Playoff Capsule: Brooklyn Nets

The Nets have the ninth-best offense in the league, and as interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo noted to reporters in the team's first postseason practice, their playbook isn't too extensive. Here's a breakdown of their most commonly-used set this year: One of the Nets' most common actions you'll … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Brook Lopez Rebound? He Boxes Out Too Much.

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Brook Lopez is a notoriously bad rebounder - he's halfway down the third page on the rebound rate leaderboard, according to HoopData. Even by traditional metrics, his 7.0 boards per game places him 38th in the league. There's Reggie Evans, of course, who is an excellent rebounder in his own right … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Late Game Offense

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we’ve got … [Read more...]

Brooklyn Nets Use Basic Offense To Free Up Shooter

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Not a lot went right for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night when they played the NBA champion Miami Heat. The death vice that is Miami's half-court defense exercised its strength vs. the Nets, reducing their offense to feeble dribble attempts and desperation isolations. That being said, the … [Read more...]

Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brooklyn and the low block

With the Brooklyn Nets retaining the services of Deron Williams while bringing in Joe Johnson and his giant truck, they boast one of the best passing/playmaking backcourts in the league. Williams is one of the top point guards in the world. Joe Johnson is a combo guard in the positive sense, when … [Read more...]

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