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Bullets Forever Apr 11, 2016

Wizards Vs. Nets Preview: Wizards head to Brooklyn looking for 40th win of the season

The Wizards take on Brooklyn Monday night looking to pick up their 40th win of the season. If accomplished, this would be the first time since the 2004-2008 stretch where the Wizards won 40+ games in three straight seasons. The Nets are a mess. After making the playoffs last year, they currently sit at 21-59, the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. The Nets have already shut down their two best players, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the season. The Wizards are looking to carry their momentum after the win over Charlotte on Sunday. With John Wall and Bradley Beal unlikely...
NetsDaily Apr 11, 2016

Woeful Nets welcome familiar face Alan Anderson and the depleted Wizards to Brooklyn

Man oh man. Shutting down Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young was the equivalent of shutting down all hopes that the Nets had of being in a close game. Brooklyn has now lost eight games in a row all by double digits. Add not having Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and the Nets become the NBA's worst team. Unless the Nets win one of the remaining two games, this year's edition of the Nets will be the fourth worst team in franchise history just ahead of the 22-60 team in 1976-77. They are already the worst professional team in Brooklyn sports history. The 1905 Brooklyn Dodgers were the worst previously. ...
Bullets Forever Apr 10, 2016

Wizards at Nets: One last time in the Big Apple

The Washington Wizards play the Brooklyn Nets on April 11, 2016. The Wizards take on Brooklyn Monday night looking to pick up their 40th win of the season. If accomplished, this would be the first time since the 2004-2008 stretch where the Wizards won 40+ games in three straight seasons. The Nets are a mess. After making the playoffs last year, they currently sit at 21-58, the second worst record in the Eastern Conference. The Nets have already shut down their two best players, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the season. The Wizards are looking to carry their momentum after the win...
NetsDaily Apr 8, 2016

Nets travel to Charlotte to face Kemba Walker and the playoff bound Hornets

The amount of games played during the season continues to pile up, as do the losses for the Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young-less Brooklyn Nets. There are now four more games left in the season for the Nets who would be giddy to even get one more win this year. The losing streak is now at six for the Nets who are auditioning their players for roster spots rather than winning games at this point. One of the only bright spots for the Nets lately has been the play of Thomas Robinson. Over the last five games, Robinson has averaged 15.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, which is the best stretch of his...
NetsDaily Apr 6, 2016

Nets lose 6th straight with 121-103 loss in Washington

And then there were 11. Days after the news broke that Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young would sit the rest of the season, the Nets announced that Willie Reed would not return due to "personal" reasons. This sounds ideal for Sean Marks to evaluate the 11 remaining players on the roster, but I assumed Reed would be a part of the examinees. The Nets struggled and lost its sixth straight game with a 121-103 loss to the Washington Wizards, Wednesday night. With only four games left, it's hard to imagine the Nets will win again this season. If that's the case, they'll finish the season on a 10-game...
NetsDaily Apr 6, 2016

Report: Willie Reed has left the Nets for 'personal reasons'

According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Willie Reed has left the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season due to "personal reasons." Willie Reed is away from the team for personal reasons for the rest of the season. #nets — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 6, 2016 It's interesting timing, of course. Reed, the 25-year-old rookie, has played sparingly over the last month, picking up 6 DNPs and being listed as "inactive" three times. The Nets, who are simply riding out the season, would seem to need a big like Reed, after they shut down Brook Lopez for the remainder of the...
NetsDaily Apr 6, 2016

Struggling Nets look to end five-game losing streak against John Wall and the Wizards

The remainder of this Nets season is not about winning basketball games. It's about watching the younger players and seeing who can earn a roster spot beyond this season. Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are shut down for the season and Bojan Bogdanovic hasn't played much as of late either (although he is listed as a probable starter on the Nets game notes tonight.) The losses continue to pile up for the Nets. They've now lost five games in a row after beating the Cavaliers and Pacers in back-to-back games. Next up is a Wizards team whose playoff hopes are all but finished. Washington is...
New York Post Apr 6, 2016

Brook Lopez on Nets’ future: New GM and I are on same page

Brook Lopez’s first season since re-upping with the Nets hasn’t gone the way he or the team had hoped, shut down in the dying days of a 21-56 campaign. But Lopez has spoken with new general manager Sean Marks, and will do so again at more length. Lopez, 28, insisted he has no regrets about...
NetsDaily Apr 5, 2016

Brook Lopez on meeting Yao Ming ... "the smallest that I've ever felt"

Ohm Youngmisuck wrote Monday about the impact on new Hall of Famer Yao Ming, about how he changed the game, bringing America's homegrown game to Asia in ways not previously imagined.  But the ESPN writer also talks about the impact on NBA players who thought they were big. Brook Lopez recalled to Youngmisuck what his first encounter with the 7'6" Yao was like. As a rookie in 2008. "I think that was the smallest that I've ever felt," the 7-foot, 275-pound Lopez says. "Going up for the jump ball and then I do my first hook and he blocked it so easily. It was like nothing to him. It was...
NetsDaily Apr 5, 2016

Did injuries to Jrue Holiday, Alonzo Gee weigh heavily on shut down decision?

When Sean Marks called Brook Lopez last Tuesday to tell him that management had decided to shut things down, Lopez said he talked about his reasoning. "I think two people had gotten injured playing in meaningless games finishing up the season," Lopez said before the Nets lost to the Pelicans Sunday. "So he just wanted to take sort of a precautionary angle going forward. He said he wanted to sit down, get lunch or dinner, something like that, and talk about what I see going forward, what his plans are, I guess, prepping already." Lopez didn't mention which players had been hurt, but...
NetsDaily Apr 4, 2016

In Power Rankings, Nets going down, down, down

Thank God this exercise is almost over!  With the team's top two players resting --and the team on a five-game losing streak-- power rankings are as to be expected bad news, with none of the pundits putting them higher than 27 and several putting them at 29.  But hooray, no one has them at No. 30.  That circle of hell is reserved for the Philadelphia 76ers who if they don't win another game will finish with nine wins, tying the NBA record. John Schuhmann, NBA.com (28) Sunday was a good day for the Celtics, as the Nets shut down Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young (their two best players by a...
New York Post Apr 4, 2016

Nets’ Thomas Robinson’s chance to prove NBA ‘BS’ wrong

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young being shut down for the rest of the season is a golden opportunity for Thomas Robinson. And Brooklyn’s backup big man said he’s proving he’s worthy of more minutes. “That it’s about time I become a 20-plus minute player. I haven’t played over 13 minutes my whole career. To me...
NetsDaily Apr 3, 2016

Thomas Robinson makes plea for minutes, wants to stay in Brooklyn

Going back as far as Media Day, Thomas Robinson has said the same thing about his game: Give me minutes and I will be productive. "It's all about the minutes," he told NetsDaily the day before training camp opened. Robinson has seen his minutes increase over the last week and he has rewarded the Nets with four straight double-doubles.  He's likely to get more playing time over the last five games of the season now that Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young have been sat down. In post-game comments Sunday, TRob essentially said, 'I told you so," as he summed up his season. "It’s about time I...
NetsDaily Apr 3, 2016

No Brook Lopez or Thaddeus Young leads to no win against Pelicans

In a battle between two depleted teams playing for pride, the Pelicans came out on top 106-87. The Pelicans were playing without eight players who are out for the season due to various injuries, but that didn't stop them from showing up and getting a win. The Nets are now 21-56 on the season and have lost five games in a row. Thomas Robinson had his fourth straight double-double grabbing 11 points and 14 rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick had 15 points for the Nets off the bench as well. Before the game, Brooklyn announced that they're shutting down Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the remainder...
New York Post Apr 3, 2016

Nets pull plug on Brook Lopez’s, Thaddeus Young’s seasons

With the Nets’ season effectively over, they officially ended the seasons of Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young before Sunday’s 106-87 loss to New Orleans. Brooklyn shut down its two big men for the final six games, with an eye toward sparing the team’s veteran starters and developing its young prospects. “Brook and Thad are probably...

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