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Joe Johnson Beyond The Contract

by Jonathan Tjarks

Nov 4, 2014 4:57 PM

Joe Johnson is well on his way to a Hall of Fame career and he still can dominate an individual match-up in the playoffs. He hasn't been overpaid as much as LeBron and others are underpaid. Read more »

Tags: Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Internal Improvement Candidates: Atlantic Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Oct 16, 2014 5:50 PM

The Raptors were the poster boys for the benefits of internal improvement last season. Terrence Ross, Iman Shumpert, Mason Plumlee, Michael Carter-Williams and Tyler Zeller can offer their teams improvement from within. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Why Sign-And-Trades Sometimes Aren't Possible For The Incumbent Team

by Daniel Leroux

Jul 2, 2014 11:36 PM

Teams on the giving end of potential sign-and-trades rarely are unable to participate, but the Nets were unable to with Shaun Livingston's deal with the Warriors. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Jason Kidd's Great Escape

by Jonathan Tjarks

If Jason Kidd plays it right, he can be the Scott Brooks to their version of the Thunder. Kidd’s already proven he’s a more flexible strategist than Brooks, so hitching his wagon to that type of young talent could give him nearly unparalleled job security. Read more »
Identifying What Late 1st Round Big Men CAN Do

by Jonathan Tjarks

You can always find a good perimeter player in the D-League, but the best 6’10+ players in the world are pretty much spoken for. Mason Plumlee and Dieng had turned themselves into effective centers in college, but they slipped in the draft because of concerns about their age and ceiling. Read more »
RealGM's Playoff Predictions

by RealGM Staff Report

All eight RealGM writers predict the Heat along with either the Thunder or Spurs to reach The Finals. Read more »
Two Reinventions: Previewing Raptors Vs. Nets

by Benjamin Cantor

Both of these teams reinvented themselves for different reasons during the regular season. For the Raptors, it came after the Rudy Gay trade in freeing up Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. The Nets fixed their season by embracing small ball. Read more »
Reinvented Nets Keep It Rolling

by Sam Yip

The Nets have abandoned much of their halfcourt sets in favor of a more up-tempo pace and Shaun Livingston has been at the forefront of the new identity Jason Kidd has tried to establish. Read more »
The Eastern Conference At The Deadline

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

The East deals included the only two All-Stars dealt (Antawn Jamison and Danny Granger), the two best players (Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes), and the smartest player (Professor Andre Miller, PhD). Read more »
Fix It: Brooklyn Nets

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Mikhail Prokhorov has invested far too much money in this team to not go down with the ship. You’re left hoping that the early season struggles will evaporate as the season goes on. This team can hope for a favorable matchup in the playoffs (if they get there) that they can take advantage of and use as a springboard to the second round. Read more »
Tyshawn Taylor Credits Nets' Coaching Staff For Development

by Shams Charania

As a second round draft pick placed onto the Nets, Tyshawn Taylor spent extensive time in the D-League, but teammates and coaches swiftly noticed his tenacious style on both ends of the floor. He’s put up four double-digit scoring performances in 14 games this season and has a growing relationship with the new coaching staff. Read more »
Brook Lopez Carries Dominance To Pull Nets Out Of Dysfunction

by Shams Charania

A year ago, Brook Lopez would always speak as the ultimate role player citing a need to get others a flow on offense, before himself. A year ago, the skilled seven-footer was pushed away from the block far too often and at times resisted constant feeds inside. No more. Read more »
A Brave New World For Los Angeles, New York

by Daniel Leroux

Strangely, none of the major market teams have the competitive advantage of their location and a top-flight organizational reputation. History and money are still (largely) on their sides but players have become more conscious of organizational quality in recent years. Read more »
Nets Becoming NBA's Version Of The Yankees

by Jonathan Tjarks

After Brooklyn acquired Joe Johnson, everyone decried how inflexible their roster situation had become. Since then, they have acquired Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko and Andray Blatche. The Nets are extremely deep, with one of the most loaded rosters from top to bottom in the league. Read more »
30 Rapid-Fire Questions For Each Team's Front Office

by Benjamin Cantor

The following 30 questions are the biggest issues facing each NBA front office as the 13-14 regular season begins. Read more »
30-Team Offseason Rundown

by Daniel Leroux

Great drafts for the Rockets, 76ers, Nets, Warriors, Hawks and Grizzlies headline this complete rundown of the 2013 offseason. Read more »
Why The Nets Have Become Title Contenders

by Jonathan Tjarks

The only thing crazier than Brooklyn’s reckless approach to team building this offseason is that it just might work. Championships aren’t won on paper, but if everything goes right, all the pieces are in place for the Nets to make a deep run in the playoffs and could beat the Heat using the 2011 Mavs' model. Read more »
2013 NBA Offseason Primer

by Daniel Leroux

With the 2013 NBA offseason underway, here is a primer on what all 30 teams are facing. Read more »
Evaluating The Risk, Reward Of Nets' Trade For Garnett, Pierce

by Daniel Leroux

We ended up with a quintessential Brooklyn Nets trade: flashy with big names and short-term benefits but with meaningful potential costs down the line. Fortunately for them, the team should be good enough to make those selections less painful to miss. Read more »
Leroux's 2013 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Breaking down all 30 teams by category of how they fared in the often surprising, never disappointing 2013 NBA Draft. Read more »
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