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Nets roster has championship pedigree... all over

t's one thing to count up post-season games for Nets players. It's another to add up their championships. We looked at the Nets 15 players big game experience, that is their accomplishments: the titles they've won. There are a lot of them.

For Billy King, the moment of truth

Billy King spent all Draft Day last June preparing for what's happening now. He traded for toughness and championship pedigree then picked Mason Plumlee once the Boston deal was complete. So far, so good but he knows this is what it's all about.

Nets gear finished #7 in 2013-14; D-Will #22

The NBA reports that sales of Nets gear placed seventh in the NBA in 2013-14. That's slight drop from their first season in Brooklyn when they finished fourth, but considerably higher than their last year in New Jersey when they were 31st.

Numbers tell tale on Nets experience

While nothing is guaranteed in the playoffs, experience is the Nets biggest asset vs. the young and athletic Raptors. The Nets have played in 563 post-season games, started 511 of them. The Raptors, on the other hand, have played 157, started 39.

Prokhorov walking fine line in Ukraine crisis

Will we see the architect of the Nets revival in Brooklyn next week? Probably not. Best to avoid questions about Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, etc. It's all part of a balancing act Mikhail Prokhorov has to carry out. Like the playoffs, it's unpredictable.

Nets to face Raptors 12:30 Saturday

Get our your passports, eh. The No. 6 Brooklyn Nets will face the No. 3 Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Game 1 will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Air Canada Centre

Livingston: better than ever, happier too!

As Dave D'Alessandro writes Wednesday quoting Shaun Livingston's father, Reggie, the kid is better than he's even been, even before his injury in February 2007. "He’s a more complete player than he was pre-injury," Reggie said.

Prokhorov is sixth biggest spender in pro sports

When Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets, he thought he could model them after European soccer clubs, many of them owned by sheiks and oligarchs who like him are willing to spend. Well, in one way, it's certainly worked out that way: in spending.


Barclays usher blows away crowd with Anthem

Bryan Bautista walked to the center of the court Tuesday night, dressed in his usher uniform, not to direct traffic or help wayward fans. He was there to sing the national anthem ... and he killed it.

Better with Brook?

Beckley Mason, writing for ESPN, raises "The Question" and notes that brook Lopez has missed 185 games over the last three years while Mason Plumlee looks like a (the?) steal of the draft. Are they better with Brook?

Will he shave?! Will it matter?!

Jason Kidd first started growing his beard at the beginning of January, perhaps to change his luck, or, some might suggest, to hide his identity. After all, at that point, the Nets were 10-21. Monday, he said he's considering shaving it off!

MTV: "There isn’t a team in NBA that can stop us"

Speaking with a reporter in Spain, where he played for six years, Mirza Teletovic offered optimism about the team's ultimate goal. "There isn’t a team in the NBA that can stop us," he told Basket4US.

No Knicks in playoffs an opportunity for Nets

It would probably take a long run for the Nets to gain the big headlines needed to break the Knicks brand in New York but Deron Williams thinks the Knicks loss(es) could be the Nets gain. "The attention is going to be on us," says D-Will.

"Greatest Sports Deal Ever" comes to an end

The NBA and the former owners of the ABA's Spirits of St. Louis have reached a deal that will, after 40 years, give the Nets and other former ABA teams parity with the other 26 teams on TV rights. The St. Louis owners will get half a billion dollars.

Bogdanovic's team heads into deep, comic spiral

This is getting to be pretty much a fool's errand tracking Bojan Bogdanovic who increasingly looks like he will be staying in Turkey next season, but the downward spiral of his team is quite amazing, almost comic. They keep losing ... bizarrely.

"The most connected stadium in the world"

Tech Republic, the CBS magazine for IT professionals, reports this week on connected stadiums and arenas and calls Barclays Center "the most connected stadium in the world," with its Wi-Fi, apps and reliable, scalable access.

D-Will gift to autism families: night at Barclays

Deron Williams hosted 65 families of children affected by autism in luxury suites Friday. Williams, whose son is autistic, met with families post-game. Each child and his family was photographed with Williams and his wife Amy and provided a gift.

Gutierrez to play with Livingston, Anderson out

It looks like Jorge Gutierrez will get more playing time Sunday when the Nets face the Magic. Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson didn't practice again Saturday and won't be in uniform Sunday at Barclays Center.

Stephen A: D-Will the key to Nets' success

Stephen A. Smith writes Friday about how well Deron Williams must play for the Nets to go deep in the playoffs. The answer: very well ... very, very well.

Prokhorov's sister slams Putin crackdown on media

Irina Prokhorova, sister of the Nets owner and one of Russia's leading intellectuals, is among those leading the country's liberal elite in attacking the Russian government's crackdown on the media and academia, Foreign Policy reports.

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 50

We haven't done this in a while, but now, with the playoffs upon us followed by the Draft and free agency, we figured it was time. Not to mention that we've abandoned the roman numerals.

"The Block" was good!

USA Today's Adi Joseph says the NBA has reviewed Mason Plumlee 's game-ending block on LeBron James and concluded it was good! The NBA has been particularly transparent this season, on more than one occasion criticizing refs' late game calls.

Bogdanovic comment indicates he's staying overseas

Bojan Bogdanovic hasn't signed to play next season in Europe, but in comments Thursday, the Nets pick said he's looking forward to playing for Fenerbahce against the Spurs in the preseason Global Games next October.

Nets winning ways make pundits rethink potential

The Nets big win over the Heat was just the latest success for Brooklyn, but it was a signature one ... and because of the high drama of the close, it's become a touchstone for pundits and analysts to take a second, longer look at the possibilities.

Power Rankings: Are Pacers better than Nets?

Power rankings are out and again, we are bit mystified. It's not about the Nets rankings, which run the gamut from No. 5 to No. 14. It's that about half the rankers put the Pacers ahead of the Nets while lamenting the Pacers' free fall!!

Optimistic writer wants Nets parade in Brooklyn

Denis Hamill admits, "We’re jumping way out in front of ourselves here," but he's claiming some Brooklyn turf just in case the Nets bring home the Lawrence O'Brien Trophy. "Forget the Canyon of Heroes. Brooklyn should parade in Brooklyn."

Mason Plumlee dunking up a storm

Mason Plumlee threw down six dunks Saturday, bringing his season total to 100 and putting him in 12th place on the CBS Dunk-o-Meter ... 40 more than the next best dunking rookie, Giannis Antetokounmpo. And they put him ahead of brother Miles!

As playoffs approach, Nets like where they're at

After Sunday's action, playoff seeding in the East is taking shape. Unless Indiana comes out of his zombie-like death trance, Miami looks like the overall No. 1 seed. The Nets and Bulls will renew last year's battle, with Brooklyn healthy and ready.

No draft picks and no D-League team? What gives?

In their last game ever Saturday, the Springfield Armor beat the Delaware 87ers in Delaware. Adonis Thomas, one of at least three NBA prospects on the Armor roster, finished with 27 points, but the bigger story is just how will affect the Nets.

Nets going green ... atop Barclays Center roof

SHoP, the Barclays Center architect, has released a new image of the arena, with a green roof, surrounded by the planned three apartment towers at the eastern edge of the building site.

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