Tim Bontemps

Also, Markel Brown has only sat for four minutes so far tonight. Know the Nets have injuries, but looks like he'll be in the rotation anyway

Devin Kharpertian

Shooting percentage aside, Brook Lopez has had a sneakily good game.

Tim Bontemps

Nets simply are a different team when Williams plays this way. But he has to do it for a lot longer than two games before it can be expected

Tim Bontemps

We'll see if Deron Williams can sustain it, but he's looked like a different player the past two games. Would be a huge for Nets if he can.

Mike Mazzeo

This #Nuggets team has some bottom-5 tanking potential. They are brutal.

Lenn Robbins

Magic Markel just came in...He's played 36 minutes, 8 boards, 8 points, 2 blocked shots,,1 sick dunk. #Nets

Lenn Robbins

I've gotten some GREAT suggestions; Captain Markel. Markel-evator..Thanks! #Nets Admit it,,this team is getting interesting

Devin Kharpertian

I second @RAYplusanA’s nickname "The Markelevator” for Markel Brown.

Mike Mazzeo

How long will it take for the #Nets to not be upset at the #Thunder for not taking Brook Lopez so D-Will could be a backup? #hatehard

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams has a double-double for the second straight game. 14 points, 10 assists.

Lenn Robbins

Last defensive possession, the 6-8 @Thaddeus Young the 6-6 @Alan Anderson and the 6-3 @Markel Brown switched without creating a mismatch #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Virginia Tech alum Erick Green knocks down a 3-pointer, something that I know will delight @John Schuhmann

Lenn Robbins

Now taking nickname suggestions for @Markel Brown who has wowed the crowd here with a blocked shot and dunk #Nets Markelvelous?

Tim Bontemps

If Markel Brown stays in the rotation, don't think it'll take long for him to become the fans' favorite player by a mile.

Devin Kharpertian

MARKEL BROWN HAS ALL OF YOUR ATHLETICISM

Rod Boone

Markel Brown just swatted Gary Harris' jumper into the stands.

Tim Bontemps

You can see why Markel Brown has caught Lionel Hollins' eye going back to the preseason. Has some crazy athleticism.

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams looks strangely quicker.

Devin Kharpertian

Also, that’s pretty much the only negative. Nets playing a really good all-around game vs. Denver.

Mike Mazzeo

Meanwhile, Deron Williams was like 15 minutes from being a max backup for the rest of his #Nets tenure. Now he's racking up assists.

Devin Kharpertian

Alan Anderson’s having all kinds of problems with Danilo Gallinari. Gallo just shooting over him unbothered.

Mike Mazzeo

Oy, #Raptors. That 3-point D ...

Devin Kharpertian

Fun fact: Markel Brown leads game with 8 rebounds in the first half.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets close the half on a 9-0 run, lead Denver 54-45. Fun half blending old (Big 3 producing) & new (Jefferson, Brown's athleticism)

Devin Kharpertian

Cory Jefferson just blocked Joffrey Lauvergne’s dunk attempt, and Ian Eagle calls it “French Fried.” GREATEST. OF. ALL. TIME.

Devin Kharpertian

*Psst* Deron Williams looking good. 8 points, 7 assists, 0 turnovers.

Devin Kharpertian

You could in Games 6 & 7 vs. Toronto. RT @MJKleinman: @Devin Kharpertian couldn't say that last year

Tim Bontemps

Kenneth Faried walking back to the locker room with ice on his left hand.

Devin Kharpertian

You could do worse than Alan Anderson as your willing 4th or 5th option in a starting 5.

Lenn Robbins

The smaller, quicker #Nets are getting offensive rebounds..That was not a misprint ...welcome to small ball

Tom Lorenzo

This Markel Brown block... sbnation.com/e/7861352 http://t.co/LpykV2nVvS

Rod Boone

Thomas Robinson to sign 10-day contract with Nets nwsdy.li/1LAas8n #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Wow. Huge block by Markel Brown. Nets lead 26-23 after one.

Rod Boone

Aggressive Deron again tonight.

Lenn Robbins

On and off the court, #Nets fans are really going to like @Thaddeus Young

Lenn Robbins

That's what @Thaddeus Young can do..and he did it against one of the #NBA best power forward..@Kenneth Faried #Nets

Lenn Robbins

Tough 1st start for @Markel Brown . He doesn't have to score but he must win loose balls. #Nets down 20-12.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets TO after #Nuggets surge to 14-10 lead. Really bad shot selection. Really bad defense. The Nuggets are a really bad team; not that bad

Lenn Robbins

We are underway in #Denver..#Nets off to an 10-9 start. 2nd game of a 5-game swing. 1 win vs #Lakers in bank. #Pelicans wout @Anthony Davis

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown just blocked a three-pointer after the whistle. KG’s spirit lives on.

Devin Kharpertian

Joe Johnson kicks off Nets-Nuggets with a floater, a shot the Nets convert more than any other team in the NBA. bkga.me/191mn0J

Tim Bontemps

Nets will have their hands full with Denver's bigs tonight on the boards. Curious to see how that goes.

Tim Bontemps

Kenneth Faried not starting tonight for the Nuggets.

Rod Boone

Pepsi Center DJ playing the instrumental to Jay Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls" during #Nets pregame intros. #whattheheck

Mike Mazzeo

James Johnson is an excellent finisher in transition.

Tom Lorenzo

Nets vs. Nuggets: netsdaily.com/2015/2/23/8091… http://t.co/hbxfZnHaZg

Devin Kharpertian

Remember longball? Joe Johnson is basically Pierce’s size. This lineup has problems that last year’s doesn’t, but that’s not one of them.

Devin Kharpertian

Still okay with the Joe Johnson as the nominal 4. When things are bad, get weird and confuse other teams.

Devin Kharpertian

FIRE MARKEL! RT @hownowbrownmow: @Devin Kharpertian No assists? He's garbage.

Devin Kharpertian

38 of them RT @schoi21: @Devin Kharpertian that's too easy of a guess. how many of them will be oops?

Devin Kharpertian

My expectations for tonight: Markel Brown will score 60 points on 30-30 shooting, all dunks.

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Denver Nuggets, 9:00 PM. sbnation.com/e/7855186 http://t.co/kqmpWgefTh

Rod Boone

Turned out to be a decent day in big sky country by Denver winter standards: http://t.co/VpM52MLVbP

Mike Mazzeo

Claude Lemieux package on MSG-Plus. Mr. Clutch. The best!

Rod Boone

Shaw also said Wilson Chandler is out and he's going to switch up his starting lineup. Wouldn't reveal who is getting the nods.

Rod Boone

#Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said they got in at a reasonable time after last night's game in OKC so it doesn't feel like a normal back-to-back

Devin Kharpertian

Thomas Robinson’s combine measurements: 6’8.75” in shoes, 7’3.25” wingspan, 35.5” max vert, 5% body fat.

Tim Bontemps

Brian Shaw is asked if Will Barton reminds him of himself as a player: "I wasn't athletic at all."

Tim Bontemps

Also says there will be starting lineup changes. How many? "Stay tuned."

Tim Bontemps

Brian Shaw says Wilson Chandler won't play tonight.

Mike Mazzeo

That said, the #Nets have a great chance to tie their season-high for consecutive wins (three) with Denver and Davis-less New Orleans next

Mike Mazzeo

At crux of #Nets issues: their pieces haven't fit together i.e. Joe/Brook, Brook/Mason, Deron/Jack which hurts consistency/sustainability.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets to sign Thomas Robinson tomorrow to 10-day deal, once he clears waivers bkga.me/1whCh1Z

Stefan Bondy

Notes from NYCFC camp: Leader David Villa injured, union rep says "absolutely" prepared 4 strike, Calle set to debut nydn.us/1zAL1fc

Devin Kharpertian

There’s this idea that analytics means “numbers.” But it’s really just data-driven information. Game film is a form of data.

Devin Kharpertian

Thing about the analytics-(anything else) debate is that analytics normally work in conjunction with that (anything else), not at odds.

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets — and other big-market NBA teams — rank super low in ESPN’s Analytics Rankings: bkga.me/1B6kX01

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets ranked 118th out of 122 MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL teams ESPN's study looked at terms of analytics

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN's analytics story ranks each NBA team in terms of committment espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Tim Bontemps

Just to be clear: the Nets still have to wait and see if Robinson clears waivers before they can sign him. Seems likely, but you never know.

Lenn Robbins

Media reports say the #Nets will sign Thomas Robinson to a 10-day contract. @Thomas Robinson Tweeted he's thrilled. he was the 5th pick in 2012

Lenn Robbins

Once again I am reminded that #BankofAmerica has the worst customer service. #DiscoverCard #Chase, great. Can't wait to leave @BofA_News

Tim Bontemps

We'll see if that added athleticism translates to more wins, but it definitely provides this team with a different look than it had before.

Tim Bontemps

With giving Markel Brown playing time, trading for Thaddeus Young and signing Thomas Robinson, Nets have gotten a whole lot more athletic.

Tim Bontemps

And once he clears waivers, Thomas Robinson will sign with the Nets: nyp.st/1LyQKJT

Tim Bontemps

Jarrett Jack and Bojan Bogdanovic are out, plus Thaddeus Young on adjusting to his new team. Today's notebook: nyp.st/1LvUjk1

Tim Bontemps

With Markel Brown set to make his first career start, my story on him getting his chance after waiting his turn: nyp.st/1BaGeXZ

Stefan Bondy

Lot of hints dropped in Charleston that NYCFC will use its third DP slot midseason during the summer transfer window.

Devin Kharpertian

Nuggets have been in free-fall lately. Got destroyed last night. But they have talent in Lawson/Faried/etc. Can’t just look past them.

Devin Kharpertian

Dunno if starting matters to Lopez but he’s playing starter’s minutes these days. Has outplayed Plumlee over last ~15-20 games.

Stefan Bondy

No less than 10 times, I've told people today, "No, I do not work at this hotel."

Mike Mazzeo

As others have tweeted, today marks the four-year anniversary of the Deron Williams trade. Things sure have changed since Feb. 23, 2011.

Devin Kharpertian

Nuggets aren’t great but they’re way better than the Lakers. Win tonight would mean much more than Friday.

Andrew Keh

The Knicks are having a "Manhattan Theme Night" later this month. I wonder what that will be like.

Devin Kharpertian

Thomas Robinson is 23. Younger than Cory Jefferson & Mason Plumlee.

Mike Mazzeo

Robinson, who hasn't lived up to his draft selection (No. 5), is still young (24 on March 18). So this is a low risk move for Brooklyn.

Rod Boone

My understanding is the #Heat are/were after Blatche, particularly once Chris Bosh was lost for season. Not sure where that stands now.

Fred Kerber

#Knicks Derek Fisher on how team gets through the frustration of final 27 games: "We’re beyond frustration."

Rod Boone

Also means free agent Andray Blatche is officially no longer an option now that the #Nets final roster spot is filled.

Rod Boone

Assume if all goes well, Thomas Robinson will be available to make his debut vs. #Pelicans in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Tim Bontemps

Robinson was picked fifth overall by the Kings in 2012, and has been traded three times since. Was waived Sunday by Denver, ironically.

Fred Kerber

#Knicks DFisher on Jax's tweets: "I’m not really taking those as specific 2 (anyone)...Phil is president of the team. He has his opinions"

Tim Bontemps

Source confirms Nets to sign Thomas Robinson to a 10-day. Team initially wasn't interested but changed its mind over the weekend.

Devin Kharpertian

Thomas Robinson is low-risk, decent reward move. Nets coveted him in 2012 draft.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets to sign Thomas Robinson on 10-day deal: bkga.me/17ObSww

Mike Mazzeo

Robinson was one of three players the #Nets liked when they dealt their top-3 protected first-round pick for Gerald Wallace in 2012.