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Brooklyn Nets training camp 2012: News, features, analysis and more

The Brooklyn Nets didn't schlep across the Hudson away from a fan base gone dormant just to play basketball. They're in New York City to not just win, but to begin a hostile takeover of an area long down with the orange and the blue.

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Nets' practice facility flooded and without power

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Nets practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J., is flooded and without power. The Nets were forced to move their Wednesday practice to the Barclay's Center. With the entire first floor of their practice facility flooded, the Nets are unsure when they can return. General manager Billy King said they will continue to practice in Brooklyn for the foreseeable future.

The damage from Hurricane Sandy already caused New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ask for the postponement of the Nets' season opener against the New York Knicks, originally scheduled for Thursday night. The storm has caused several Nets players to temporarily move out of their homes and move into hotels while storm damage is repaired.

Nets backup point guard Tyshawn Taylor could not attend Wednesday's practice because he was stranded in Hoboken, N.J. With their original opener postponed, the Nets' will open their season on Nov. 3 against the Toronto Raptors at the Barclay's Center.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.


Nets cut two, set final roster

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Dwight Howard: "I did want to go to Brooklyn"

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Brooklyn Nets have much work to do

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Knicks hold off Nets in overtime, 97-95

It took five extra minutes, but the New York Knicks beat their crosstown rival, the Brooklyn Nets, 97-95 in overtime.


NBA GMs: Nets are most improved team

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Nets play full rotation in preseason loss to 76ers

The Brooklyn Nets hosted Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia on Friday in a preseason game, and it was the Sixers hot shooting that led to a 10-point Philly win.


Nets starters struggle in preseason loss to Boston

The Nets lost 115-85 on Thursday night in a game against the Celtics where both teams' best five played significant minutes.


MarShon Brooks not locked into 6th man?

MarShon Brooks, who has talked about contending for the NBA's Sixth Man Award, has a lot of work to do to solidify that spot in Avery Johnson's rotation.


Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Andray Blatche

From Amnestied to Agent Zero, the transformation of Andray Blatche is nearly complete.


Blatche, Teletovic impressive in Nets win over C's

One night after opening the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets hit the road for a preseason game against the Boston Celtics. The Nets sat their top six key players, with Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, and Joe Johnson all sitting out at TD Garden. Despite a limited lineup, the Nets hung with the Celtics all evening in a back-and-forth game and edged out the C's, 97-96, in the final minute.

Andray Blatche has been an unexpected bright spot for the Nets early in the preseason, as the slimmed down big man has been able to pour it in form the post. Blatche had his way at times with the Boston interior defense on Tuesday, pulling off an array of moves in the post -- both with his back to the basket and facing up. He finished with 23 points and nine rebounds, and got the better of Boston rookie Jared Sullinger.

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Joining Blatche in double figures was Mirza Teletovic, who rode a big first half to an 18-point night. Teletovic could be a nice weapon on the outside with his shooting, setting up on the arc and benefitting from Deron's dribble-drive efforts. Teletovic took a team-high 17 shots, and hit four from beyond the arc for an impressive evening.

The Celtics will now head South to the Barclays Center for the second leg of the home-and-home series on Thursday night.


Andray Blatche outplaying Jared Sullinger early

After one half at TD Garden, the Brooklyn Nets trail the Boston Celtics, 49-47. It was an inconsistent first half for the Nets, who juggled the lineup and tried to get some offensive rhythm going against the veteran Celtics. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson are not playing, providing opportunities for some youngsters and fringe players.

Andray Blatche continues his impressive preseason play, leading the Nets on the offensive end with 15 points. Blatche is in shape and trying to make a statement early with his new team, and he abused rookie Jared Sullinger on several occasions in the first half. Blatche worked Sullinger with an array of post moves, and head coach Avery Johnson has to be encouraged by what he's seen so far from his new big man. Keeping him in shape and focused will be the challenge, as the veteran has always had undeniable talent.

In addition to Blatche, import Mirza Teletovic had a big half on the offensive end. The sharpshooter could be a huge asset in Brooklyn's offense, and he drilled two threes on his way to 11 first half points.


Nets open Barclays Center with 98-88 victory

Nets open Barclays Center with 98-88 victory over Wizards.


Brooklyn Nets preseason preview and schedule

The appetite of fans old and new of the Brooklyn Nets will start getting whetted on Saturday when the Nets open the 2012 preseason in Atlantic City, N.J., against the Philadelphia 76ers.


Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries will likely have a smaller role this season for the Brooklyn Nets.


Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Mirza Teletovic

Mirza Teletovic is a gifted shooter the Brooklyn Nets will look to for scoring.


Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Gerald Wallace

It's the simple routine that's the essence of rough-and-rugged Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace, not the concrete jungle of his basketball home or nearby Manhattan. In fact, New York City scares him.


Joe Johnson welcomes our new flop rule overlords

Nets guard Joe Johnson is happy about the new anti-flopping rules.

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