11:34 PM EST, Wed December 13, 2017
NetsDaily 4 hours ago
The Glue Guys: LeVert Love

The Glue Guys: LeVert Love

The Glue Guys look at what's different from the Caris LeVert we see now to the one that was playing poorly earlier in the year. Also, how will the return of D'Angelo Russell impact Dinwiddie-LeVert Point Guard rotation. And finally where Jahlil Okafor fits into the Nets offense Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes Follow the Glue Guys on Stitcher Social Media – @BKGlueGuys on Twitter | Glue Guys on Facebook
NetsDaily 21 hours ago
Nets are going to work Jahlil Okafor into their system slowly, patiently

Nets are going to work Jahlil Okafor into their system slowly, patiently

The chant started near the Nets bench in the first half, but it could be heard throughout the arena. “Ok-a-for! Ok-a-for!” the fans rhythmically intoned. Kenny Atkinson paid them no mind. He’s a man with a plan. Although Jahlil Okafor was active on Tuesday, he did not play. Kenny Atkinson essentially hinted at his decision before tip-off, then discussed the details of his interactions with his newly acquired center. All 12 and a half minutes of it. “I’ve talked to him for exactly 12 and a half minutes or so,” he joked at the presser. “I’m the type of coach where it...
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2017
Nets grind late and scratch out victory against Washington, 103-98

Nets grind late and scratch out victory against Washington, 103-98

#FreeJah? Not so fast. The Nets didn’t need him just yet. While all the hype was around Jahlil Okafor’s debut with the Nets, they handled business against the Washington Wizards, 103-98, Tuesday night at Barclays Center. The Wizards played without John Wall and the Nets capitalized and won their third game in the last four. They’re 11-15 on the season and remain 2.5 games back of the eight seed. The two teams were knotted up at 51 apiece at half when the Nets came out of the gates and took a 14-point lead, following a 11-0 run. However, Washington cut the deficit down to one following...
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2017
Will Okafor or Stauskas play against Wizards? Sounds unlikely

Will Okafor or Stauskas play against Wizards? Sounds unlikely

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — When Kenny Atkinson was asked about Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas playing Tuesday night against the Wizards, the Nets head coach was non-committal. “Never say never,” said Atkinson. He went on to explain how he would like the two new players to understand the plays and defense before throwing them out there. “It’s not etched in stone, but I do think there’s a plan in place. I do think we want to put them in a good position to succeed and help our team, and make sure when I call a play – they know what the heck we’re doing. When we call a defensive...
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2017
Power Rankings: The Jahlil Bump

Power Rankings: The Jahlil Bump

Power rankings often reflect not just a team’s record the week previous —the Nets were 2-1— but also transactions, injuries, etc. And so the acquisition of Jahlil Okafor was cited by a number of pundits in moving the Nets up a few places. There are a couple of noteworthy stats in the rankings this week, as there always are. John Schuhmann of NBA.com (and the founder of ND) is not a fan of the trade and notes that the Nets “were at their best when Trevor Booker was on the floor.” Sean Deveney of Sporting News provides an even more eye-opening stat: In the month of December...
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2017
Jah Freed! Breaking Down Jahlil Okafor’s Game

Jah Freed! Breaking Down Jahlil Okafor’s Game

Charles Maniego takes a look at Jahlil Okafor’s game, hours before he debuts with the Nets. He looks at the good, the bad and the defense. Jahlil Okafor is now a member of the Brooklyn Nets. (Nik Stauskas is too!) While Okafor spent the 2017-2018 season riding the bench in Philadelphia, his move to Brooklyn has brought optimism for Nets fans and the basketball internet-osphere. It is the Holiday Season, after all. We know Okafor’s pedigree. He was dominant at Duke. His dominance led him to become the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Okafor scored a lot in his rookie year. His...
NetsDaily Dec 12, 2017
Okafor, Stauskas excited by possibilities, starting with their new coach

Okafor, Stauskas excited by possibilities, starting with their new coach

Kenny Atkinson has quietly build a nice reputation among NBA circles. Players like to play for him. Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas were officially publicly introduced as Brooklyn Nets Monday and let everyone know their new coach made a good first impression. “So for our first day here, for Kenny to spend an hour on the court just taking us through skills and drills, it was eye-opening for us just because that’s not something we’re used to in Philly,” said Stauskas. “Even yesterday, just being out there with coach Kenny, he was actually hands on, instructing the entire workout,”...
NetsDaily Dec 11, 2017
WHAT THEY SAY: Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas

WHAT THEY SAY: Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas

Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas were introduced to the media on Monday at HSS Training Center. We’ve transcribed both players interviews. ——- JAHLIL OKAFOR —— REACTION TO TRADE, RELIEVING? “Yeah it was very exciting for me and my entire family. We’re all excited, we’ve been waiting for this new opportunity. I feel like I was dreaming. Finally happened and I’m in a great city.” HOW DIFFICULT HAS IT BEEN? “It’s been an adjustment. It hasn’t been easy. It was just tough. I was a part of the team, but I wasn’t at the same time. Luckily I was friends with all the guys...
NetsDaily Dec 11, 2017
LISTEN UP! Nets welcome Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas

LISTEN UP! Nets welcome Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas

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NetsDaily Dec 11, 2017
Jahlil Okafor: “I’m all in”

Jahlil Okafor: “I’m all in”

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — “I have a chip on my shoulder. This is the first time where people are against me in a sense because I’ve always been the hyped-up guy,” Jahlil Okafor said at his introductory press conference on Monday. Welcome to Brooklyn. The Nets, you see, take pride in working hard and playing with a chip on their shoulder, We’ve heard it from more than one player. From the bottom to the top, everybody in the organization is playing with something to prove. Okafor feels it’s a good fit. “I just worked my ass off every day knowing my opportunity would come and it would...
NetsDaily Dec 11, 2017
For Nets, big trade means balancing brotherhood with business

For Nets, big trade means balancing brotherhood with business

The Nets have tried to install a culture that is built on developing a family atmosphere, a brotherhood, inside the team’s locker room. But no team is immune to the business side of basketball, the movement of players in and out of that locker room. So, last Thursday, as the front office moved two of the team’s most popular players —Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick and brought in Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas— it also tried to insure that everyone understood why things had changed. “The plan going forward is to always inform these guys of important decisions like that, change...
NetsDaily Dec 10, 2017
Grading the Trade: A’s and B’s for Nets ... and 76ers

Grading the Trade: A’s and B’s for Nets ... and 76ers

As David Griffin, the former Cavaliers GM said on NBA TV this weekend, “I think this is one of the rare trades in the league where I would say unequivocally that this helps both teams.” The pundits agree. In grading the trade that brought Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and the 2019 Knicks second rounder to Brooklyn, they’ve given both the Nets and 76ers high grades, almost all A’s and B’s. Here’s the grades ... and some excerpts of the analysis. Kevin Pelton, ESPN Insider —Brooklyn : B Brooklyn always stood out as a logical Okafor destination. The Nets have one of the...
NetsDaily Dec 10, 2017
Analysts give their impressions of big trade ... and it’s mostly positive

Analysts give their impressions of big trade ... and it’s mostly positive

Now that the dust has settled on the big trade with Philadelphia, the analysts were out and about this weekend, focusing in particular on the effect Jahlil Okafor will have on the Nets. And it’s mostly very positive. The main point is that there is a place for a big man who can shoot and pass, even in the run-and-gun offenses like the Nets’. Here are some quotes... David Griffin, former Cavs GM, on NBA TV: “I think this is one of the rare trades in the league where I would say unequivocally that this helps both teams. “It certainly fits Brooklyn’s timeline. It gives them a kid...
NetsDaily Dec 10, 2017
Deadlines and Commitments - No. 108

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 108

Sean Marks has made his first big deal of the season, sending Trevor Booker to Philadelphia for Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and the Knicks 2019 second round pick. The Nets also waived Sean Kilpatrick. It’s unlikely to be the final transaction of the season. The Nets are all about acquiring talent and there should be other opportunities between now and the trade deadline in early February. December 11 - First team practice with Okafor and Stauskas at HSS Training Center. December 12 - First game for Okafor and Stauskas will be eligible and ready to play, vs. Wizards at Barclays...
NetsDaily Dec 9, 2017
Kenny Atkinson’s taste put to the test ... again

Kenny Atkinson’s taste put to the test ... again

Ever since Jeremy Lin went down with a ruptured patellar tendon on Opening Night, Kenny Atkinson has been forced to experiment. His lineups read like a menu at a restaurant that’s constantly running out of entrees’. “Sorry, sir, we’re out of that.” Injuries have taken their toll and surprisingly, because of the Nets development and performance staffs, the Nets survive. Now comes Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas and out goes Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick. Meanwhile, suddenly, Caris LeVert is looking more and more like a point guard and a very good one. So, Atkinson is...

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