6:28 PM EST, Fri January 19, 2018
Net Income / NetsDaily 4 hours ago
DLo and Dinwiddie: Nets promoting D2 backcourt

DLo and Dinwiddie: Nets promoting D2 backcourt

In interviews carried on the Nets website Friday, both D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie talked about how their pairing in the Nets backcourt. “Sky is the limit,” exulted Russell. “How about Spencer man? He’s been amazing,” Russell told Brooklynnets.com. “For him to go through the adversity that he’s been throughout his career and come in here, step up and be one of our main guys, I salute him too. “I’m looking forward to getting out there with him. Getting my sweat back and having a guy like him, of his caliber, right next to you. I think the sky is the...
NetsDaily 8 hours ago
ANALYSIS: Pace and Space ... and Adjustment

ANALYSIS: Pace and Space ... and Adjustment

Prior to Wednesday’s Nets-Spurs matchup, Gregg Popovich made a point that unintentionally rung true with a dilemma Kenny Atkinson and the Nets currently face. “Every coach adjusts. If you don’t adjust, you die,” said Popovich. “You go from one player to the next, you look at your crew and see what their skills are and hopefully that’s how you form your offense. You can’t just say ‘this is the way it’s going to be’ and that’s what you do and your team can’t do it. Like, I don’t think we’d be good if we played like Houston.” He has a point and the Nets should try...
Liberty Ballers 8 hours ago
With Joel Embiid in the Starting Lineup, Let’s look at Ben Simmons’ All-Star Outlook

With Joel Embiid in the Starting Lineup, Let’s look at Ben Simmons’ All-Star Outlook

After just barely missing the cut last season, Joel Embiid was announced as an All-Star Starter last night. It’s well deserved. But when Philly fans have one good thing happen, they get greedy, which leads to the next logical question: What are Ben Simmons’ chances of making the team as a reserve? At first glance they don’t look great. None of the four NBA on TNT hosts listed Simmons as on of their seven reserves: #NBA Inside The NBA: East All-Star Reserves https://t.co/A4VdTJWqM2 pic.twitter.com/ivR9swPzd0— Coach Billy Carson (@CoachCarson) January 19, 2018 Ben Simmons...
NetsDaily 9 hours ago
Nets wrap up homestand vs Heat

Nets wrap up homestand vs Heat

Out of time. The Brooklyn Nets fell behind by a bunch against the San Antonio Spurs, fought back, but ultimately lost in front of the home fans on Wednesday night. Same story, different day. The opponent tonight will be the Miami Heat. Despite it all, Erik Spoelstra has his guys overachieving and in the upper half of the Eastern Conference. Where to follow the game YES Network on TV. WFAN 101.9 FM on radio. Tip off after 7:30. Injuries D’Angelo Russell is listed as probable for tonight’s contest! DLo will likely return to action after missing 33 games over two months. During that...
Liberty Ballers 20 hours ago
Joel Embiid, T.J. McConnell control second half in Sixers win over Boston

Joel Embiid, T.J. McConnell control second half in Sixers win over Boston

Joel Embiid overcame a rough first half to overwhelm Boston's bigs while T.J. McConnell provided a spark off the bench. "Trust the Process," Sixers star center Joel Embiid said with a huge grin after rebounding from a poor start. Following a sluggish first half offensively, which saw a collective 26 turnovers from both teams, the Sixers (21-20) flipped their performance into a victory 89-80 over the Boston Celtics (34-12) Thursday. The teams exchanged turnovers regularly through the first 24 minutes, but Philadelphia's tandem of Joel Embiid and T.J. McConnell dominated the second...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2018
Joel Embiid wins Eastern Conference All-Star starting nod

Joel Embiid wins Eastern Conference All-Star starting nod

Joel Embiid will represent Philadelphia in the 2018 All-Star Game. Despite failing to secure a roster spot last season in part to his availability, Joel Embiid will make his All-Star debut as a member of the 2018 Eastern Conference All-Star team. Embiid has played in 31 of the 40 available games heading into the second half of the 2017-18 regular season, after Thursday's contest, while showing he's the East's premier center. Embiid finished third in the East's fan voting with 1,285,587 total votes, second behind Cleveland's LeBron James and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Media...
Net Income / NetsDaily Jan 18, 2018
D’Angelo Russell listed as ‘probable’ for Heat Friday

D’Angelo Russell listed as ‘probable’ for Heat Friday

Two months to the day since his surgery to remove loose bodies in his left knee, D’Angelo Russell got the word that he’s likely to the return to the Nets line-up vs. Miami on Friday night. Russell is officially listed as “probable” for the game. The 6’5” guard went down on November 11 vs. Utah, then after further examination, needed arthroscopic surgery on his knee six days later. The Nets did not say at the time how long recovery and rehab would take, but later, Sean Marks suggested it would be six to eight weeks. Thursday is the eight-week anniversary of the surgery,...
NetsDaily Jan 18, 2018
What It’ll Cost to Keep Dinwiddie & Harris

What It’ll Cost to Keep Dinwiddie & Harris

The discussion surrounding the future of Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris mostly resides in the category of: what can the Nets get for them? Especially for Harris who is on a cheap, expiring contract ($1.5 million) this season and his trade value is easy to grasp. We hold Dinwiddie a bit more dear and his timeline (having another season left on his contract) is longer than Harris’s. The flip-side to that previous question though is tougher to figure out: what will it cost the Nets to re-sign either of them? Brian and I attempted to figure that out on a previous episode of The Glue...
NetsDaily Jan 18, 2018
For Okafor, it’s not there yet, but it’s a start

For Okafor, it’s not there yet, but it’s a start

Well, on the bright side, Jahlil Okafor showed some flashes. The former Sixer logged 13 minutes against the Spurs in the Nets 100-95 loss on Wednesday. Some of you are probably thinking, ‘wow, only 13!?’ but the Nets are sharing big minutes among their bigs, Tyler Zeller, the starter, and Jarrett Allen, the rookie, played 16 and 18, respectively. However, the recently freed vegan has had his moments, and against the Spurs, just as he did vs. the Hawks last week. Against the Spurs, he highlighted another dimension of his game. Passing. We know that the Nets love pace and space,...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2018
Sixers-Celtics game preview and start time

Sixers-Celtics game preview and start time

Can Philadelphia find four-quarter consistency against a Boston team they've yet to vanquish this season? Just last week the Sixers (20-20) held a nine-point lead entering halftime against the Boston Celtics (34-11) in London's O2 arena. Then, Boston's nucleus of Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (Al Horford) helped ripped off a 37-point third quarter en route to a demoralizing 114-103 Celtics victory. The Sixers staved off a Toronto Raptors comeback Monday to prevent another second-half meltdown, but earning their first 2017-18 regular season victory...
Liberty Ballers Jan 18, 2018
Watch Joel Embiid Star in go90’s “5th Quarter” Episode: “The Processor”

Watch Joel Embiid Star in go90’s “5th Quarter” Episode: “The Processor”

JoJo makes his extremely gif-able webseries debut. Way back in October, we told you about Joel Embiid’s acting role in go90’s “The 5th Quarter,” a mockumentary web-series telling “greatest untold and untrue stories in sports history.” Joel’s episode, “The Processor” is the first episode of season three. Here it is below: And because we couldn’t resist, here’s some gifs: We also spoke to showrunner and producer Michael Ratner (below with Embiid), who previously worked on the Netflix documentary “One in a Billion” and is...
NetsDaily Jan 18, 2018
Dinwiddie apologizes to teammates, adds: ‘we’re all frustrated’

Dinwiddie apologizes to teammates, adds: ‘we’re all frustrated’

As he toed the free throw line with 3:51 to go, down 89-81 against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, Spencer Dinwiddie had a grand total of two points. Dinwiddie, who had averaged 17.1 points and 6.0 assists in the previous seven games leading up to Wednesday night, drained both, slicing the deficit to six. Half a minute later, Dinwiddie, with an opportunity to bring the Nets within four, revisited the foul-line in the same exact scenario. He missed both, and although he somewhat redeemed himself with two lay-ups and a made free throw in the subsequent minute, it still left the...
Net Income / NetsDaily Jan 18, 2018
James Webb III scores 15 in Long Island debut, but Nets lose to Knicks

James Webb III scores 15 in Long Island debut, but Nets lose to Knicks

The Long Island Nets had Milton Doyle, Isaiah Whitehead and their new two-way contract, James Webb III, but despite double-digit scoring from them and Jeremy Senglin, Brooklyn’s affiliate lost to the Westchester Knicks Wednesday in the Battle of the ‘Burbs. Westchester (20-10) has won twice as many games as it has lost, securing its spot at the top of the league for another night with a 98-90 win over Long Island (14-13). Then Nets’ affiliate has now lost six straight. New York Knicks assignee Damyean Dotson had a career best G League performance with a game-high 27 points, just...
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
LISTEN UP! Nets talk Aldridge, Spurs

LISTEN UP! Nets talk Aldridge, Spurs

Nets-Spurs post-game audio. Spencer Dinwiddie Joe Harris Kenny Atkinson
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
Depleted Spurs hand Nets third straight loss, 100-95

Depleted Spurs hand Nets third straight loss, 100-95

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Brooklyn Nets are the biggest tease in the NBA. Playing without Kawhi Leonard, Rudy Gay and Manu Ginobili, one might have thought the Nets had a legitimate chance to break their 4-game losing streak at home. Instead, the Spurs defeated the Nets, 100-95, handing the Nets their sixth loss in the last seven games. LaMarcus Aldridge put the team on his back and finished with 34 points and eight rebounds. Add him to the list of skilled bigs that have destroyed the Nets this season. The Nets are now 16-29 on the season with a game against Miami on Friday. They played well...
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
Gregg Popovich: “[The Nets] are going in the right direction”

Gregg Popovich: “[The Nets] are going in the right direction”

When Sean Marks was first introduced as GM of the Brooklyn Nets, he immediately gave praise to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and General Manger R.C. Buford, who encouraged Nets’ brass to take a chance on Marks. “I’m privileged to have had the opportunity in San Antonio to be around some really great staff members. Both Coach Pop and R.C. Buford were tremendous mentors for me,” Marks said a little less than two years back. The praise has been reciprocated from Coach Pop to Sean Marks and the job he’s done since coming to Brooklyn. “With Sean, he’s going to stay the course....
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
Kenny Atkinson knows a lot about Spencer Dinwiddie. Gregg Popovich? Not so much

Kenny Atkinson knows a lot about Spencer Dinwiddie. Gregg Popovich? Not so much

Pre-game Notes from Kenny Atkinson and Pop What more can be said about Spencer Dinwiddie? Challenge accepted, says Kenny Atkinson. Okay, not really, but the second-year head coach did distribute some praise in the direction of Dinwiddie, who is enjoying a breakout season. “I think he’s in a good place. I think he’s getting better,” said Atkinson ahead of the Nets’ contest against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. “This is a tough league. We’ve been leaning on him a lot. I think sometimes what we do have to realize is that (for) Spencer, this is the first time he’s been in...
NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
Nets (mostly Carroll) talk recent Nets woes vs bigs, lack of ball movement

Nets (mostly Carroll) talk recent Nets woes vs bigs, lack of ball movement

The Nets have lost five-of-six heading into Wednesday’s contest against the San Spurs. They are coming off a loss to the Knicks, where they played fairly well for 3.5 quarters before collapsing late and losing by 15 points. Before that, they got off to a very slow start against the Washington Wizards before erasing a 23-point deficit, sending the game into overtime, and running out of gas in the extra stanza. DeMarre Carroll spoke on the team’s struggles on after Tuesday’s practice, saying point blank that the team needs to compete at a high level more consistently. “I think...
Liberty Ballers Jan 17, 2018
Where in the World is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot?

Where in the World is Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot?

Let’s try to get to the bottom of the mysterious regression of TLC. Over the course of the season, the Sixers bench has been unbearable to watch. They rank 26th in the NBA in bench points per game, scoring a whopping 27.4 points a game; that accounts for 26.2% of the Sixers total offense. While I love yelling at Jerryd Bayless as much as the next guy, a big part of the lack of production from the bench is stemming from the regression of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Timothe, the 22-year-old second year player from France, had his coming out party late last season for the injury riddled...
Net Income / NetsDaily Jan 17, 2018
Joe Harris loves the Nets organization, his coach and where he is

Joe Harris loves the Nets organization, his coach and where he is

The trade winds are buffeting Joe Harris, mainly because he’s become a valuable commodity, a young, confident shooter who increasingly can do other things. He can hit the three, is finishing at a high rate and become a reliable rebounder and defender. But the 26-year-old Harris, whose contract expires in June, left little doubt in an interview published Tuesday where he wants to be and who he wants to be with. “I’ve been enjoying being here and being a part of a good organization,” Harris told the Charlottesville Progress, home of the University of Virginia, his alma mater. “I...

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