1:01 AM EDT, Fri April 23, 2021
7 hours ago
Nets getting healthier as they approach big weekend

Nets getting healthier as they approach big weekend

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ It wasn’t what many had hoped for — a listing of “available” next to Kevin Durant — but the news out of the Nets pre-game health status report was encouraging. Not only was KD listed as “questionable,” decidedly better than “out,” but Tyler Johnson, who’s been out since April 5 with knee soreness, was listed as “doubtful,” again not “out.” Here’s the full report... Status Report for tomorrow night’s game vs. BOS: Durant (left thigh contusion) - QUESTIONABLE T.Johnson (right knee soreness) - DOUBTFUL Harden...
7 hours ago
Spencer Dinwiddie sees playoff return as ‘realistic’

Spencer Dinwiddie sees playoff return as ‘realistic’

Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via In his most definitive statement yet, Spencer Dinwiddie told Diamond Leung of The Athletic that sees a return to the Nets in the post-season as a “realistic” possibility. Leung spoke with Dinwiddie at Collision, an annual tech conference. Spencer Dinwiddie was asked about status for the playoffs at Collision: "Ohh, that's a tough one. Recovery's going great...The ramp-up to be able to play in a playoff atmosphere is realistic." Adds conditioning is main hurdle and he's returned to the court in past couple weeks.— Diamond...
14 hours ago
The Brooklyn Nets will be fine despite their injuries

The Brooklyn Nets will be fine despite their injuries

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via It seems pretty dire right now for a Brooklyn Nets team that’s second in the East, just a half game out of first place. And yet, it feels like all the wheels are about to fall off. But, have no fear. I’m here to assure you that things will be just fine. So what are we worried about? What’s keeping Nets fans up late at night? Well, three things: The defense The front-court depth The injuries Let’s first take a look at the defensive woes: the Nets lead the NBA in ORtg at 118.5 and, yes, aren’t hardly the worst defensive...
16 hours ago
Nets stash Isaia Cordinier named first team All-Eurocup

Nets stash Isaia Cordinier named first team All-Eurocup

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Isaiah Cordinier, the 6’4” Nets stash, has been named first team All-EuroCup. Cordinier, who played this year for Nanterre of France. Cordinier, 24, was the youngest player on the first team. EuroCup is the Euroleague’s second tier. Cordinier’s rights were acquired in the 2018 trade that sent Jeremy Lin to the Hawks. He played for the Nets summer league team in 2019. In addition to Cordinier, the first team includes several former NBA players, including point guard Milos Teodosic, who played two years with the Clippers, and...
Apr 21, 2021
Depleted Nets fall short late, losing to Toronto, 114-103

Depleted Nets fall short late, losing to Toronto, 114-103

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ Call it a scheduled loss if you want, but the Nets fought hard in Tampa. Brooklyn and their 10 active players couldn’t overcome the odds, losing to the Raptors, 114-103. With the loss, the Nets fall to 39-20 on the season and have lost 11 straight on the road against Toronto. Despite a loss for the record books, the Nets didn’t go away late - forging a 12-2 run entering the final three minutes of play down five - but went cold late as heavy legs caught up with them. The Raptors closed out the final minutes on an 8-2 run to escape with...
Apr 21, 2021
Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors, 7:00 PM EST

Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors, 7:00 PM EST

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ After a thrilling win in New Orleans, the Nets turn right back around to play the Raptors on Wednesday night. The injury report for tonight’s game? I’ll let Net Income handle that: Woe is us. It’s too early in the day to have a clear picture. James Harden (hamstring), Spencer Dinwiddie (knee), Tyler Johnson (knee) and Chris Chiozza (hand) are all definitely out and we doubt we will see either Nic Claxton or Reggie Perry either. They’re in the health and safety protocols for still unexplained reasons. The big question remains Kevin...
Apr 21, 2021
Pistons try to dunk on Blake Griffin, fail

Pistons try to dunk on Blake Griffin, fail

Photo by Sarah Stier/ It’s odd for an NBA team to go after a former player on social media, but the Pistons are kinda desperate. They’re last in the East. So on Tuesday afternoon, their Twitter account attempted to troll (dunk on?) Blake Griffin, it fell flat... It was, of course, a reference to how the man who once dunked over a Kia to win the Dunk Contest, hadn’t dunked in 464 days ... but only 38 games ... before leaving for the Nets. There were even reports he couldn’t dunk, a ridiculous notion. Then, after he arrived in Brooklyn (and spent...
Apr 21, 2021
Lewis: Nets to sign Mike James Friday once he passes protocols

Lewis: Nets to sign Mike James Friday once he passes protocols

Photo by Frank Lovicario/NurPhoto via This story will be updated. Brian Lewis reports that the Nets will sign Euroleague star Mike James on Friday. It’s the earliest possible date he can clear the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Multiple sources confirm guard Mike James has been in protocol with the #Nets since this past Sunday. He’ll sign with Brooklyn on Friday. #nba— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 21, 2021 But there is conflicting information on whether James will sign a two-way or a 10-day contract. Marc Stein tweeted that the Nets will sign...
Apr 21, 2021
Nets complete road trip, back-to-back in Tampa vs. Raptors

Nets complete road trip, back-to-back in Tampa vs. Raptors

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ With the news that James Harden is “back to square one” after a setback in the rehab from a hamstring strain, the Nets went into New Orleans Tuesday night with plenty of excuses to lose. Devastating news after devastating news, only nine active players and without Kevin Durant. Then, they were on the wrong end of a 16-0 run by the Pelicans. No problem. The Nets reached into their reserve of Brooklyn Grit and came out on top with Kyrie Irving scoring 24 points in the second half, 15 in the fourth quarter to finish with 32 points ... and eight...
Apr 20, 2021
Seven Nets in double-figures as shorthanded Brooklyn escapes with win in NOLA, 134-129

Seven Nets in double-figures as shorthanded Brooklyn escapes with win in NOLA, 134-129

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Grit, thy name is Brooklyn. Led by Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn and their nine available players overcame adversity Tuesday, defeating New Orleans, 134-129. With the win, the Nets improve to 38-19 on the season and are tied with the Sixers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. All this after the Nets announced pre-game that James Harden was out “indefinitely” after a rehab “setback.” The win did not come easy in the Big Easy. The Nets entered the final minute nursing a two-point lead and Irving, who finished with a team-high 32 points...
Apr 20, 2021
James Harden out ‘indefinitely’ with hamstring ‘setback’

James Harden out ‘indefinitely’ with hamstring ‘setback’

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Just when you thought it couldn’t worse, it has. Just before Steve Nash’s pregame presser, our phones buzzed; a press release broke courtesy of Brooklyn’s PR team. James Harden had suffered an on-court “setback” while rehabilitating his right hamstring and will be out “indefinitely.” Soon, the news was big news... The Nets will continue to be cautious with Harden, and there's a possibility that Harden's return could come closer to the start of the playoffs in a month, sources tell ESPN. For now, he will continue to be out....
Apr 20, 2021
Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 PM EST

Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans, 7:30 PM EST

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Brooklyn Nets are in New Orleans on Tuesday night where they will take on Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, who are slowly but surely getting healthier. The Nets, on the other hand, are getting less healthy. Nets @HSpecialSurgery Status Report for tonight's game in New Orleans: pic.twitter.com/DjqBHSa6Ql— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 20, 2021 That’s wild. We’ll be on Clubhouse after the game, as well. We’ll be talking Nets v. Zion tonight after the game. Join us. https://t.co/AjGa5Z8Hrb— NetsDaily...
Apr 20, 2021
New York State to allow 25 percent capacity for playoffs, says Cuomo

New York State to allow 25 percent capacity for playoffs, says Cuomo

Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP via Large indoor arenas like Barclays Center will be allowed to go to 25 percent capacity on May 19, just before the NBA playoffs begin, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday. That will mean crowds of up to around 4,400 for NBA games at Barclays (slightly higher for Madison Square Garden). Until then, for the rest of the regular season, the Nets will remain at the 10 percent capacity established by the state in early February, meaning about 1,700 fans. Cuomo said the change are linked to improving COVID-19 metrics. The...
Apr 20, 2021
FILM STUDY: Was Kyrie Irving to blame for the loss against the Miami Heat?

FILM STUDY: Was Kyrie Irving to blame for the loss against the Miami Heat?

Photo by Carlos Goldman/NBAE via After the heartbreaking loss against the Miami Heat, Kyrie Irving took full responsibility for Brooklyn’s lethargic crunch time performance. Was he to blame for Brooklyn’s scoreless finish? In case you missed it, Brooklyn suffered one of its most painful losses of the season against the Miami Heat on Monday as Bam Adebayo hit game-winning pull-up jumper. Though Miami earned some press for what could be a turnaround moment in its season, it was the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving who were at the center of mainstream attention (that...
Apr 20, 2021
Nets to face Pelicans with decimated roster

Nets to face Pelicans with decimated roster

Photo by Elsa/ Buzzer beaters are great when you’re on the right side of the scoreboard, but if you’re on the wrong side, it sucks and that’s what happened in Miami two nights ago. The ball was in Bam Adebayo’s hands when as the clock wound down with the score tied. Game. The big news, of course, was that Kevin Durant had to leave the game with a left thigh contusion. The Nets, with Durant on the team flight, landed in New Orleans Sunday night to get ready for Tuesday’s game with the Pelicans. The injuries, as we will soon note, is the story. Where to...