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List Rules Please rank the top players based only on their time with the Nets

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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1
486 110
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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2
544 103
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
433 110
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

4
282 117
Drazen Petrovic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

5
281 139
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Brook Lopez Center

6
232 77
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

7
212 91
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Joe Johnson Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

8
221 121
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

9
170 60
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

10
154 89
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

11
151 65
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

12
115 50
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

13
156 67
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

14
116 55
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rick Barry Small forward

15
108 80
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
jessen-cheng added Kevin Garnett Power forward

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16
58 25
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Darryl Dawkins Center

17
61 40
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

18
77 50
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

19
106 86
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
RichardBeecher added Paul Pierce Small forward

20
64 42
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kerry Kittles Shooting guard

21
57 36
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
slaft added Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

22
51 40
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

23
34 20
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

24
30 42
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

25
32 49
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jayson Williams Power forward, Center

26
47 16
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Dangphuong23 added Jeremy Lin Point guard

27
15 39
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
DaltonHsu added Billy Paultz Center

28
17 24
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ray Williams

29
38 18
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Justin Kim added Bojan Bogdanović Shooting guard, Small forward

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30
43 43
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward

31
19 5
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

32
19 12
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Thaddeus Young Small forward, Power forward

33
14 40
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

34
17 38
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

35
18 4
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

36
12 37
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

37
15 38
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mike Gminski Center

38
12 7
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
mcminnmt added Sean Kilpatrick Guard, Forward

39
6 17
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
JT Thomas added Larry Kenon

40
14 12
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

41
16 17
Armen Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Armen Gilliam Power forward

42
11 22
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Orlando Woolridge

43
19 24
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Mason Plumlee Power forward, Center

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44
13 19
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Nenad Krstić Center

45
13 25
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Collins Center

46
7 18
Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eddie Jordan

47
5 14
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Luis Scola Power forward, Center

48
4 14
Cory Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Cory Jefferson Forward

49
6 18
Josh Boone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Josh Boone Power forward, Center

50
4 24
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Albert King Shooting guard, Small forward