Brooklyn Nets Analysis

Twelve Characters: Kyrie Irving

by Colin McGowan

Sep 28, 2021 6:04 PM

The selfish stance of Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins on the vaccine issue speaks to one of the biggest problems of our age: that we are far too deep in our own stuff, wholly unable to help each other. Read more »

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The Brooklyn Nets, Our Weirdest Contenders Yet

by John Wilmes

Sep 17, 2021 10:24 AM

As the Nets enter the 21-22 season as overwhelming title favorites, my question is simple: has a team ever been this good and this weird at the same time? Read more »

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The 2022 Lakers And Nets, And One Ring To Rule Them All

by John Wilmes

Sep 8, 2021 10:57 AM

As the NBA transitions to a new era, a Lakers-Nets Finals could function as the capstone to a certain era of stars; one last hurrah for everyone old enough to remember when David Stern was still their commissioner. This would be a Super Bowl of sorts- a collision of legacies too rich to miss, too hyped-up to possibly escape. Read more »

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DeAndre Jordan's Winnowing Of Choices

by Colin McGowan

DeAndre Jordan may wish he could create a better set of options, be 27 again. Or maybe this is a fine time to get out. Read more »
The Strange, Gnarly Range Of Bucks Vs. Nets

by John Wilmes

The ultimate messy series at the end of a chaotic, pandemic-wrecked season of basketball, Brooklyn vs. Milwaukee is a gnarly feast of weirdnesses difficult to digest, and even harder to explain. Read more »
The Nets Have Solved Basketball, For Now

by Micah Wimmer

Brooklyn has found a new way to solve basketball's fundamental problem -- not by coming up with an inventive new strategy, but by reducing the game to its bare essentials. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
Kevin Durant, Philip Roth, And Letting The Haters Rule Your Life

by John Wilmes

The parallel discussions on Kevin Durant and Philip Roth are a testament to how fixated our culture is on men who are equal parts broken and brilliant. That neither have ever learned how to let anything go can be frightening to perceive. Read more »
The Reinvention Of James Harden

by John Wilmes

James Harden has dispensed with the stale algorithms with the Nets so quickly and so dramatically that few seem to have had time to notice it yet. He is expanding the game beautifully rather than bending its corners into distended statistical peninsulas. Read more »
Blake Griffin Deserves Some Final Good Memories

by Colin McGowan

Blake Griffin has nothing left to lose, which isn't necessarily the same thing as having nothing left. Read more »
The NBA's Renewed Team-Building Imagination

by John Wilmes

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 »
Harden, Durant, And The Pursuit Of What Was Lost

by John Wilmes

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 »
Brooklyn's Superbly Strange Trio Of Talents

by Colin McGowan

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 »
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 »
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