Najee is back for a solo pod to discuss the Nets’ loss to the Lakers and give his thoughts on Kyrie’s ejection. Also, he takes a look at how this could be a small look at how the two teams will play each other when they inevitably meet in the NBA Finals. Plus, Naj gives his thoughts on the Nets vs. Timberwolves game being postponed and also recaps the game before looking ahead to what’s upcoming on the Nets schedule and which games could have big seeding implications.
Najee and Hunter are back to recap all of the Trade Deadline’s most important deals and discuss how they impact the Nets chances to get out of the East. Plus, the buyout market was huge for contending teams this year and the guys dive into Andre Drummond’s signing with the Lakers and LaMarcus Aldridge’s signing with Brooklyn. How will LMA change our lineup and what will the Nets’ rotation look like come playoff time?
Naj and Hunter are back to talk about what they’re expecting from Blake Griffin when he finally suits up, recap the battle for New York and go into Caris LeVert’s first game against the Nets since being traded. Plus, they discuss PJ Tucker’s move to the Bucks and why it doesn’t make them as scared as maybe it should.
Both of the guys are back this episode and they begin by going through their own version of the NBA All-Star Draft. Once they select their teams, Naj and Hunter give their predictions on All-Star MVP and specifically touch on how they think Kyrie and James Harden will perform. After the All-Star talk, the guys dive into what Harden’s recent Player of the Month selection means for the franchise and speak about why he just might be their most valuable player. Finally, they get into DeAndre Jordan vs. Nic Claxton and give their thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins becoming a Brooklyn Net.
Hunter’s going solo on this one to dive into a few of the Nets’ advanced stats this season such as on/off court #’s and which players are secretly having a big impact. The buyout market is reportedly heating up and the Nets could be in store for some huge upgrades when it’s all over, will Andre Drummond or Blake Griffin help the Nets in the long run though? He ends things off with his top-5 predictions for the Nets second half of the season.
In this episode, Naj dives into his thoughts on the COVID-19 protocols and talks about why keeping KD out for the past week might’ve been helpful for the Nets. Plus, Durant will return on Saturday to face his old team and the Nets Big 3 will be back in action for the first time in nearly two weeks. Alongside that, the Nets are about to embark on perhaps their toughest stretch of games this season, with matchups against the Kings, Suns, Clippers and Lakers all on the horizon. Will they fold under the pressure or prove just how much of a title contender they really are? They’ve also signed Noah Vonleh, so Naj gives his thoughts on that and also talks about just how much the Nets would improve if Andre Drummond was to be bought-out and signed with them.
The guys are back this episode to give their opinions on the NBA’ decision to host an All-Star game in Atlanta in March. While doing so, they give their predictions for the full roster of East and West All-Stars, how many Nets do Naj and Hunter have starting? Plus, Iman Shumpert is heading back to Brooklyn and the guys break down what he could possible bring to the team, and where he might fall short. The Nets have one roster spot left, but what should they do with it? In a matter of three days, the Nets suffered their worst loss of the entire season to the 4-win Washington Wizards and then managed to pull off their greatest win of the season against the loaded Los Angeles Clippers. The guys break down each game and discuss why the best version of this Nets team might truly be unfair.
The guys are back with another incredible guest, Nets Daily’s Will Hanley, who most might know as Nets Depicted as Spongebob. Will gets into how he became a Nets fan, why he chose Spongebob to use for the Nets depiction and how he comes up with which clips to post so quickly.
Will also dives into the interaction that he’s got from Brooklyn players themselves as well as if he’d ever consider using Star Wars or Marvel clips for a Nets Depiction. The guys dive into some Big 3 News and ask Will how he became Twitter’s #1 source for the league’s news before discussing what the Nets should do with their open roster spots and whether or not fans should be worried.
The guys are back with their first ever guest on the podcast: NetsDaily & SB Nation’s Billy Reinhardt.
Billy touches on how he got started on the Brooklyn Nets beat before getting into why the success the Nets are seeing now feels so incredible. Then he gets into his initial thoughts on the James Harden deal, how he feels about the Nets signing Norvel Pelle and the role that he could play on the roster.
Also, what should the Nets do with their DPE and MLE? Billy and the guys go over a few trade options before touching on some potential buyout candidates that would be beneficial to the Nets.
Lastly, the Nets have seemingly become the NBA’s latest villain. Billy goes over why this might be and how he feels on it before he and the guys preview tonight’s matchup vs. the Miami Heat.
The guys are back to break down the Nets last three games with James Harden, including their double overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday. They get into the Nets issues defensively, how they can begin the make the offense run on all cylinders and who they should look into adding to the roster.
The Brooklyn Nets have traded for James Harden and the guys are here to break it all down. Najee and Hunter go over the full trade details and give grades for the four teams involved before diving into whether or not this trade is comparable to the Nets’ 2013 disaster. Brooklyn might be headed to the promised land, but none of it would’ve been possible without that 2018 roster, so the boys pour one out for guys like D’Angelo Russell, Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Theo Pinson as they thank them for making the Nets a desirable destination. Kyrie might be coming back, hopefully? Naj and Hunter give their thoughts on his absence from the team and go over how this Nets team will look on both offense and defense while comparing them to their biggest competition now: LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers. Hunter and Naj also give their top-3 free agent pickups for Brooklyn and answer a question that everyone has been answering: Is this the best big-3 ever assembled?
Najee and Hunter are back to dive into the Nets first preseason game and talk about how both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving looked on the floor for the first time in a while. They’ll go over some things that they loved while also touching on some improvements that can be made before touching on Giannis’ new extension and what this possibly means for the Nets’ future championship odds. Plus, should Steve Nash actually bring Caris LeVert off the bench? Will it hurt his development or confidence? The guys get into all of that and more in this episode of the Hoop Ball Nets pod.
In this episode, Najee and Hunter give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s refusal to speak to the media and talk about how it could possibly effect team chemistry before diving into a recent clip that has gone viral of KD absolutely destroying Joe Harris in practice. The guys discuss how much, if any, KD will play during the preseason and why their upcoming preseason games might be more important then people are realizing. Naj and Hunter couldn’t resist the urge to get back into the James Harden to the Nets convo and talk about how his addition of the 76ers, Bucks and Heat to his list of teams will only make things more difficult for Brooklyn. Plus, if you’re the Heat…..do you give up Tyler Herro for Harden?
The guys sit down to talk about Steve Nash’s recent comments on the responsibilities that he will dole out to Mike D’Antoni and Jacque Vaughn and give their thoughts on Nash’s role this upcoming season. Naj and Hunter dive into the Russell Westbrook and John Wall trade, discussing which team it makes much better. The Nets’ preseason and Christmas game schedule has now been released and the guys go over whether or not they’ll see their main guys take the court for the first time? Lastly, they rank their top-20 NBA players and then give their top-5 at each position.
The guys are back to talk about the Nets and all things NBA. They go over why they believe the Nets should or should not trade for James Harden, talk about their recent move to acquire Bruce Brown Jr. and get into how the rest of the NBA is shaping up around them. They then dive into who they wish the Nets drafted and end things off by talking about who they think is the NBA’s best team right now.