Taylor scored a career-high 14 points, including a career-high three three-point field goals. None of which showed Taylor?s progression more than the final three-pointer he sank to put the game out of reach at 106-101.
Jerry Stackhouse returned to the Nets lineup for the first time in 22 games dating back to Jan. 26?in Houston. Stackhouse fittingly returned to action against his former team, the Detroit Pistons, where he became a two-time All-Star and led the NBA with 2,380 points during the 2000-01 season.As Brooklyn embarked on the first of an eight-game road trip, Stackhouse turned back the clock and provided a spark off the bench after a 51-day layoff between appearances. Stackhouse brought the ?Stack Attack? to the Palace of Auburn Hills and scored 10 points while shooting an efficient five-for-six from the field. Stackhouse also fired up his teammates on the bench with a blocked shot, one of numerous stingy defensive plays by Brooklyn to hold Detroit to 82 points.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? Kris Humphries? Nets tenure hit an all-time low on Wednesday, March 6th. After beating the lowly Charlotte Bobcats 99-78, Humphries failed to log a single minute of playing time. To put this into perspective, Tornike Shengelia, who has played sparingly and has been sent to the D-League multiple times, saw more action than Humphries. Shengelia has appeared in 14 games, averaging 3.9 minutes per game, for Brooklyn.
This is a mighty fall for Humphries less than one year after posting career highs in points per game (13.8), rebounds per game (10.9), and minutes per game (34.9).
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NEW YORK ? C.J. Watson has found his NBA niche after going undrafted out of Tennessee in the 2006 NBA Draft. Watson?is a combo guard with the ability to facilitate an offense or play off the ball as a running mate in an up-tempo attack.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comBROOKLYN ? Mikhail Prokhorov has spared no expense in his attempt to deliver a championship to Brooklyn. Prokhorov has invested an estimated $319 million in guaranteed player contracts through the 2015-16 season.?Such a spending spree is possible when you?re ranked the 57th richest man in the world according to Forbes at an estimated $13.2 billion.
After spending a lucrative amount to upgrade the roster, Prokhorov has reportedly targeted Phil Jackson as the Nets next head coach if P.J. Carlesimo fails to get the job done on an interim basis.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comAvery Johnson used the phrase ?Hello Brooklyn? as much as any member of the Brooklyn Nets organization, but unfortunately for him, he was the first member to say goodbye.
On Dec. 27, general manager Billy King announced that the Nets relieved Johnson of his coaching duties and named P.J. Carlesimo interim head coach.?Johnson finished with a 60-116 record (.341 winning percentage) in two plus seasons with the Nets, a far cry from the 194-70 record (.735 winning percentage) he amassed as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
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BROOKLYN ? Brooklyn has become allergic to sizable leads this season at an alarming rate. To make matters worse, no over-the-counter prescription can rid Brooklyn of their allergic reaction during the third quarter this season.As of December 22nd, in six of 12 Brooklyn losses, the Nets have squandered a double-digit lead.
Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? Reggie Evans and rebounding go together like Michelangelo and a paintbrush. Both are brilliant masters of their art. In fact, dictionaries could list Evans as a synonym for rebounding.
As of Nov. 27,?Evans is the best rebounder in the NBA according to numerous advanced statistics.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comNEW YORK ? At 38-years-old, Jerry Stackhouse is perceived as the older man you play against in the park who?s played across the neighborhood for years. Metaphorically, Stackhouse is the guy chosen for a pick-up game because of his experience while showing flashes of the moves that made him a revered legend by his peers.
He may not be the player he was during the 2000-01 season when he led the NBA in scoring at 29.8 points per game, but he is still a serviceable player on the court and a vital veteran leader on the sidelines.
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Michael Scotto, SNYNets.comLast season, Nets general manager Billy King traded forward Shawne Williams, the expiring contract of Mehmet Okur, and a conditional first-round pick (Damian Lillard) to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Gerald Wallace at the trade deadline.
The move appeared risky at first glance. Wallace was in the final year of his contract and gave no indication he would re-sign and join the Nets in Brooklyn.