Basketball The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time  

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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. 

 

  
list ordered by

1
698 146
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Small forward

2
766 132
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard

3
615 136
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

4
393 157
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Shooting guard

5
366 194
Brook Lopez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Center

6
323 114
Richard Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Small forward

7
213 118
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Power forward

8
283 135
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

9
300 163
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard

10
232 86
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Power forward

11
208 86
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center

12
162 68
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard

13
169 69
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Small forward

14
224 84
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

15
171 114
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
jessen-cheng added Power forward

16
94 43
Darryl Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center

17
161 117
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
RichardBeecher added Small forward

18
117 62
Keith Van Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

19
93 56
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

20
99 52
Kerry Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Shooting guard

21
83 46
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
slaft added Shooting guard, Small forward

22
82 48
Sam Cassell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard

23
52 69
Jayson Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Power forward, Center

24
63 29
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Point guard, Shooting guard

25
42 58
Otis Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

26
57 13
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Small forward

27
25 56
Billy Paultz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
DaltonHsu added Center

28
26 37
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added

29
25 52
Bill Melchionni is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

30
19 47
John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

31
83 41
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Dangphuong23 added Point guard

32
43 8
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added

33
58 60
Kris Humphries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Power forward

34
57 35
Bojan Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Justin Kim added Shooting guard, Small forward

35
22 52
Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

36
53 16
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time

37
18 2
Spencer Dinwiddie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
yeety added

38
21 52
Mike Gminski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Center

39
11 28
Larry Kenon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
JT Thomas added

40
23 27
Armen Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Power forward

41
12 1
Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
BendyStraw3000 added

42
33 27
Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Small forward, Power forward

43
15 31
Albert King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Shooting guard, Small forward

44
31 20
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
T Mills added Small forward, Power forward

45
10 1
Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
BendyStraw3000 added

46
18 32
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added

47
19 22
Sean Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
mcminnmt added Guard, Forward

48
30 38
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
little JP Tokoto added Power forward, Center

49
20 29
Nenad Krstić is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
johnny-hernandez added Center

50
17 39
Jason Collins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Brooklyn Nets of All Time
Center