by BrooklynFans.com executive producer Pete Tenney (@PeteTenney)
Brooklyn is coming to practice at Barclays Center Sunday, so pre-ticketed fans can see their new NBA team without throwing down the NBA bucks:
Nets fans who saw the team play this week saw a win then two losses in their new home — including Friday’s 106-96 defeat to Philadelphia. The borough is still getting used to their new team, and the noise and comfort level of cheering for the Brooklyn Nets is in its early stages. Thursday’s 30-point loss to Boston was no fun. But competitive basketball against the 76ers Friday drew a more rowdy response from this young fan base.
The nucleus from New Jersey looked strong against Philly, with Brook Lopez leading the way with 23 points and 9 rebounds, and Deron Williams notching 22. Defense is still a work in progress, and Avery Johnson’s focus on transition D took a blurry turn in the first half Friday, as the Sixers kicked out on breakaways and bombed away from 3.
This is not just a new look in a new city, this is a new group of guys, considering the only starters playing alongside each other for the bulk of last season were D-Will and Hump. These new Nets need much more time to come together, and fans can watch them take the next step Sunday. Free.
NETS OPEN PRACTICE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST – NOON
BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN
**Sunday morning note from Brooklyn Nets — admission requires tickets, which are not available at the doors day of. Pre-ticketed event only.