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A list of the best Brooklyn Nets of all time. Before the team moved to Brooklyn and the sparkling new Barclays Center in 2012 to become the coolest team in the league, the Nets weren't exactly on people's radars outside of the Garden State. Despite having some great players, the Nets were always in the shadow of the Tri-State area's big team: the New York Knicks. However, the Nets have had a number of superstars on its roster over the years. The team's early years were spent first in Teaneck, New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans and later Long Island as the New York Nets. The Nets, one of the ABA's charter franchises, were led by Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving. One of the greatest small forwards in basketball history, Doc led the the Nets to two ABA titles before being traded to Philadelphia ahead of the team's move to the NBA.

Despite small pockets of success, the Nets were perennial losers. Even when they weren't, bad luck often did them in. But when Jason Kidd was acquired before the 2001-02 season, things changed. Kidd, one of the best point guards in NBA history, led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals appearances in his first two seasons and led the best period in team history since the Dr. J years.

When the team moved to Brooklyn, something that was long in the works, the Nets loaded up on stars to try to take over the NBA. With young talent like Brook Lopez, veterans like Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, and Hall of Famers like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Nets seemed poised to challenge for a championship soon. If they can't, then the bad old days of the pre-Kidd period are likely in the team's future.

This is a list of the best Brooklyn Nets of all time. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think the greatest New York/New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets ever. 

 

  
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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Julius Erving Small forward

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+ - 501 94
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
+ - 392 101
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

4
+ - 261 98
Drazen Petrovic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

5
+ - 254 126
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Brook Lopez Center

6
+ - 140 75
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

7
+ - 204 70
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

8
+ - 186 86
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

9
+ - 200 112
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

10
+ - 137 55
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

11
+ - 149 57
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

12
+ - 105 41
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

13
+ - 103 45
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rick Barry Small forward

14
+ - 140 63
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

15
+ - 96 68
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kevin Garnett Power forward

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+ - 55 31
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

17
+ - 98 75
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Paul Pierce Small forward

18
+ - 70 44
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

19
+ - 47 19
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

20
+ - 58 36
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kerry Kittles Shooting guard

21
+ - 52 30
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

22
+ - 48 35
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

23
+ - 28 38
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

24
+ - 30 44
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jayson Williams Power forward, Center

25
+ - 28 17
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

26
+ - 15 35
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Billy Paultz Center

27
+ - 37 11
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jeremy Lin Point guard

28
+ - 16 20
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

29
+ - 32 15
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bojan Bogdanović Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 39 41
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward

31
+ - 14 37
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

32
+ - 13 3
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

33
+ - 12 34
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

34
+ - 16 36
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

35
+ - 13 11
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Thaddeus Young Small forward, Power forward

36
+ - 6 14
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

37
+ - 13 5
Rondae Hollis- Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rondae Hollis- Jefferson Small Foward

38
+ - 15 35
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mike Gminski Center

39
+ - 15 15
Armen Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Armen Gilliam Power forward

40
+ - 9 5
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sean Kilpatrick Guard, Forward

41
+ - 13 10
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

42
+ - 10 20
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

43
+ - 13 2
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

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+ - 18 23
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mason Plumlee Power forward, Center

45
+ - 13 23
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Collins Center

46
+ - 11 17
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Nenad Krstić Center

47
+ - 4 22
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Albert King Shooting guard, Small forward

48
+ - 4 13
Cory Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Cory Jefferson Forward

49
+ - 5 13
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Luis Scola Power forward, Center

50
+ - 6 17
Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time