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New York Post

Is Nets’ highest-paid player really not going to start?

The Nets used the exact same starting lineup throughout the preseason, but coach Kenny Atkinson insists that’s no guarantee it will remain the same when they open the regular season Wednesday in Indiana. Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell are the first-choice backcourt, and Timofey Mozgov is the presumptive starter at center. But who will get...

New York Post

Nets coach: ‘We still have to integrate’ Allen Crabbe

Foot surgery robbed Allen Crabbe of summer workouts and a sprained ankle cost him half of training camp and the preseason schedule. It’s no shock the newcomer is behind his new teammates, and getting the Nets’ priciest player up to speed is coach Kenny Atkinson’s top priority with the opener Wednesday in Indiana. “We still...

New York Post

The numbers don’t agree, but Knicks see progress in a key area

The Knicks finished dead last in the league in defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) in the preseason. They gave up 112 points per game while going 0-5 (two losses to the Nets, two to the Wizards, one to the Rockets). Nevertheless, coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team opens Thursday in Oklahoma City, believes the Knicks...

New York Post

Nets counting on huge loss to build character for season

The Nets are finished with preseason and preamble. Now we’ll find out just how much grit they really have. After adding the likes of D’Angelo Russell, DeMarre Carroll and Allen Crabbe, they clearly have more talent than the squad that went an NBA-worst 20-62 last season. But the temperament? The teamwork? They’ll have to prove...

philly.com

Joel Embiid shows he's worth every penny in debut as Sixers handle Nets

In his preseason debut, the star center finished with 22 points in a 133-114 exhibition win over the Nets.

New York Post

Joel Embiid shows the Nets what they’re missing in their rebuild

The Nets’ rebuilding was always going to be near-impossible because they lack their own draft picks, presumably franchise-changing lottery ones to get a transformational player. In the Nets’ 133-114 preseason-ending loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, Joel Embiid reminded them just how pivotal a young player of his caliber can be. The oft-injured Embiid had...

philly.com

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - live updates

Join Sarah Todd as she provides live updates of the Sixers' preseason game against the Nets.

New York Post

What Nets are looking for in final ‘dress rehearsal’

The quest for a perfect preseason will end one way or another Wednesday night when the Nets play host to the 76ers at Nassau Coliseum. But for a team that’s not reading much into its 3-0 record, the game will serve an important function as coach Kenny Atkinson gets a final look at how he...

Sun Herald

Embiid shines in debut as 76ers rout Nets, 133-114

This game was all about Joel Embiid. The 76ers center made his preseason debut after missing the last eight months recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee. So …

New York Post

Nets trying not to overreact to awesome preseason start

What does the Nets’ 3-0 preseason record really mean? Nothing. What does how they’ve played to get that mark mean? A lot. “[What do I take] from the actual wins themselves? Nothing. Let’s say for example we were 0-3 but we were still playing the same way, my takeaways would be pretty much the same....

New York Post

Caris LeVert is seeing an improvement in key area

Allen Crabbe wasn’t the only Net to come back from a sprained ankle Sunday. Caris LeVert also made his preseason debut in the rout of the Knicks, and not only looked healthy but better than ever. “Caris, he definitely didn’t ease his way into the game,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said of LeVert. “He came...

Newsday

Nets' Allen Crabbe, Caris LeVert both play well in season debuts

One year after signing a four-year restricted free-agent offer sheet from the Nets for $75 million, Allen Crabbe finally showed up in a Nets uniform Sunday night at Barclays Center. Crabbe's debut was delayed after the Trail Blazers matched the offer sheet and kept him in Portland for a year, and then, he sat out the Nets' first two preseason games with an ankle sprain.

New York Post

Nets showing signs they could be best basketball team in NYC

With Floyd Mayweather seated in the front row, the Nets put a beating on the Knicks that the boxing champion would have been proud of. Yes, it was just preseason. No, it won’t count in the standings. But after rolling 117-83 on Sunday — and hammering their cross-river rivals twice in the span of three...

New York Post

This Nets’ long-awaited debut was more than worth the wait

Over 15 months after the Nets inked Allen Crabbe to a huge offer sheet, they finally got to see the small forward suit up for them. He couldn’t have made a better first impression. In his first action of the preseason after recovering from a sprained ankle, Crabbe had 14 points in just 10 minutes...

New York Post

Porzingis exits with sore hip in Knicks’ ugly loss

It’s just three games of the preseason and the Knicks already appear a hot mess. With rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina sidelined with his bruised knee, Kristaps Porzingis was shut down in the second half Sunday night with a sore right hip and the Nets delivered the Knicks a second preseason pounding — 117-83 at...

New York Post

Hot mic catches MSG announcers ripping Kristaps Porzingis

A hot mic caught MSG personalities Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak trashing Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis for his poor preseason display before the Nets eventually slaughtered the Knicks, 117-83, at Barclays Center on Sunday night. The Knicks were behind by as many as 38 points, and Porzingis was the furthest thing from a bright...

New York Post

Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina will miss another preseason game

Frank Ntilikina will sit out his second straight preseason game — Sunday against the Nets — and is still considered day-to-day with a knee bruise, but the 19-year-old said he could return to action Monday night against the Rockets. Ntilikina, who missed all of summer league because of the same injury, said he isn’t concerned...

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets - Full Game Highlights | Oct 5, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA Preseason

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Jeremy Lin turns hair criticism into plea for tolerance

After former Net Kenyon Martin touched off a firestorm by ripping Jeremy Lin’s dreadlocks and coarsely accusing him of cultural appropriation, Lin’s response wasn’t shade, but a heartfelt and eloquent request for unity and tolerance. After Lin led the Nets to a 107-88 preseason win over the Heat, he was asked by The Post if...

New York Post

D’Angelo Russell and new-look Nets make good first impression

Welcome to the new Nets, not the same as the old Nets. Not even close. They opened the preseason Tuesday with three new starters — and they could end up with four by the start of the regular season if injured Allen Crabbe earns the small-forward job. And despite all the obligatory disclaimers about preseason...

Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks - Full Game Highlights | Oct 3, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA Preseason

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Nets provide first clue on how they’ll use Russell and Lin

For those wondering how Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell will coexist, the Nets’ preseason opening 115-107 win over the Knicks offered a glimpse: A point guard platoon. Russell had team-highs of 19 points and four assists in 16 minutes 44 seconds, and Lin added eight points and three assists in 20:54. They started together but...

New York Post

One Knick really wanted to take a knee for the anthem

No offense to commissioner Adam Silver, but new Knicks center Enes Kanter lobbied to take a knee during the national anthem before the preseason opener versus the Nets. Kanter, who hails from Turkey, instead went along with the idea to lock arms during the “Star Spangled Banner” to show unity against alleged police brutality against...

New York Post

Time for talk is over as D’Angelo Russell makes Nets debut

For better or worse, the Nets have hitched their wagon to newcomer D’Angelo Russell, and they’ll unveil the face of the franchise in Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Knicks at the Garden. “It’s something good going against new competition. We’ve been going against the same guys all summer, so just to get out there and...

New York Post

Why Nets decided against national anthem protest

When the Nets open the preseason Tuesday night against the Knicks, they’re not expected to take part in any protest or other political gesture during the national anthem at the Garden. “We just had a discussion, but we feel like at this point we probably won’t do anything,” point guard Jeremy Lin told The Post....

New York Post

Nets still deciding on united national anthem protest

The Nets are aware of the NBA’s policy regarding the national anthem, but they plan to discuss what — if any — gesture or demonstration they’ll make at Tuesday’s preseason opener at the Garden. And whatever they do, they say they’ll do it as a unified team. “We haven’t [decided yet]. We’re actually going to...

New York Post

Caris LeVert used first real offseason to get seriously fit

A year ago, foot reconstruction robbed Nets rookie Caris LeVert of any kind of offseason, preseason or early season. But LeVert — who suffered a slight ankle sprain on the final day of camp Saturday — is an entirely different player than the one the Nets saw last year. He’s smarter, stronger and hopefully better....

New York Post

Knicks planning show of unity despite NBA anthem mandate

Just hours before Saturday’s first preseason game, Knicks players weren’t tipping their hands on whether they will stand, kneel or remain in the locker room during the national anthem. The Knicks don’t play until Tuesday, when they take on the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. But at practice Saturday, neither Joakim Noah nor Lance...

New York Post

Nets coach wants team to see what Navy experience ‘is all about’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Nets don’t leave the state of New York during the preseason, but they opted to hold training camp at the U.S. Naval Academy. And they’re hoping to get more out of the experience than just basketball. “I really want the guys to get out of here not just with the basketball...

New York Post

New-look Nets have nothing but questions heading into camp

Here are the top five storylines to watch as the Nets head into training camp: 1. It is dangerous to judge much from camp, and with minutes and lineups mismatched and uneven, preseason doesn’t reveal much, either. But all eyes are going to be on D’Angelo Russell to see how he fits in with his...