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New Jersey Nets

The Nets Draw First Blood

by Kenny Ducey

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The atmosphere at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn was nothing like anyone had seen before. The Nets were cheered in their home arena, Knicks fans were drowned out, and Carmelo Anthony was showered in boos just 3 miles from where he was born. It wasn’t something unique and isolated in history; rather, something new.

A rivalry? Deron Williams tried to downplay the hype. “It’s one game, it was a good win for us…we can’t just be excited like we just won a championship. We didn’t win the championship of New York.” 

Return To Brooklyn

by Julian Atienza

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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.

The 2012 NBA Draft: A Start of Something New

by Kenny Ducey
Anthony Davis Picked First Overall

Sixty young men heard their names called Thursday Night as they started their NBA Careers, but only about a third of those men had the privilege of embracing the commissioner on-stage afterwards. The rest sat at home and enjoyed the moment with friends and family. Regardless of how the players were notified, they were all thrilled to be chosen by an NBA team as a player they thought could help their team, or in some players' cases, save it.

Tommy Dee Talks Knicks and NBA Draft

by Amit Badlani
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Tommy Dee, founder of TheKnicksBlog.com, joined Mack Rosenberg and Matt Sinise on One on One to talk about Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak's arbitration win's impact on the team, how the Knicks and Nets will go about the draft with their late 2nd round picks, and which draftees he expects to be a sleeper pick.

Is Something Getting the Best of You?

by Eric Mollo

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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.

Why So Serious?

by Eric Mollo

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The Nets are trying to put 2011 behind them amid persistent trade rumors and an offseason lockout, but it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the soon-to-be Brooklyn basketball team. New Jersey lost center Brook Lopez for 6-8 weeks, and after beating Washington opening night, the Nets have dropped 5 straight and dubiously hold the second worst record in basketball (Washington is 0-7). Shooting just 37% from the field and failing to top 100 points thus far, their offense is in shambles.