No Lottery Dreams For Brooklyn (Thanks Prokhorov)

Thanks to Brooklyn, Sixers fan isn’t so depressed anymore. His team isn’t the worst in the NBA. He can credit that to Joel Embiid who is the hands down Rookie of the Year and the reason the Sixers have hope of being a force the next five years. Ben Simmons hasn’t even taken the floor…

Deron Williams Returns But Was He Really Here?

Deron Williams will be a stranger tonight. He will wear the uniform of the Dallas Mavericks. He will walk into Barclays with a beard that covers his face but not his Brooklyn wounds; he didn’t make it here. He failed. He was given up on. He was maligned and vilified in the press. No amount…

Everyone Doubting Jarrett Jack

Three years ago, Jarrett Jack had a career year with the Golden State Warriors. His job was to replace Steph Curry and make something happen. Logging thirty minutes, Jack scored from the perimeter, controlled the pace of the game, averaged 6 assists coming off the bench, scored 13 points, was the spark for a Mark Jackson…

Selling the Nets Just Got Easier for Mikhail Prokhorov

The NBA approved the remaining shares of the Brooklyn Nets to be sold to Mikhail Prokhorov Last winter, Mikhail Prokhorov hired investment bankers to explore selling his share of the Brooklyn Nets. In the world of finance, the Nets mediocrity was not a deal breaker; it had little impact. It was the $1.5 billion dollar price…

Deron Williams Back Where It Started

In his last game of the 2014-15 season, Deron Williams fluctuated between looking ordinary and being ordinary. The invisibility of his game was a striking contrast to what he used to be. On this night there was no hint of the Olympian and the All-Star. He was just an average player trying to keep his…

The Tortured Brooklyn Demise and Fading Light of Deron Williams

Now that the Brooklyn Nets have gone through extraordinary lengths to purge Deron Williams from their roster both Brooklyn and Williams can go back to their ordinary lives as if these past three years have been one of those invisible things you don’t remember because, frankly, nothing was accomplished. With Williams in Brooklyn the Nets…