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The NBA's Renewed Team-Building Imagination

by John Wilmes

Feb 9, 2021 4:59 PM

Unlike the peak of the Warriors' era, the emerging championship contenders of today seem not to be bent in any consistent direction. It is time, instead, to build different kinds of flying that make the sport a more marvelous stew of style. Read more »

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Harden, Durant, And The Pursuit Of What Was Lost

by John Wilmes

Jan 21, 2021 2:35 PM

A singular mix of past and present, of talent and narrative, the new Brooklyn Nets are an entity too dense for one moment, and will require years of observation and unpacking to comprehend. Read more »

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Brooklyn's Superbly Strange Trio Of Talents

by Colin McGowan

Jan 14, 2021 3:13 PM

When you have topline players like Kyrie, Durant, and Harden, you don't need much other than they not self-combust in a typhoon of neuroses, ego, bickering, and mental-emotional cataclysm. Read more »

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Kevin Durant's Sweet Journey Back To The Top

by John Wilmes

With all the narrative baggage buried, though maybe not super deeply, Kevin Durant is now playing basketball in Brooklyn with a boldly visible love for it again. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

On the 76ers and Celtics hoping for a breakthrough, the Nets figuring out what they'll be with Durant and Irving, Toronto running it back without their center vets, and the Knicks embarking a different type of rebuild. Read more »
Kyrie Irving Is Not Wrong For Wanting Out Of The Media Gaze

by Micah Wimmer

It's easier to write Kyrie Irving off as immature, crazy, or stupid than actually consider the veracity and validity of what he says. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Brooklyn Nets

by Colin McGowan

With his preposition-laden speech and aggravating college freshman penchant for rejecting questions, Kyrie Irving clearly wants to be admired, but seems confident that he is. Kevin Durant, by contrast, radiates anxiety. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Jason Kidd Solves The Sport

by Colin McGowan

Jason Kidd in his prime was a visceral experience, doubly impressive for the fact that it was also so intellectual: like math rendered miraculously athletic and cool, a peculiar brand of superstardom, manifested in a peculiar venue, at a peculiar time. Read more »
Caris LeVert's Exploration Of An Impossible Future

by Colin McGowan

Caris LeVert's going to be the player who is most radically displaced as the Nets pivot toward more ambitious goals. He knows that, and he's probably as anxious as anybody to get down to serious work after nearly four seasons of purgatorial basketball. Read more »
Kyrie Irving Will Always Be His Often Wonderful, Sometimes Difficult Self

by Colin McGowan

Kyrie Irving is more annoyance than malignancy, but he is a volume annoyer, impressed with his Wikipedian knowledge of philosophy and art while confusing personality defects with genius. Read more »
2019-20 Atlantic Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

On the Celtics retooling with Kemba Walker, Brooklyn getting a pair of superstars, the Knicks' Plan B, Philadelphia supersizing their roster, and the Raptors keeping the title momentum going without Kawhi Leonard. Read more »
Spencer Dinwiddie Among The NBA's Investing Class

by Micah Wimmer

It's impossible to tell at this point whether players such as Spencer Dinwiddie are establishing a new way of handling money that will become a more widespread trend, or if investing in tech is just the late 2010s version of starting a record label, a misguided indulgence that will pass and become a cautionary tale for future generations of NBA stars. Read more »
Thirty Histories: New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets

by Colin McGowan

The Nets' Rocket Pop uniforms were very 1990, a time which was itself a historical nowhere, appropriate trappings for teams that were terrible for one year, then various forms of just-okay for the next several. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
D'Angelo Russell's Weird NBA Journey Now Has Him In Limbo

by Colin McGowan

The Player Empowerment Era looks a little different for D'Angelo Russell: where a guy can get dumped by the team that drafted him, make the best of his new surroundings, and then get shipped to a third franchise that doesn't even want him. Read more »
What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Want?

by Micah Wimmer

What Kyrie Irving is striving for remains as opaque as ever. The irony of Irving's move to the Nets is that he now finds himself in a similar situation to the one he was so eager to leave two summers ago. Read more »
Brooklyn Nets: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Brooklyn has done better than anyone could have expected in rebounding. How this summer goes will determine the next several years for the Nets. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the offseason moves from the Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, Knicks and Nets. Read more »