Brooklyn Nets News, Rumors, Odds and Stats
NetsDaily: Pundits think Nets will be active at deadline
A number of the NBA's more knowledgeable pundits think this will be a quiet trade deadline, with only one team, the Kings, having ANY cap space (they have $11 million).
Still, there are others who think a select group of teams will make headlines. And one of them is Brooklyn.
In the past several days, both ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Yahoo's Keith Smith say we should expect the Nets to be buyers before 3:15 pm on February 7...
@WindhorstESPN stated this on his Pod today: "If you are talking about teams at the trade deadline.
Fansided: Signature win comes at an opportune time for Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night earned their most impressive win of the year, a 145-142 overtime victory in Houston Wednesday night.
While the majority of media coverage will highlight James Harden's 58-point performance, Brooklyn's gutsy effort sent a message throughout the league.
These are the wins that establish an identity for a team in its own eyes as well as to those around the league. The Nets are making it known that they are no longer inferior to their counterparts.
The improbable comeback win is representative of the culture that Brooklyn is developing as a franchise from top to bottom.
NetsDaily: Following wins over Celtics and Rockets, Nets take on Magic
Ugh, can we get just one game where D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie both play to their potentials together? I mean it's ridiculous they both can't just play well together at the same ... I am absolutely kidding ...
I have literally nothing to complain about after that overtime win against to the Rockets!! Like, this seriously might be as good as I, and probably many of us, have felt about the Nets in a long, long, long time. They went into Houston and played a fun, tight, exhilarating game while braving another insane James Harden performance and were able to come out of Texas with a win and a .
NetsDaily: The Glue Guys Podcast: ROCKETS WIN EMERGENCY POD
EMERGENCY POD! Nets win in Houston, besting the Rockets despite James Harden's 58 point game. Things discussed include Treveon Graham DOMINATING.... Jarrett Allen BEASTING... Spencer Dinwiddie DINWIDDIE'ING. Also - maybe Kyrie Irving is going to be a Net?
THE NETS ARE BACK
NY Post: It's getting harder for Nets to ignore their insane hot streak
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Nets head into Friday's game against the Magic as one of the hottest teams in basketball. It's the first time in six years they've been .500 this deep into the season, something even coach Kenny Atkinson had to acknowledge was a big deal.
It might be an even bigger deal that -- after getting a little taste of the playoff race -- the fast-rising Nets (23-23) want more. Much more.
"Yeah, I'll say this: I'll admit it, that's real progress," said Atkinson, cautious of having his players lose sight of today by looking forward to tomorrow.
NetsDaily: How the Nets became the best basketball team in New York City
Anthony Puccio - a familiar name around these parts - for SNY TV took a look back on the rise of your Brooklyn Nets. From a failed art project to a culture and climate that has turned them into the best basketball team in New York City.
The Nets started its first season in Brooklyn with a star-studded roster, led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez. They trademarked "Brooklyn's Backcourt" for Williams and Johnson, as they held the hyped-up press conference outside Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Fansided: Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from unlikely, wild, crazy win at Houston
The Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets took us on a wild ride Wednesday night, part roller coaster and part thrill show, before the Nets came away with an inexplicable 145-142 overtime victory at Toyota Center.
It was just the third time this season the Nets (23-23) won a game in which they trailed by at least 10 points, but the second this month. Brooklyn was down 14 with 5:34 remaining in regulation before unleashing a 30-point blitz to force overtime.
They are now 3-17 when trailing by 10 points or more in a game. It was also, however, their 14th straight victory in a game in which they led by at least 10 points (did I mention roller coasters?
NetsDaily: Jarrett Allen is Brooklyn's 20-year-old star in the making
The afro is old school. He speaks well beyond his years. His personal style is hardly flashy. He is who he is and is quite comfortable with it.
But don't get it mixed up: Jarrett Allen is only 20-years-old and has shown that he's a star in the making. That afro represents his old-soul character. His words, his tone, represent his I.Q. and professionalism. His flashiness is reflected by his actions on the court, not off.
Allen is seen as a cornerstone for the franchise and he's an integral part of Brooklyn's improbable playoff push.
NetsDaily: Kenny Atkinson lets point guards be point guards
In Stefan Bondy's story on Kenny Atkinson being a point guard "whisperer," more than one NBA point guard points their finger on what makes the Nets coach so good at his job.
"Whatever you do best, Kenny pushes that. Like do you. Do you," D'Angelo Russell, told Bondy. "And with that being said, he gives you the confidence to want to do it, as well.
"Me, I feel like I'm not a dunk-on-you type point guard or go in there and throw my body around and do all this contact. I'm not that.
NetsDaily: SPENCER DINWIDDIE LEADS NETS TO IMPROBABLE COMEBACK OVER ROCKETS, 145-142
Down eight with 1:02 left in the fourth, the Nets' chances at an improbable comeback victory looked lost. P.J. Tucker had just nailed a three-pointer which set an NBA record for most three's attempted in a game (at that point) with 62.
But then Spencer Dinwiddie hit one three-pointer.
... And then another.
...... And then another.
He scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and nine in the final 1:02 following the three consecutive three's. It all happened with the Nets down three following two free throws from James Harden.