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
634 132
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Julius Erving Small forward

2
690 123
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Kidd Point guard

3
560 124
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

4
351 143
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Drazen Petrovic Shooting guard

5
292 105
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Richard Jefferson Small forward

6
339 179
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Brook Lopez Center

7
260 122
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
273 150
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Deron Williams Point guard

9
207 80
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

10
195 108
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

11
189 81
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
201 78
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

13
143 61
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

14
145 66
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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148 99
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
78 39
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Darryl Dawkins Center

17
143 105
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
RichardBeecher added Paul Pierce Small forward

18
99 60
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

19
86 49
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kerry Kittles Shooting guard

20
78 52
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

21
74 44
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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71 45
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Sam Cassell Point guard

23
43 11
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

24
53 25
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Devin Harris Point guard, Shooting guard

25
72 31
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Dangphuong23 added Jeremy Lin Point guard

26
43 61
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jayson Williams Power forward, Center

27
38 51
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Otis Birdsong Point guard, Shooting guard

28
39 14
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

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21 51
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
DaltonHsu added Billy Paultz Center

30
48 32
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Justin Kim added Bojan Bogdanović Shooting guard, Small forward

31
53 55
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Kris Humphries Power forward

32
22 34
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Ray Williams

33
21 49
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

34
28 17
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

35
28 22
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Thaddeus Young Small forward, Power forward

The Best Female Authors of All Time

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16 44
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

37
22 26
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
20 47
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

39
20 47
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Mike Gminski Center

40
30 5
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added D'Angelo Russell

41
18 18
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
mcminnmt added Sean Kilpatrick Guard, Forward

42
9 26
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
JT Thomas added Larry Kenon

Baseball Players With The All-Time Weirdest Superstitions

43
27 32
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
14 30
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Orlando Woolridge

45
19 25
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Nenad Krstić Center

46
10 30
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Albert King Shooting guard, Small forward

47
18 8
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
rs31115 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

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16 34
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Jason Collins Center

49
11 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
13 4
Trevor Booker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Trevor Booker Power forward