The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

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Postby graybakflip on Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:49 pm

Yep true, but they are now all in going for the rebuild, setting the right culture & developing guys. I'ts all about the future now and the potential of the young players. DLo a 21 y.o.(!) might become a perennial allstar, LeVert played better than his draft position. This years Nets is not going to challenge the title contenders or threaten them, it's not the Billy King era anymore. And when your in the east, if lucky, you can always have a shot getting that 8th seed. You'll never know.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby Sauru on Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:15 pm

the nets also have nothing to lose by pushing as hard as they can. they have zero incentive to tank while other teams are in full on tank mode. the nets will not be good but they will not be at the bottom on the league either
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby graybakflip on Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:53 am

Can't disagree, the goal is to build a competitive team now with young high potential players and instill the proper culture. Basically that's right, a below average or if lucky an average team. The new front office are focusing on player development and instilling proper culture to these young players. Not only the players but everybody, from top to bottom. GM, Coaches, Players etc. It's quite different from the previous regime going for big name's, they learn the hard way, which is good imo. Sean Marks has done a great job so far. He's looking for talent everywhere, which is a given since we don't have our own picks. Just look at how he got Sean Kilpatrick, Spencer Dinwiddie, Quincy Acy(40% 3pt) and their contracts. Also turned Bojan Bogdanovic(which was eventually released by WAS) last season to Allen Crabbe(his contract was offered by Marks last offseason, they are very high on him) and Jarrett Allen(19 yo), Justin Hamilton(the who?) to D Carroll(reunited with Kenny Atkinson during ATL days) aaand Toronto's 1st & 2nd round picks 2018. I know these players are not world beaters, some with not so friendly contracts but they are system-fit players, and still they focus on player progression which is a breathe of fresh air for Nets fans. NBA today is so top heavy, that in the end we can almost predict who will be the top teams fighting for that trophy. Hence I say that Sean Marks is playing it smart. And for the tanking teams, I think there will be league changes regarding that matter. Not now but maybe soon. might be the reason many teams are now taking chances.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby air gordon on Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:00 am

Brooklyn should finish above ATL, NYJ, CHI. Maybe even INDY. Good times ahead
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Postby Stress Fracture on Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:13 am

I'm expecting for Lin to average at least 18 PPG and 7 APG.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby shadowgrin on Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:27 am

Lin has always been clutch.

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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby Andrew on Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:34 am

Someone send Kenyon Martin some aloe.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby graybakflip on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:39 pm

KMart definitely got schooled on that one. JLin is always going to be that good kid, and rightfully so he's well respected around the league and by his fans around the world. I really appreciate him about that right attitude, which is I think makes him a good leader/example to this Brooklyn Nets team. He consulted with different people before he got his Locs and he even write it on the players tribune. More about it here: https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/10/3/16416076/hair-hair-hair-jeremy-lin-shows-it-flows-it-and-writes-about-it

We've got the hair game to the next level!(The Old School Fro, Dreadlocks etc) Hoping for hair updates on 2K lol.

Now about the preseason. Man so glad NBA basketball is back. From what I've observed JLin and Dlo is still going to need time to gel and learn to play together. First game was Dlo's making his debut and he made it look so easy. His court vision is amazing and his feel for the game. I was really surprised about his on-ball defense, didn't expected he was not that bad. Off-ball defense is he got problems. But he needs to gel with JLin and be consistent(2nd game vs Mia). JLin was ok that game but he step it up last game versus the Heat. Maybe he got something to prove because of that KMart comments?! not sure.

Early surprises on the team was RHJ, Demarre Carroll, Spencer Dinwiddie & Jarrett Allen. RHJ was making 18-20 ft midrange jumpshots with confidence! That was the first time I saw him making it with lesser "hitch" on his jumpshot which is very promising with his potential. Is it this year he makes the next step? well see. DC, wow, he's looking very comfortable playing out there. He doesn't look like a salary dump for me, aaaaand he comes with 1st & 2nd round picks! He's very good defensively, great hustle, looking like the ATL Demarre Carroll. Hopefully he can continue & be the consistent vet with the young core guys. Dindin is looking like what Shaun Livingston was with the Nets but with the 3pt range! Just a smart back up PG and he's good on defense too(I remember last season where Yogi Ferrell vs Spencer Dinwiddie was the topic). Jarrett Allen, he's still young, just turned 19 a few months ago, but with his 7'5+ wingspan, defensive instincts. He's going to be contributing early than I had expected this season.

Great Preseason so far. The pace and space will be on full effect when Allen Crabbe & Caris LeVert comes back from their minor injuries (both are day-to-day). Love their style of play, and their group of players. Everybody seems to have something to prove and got that chip on their shoulders. Great job by the Sean Marks and the coaching staff. Can't wait for the season to start!

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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby Jeffx on Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:12 am

On social media, it's hard to tell if mfers are being serious or joking around. I honestly think it's the latter in this case.

I caught Nets/Knicks the other night. I like how the Nets worked the ball around. They're further along than the Knicks. The front office learned from past mistakes and seem to be heading in the right direction. Still, it's hard to get impact players when you're in the middle. In the NBA, you need at least two to be a legit contender.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:52 pm

I don't think Kenyon was joking or even trolling, he made a video talking about Lin's hair then had to make three follow-up posts about it.
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby [Q] on Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:07 pm

That's that Harvard education at work there lol
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Re: The Brooklyn Nets Thread (RESPECT)..

Postby graybakflip on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:53 am

So apparently KMart reached out Jeremy personally, good job!

https://www.netsdaily.com/2017/10/9/16446000/jlin-kmart-talk-and-finally-its-all-good#comments

Crabbe made his debut, 14 pts in 11 mins, 3-4 3pt, made an immediate impact from the get go!
Mozgov shooting 3s!
Trevor Booker making behind the back passes!
DLo hounding opposing pg's on defense!
RHJ smooth midrange J!
DeMarre Carroll looking healthy with 3's tough D and rebounding well!

Can't wait for the season to start.

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