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Nets Preseason Begins [Oct. 12th, 2005|04:14 pm]
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mdanger


If you didn't know, the Nets had its first preseason game yesterday. As you know, preseason games do not give us much to go on in terms of how the real games are going to be played. Players and scrubs typically played ~20 minutes each. The first preseason game was more of like one big scrimmage practice. Lawrence Frank was concentrating on play execution and on defense. Defensively, there were a lot of holes. The Pacers were basically dominating the Nets on the inside and there wasn't much of a defensive post presence. Offensively, Vince and company played OK considering the Pacers didn't really bring any defense either. Here's my personal review of players that played during the game against the Pacers:

Vince Carter: 18 pts 3 Reb 2 Assists - Vince was in midseason form. He was getting a lot of good looks and converting them to points. He totally made Artest look like mince meat

Jason Kidd: 6 pts 3 Reb 2 Assists - Nothing great from Jason. He was just coasting in this game.

R. Jefferson: 8 pts 0 Reb 1 Assist - Richard was really rusty. He had several close shots that he couldn't convert. At one point he was just trying to score but none of his attempts really converterd into points. He was slashing a lot more to the basket and missing those close shots. His first game needs more work.

J. Collins: 2 pts 2 Reb - Typical Jason line. He's recovering from surgery and only played 14 minutes.

N. Krstic: 8 pts 6 Reb - He was really impressive in the 1st quarter. He showed a lot of really good offensive moves and also showd a very polished back-to-the-basket game. As usual, he struggles defensively and accumulates lots of fouls.

Z. Planinic: 14 pts 4 Reb 2 Assists - Very impressive. He's more confident now and is starting to exhibit Ginobili-like quickness. He's been the biggest news in training camp so far because everyone on the Nets is raving about him. The European Championships really changed his game.

M. Jackson: 11 pts 4 Reb - Mark causes a lot of fouls to be called on him. Most of his points were from freethrows. It looks like he'll be a pretty solid addition to the Nets. He brought toughness and low-post meanness. I wish he would just draw a charge instead of getting fouls by trying to block shots.

S. Padget: Think Scalabrine. He's an OK player but he showed a lot of smarts. He picked up the offense right away and looks really comfortable in it.

L. Murray: I'm glad we have this guy on the bench. Murray was scoring from wherever he wanted. This is the exact reason the Nets picked him up.

L. Johnson: This guy smells of good potential.

Anyways, it's just the first game.
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Nets Rescind Trade With Raheem [Aug. 4th, 2005|10:42 am]
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mdanger
Nets are dumb!!!!:

Nets Rescind Trade
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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2005|01:06 am]
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joshed_up
damn it, the SAR deal is still not resolved. wtf.
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2005|10:48 pm]
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joshed_up
BLAH! this SAR 'medical problem' is dragging too long.

we'd lose a good player if he doesnt pass his medical. and this sucks.
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Update on SAR [Aug. 4th, 2005|10:01 pm]
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mdanger
This is what they found wrong with Shareef:


During a routine physical, the Nets found that Abdur-Rahim has scar tissue in his right knee, perhaps resulting from an operation he had in high school. There is fear that it could become arthritic, so the Nets are seeking second and third opinions.


For a minute there, I thought it Shareef had AIDS or SARS or something. If Kerry Kittles can play on knees without cartilages, Shareef can play with Arthritis. I feel confident that SAR will be a Net still.
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Only with the Nets... [Aug. 4th, 2005|10:42 am]
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mdanger
The curse of the Reef: SAR trade on hold because of medical condition


It's the frontpage of the Nets website. Here's the text:


During the course of the normal physical examination taken by forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, to complete the trade, a question arose concerning a portion of the testing. The Nets are currently in the process of seeking other medical opinions, and until further notice, the trade with Portland for Abdur-Rahim has been put on hold. As a result of this development, the Nets have cancelled today’s scheduled press conference to announce the team’s free agent signings.


If Shareef isn't healthy, the Nets just screwed themselves.
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A taste of things to come [Aug. 1st, 2005|01:49 pm]
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mdanger
Jason Kidd and Vince Carter Perfection Mix

Video mix of Kidd-to-Carter alley oops and clutch moments. It's pretty sweet. It's 72.80MB .wmv file. Just image Kidd, Carter, and Jefferson doing this.

I can't wait for the season to start.
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Nets sign McInnis [Jul. 29th, 2005|07:45 am]
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mdanger
The Nets sign Jeff McInnis: link

The main rotation will probably be:

Krstic
Shareef
Jefferson
Carter
Kidd
Collins
McInnis
Wright
Robinson
Vaugn
Mercer

The starting lineup is impressive. The bench is average at best but McInnis and Collins are above average bench players. Yeah...Collins stink but he's really good defensively and does a lot of team things.
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SAR [Jul. 18th, 2005|11:03 pm]
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mdanger
Hey folks! We just got SAR. That means we have one of the most impressive lineups in the L right now:

Kidd
Carter
Jefferson
Raheem
Krstic

The Atlantic and possibly, the East is ours again.
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On a different note, I am looking for someone to redesign or help moderate the community. If anyone wants to help, let me know and I'll make you co-mod. If more than one(or any) apply, it'll be my discretion as to who gets it.
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Game 1 [Apr. 25th, 2005|08:30 am]
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mostdangerous
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Dammit...I can kinda understand Shaq getting his numbers and maybe Wade too but the defense on Damon Jones is inexcusable. The Nets have ALWAYS had trouble guarding 3 point shooters. That was a problem with Scott's team but I was hoping Frank has solved that problem already. Although Frank has solved the half-court and zone offense better than Scott did.

The only hope I can think of the Nets winning this series is to have Krstic kick Shaq in the thigh and causes him to fall hard on Wade.
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