While the trade has will not be confirmed officially until July 12th, the Brooklyn Nets will welcome Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry. The Nets will send Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, 3 first round draft picks (2014, 2016,2018) and Kieth Bogans (via sign-and-trade) to Boston. Chris Carrino voice of the Nets on WFAN joined Mike Watts and Kris Venezia to talk about the potential imapct of these aging stars for the Nets.
Mikhail Prokhorov and the rest of Brooklyn Nets ownership fired Head Coach Avery Johnson early this morning on the heels of blowout losses to the Celtics on Christmas day and the Bucks last night. During his press conference this afternoon, General Manager Billy King said: “I just thought he [Avery Johnson] wasn’t able to get through to the players… somehow it just wasn’t translating to the players on the floor, for whatever reason.”
Tonight at 7:30 ET the Nets open up their 2012-2013 campaign at home against the Toronto Raptors. This however is no ordinary start to the season for a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2007. As the Nets take the floor tonight it will not be in New Jersey at the Izod Center, but Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue, home of the new 4.9 billion dollar Barclays Center.
Point guard Deron Williams doing his best not to let frustration get the best of him
It is said that winning can mask all pains. Losing does just the opposite. It exposes all weaknesses, and the Nets have some glaring ones. As the season drags on, the losses keep coming. The team has now dropped 8 of their first 10, sporting the 28th worst offense in basketball (87 PPG), shooting under 40 percent from the field.