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The Brooklyn Nets are currently 10-4 and second placed in the NBA's Eastern Conference. To say they have done well through 14 games would be a bit of an understatement. To what can be attribute the team's early success?

Our good friend, Devin Kharpertian of TheBrooklynGame.com?is doing a weekly Nets power ranking for New York Magazine. It's pretty cool. Below are excepts from the ranking, check it out to see who Kharpertian ranks number one this week.

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Moke Hamilton, SNYNets.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? After the Brooklyn Nets starting unit showed chemistry and cohesion that was hardly indicative of a team playing its first game together, an inspection of the game's box score showed a rather conspicuous "DNP - Coach's Decision" beside Tyshawn Taylor's name.

Afterwards, he spoke to SNY.tv about his progress and when he hopes to make his debut.

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Last season, Jeremy Lin performed well in a handful of NBA games before gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated... Deron Williams' track record and the excitement over the Nets' move to Brooklyn got him on the cover before he even as much as had to suit up for preseason game at Barclays Center.

He's probably still deserving, though.

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According to at least one oddsmaker, yes...

Via Alex Raskin of NJ.com...

"The latest odds out of Bovada have the Brooklyn Nets with the eight-best chance to win an NBA Title (30-1) and the Knicks in a tie for 10th?(35-1) with the Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers."

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It's no secret that we feel as though Kris Humphries' contributions goes largely overlooked. And although Tim Bontemps?our friend who covers the Nets for the New York Post?doesn't say that Humphries is a top-five power forward, we do think it's a fair question to ask.

Bontemps points out, among other things, that Humphries was one of five players to average a double-double last season. Who are the other four?

?Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Kevin Love, and Blake Griffin.

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Barclays Center

Barclays Center is the NBA's newest arena, while Madison Square Garden is probably its most famous. Inevitably, being that the arenas are in the same city, comparisons were bound to arise. Here's a pretty good piece discussing the food, location, and celebrities you're likely to see on site.

It's pretty good.

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As if D-Will hasn't found himself in our headlines enough over the past few days... Mark Cuban got around to responding to comments Williams made yesterday, when he said that Cuban's absence when Williams met with the Mavericks last summer during his free agency contributed to his deciding to say re-sign with the Nets.

It'll be interesting to see if Williams has a response tomorrow, but check out what Cuban had to say...

Mark Cuban

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Deron Williams

Earlier, we posted about "Nets Training Days," a feature that ESPN recently taped and aired today. In it, Mark Schwarz interviewed Avery Johnson, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, and other Nets players about the franchise's move to Brooklyn and what it means for the community. ?It starts off with a "look back" at Brooklyn's pro sports history and what it means to the people of Brooklyn to again have a pro team to root for.

But it was Deron Williams, again, who said something noteworthy.

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Barclays Center

One of the things that everyone has been talking about is the seeming lack of public parking facilities in the nearby vicinity of Barclays Center.

For those that aren't familiar with the area, Atlantic Terminal and most of Flatbush Avenue is very commercial, while the area on Atlantic Avenue closest to Barclays is fairly residential.

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.?? After practice on Monday, while Deron Williams was meeting with the media, the topic of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was brought up. The Dallas Mavericks were the Nets' only real threat to lure Williams away when he was a free-agent last summer. But when the day came for the Mavericks to sit down and discuss their long-term plan with Williams, Cuban was absent.

When asked whether he took offense to the fact that Cuban was absent for such an important meeting, Williams put the situation into perspective and had some very interesting thoughts to share.

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J ??After holding two-a-day practices for the past week, coach Avery Johnson is giving all of his players the day off on Tuesday. But before that,?he will be bringing back eight players for a second session on Monday evening.

The common thread between Tyshawn Taylor, MarShon Brooks, Josh Childress, Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche, Dennis Scott, Tornike Shengelia and James Mays is that they're either young guys or guys trying to make the team. And they're the eight guys that will be participating in Monday's second session.

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Our television cameras made the trip to Barclays Center yesterday afternoon and took in the sights and sounds from Deron Williams' crews' first practice in their new home.

Click the jump for SNY's Geico SportsNite footage from yesterday's first practice at Barclays Center.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson paid a visit to the NBC's New York City studio to sit down with Bruce Beck on his Sunday night show, "Mike'd Up."

[tweet?https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/255107827125874690]

Check out the transcript...

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Keith Bogans

The depth of the Brooklyn Nets' bench is something that we've spoken about before, and as the team continues to practice and get a feel for one another, it's becoming more and more clear that the Nets have quite a few players worthy of getting good minutes.

That's a good problem for any coach to have.

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Moke Hamilton, SNYNets.com

BROOKLYN, N.Y. ? On Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets held their sixth day of training camp, but this Sunday was a special one. For the first time, they held practice at Barclays Center. According to coach Johnson, this is the first, but won't be the last.

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Tyson Chandler

One of the stories that won't die is Shaquille O'Neal's seemingly claiming that Brook Lopez is better than Dwight Howard. Yes, we fully understand that we are helping to douse the flames here a bit... But wouldn't you want to know if an opposing player weighed in?

A lot of people have weighed in on this debate. But Tyson Chandler, the starting center of the New York Knicks, has an opinion worth noting.

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This is rather exciting. For those that may have missed it, the Nets are going to be splitting time between New Jersey and Brooklyn.

Most of the team's personnel and players maintain residences in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey, and the team's practice facility?at least for the foreseeable future?will remain in East Rutherford at the PNY Center.

But something special is set to happen tomorrow...

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Our friends over at BrooklynFans.com got some great footage of Avery Johnson, Deron Williams, and even Brook Lopez himself responding to Shaquille O'Neal's recent comments about "The Diesel" preferring Brook Lopez over Dwight Howard...

In case you missed it, in a recent sit down for NBA.com, Shaquille O'Neal seemed to suggest that Brook Lopez and the Philadelphia 76ers' Andrew Bynum were both better centers than the Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard.

Now, we've got some responses...

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?lkan Karaman

Bojan Bogdanovic (31st overall in 2011) and Ilkan Karaman (57th overall in 2012) are a pair of European prospects recently selected by the Brooklyn Nets, and both got to test their skills against some NBA competition.

There are high hopes for each of these youngsters, and if they're anywhere near as good as Mirza Teletovic seems to be, they could contribute meaningfully to the Nets sooner rather than later.

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ? Nets rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor has not practiced this week as he nurses a strained right quadriceps muscle. At this point, the former St. Anthony High School and University of Kansas star is laughing at his own misfortune and frustration.

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Earlier today, Moke Hamilton of SNYNets.com and Tommy Dee of TheKnicksBlog.com discussed a few topics, including whether Deron Williams or Carmelo Anthony are a better player, whether Mike Woodson or Avery Johnson is a better coach, and who will fare better in this year's Eastern conference.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=25334435

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Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.?? Any coach at any level will tell you that the best problem to have is figuring out the depth chart for a team loaded with talent. ?With a revamped roster and tons of fresh faces, Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson has just such a problem, especially with opening night now less than 30 days away.

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For as long as we can remember, people have talked about the fact that Jay Z has become the face of the Brooklyn Nets, despite the fact that he's a minority owner.

Repeatedly, it has been said that he owns 1/15 of one percent of the team, and that's something that we've echoed on this very site.

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