2017–18 Brooklyn Nets season

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2017–18 Brooklyn Nets season
Head coach Kenny Atkinson
General manager Sean Marks
Owner(s) Mikhail Prokhorov
Arena Barclays Center
Results
Record 28–54 (.341)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television YES Network
WPIX
Radio WFAN AM and FM
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The 2017–18 Brooklyn Nets season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), 51st season overall, and its 6th season playing in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 22 Jarrett Allen Center  United States Texas
2 57 Aleksandar Vezenkov Power Forward  Bulgaria Spain FC Barcelona Lassa

The Nets would enter the draft holding two first round picks and one second round pick. The highest first round pick would be from the Washington Wizards, who acquired the pick alongside Andrew Nicholson and bringing back Marcus Thornton in exchange for Bojan Bogdanović and Chris McCullough. As for both their other first round pick (which was Pick #27) and the sole second round pick they have, those would be had from their most infamous trade with the Boston Celtics for both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, while swapping first round picks this year (which was the #1 pick originally). With their original second round pick, they lost that pick to the Atlanta Hawks in order for them to acquire Joe Johnson. On June 20, two days before the 2017 NBA Draft began, Brooklyn would trade their 27th pick from Boston (which became power forward Kyle Kuzma from Utah University) alongside star center Brook Lopez to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard D'Angelo Russell and champion center Timofey Mozgov. On draft night, the Nets selected freshman center Jarrett Allen from University of Texas with the first round pick they acquired from Washington. Under his sole season there, Allen recorded averages of 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while making it to the All-Big 12 Third Team as a member of the Longhorns. They also selected the Bulgarian/Cypriot/Greek tri-citizen power forward Aleksandar Vezenkov, who previously last played in the FC Barcelona Lassa out in the Liga ACB in Spain. As a player who previously played for both the Barcelona Lassa and Aris Thessaloniki under the Greek Basket League, Vezenkov earned numerous honors out in both Greece and Spain, including being the Greek League's MVP back in 2015 and winning the Spanish Supercup the same year.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Brooklyn Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 13 Acy, Quincy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1990–10–06 Baylor
C 31 Allen, Jarrett 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1998–04–21 Texas
F 9 Carroll, DeMarre (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1986–07–27 Missouri
G/F 33 Crabbe, Allen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–04–09 California
F 44 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1987–04–22 Villanova
G 8 Dinwiddie, Spencer 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–04–06 Colorado
G 14 Doyle, Milton (TW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1993–10–31 Loyola–Chicago
G 12 Harris, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1991–09–06 Virginia
F 24 Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1995–01–03 Arizona
G/F 22 LeVert, Caris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1994–08–25 Michigan
G 7 Lin, Jeremy Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
C 20 Mozgov, Timofey 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1986–07–16 Russia
C 4 Okafor, Jahlil 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1995–12–15 Duke
G 1 Russell, D'Angelo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996–02–23 Ohio State
G 2 Stauskas, Nik 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993–10–07 Michigan
F 0 Webb, James (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1993–08–19 Boise State
G 15 Whitehead, Isaiah Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1995–03–08 Seton Hall
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2017–10–14

Season notes[edit]

On October 18, 2017, starting guard Jeremy Lin suffered a knee injury and was out for the season.

On November 17, 2017, D'Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and was subsequently ruled out until February.

On February 14, 2018, Russell became the first Nets player to notch 15+ points and 5+ assists off the bench in three straight games since Orlando Woolridge in 1986–87.

During the All-Star Weekend, Spencer Dinwiddie won the 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge. [1]

The Nets hosted Drazen Petrovic night on February 26 in a game against the Bulls. The night featured a ceremony with Petrovic's mother and remembered his stint with the Nets. He passed away on June 7, 1993 following an accident. His number three jersey had previously been retired by the organization. [2]

The March 21 home loss against Charlotte had an attendance of 10,231, the lowest since the team moved to Brooklyn in 2012.

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 3–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–0)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 28–54 (Home: 15–26; Road: 13–28)
2017–18 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
cToronto Raptors 59 23 .720 0.0 34–7 25–16 12–4 82
xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 27–14 28–13 12–4 82
xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 30–11 22–19 9–7 82
New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 19–22 10–31 6–10 82
Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 15–26 13–28 1–15 82

Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 20, 2017[3] To Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell
Timofey Mozgov
To Los Angeles Lakers
Brook Lopez
Draft rights to Kyle Kuzma (pick 27)
July 13, 2017[4] To Brooklyn Nets
DeMarre Carroll
2018 first round pick
2018 second round pick
To Toronto Raptors
Justin Hamilton
December 7, 2017[5] To Brooklyn Nets
Jahlil Okafor
Nik Stauskas
2019 second round pick
To Philadelphia 76ers
Trevor Booker
February 5, 2018[6] To Brooklyn Nets
Rashad Vaughn
2018 or 2020 second round pick
To Milwaukee Bucks
Tyler Zeller
February 8, 2018[7] To Brooklyn Nets
Dante Cunningham
To New Orleans Pelicans
Rashad Vaughn

Free agency[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Yakuba Ouattara[8] Two-way contract France/Monaco Association Sportive de Monaco Basketball Club
Milton Doyle[9] Two-way contract Loyola (Illinois) Ramblers / Long Island Nets
Jacob Wiley[10] Two-way contract Eastern Washington Eagles
James Webb III Two-way contract Delaware 87ers

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New Team
Brook Lopez[3] Traded Los Angeles Lakers
Justin Hamilton[4] Traded Canada Toronto Raptors / China Beijing Ducks
Archie Goodwin[11] Waived Portland Trail Blazers / Greensboro Swarm / Northern Arizona Suns
Sean Kilpatrick[5] Waived Milwaukee Bucks
Yakuba Ouattara[12] Waived Long Island Nets

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2018/02/17/nba-all-star-weekend-brooklyns-spencer-dinwiddie-wins-skills-challenge/348842002/
  2. ^ https://nypost.com/2018/02/26/nets-celebrate-life-of-fallen-european-nba-trailblazer/
  3. ^ a b "Lakers Acquire Brook Lopez, Kyle Kuzma In Trade With Brooklyn". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "BROOKLYN NETS ACQUIRE DEMARRE CARROLL AND DRAFT PICKS FROM TORONTO". NBA.com. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas and Second Round Pick From Philadelphia". NBA.com. December 7, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Rashad Vaughn and Second Round Draft Pick from Milwaukee". NBA.com. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Dante Cunningham From New Orleans". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "NETS SIGN YAKUBA OUATTARA TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  9. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN MILTON DOYLE AND JEREMY SENGLIN". NBA.com. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Jacob Wiley to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. August 14, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "NETS WAIVE ARCHIE GOODWIN". NBA.com. July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Yakuba Ouattara". NBA.com. December 17, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.