Brooklyn Nets Betting and Team Guide
On this page, we combine important general information about the Brooklyn Nets with plenty of fresh updates and betting tips for the active season. We add new content on a regular basis, so you’ll find everything important about the franchise here. Naturally, the main point is to find and exploit the best Brooklyn Nets betting opportunities on the market.
Brooklyn Nets Betting in 2019-20
Let’s explore the types of bets available for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019-20 NBA season.
Latest Brooklyn Nets Odds for 2019-20
Brooklyn Nets to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+10000
Brooklyn Nets to Win the 2020 NBA Eastern Conference+5000
Brooklyn Nets to Win the 2020 NBA Atlantic DivisionN/A
Brooklyn Nets Predictions for 2019-20
- Current Prediction: 35-39 wins, likely wind up with the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference
- Current Pick: No recommended bet
- Last Updated: February 28th
I predicted Brooklyn would miss the playoffs in 2020, but I was under the assumption that Kyrie Irving would actually be playing, and therefore, drive this team straight into the ground. The fact that Kyrie is now officially sidelined for the season might actually be a good thing moving forward for the Nets.
Brooklyn can concentrate on the players who actually want to be there, and they can let Spencer Dinwiddie control the offense. The Nets should be able to crack the postseason, but they’re a surefire bet to be “one and done” when they get there.
- Previous Brooklyn Nets Predictions
- Prediction: 33-37 wins, miss finish with the 8th seed if not miss the playoffs
- Pick: No recommended bet
Considering the Nets odds to win the NBA Finals have doubled (+3300 to +6600) over the last month, it’s safe to say that things aren’t exactly going according to plan in Brooklyn. I’d confidently tell you that Kenny Atkinson’s team is going to miss the playoffs, but the bottom half of the Eastern Conference is just so incredibly crummy.
In fact, it’s looking like 35 wins should be enough to slide into the postseason.
- Prediction: 38-40 wins, miss the playoffs
- Pick: No recommended bet
The Nets are fighting an uphill battle if they plan on contending in the East. Quite frankly, we predict they’ll be in a dogfight until the last week of the season just to finish with one of the top 8 records in their conference.
Don’t be surprised if they eventually come up short.
The top 6 six teams out East figure to be set in stone, so it’ll likely come down to the Nets battling it out with the Magic and Pistons for the final two spots.
- Prediction: The Nets should comfortably reach the playoffs, but they can’t win the East without Durant.
- Pick: No recommended bet
If the rumors surrounding the Brooklyn Nets are true, the franchise will certainly be a contender for the NBA Championship soon. However, Kevin Durant’s injury means it won’t happen next year.
The team should comfortably reach the playoffs even without him, but we don’t expect the Nets to win the conference or even the division.
Still, the organization could comfortably earn 45 to 50 or more victories and maybe reach the second round of the playoffs. Anything beyond that doesn’t seem realistic without Durant.
Brooklyn Nets News and Updates
February 28th, by Michael Wynn
Nets GM Sean Marks announced on February 20th that Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the season with an ailment to his right shoulder. Fortunately, Caris LeVert is averaging over 22 points per game in the month of February and has evolved into a really well-rounded NBA player.
Kevin Durant continues to rehab his torn Achilles but has made sure to keep his name in the news. Most recently, Durant has been advocating for the NBA to remove marijuana from its banned substance list.
- Previous News and Updates
January 10th, by Michael Wynn
Things are finally starting to look up for Kyrie Irving. The Nets point guard logged a full practice on January 9th and is hoping to eke his way back into the lineup by next week. Now that Spencer Dinwiddie has established himself as a go-to guy, it’ll be interesting to see how he and Kyrie can coexist.
Kevin Durant continues to rehab his torn Achilles, but that hasn’t stopped him from engaging in a Twitter beef with former teammate Kendrick Perkins.
December 4th, by Michael Wynn
Kyrie Irving’s shoulder problems continue to be an issue, so much so that the Nets point guard hasn’t seen the court since November 14th. Spencer Dinwiddie has provided the spark in his absence, and one can argue that he’s actually the more efficient than Kyrie.
Dinwiddie has poured in 25.0 points per game in the nine games Irving has been out, and more importantly, Brooklyn has gone 6-3.
October 9th, by Jerry Summer
The Brooklyn Nets are in a weird position, after one of their community events in China was cancelled in the last minute. According to the latest information, the local government decided to cancel the event, but we don’t know more about it yet.
That shouldn’t abrupt the preseason schedule, though, as the Nets will face the LA Lakers twice in China, before returning to the USA.
July 2nd, by Jerry Summer
The Brooklyn Nets are probably going to be the biggest winner during the NBA offseason. The team will mostly acquire the services of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and DeAndre Jordan.
That’s two legitimate superstars. One of them is possibly the best player in the league, and Jordan is another proven player. Add that to the young core of the Nets, and it makes the team an instant contender.
Because Durant will likely miss the entirety of next season, Nets fans will have to be patient. Not to mention, D’Angelo Russell is joining the Golden State Warriors, so the team will be without its main star from last year.
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The Brooklyn Nets in 2019-20
Brooklyn Nets Roster in 2019-20
If you’re going to bet on the Brooklyn Nets in 2019-20, you should check out the team roster and know what to expect from most players. Let’s take a closer look at the full list of names first.
- Kyrie Irving – Guard
- Spencer Dinwiddie – Guard
- Theo Pinson – Guard
- Jaylen Hands – Guard
- Caris Levert – Guard
- David Nwaba – Guard
- Garrett Temple – Guard
- Dzanan Musa – Guard
- Joe Harris – Forward
- Taurean Prince – Forward
- Kevin Durant – Forward
- Caris LeVert – Forward
- Rodions Kurucs – Forward
- Nicolas Claxton – Forward
- Alan Williams – Forward
- Henry Ellenson – Forward
- DeAndre Jordan – Center
- Jarrett Allen- Center
Projected Starting Lineup
Here are the players we expect to start most games and carry the load throughout the season.
- Kyrie Irving Point Guard
- Caris LeVert Shooting Guard
- Joe Harris Small Forward
- Taurean Prince Power Forward
- DeAndre Jordan Center
Before we start our analysis, let’s just clarify that Kevin Durant isn’t included because he’s expected to miss the whole 2019-20 season. Naturally, once he’s recovered, he will be the first name on the starting sheet.
In his absence though, the main scorer for the team will be Kyrie Irving. We know the point guard is an excellent player in offense, so he will be the Nets’ driving force. The real question is whether Kyrie will create enough momentum for the rest of the team.
Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, and Joe Harris are all solid from the outside, while DeAndre Jordan’s athleticism makes him a great target under the rim. The overall impression is that the starting lineup of the Nets will have more than enough weapons offensively.
The potential issues lie on the other end of the court. DeAndre Jordan is an excellent rim protector, but the rest of the Nets are rather average defenders. The team might struggle against opposition that can hurt them from the perimeter.
Depth and Bench
The bench of the Nets was solid last year, and we expect to see something similar in this one. If Jarrett Allen keeps the momentum, he might be the best backup center in the entire NBA. In fact, the youngster should be pushing DeAndre Jordan for a starting spot. Either way, he provides excellent rim protection and rebounding as well as solid offense from the bench.
Another guy that should have a strong impact is Spencer Dinwiddie. He’ll be orchestrating the offense for the second unit. The main strength of this point guard is that he can create for others but score for himself, too.
Other players that will receive meaningful minutes are Garrett Temple, Rodions Kurucs, and Dzanan Musa. They’re all useful under the right circumstances, so the Nets should have no issues with the second unit.
Brooklyn Nets Staff in 2019-20
After going through the guys on the court, let’s take a look at those off of it.
- Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson
- Coaching Staff: Jacque Vaughn (Asst. Coach), Bret Brielmaier (Asst. Coach), Adam Harrington (Asst. Coach), Travon Bryant (Asst. Coach), Jordan Ott (Asst. Coach)
- Ownership: Mikhail Prokhorov, Joseph Tsai
- General Manager: Sean Marks
Kenny Atkinson is the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. In 2016, it was the very first time Atkinson was given such a high position. He’s been leading the Nets since ,and the team has improved dramatically every season. Considering the players that were acquired in the summer of 2019, Atkinson will have the chance to raise the bar once again.
He’s excellent when it comes to working with young players, but the question is whether he’ll be able to handle big stars like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. This will determine the fate of the franchise in the near future.
Brooklyn Nets Schedule in 2019-20
When placing bets on the NBA, schedules for each team should be considered. This is why we’ve created the section below and will continue to analyze the dates once they’re up.
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Brooklyn Nets Overview and Key Info
The Brooklyn Nets settled into the Barclays Center in 2012 after state hopping from NY to NJ multiple times since 1967. The Nets began as an ABA team called the New Jersey Americans but morphed into the New York Nets in 1968 and then the New Jersey Nets in 1977.
Along with only three other ABA teams (Spurs, Pacers, and Nuggets), the Nets survived the ’76 ABA-NBA merger and were absorbed into the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division of the NBA.
In 1974 and 1976, the Nets won two ABA championships but have yet to win an NBA title. The Nets’ last finals appearances were back to back in 2001-02 and 2002-03, led by point guard Jason Kidd and head coach Byron Scott.
Let’s check some key information about the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets – Key Info
- Current Team Location
- In Brooklyn, New York, since 2012
- Eastern Conference – Atlantic
- Barclays Center
- G League Team
- Long Island Nets
- Team Value (Forbes 2018)
- $2.3 billion
Brooklyn Nets History
The Brooklyn Nets started out as an ABA team back in 1967 and were known as the New Jersey Americans during their inaugural season. They moved to Long Island the next year and rebranded as the New York Nets, still with the ABA, until 1976.
During the ABA-NBA merger in 1976, the Nets were one of four ABA teams that were retained and transitioned into the NBA. They moved back to New Jersey in 1977, though, and changed their name to the New Jersey Nets.
The Nets state-hopped one more time in 2012. This time, the New Jersey Nets moved to the Brooklyn borough and became the Brooklyn Nets with a brand-new home at the Barclays Center.
Championships and Recognition
The Americans/Nets have made 26 playoff appearances. While the Nets have yet to win an NBA championship, they did win two ABA titles as the New York Nets in the last three seasons of the American Basketball Association in 1973-74 and 1975-76.
Julius “Dr. J” Erving was MVP every year from 1973 through 1976 and was one of the most popular players in basketball at the time. Dr. J started with the Virginia Squires, then spent three seasons with the Nets before heading to the Philadelphia 76ers for 1976-87.
As a New York Net, Erving was both the ABA’s MVP as well as ABA Playoffs MVP, averaging 34.7 points in the ’76 playoffs. Erving’s participation prompted fan and league support at the crucial time before the merger. The Hall of Famer’s number 32 was later retired by the Brooklyn Nets.
In addition to Julius Erving’s, the Nets have retired numbers worn by Dražen Petrović, Jason Kidd, Johnn Williamson, Bill Melchionni, and Buck Williams.
Brooklyn Nets Championships and Playoffs
- 0 NBA Championships:
- 2 ABA Championships: 1976, 1974
- 2 Conference Titles: 2003, 2002
- 4 Division Titles (NBA): 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002
- 2 Division Titles (ABA): 1975, 1974
Home Court – Barclays Center
- Inaugurated: 2012
- Renovated: n/a
- Capacity: 17,732
- Former Names: n/a
The Barclays Center arena is part of the Pacific Park complex in Brooklyn, New York, and is the home court for the Brooklyn Nets as well as the rink for the NHL’s New York Islanders.
Barclays Center also holds a variety of special events and directly competes with Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden. In its first year of operation, it surpassed the Garden to become the highest-grossing venue in the US for concerts and family shows.
One of the main focal points of the venue is a 117” x 56” oculus that extends over 5,660 square feet of the entrance plaza providing a view of the scoreboard.
- Venue Address: Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
- Mailing Address: Brooklyn Nets, 168 39th Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232
- Phone: 718-933-3000
Brooklyn Nets Head Coaches
The Nets have hired 25 coaches in their 50+-year history starting with Max Zaslofsky who coached 78 games with the New Jersey Americans (1967-68) and another 78 when the team transitioned to the New York Nets (1968-69).
While P.J. Carlesimo (2012-2013) recorded the highest winning percentage at .648, Kevin Loughery (1973-77 New York Nets) is the only coach to have a championship title accredited to him. He led the New York Nets to two ABA championships in 1974 and 1976 before the ABA-NBA merger. He then stayed for the New Jersey Nets’ 1977-80 seasons with a 107-174 record and only one season of playoff action in 1978-79.
Bill Fitch, who also coached for the Celtics, and Chuck Daly, previously with the Detroit Pistons, are both on the top 10 all-time coaches for the NBA.
|Last 10 Brooklyn Nets Head Coaches|
|25 ||2016 –||Kenny Atkinson||90-156|| .366||1-4||-0.250||–|
|23 ||2014-16||Lionel Hollins||48-71||.403||2-4||.333||–|
|22 ||2013-14||Jason Kidd||44-38||.537||5-7||.417||–|
|19 ||2009-10||Kiki VanDeWeghe||12-52||.188||X-X||–||–|
|18 ||2009||Tom Barrise||0-2||.000||X-X||–||–|
|17 ||2004-09||Lawrence Frank||225-241||.483||18-30||.474||–|
|16 ||2000-04||Byron Scott||149-139||.517||25-15||.625|
*Avery Johnson coached for the New Jersey Nets from 2010-12 and the Brooklyn Nets in 2012.
The 25th and current coach, Kenny Atkinson, played professionally in Europe from 1990 through 2004. He started his NBA coaching career with the NY Knicks as an assistant coach, but the Nets’ position is his first as a head coach.
Atkinson joined the team for the 2016-17 season, and he recorded a .366 winning percentage with 246 games coached. He also led the team to a playoff appearance in the 2018-2019 season.
Brooklyn Nets Last Five Seasons
|Season||Coach||Finish||W-L||%||Playoffs||Points Leader (avg/game)|
|2018-19||Kenny Atkinson||4th||42-40||.512||1-4||D’Angelo Russell (21.1)|
|2017-18 ||Kenny Atkinson||5th||28-54||.341||–||Jeremy Lin (18)|
|2016-17 ||Kenny Atkinson||5th||20-62||.244||–||Brook Lopez (20.5)|
|2015-16||Hollins/Brown||4th||21-61||.256||Brook Lopez (20.6)|
|2014-15||Lionel Hollins||3rd||38-44||.463||Lost First Round||Brook Lopez (17.2)|
Brooklyn Nets All-Time Career Leaders
|Average Pts/Game ||Vince Carter||23.62||2004-2009|
|Assists ||Jason Kidd||4,620||2001-2008|
Brook Lopez, the center for the Nets from 2008 through 2017, was picked by the team as the 10th overall in the first round of the 2008 NBA draft. He and his twin brother, Robin, were both first-season players at Stanford University in 2006-2007. Lopez only played two college seasons but was Third-Team Parade All-American and McDonald’s All-American in 2006. He was also First-Team All-Pac 10 in 2008.
In 2009, Brook made the NBA All-Rookie First Team and was an All-Star in 2013. Lopez played with the Nets for nine seasons, and in 2017, he passed Buck Williams’ Nets record of 3,981 field goals. After scoring 25 points against the Celtics in April, he also passed Williams’ all-time points record and is the current Brooklyn Nets leader with 10,444.
Lopez was traded to the Lakers for the 2017-18 season, and then signed with the Milwaukee Bucks for 2018.
Originally signed by the Toronto Raptors in 1998, Vince Carter has played for seven NBA teams to date. The Raptors selected Vince as their first-round, 5th overall, and he stayed on Toronto’s roster through the 2003-04 season before being traded to the Nets.
Carter originally played college ball for the Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina where he was consensus second-team All-American. In the NBA, the shooting guard/point forward was named Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie First Team in 1999.
He’s an eight-time NBA All-Star and holds the top spot for point average for the Nets with 23.62 after five seasons in New Jersey.
Carter went on to the Magic, Suns, Mavericks, and Grizzlies. In 2017, he signed a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings for $8 million. He was named the Most Influential Veteran that year by the NBA Players Association.
The former point guard turned coach, Jason Kidd, was initially selected by the Dallas Mavericks as the 2nd overall pick in round one of the 1994 draft. Kidd was a consensus first-team All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1994 at UC Berkeley.
While Kidd is the Nets’ all-time leader in assists with 4,620, he didn’t wear a Nets uniform until seven years into his pro career. He spent two with the Mavericks and five seasons with the Suns before being traded to New Jersey in 2001 (through 2008).
He’s a five-time NBA assists leader and ten-time NBA All-Star. He was named All-NBA First Team from 1999-2002 and again in 2004 as well as named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team four times. He’s received the NBA Sportsmanship Award twice and represented the US in two Olympics Games (2000 and 2008).
Kidd retired in 2013 and was then named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets while also having his number 5 jersey retired by the franchise.
Power forward Buck Williams played for the New Jersey Nets from 1981-1989 after being their round one, third overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft out of the University of Maryland. In ’82, Buck was named both NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was also named an NBA All-Star, his first of three, followed by 1983 and 1986.
Williams is not only the Nets’ all-time rebounds leader with 7,576 but led the league in offensive rebounds in 1984 with 355. He was also the NBA’s field goal percentage leader in 1991 and 1992 with 60.2% and 60.4%. After the Nets, Williams played for the Trail Blazers and Knicks before transitioning into an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. He retired with 16,784 points, 13,017 rebounds, and 1,646 assists as a player.
Brooklyn Nets Trivia
The Nets were only one of four teams along with the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Denver Nuggets to be accepted into the NBA during the ABA-NBA merger.
BrooklyKnight was the Brooklyn Nets new mascot and was co-created by Marvel for their first season at the Barclays Center. BrooklyKnight was later retired after the first season.
There have been eight home arenas throughout the Nets’ history including Teaneck Armory, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Rutgers Athletic Center, and Prudential Center.
In 2012, the Nets practice facility, the PNY Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, suffered Hurricane Sandy damage, and the team was relocated to practice courts inside the Barclays Center.
Four Nets coaches (Lou Carnesecca, Chuck Daly, Larry Brown, and John Calipari) have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.