1. Takeaways from the Red Bull Midnight Run Hoops Championship

    BROOKLYN — There are two types of good basketball in this world. The first brand of hoops is played under bright lights in polished gyms, with fans packed into thousands of seats cheering on their favorite team...

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  2. Why NY Knicks Should Actually Keep J.R. Smith

    Clanged shots, poor shooting percentages and untied shoelaces . That just about sums up J.R. Smith ’s season thus far. ESPN...

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  3. Final First-Half Player Power Rankings for Brooklyn Nets

    It feels like just yesterday that the Brooklyn Nets were being heralded as title contenders. Boy, times can really change...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 1,594 reads 9 comments

  4. Brooklyn Nets Problems Go Far Deeper Than Jason Kidd

    Jason Kidd should not be coaching the Brooklyn Nets . Less experienced coaches are better suited with young teams, and the same goes for more tenured coaches with veteran rosters...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 4,687 reads 10 comments

  5. 5 Coaches Who Would Do a Better Job Than Jason Kidd for Brooklyn Nets

    When a team built to be a contender flops, blame usually falls on the guy on the sidelines. In the case of the Brooklyn Nets , it’s first-year head coach Jason Kidd who is taking the heat...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 7,059 reads 24 comments

  6. Forgotten Again, Joe Johnson Is Brooklyn Nets' Real X-Factor

    Joe Johnson is a battle-tested, cold-blooded basketball player. The 12-year veteran is arguably the best closer in the NBA , and has put up over 17 points a game throughout his entire career...

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  7. Why Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. Must Get JR Smith's Minutes

    In a season full of struggle, rumors and heartbreak, the New York Knicks need some stability within their team. What they don't need is J.R. Smith ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 8,702 reads 62 comments

  8. 5 Holiday Wishes for the Brooklyn Nets

    This season hasn’t exactly been filled with gumdrops and sugarplums for the Brooklyn Nets . However, it is the most wonderful time of the year, and that provides for a great opportunity to reflect on the first quarter of the Nets’ season...

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  9. 3 Solutions to the Brooklyn Nets' Offensive Woes

    It’s clear that the Brooklyn Nets , despite boasting the most expensive roster in NBA history, have not lived up to the monumental expectations that come with trying to assemble a super team...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 2,234 reads 3 comments

  10. Who Will Step Up and Save the Brooklyn Nets' Season?

    The Brooklyn Nets , a team with 35 career All-Star appearances spread across the most expensive roster in NBA history, are absolutely terrible...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 months ago 2,206 reads 5 comments

  11. Philadelphia 76ers Who Have Already Exceeded Expectations

    So much for all that tanking nonsense. The Philadelphia 76ers were expected to flop, roll over and become the laughingstock of the NBA with hopes of landing a star like Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 draft...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 3,515 reads 13 comments

  12. How the Brooklyn Nets Survive Latest Injury to Paul Pierce

    Another day, another injury to the Brooklyn Nets . Paul Pierce ’s broken hand, suffered on November 29, will sideline the veteran forward for about two to four weeks, according to ESPN New York ’s Ohm Youngmisuk...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 1,207 reads 2 comments

  13. Can Joe Johnson Be the Spark the Brooklyn Nets Desperately Need?

    The Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a season full of injuries, struggle and disappointment. But in Joe Johnson , they possess the capability to turn it all around...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 1,772 reads 7 comments

  14. Ranking Metta World Peace's Best and Worst Cameos

    Metta World Peace is everywhere . In addition to being a member of the 2013-14 New York Knicks , World Peace is a rapper, actor, Nickelodeon gold medalist and a million other things—or at least it seems like it...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 1,070 reads 0 comments

  15. How Brooklyn Nets Will Be Able to Persevere Through Injury Troubles

    The Brooklyn Nets were never expected to go the length of the full 82-game season in one piece. But injuries have plagued the Nets earlier than expected in 2013-14, putting head ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 783 reads 0 comments

  16. Kobe Bryant Represents LA Lakers Fans' Last Hope for 2013-14 Season

    Just as it has for the past 17 years, the fate of the Los Angeles Lakers rests in the hands of Kobe Bean Bryant ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 1,967 reads 5 comments

  17. Is Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love the NBA's Next Great Duo?

    Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio could become the modern day John Stockton and Karl Malone . While the Minnesota Timberwolves ’ tandem of stars still has a long ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 6,357 reads 24 comments

  18. How LA Lakers Can Free Themselves of Dwight Howard Forever

    Right now, the Los Angeles Lakers are the equivalent of a bitter ex-girlfriend. Dwight Howard moved on to bigger and redder things when he chose the Houston Rockets as the winners of last summer’s free agency sweepstakes, thus leaving L...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 9 months ago 2,097 reads 22 comments

  19. How Each LA Lakers Role Player Can Help Kobe Bryant When He Returns

    While the Los Angeles Lakers have shown high levels of chemistry and continuity in the early stages of the 2013-14 season, the team is far from complete...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 1,538 reads 3 comments

  20. What to Expect from Dennis Schröder's Rookie Season with Atlanta Hawks

    With the 17th pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks gave life to a franchise that’s been without a true star for decades...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 3,363 reads 15 comments

  21. Jordan Farmar Is More Important to LA Lakers' Season Than You Realize

    The success of the Los Angeles Lakers this season will primarily hinge upon the health and production of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol . But while the team’s biggest stars are going to be at the forefront of L...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 3,696 reads 11 comments

  22. Believe the Hype: These NBA Storylines Are the Real Deal in 2013-14

    Basketball is back. World-renowned superstars, dazzling highlights and compelling storylines on and off the hardwood are all returning, and NBA fans across the globe couldn ’t be more ecstatic about it...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 1,459 reads 2 comments

  23. LA Lakers' 5 Must-Win Games of the Early Season

    Despite the fact that they’ve got an extremely difficult schedule to begin the 2013-14 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be faced with some contests that they absolutely must win...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 10,957 reads 27 comments

  24. Winners and Losers from Week 2 of LA Lakers' NBA Preaseason

    The Los Angeles Lakers came into the second week of preseason play with a 2-2 record before falling to the Golden State Warriors on October 15 and again on the 18th...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 1,359 reads 2 comments

  25. Most Disappointing LA Lakers Players in Preseason so Far

    Although it has no effect on the regular season, the NBA preseason shows a lot about individual teams. Great effort is often exerted by rookies or players trying to earn a roster spot, while veterans cheer them on from the sidelines...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 10 months ago 4,409 reads 13 comments