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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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1
562 124
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Julius Erving Small forward

2
622 114
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
495 120
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

4
322 130
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Drazen Petrovic Shooting guard

5
311 157
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Brook Lopez Center

6
258 95
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

7
237 107
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
247 135
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

9
175 98
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

10
190 72
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

11
173 73
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
133 53
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

13
180 73
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

14
135 59
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rick Barry Small forward

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15
132 88
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
71 30
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Darryl Dawkins Center

17
72 44
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

18
127 96
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
RichardBeecher added Paul Pierce Small forward

19
88 53
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

20
75 45
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kerry Kittles Shooting guard

21
65 40
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 Small Forwards of All Time

22
61 44
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

23
46 22
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
62 24
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Dangphuong23 added Jeremy Lin Point guard

25
38 56
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jayson Williams Power forward, Center

26
33 9
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

27
33 48
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

28
16 46
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
DaltonHsu added Billy Paultz Center

The Best Brooklyn Nets Shooting Guards of All Time

29
32 8
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

30
48 50
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward

31
18 30
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ray Williams

32
41 28
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Justin Kim added Bojan Bogdanović Shooting guard, Small forward

33
18 45
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

34
22 18
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Thaddeus Young Small forward, Power forward

35
18 43
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

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36
13 41
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

37
23 16
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

38
18 22
Armen Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Armen Gilliam Power forward

39
17 12
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
mcminnmt added Sean Kilpatrick Guard, Forward

40
17 43
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mike Gminski Center

41
7 23
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
JT Thomas added Larry Kenon

42
24 27
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Mason Plumlee Power forward, Center

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43
17 22
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Nenad Krstić Center

44
11 27
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Orlando Woolridge

45
17 2
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added D'Angelo Russell

46
15 29
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Collins Center

47
7 28
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Albert King Shooting guard, Small forward

48
8 19
Luis Scola is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Tamis1966 added Luis Scola Power forward, Center

49
11 5
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
rs31115 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

50
7 23
Eddie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Eddie Jordan