basketball The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time  

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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. 

 

  

1
617 129
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Julius Erving Small forward

2
669 122
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
545 123
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

4
345 138
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Drazen Petrovic Shooting guard

5
335 169
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Brook Lopez Center

6
285 102
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

7
254 116
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
267 144
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

9
203 74
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

10
189 105
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

11
187 76
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
141 57
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

13
194 76
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

14
144 62
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rick Barry Small forward

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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145 95
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
jessen-cheng added Kevin Garnett Power forward

16
75 37
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Darryl Dawkins Center

17
139 102
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
RichardBeecher added Paul Pierce Small forward

18
94 57
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

19
76 50
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

20
81 47
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kerry Kittles Shooting guard

21
71 43
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

The Best Brooklyn Nets Shooting Guards of All Time

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68 44
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

23
52 23
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
41 9
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

25
70 28
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Dangphuong23 added Jeremy Lin Point guard

26
42 57
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jayson Williams Power forward, Center

27
36 50
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

28
37 12
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

The Best Brooklyn Nets Power Forwards of All Time

29
47 30
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

30
20 49
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
DaltonHsu added Billy Paultz Center

31
22 32
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ray Williams

32
50 54
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward

33
27 20
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Thaddeus Young Small forward, Power forward

34
21 47
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

35
16 42
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

The Best Female Authors of All Time

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26 17
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

37
21 25
Armen Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Armen Gilliam Power forward

38
19 46
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

39
19 46
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mike Gminski Center

40
18 17
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
mcminnmt added Sean Kilpatrick Guard, Forward

41
9 26
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
JT Thomas added Larry Kenon

42
25 5
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added D'Angelo Russell

Baseball Players With The All-Time Weirdest Superstitions

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25 31
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

44
10 29
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Albert King Shooting guard, Small forward

45
18 24
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Nenad Krstić Center

46
13 29
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Orlando Woolridge

47
16 32
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Collins Center

48
15 7
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
rs31115 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

49
9 21
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Luis Scola Power forward, Center

50
9 24
Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eddie Jordan