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The Brooklyn Nets entered the season with championship expectations and one of the most talented rosters on paper. However, Brooklyn has failed to meet those lofty expectations and the roster has failed to develop chemistry thanks largely to injuries.
Michael Scotto covers the Nets for Sheridan Hoops as an NBA columnist. In this podcast with FOX Sports Radio he examines Brooklyn’s bleak 2014 outlook and if it’s time to sell at the trade deadline or hold onto the core pieces for another run next season at full strength.
Scotto joined Chris Rix and Arnie Spanier of FOX Sports Radio to detail Brooklyn’s rapid decline
What's it like to write a book about an NBA team? Jake Appleman, author of Brooklyn Bounce, joins the Drive & Kick to talk about his experiences on the inside of the Nets move to Brooklyn from New Jersey. Appleman chronicled every aspect of the operation from the arrival of Deron Williams to the blockbuster deal that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Nets looked like a team needing as much construction as the Gowanus Expressway in 2013, but have cruised up the Eastern Conference standings like a driver in the HOV lane in 2014 as Michael Scotto outlined in his latest column.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have made it easier for Carmelo Anthony to consider leaving in free agency.
Before the Knicks and Nets hit the hardwood on Friday, Scotto joined “Between the Lines” on WPRB 103.3 FM in Princeton, N.J. with host Sitesh Shah to discuss how the Nets have turned the corner in 2014 and preview possible playoff scenarios, along with Carmelo Anthony’s free agency plans and what Knicks management will look to do this offseason, including adding a new head coach.
We've been told for years that an openly gay player on a pro sports team would be a terrible distraction and undermine a team's ability to win. Yet the Brooklyn Nets are 8-2 with him - that's their second-best 10-game streak of the season. Does it matter that Collins hasn't played many minutes?
And the Myrtle Beach Mutiny pro soccer team signed out gay player Anton Hysen. That's in South Carolina. How much does this tell us about how far pro sports have come?
Hosts: Martin Soaries, Tommy Hill, Jason & Lawrence Reels
NBA - We discuss if or why the Brooklyn Nets have the best starting five in basketball, the evolution or disappearance of the big man, and who needs to have the biggest return from injury for next season.
What We Hear - Our music segment begins with our hosts and any callers sharing what they've been listening to during the week.
'Yeezus' vs. 'MCHG' - We debate the contrasts of Kanye and Jay Z's new albums and what makes one differ (or better) from the other.
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The Celtics continue their brief homestand tonight and face longtime Celtic Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets! The CLNS/CelticsBlog crew will have all of your game coverage handled.
Your broadcast crew is Ty Ray and Jeff Kane. Ty and Jeff will also be stationed in the chatroom at CelticsBlog and manning the CLNS Radio social media outlets. As always, we will be taking your calls throughout the entire broadcast.
CLNS Radio locker room reporter, Jared Weiss, will be calling in from the Celtics Locker Room, prior to shooting the Garden Report.
Call in to voice your opinion on The Truth and The Big Ticket's return to the Garden! 347-215-7771
1- College/NCAA- Rutgers still in turmoil. Eric Murdock throws the University under the bus. The New AD starts today and has skeletons.
2- Golf- Sergio Garcia fails and gets jeered and still tries to apologize to Tiger Woods who is cheered.
3A- NY Mets- Zach Wheeler makes his major league debut this week.
3B- Kevin Youklis and Mark Texaria hurt again.
4A- Jean Pascal says Chad Dawson isn't a smart fighter.
4B- Adrian Bronner vs. Paulie Malignaggi preview.
5A- Adam "Pac Man" Jones to speak at the NFL's rookie symposium again.
5B- Kellen Winslow Jr. signs with the NY Jets to play TE.
5C- Victor Cruz signs 1 year tender for $2.69 million.
6A- Allen Iverson kidnaps his kids???
6B- Scottie Pippen says the criticism of Derrick Rose is undeserved.
6C- Boston Celtics and LA Clippers mega trade???
6D- Jason Kidd named coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Will a rivalry develop between the Nets and the NY Knicks??
6E- San Antonio smokes the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the finals.
The entire Brooklyn borough is happy about having the Nets playing out of the Barclay's Center and that would include our next guest. That's right, founding Brand Nubian member, Sadat X makes his return to The Breakdown to chat with Dave & Audley about the NBA's newest squad and his latest album, "Love, Hell or Right".
He's excited about his new squad and the boys were happy to have him back! Dave & Audley also take you around the league to discuss the latest which includes the firing of Avery Johnson! The Breakdown is your home for hoops talk, the way it should be!
The Boston Celtics Post Game Show premiers Wednesday night with a PRE game edition. The Celtics preseason finale is the CLNS crews' season premier.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will not be on-premise, however your CLNS personalities will be. Wednesday's hosts are Matt Rury and Nick Gelso.
Show will start at 6 pm, EST.
As always, we will be taking your calls throughout and the CLNS personalities will be hanging around the CelticsBlog chat room here.
1A- Luis Suarez wants apologizes for biting incident. Was it sincere?
1B- World Cup
2A- David Wright has a bruised rotator cuff on his non throwing arm. How will this affect the NY Mets and the rest of the season?
2B- Why aren't the NY Yankees hitting well as a team??
3A- Terence Craford vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa Review
4A- The Houston Rockets trade Omir Asik to clear cap space for free agents.
4B- NBA Draft Review
4C- Kyrie Iriving will stay in Cleveland. Signs deal worth $90 million.
4D- Miami Heat's Wade, James, Bosh and Haslem all opt out. What does this mean for the Heat?
4E- The NY Knicks draft picks and the trade with Dallas which rids the Knicks of Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. Were these good moves??
4F- Brooklyn Nets trade Jason Kidd to the Milwakee Bucks for 2 2nd round draft picks as Kidd forces their hands in an attempt for more money and more power. Was this a good move for all parties involved?
EJ and Gee discuss their take on the Jason Kidd implosion in Brooklyn which has now lead to him being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for draft picks. Gee Steelio who is a die hard Nets fan especially, weighs in heavy on Kidd's actions with the Brooklyn front office
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