets season, suggesting that Jason Kidd give Mirza Teletovic more for a shot.

NetsDaily Roundtable: Regular Season Edition

On the eve of the 2013-2014 season, the writers of NetsDaily answer 5 questions that will be answered in season's time.

AK-47 practices but unlikely for Cavs

Andrei Kirilenko was all-in Tuesday, going hard in a 5-on-5 practice, but afterwards, AK-47 said that while he's traveling to Cleveland, he's unlikely to play before the Nets home opener vs. the Heat Friday.

LeBron James Kinda, Sorta Disses Nets Fans

LeBron James said that the Nets-Heat rivalry won't have the same intensity of Heat-Celtics rivalries of the past, due mainly to the idea that Brooklyn fans aren't as loud and obnoxious as Celtics fans are.

Beats look at Nets' "championship journey"

Over the next 24 hours, the Nets beat writers can be expected to lay out their predictions on the team's season, wins, losses, MVP, surprises, questions, etc. As they publish them, we'll post them.

Kevin Garnett's defense: born in Boston

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.

"Nets have gone from the Buzz to the Conversation"

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."

Shaq, Barkley Call Nets 'Elite,' Will Contend

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

Tyshawn Taylor believes in himself and the Nets

Reed Wallach sat down with Tyshawn Taylor after Nets practice today about how he is developing and where he thinks the Nets stand as a whole. "As a winner my whole life, I bring that mentality with me here every day."

On a team of leaders, no captain?

Fred Kerber writes that the Nets may not have a captain this season, that Jason Kidd believes the team has enough leadership without a captain.

Nets cut Gutierrez, Johnson, Thomas

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.

DWill returns, Nets rout Heat in final tune up

Deron Williams made his return to the Nets' lineup for their preseason finale where they routed the Heat for the second time in the preseason by a score of 108-87

Game Thread: Nets at Heat, 7:30 PM

The Nets travel to Miami to take on the Heat in their final preseason game of 2013. The big question is, will Deron Williams play?

Obama tells Brooklyn: KG, Pierce "can still play"

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."

D-Will "game-time" decision; AK-47 remains out

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

Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose Rank Nets 7th Overall

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose rank the Nets 7th overall in their preseason rankings, but they do believe that they could give the Miami Heat a run for their money in the East.

Will Deron Williams Play Against the Heat?

Deron Williams participated on 5-on-5 drills today at practice, but it's still not certain that he'll play on Friday against the Miami Heat in their preseason finale.

No starters, no win for the Nets over the Celtics

The Brooklyn Nets rested their starters tonight in Boston, and while they stayed close throughout, they were unable to come away with a victory over the Celtics, falling 101-97.

Game Thread: Nets at Celtics, 7:00 PM

The Brooklyn Nets head to Boston to take on the Celtics, without Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko and Kevin Garnett.

Deron Williams Participates in 5-on-5 Drills

Deron Williams practiced in the one area he has failed to all preseason, 5-on-5 drills. There was some rust, but the star point guard is making progress with his injury and Jason Kidd is encouraged.

Kirilenko (Back) Will Not Play Against Celtics

Andrei Kirilenko was held out of practice today because of back spasms, and the Nets have announced he will not play on Wednesday against the Celtics. The beats also updated Deron Williams who was limited at practice.

In GM poll, Nets get love, but no ring

John Schuhmann of 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 interview, Kidd talks strategy, philosophy

In an extensive interview Thursday night, Jason Kidd discussed strategy and philosophy and a LOT of other things with David Aldridge of, including what to do when the other team goes on a run, who might call the last play ... and trust.

Pierce Heading to Boston...To Eat

Paul Pierce walked the red carpet at a Du Jour Magazine event, where he talked about whether or not he and Kevin Garnett will play against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and how Deron Williams' ankles are holding up.

Live Thread: Brooklyn Nets Open Practice

The Brooklyn Nets will host an open practice this afternoon for fans to come watch them run through drills and scrimmage, at Barclays Center. Here is your open thread to discuss the afternoon.

LeBron James likely OUT vs Nets Friday

LeBron James will likely not play when the Nets travel to Miami on Friday. This will be the second time the Nets play the Heat in two weeks, and they play again the following week in the Nets' home opener.

Jason Kidd: One of a kind as player, now as coach?

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.

Mystery of D-Will's return deepens

Jason Kidd's talks with beat writers on Deron Williams' injury get curiouser and curiouser. Kidd was asked repeatedly about when D-Will will be ready but steadfastly refused to give a hint other than to say he's getting "better."

Terry back in practice, D-Will and Toko limited

Jason Terry was back on the court Friday and happy about it. Terry had knee surgery after the season and has slowly returned. He expects to play in the Nets last two games vs. the Celtics next Wednesday and the Heat two days later.

Nets Sign Forward Adonis Thomas

The Nets announced they have signed University of Memphis forward Adonis Thomas, putting the roster at 18 players. Thomas' contract is not guaranteed.

Nets waive Gary Forbes

After hitting all three of his three-point attempts on Thursday vs. the Heat, reality entered Gary Forbes' locker room cubicle when the Nets informed him they had waived him. The move leaves the Nets with two training camp invites.

On Kidd's Night, Nets Drop Heat, 86-62

It was a special night for Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd as he saw his No. 5 jersey retired. And it was a fairly dominant preseason performance for Brook Lopez and company who defeated the Heat handily, 86-62.


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