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Moving to a new site

The writers of The Nets Nation have all moved to a new site called Whoop De Damn Do. You can see all of our future posts there.

http://whoopdedamndo.com/

See you there!

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Future Plans

By: Victor Nash

Ever since August 29th, the Nets Nation has not had a post. For those of you who came to the site, wondering where we all went, it looks like the site will be starting up again once the season starts. All four writers will be back in action with the usual previews, recaps, analysis, and crazy ideas.

So look forward to October 27th, the start of the Nets’ season. We’ll see you then!

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A Look Back At Nets’ History: A Nets’ Legend Leads To Rivalry Part I

By: Adam Callahan

When one entered the Izod Center last season, or what used to be called Continental Airlines Arena, six retired jerseys shine hanging from the ceiling. Drazen Petrovic, Wendell Ladner, John Williamson, Bill Mechionni, and Buck Williams. Just five names, huh? Who could it be that I am forgetting? Jason Kidd? Vince Carter? The correct answer is.. Continue reading

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Nets’ Player Rankings: 9. C Johan Petro

This is the third post in a weekly series breaking down the players on the Nets’ roster. There is always a chance there will be transactions made and the rankings can be changed. For now, we are leaving the rookies out because they haven’t actually played in an NBA game yet. Throughout the regular season we will be updating these rankings weekly based off of performances during the week prior. Last week we had Sean May as our No. 10 player, today we will focus on the new Nets’ backup center Johan Petro.

By: John Fraty

What he can do:

Before I rip into the Nets for a very bad contract given to Petro, there is some good things that Petro does bring to the table. He’s a very sturdy backup center who is a lot younger then most people probably think he is (24). Petro is purely a big body who does a good job of filling up the paint defensively. He does a nice job of moving his feet and is a decent help defender. For his career he’s averaged nearly 17 MPG, and 4.2 RPG. Does that jump off the page? No, but when we look at his 36 MPG they are much more respectable (11 and 9). Petro will not be Marcin Gortat, but as a backup center who I believe has more potential then most people think, I believe the Nets have made a nice pickup getting him in free agency. Also, does anyone else agree that “Pet” is a great nickname?

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Nets vs. Magic on November 5th

By: Victor Nash

After taking on Miami (and probably losing),  the Nets will get a crack at another title contender on November 5th: The Orlando Magic.

I find this matchup to be interesting, because the Nets are like a poor man’s Orlando. This season everyone in the starting lineup can shoot very well with the exception of Brook Lopez and Devin Harris. The Magic have been successful by surrounding their All-Star center, Dwight Howard, with elite shooters, and I think the Nets are trying to use Orlando as a model. The Nets rely heavily on Lopez, just as the Magic rely on Howard to propel their offense.

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Part II: How Would Carmelo Anthony Fit In With The Nets?

This is the second post in a quick two-part series exploring a possible Carmelo Anthony-New Jersey Nets collaboration. Yesterday I took a look at how the Nets’ could get Carmelo Anthony. Today I discuss how Anthony would fit in with the Nets as a team.

By: John Fraty

To answer the question that I have posed to you guys: very well. I mentioned it in yesterday’s post, Carmelo will finally bring the pure-scorer mentality that the Nets currently don’t have on the roster.

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