Nets Rumors & News

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • A much different Jeremy Lin makes his return to New York

    Yardbarker "In the end, Linsanity ended with a thud, with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald refusing to open his hotel door room to accept Houston's three-year offer sheet for Jeremy Lin during summer league. The league got involved, and in the end, the Knicks allowed Lin to leave, just five months after..." October 19

  • Nets waive Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, two others

    Today's Fastbreak "The Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that they have waived Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, Egijidus Mockevicius and Beau Beech. Budinger signed a one-year deal with the team back on September 26 and wound up appearing in four preseason games. He averaged just 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in..." October 18

  • Fired-up Greivis Vasquez: I’m more than a Nets leader

    New York Post "Don’t use the word “mentor” around Greivis Vasquez. He signed with the Nets to contribute, not serve as a rah-rah bench guy or a veteran merely around to help Brooklyn’s younger players. “I’m not done yet. I’m a vet that can produce,” Vasquez said Saturday after practice. “Don’t sleep on me...." October 17

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Lin was 'intrigued' by Pelicans before signing with Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Jeremy Lin met with both the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans at the start of free agency in Palo Alto at 9:01 PM. Lin was coming off an excellent season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he restored his value. Lin announced his decision to sign with the Nets at 7:02 AM just a few..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Jeremy Lin: Carmelo hasn’t ripped me to my face

    New York Post "After Carmelo Anthony expressed surprise that the Nets had made Jeremy Lin the face of their franchise, Lin said he doesn’t care what his former Knicks teammate said. Lin didn’t play Saturday night when the Nets lost, 116-98, to the Knicks at the Garden, but Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson..." October 09

  • Carmelo Anthony on Nets’ Jeremy Lin: ‘The face of that franchise’

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care to relive what happened during Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure or what led to his departure from the team, but the two are indelibly linked. Rightly or wrongly, Anthony has been accused of ending Linsanity at Madison Square Garden. Now Lin has resurfaced in New York..." October 08

  • Carmelo Anthony wishes former teammate Jeremy Lin well with Nets

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin once shared an NBA team. Now they share an NBA city. The Knicks star says Lin is the face of the Nets, and despite what people may believe, he's happy for his former teammate. “He is the face of their franchise — believe it or not,’’ Anthony said after..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Anthony Bennett on Joining Nets, Ignoring Critics and More

    Basketball Insiders "Anthony Bennett has had one of the strangest starts to an NBA career imaginable. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft enters the 2016-17 season playing with his fourth team in four years, joining the Brooklyn Nets after previous stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves..." October 06

  • Nets’ Greivis Vasquez may return to lineup sooner than expected

    New York Post "Greivis Vasquez has insisted steadfastly he will be ready for the Nets’ regular-season opener. But on Tuesday, Brooklyn’s backup point guard scrimmaged again and implied he might be ready to play at some point in the preseason. “That’s up to the coaches,” Vasquez, limited to just 23 games last..." October 05

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Smush Parker paid $125 to try out for Nets' D-League team

    New York Times "Several weeks before the start of the team’s inaugural season, officials from the Long Island Nets of the N.B.A. Development League decamped to Pratt Recreation Center on the campus of L.I.U. Post here for the most inclusive form of community engagement imaginable: an open tryout. It was a day..." October 01

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Nets sign Chase Budinger

    Today's Fastbreak "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to terms with forward Chase Budinger. The 28-year-old wing spent last season between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns, where he averaged 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 66 games. For his career, Budinger has..." September 21

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Why a Knicks’ reunion with Jeremy Lin never came close to materializing

    New York Post "In December, Jeremy Lin will appear in an issue of Totally Awesome Hulk. It is only fitting because the Nets may need him to perform like a superhero this season. “It’s weird right? It was just a cool opportunity, and I think Greg [Pak] was really supportive of me and my story, so I’m thankful..." September 19

  • Jeremy Lin to appear in 'Totally Awesome Hulk' comic

    Sportsrageous "Asian-American point guard Jeremy Lin is set to invade the comic books with an appearance in one of its releases for Marvel Comics’ “Totally Awesome Hulk” series in December 2016. It’s a perfect fit as the new Hulk is Amadeus Cho, an Asian-American like Lin, who took over the original Bruce..." September 16

  • Brooklyn Nets unveil gorgeous 'Remix' alternate uniform

    Fox Sports "The offseason of the alternate jersey continues! This week the Brooklyn Nets became the latest NBA team to unveil a new alternate jersey for the upcoming season, rolling out these beauties. The "Remix" jerseys keep the modern Nets' simple black and white color scheme but draw inspiration..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Caris LeVert could be Nets’ best young piece

    Today's Fastbreak "The Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a massive overhaul, so the 2016-17 season is all about culture renewal and prospect development. General manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson will focus heavily on grooming their top young talent, including first-round draftee Caris..." August 30

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Jeremy Lin on his summer: “My number 1 priority by far is my jump shot”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin‘s game always has been about the pressure he can create on a defense in transition or coming off the pick-and-roll — he gets to the rim aggressively and can finish fairly well. However, make him a jump shooter and he struggles. Lin took 31 percent of his shots from three last season and..." August 21

  • Randy Foye Looks to Give Back "Randy Foye knows what his role is on the Brooklyn Nets. Foye is a 10-year NBA vet, and on a team as young as the Nets, his expertise – along with his career 10.8 ppg and .369 3-point percentage – is invaluable. “One of the things I’m looking to bring is leadership,” said Foye, who’s played..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Had bad, how boring were last season's Nets? Only about 11,000 fans showed up per game

    Nets Daily "A consultant's report unearthed by a long-time critic and chronicler of the Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards (now Pacific Park) reveals that the Nets gate count --the actual number of fans who showed up at the arena-- was "more than 23% below the announced official attendance figure, and little..." August 15

  • Nets To Sign Trevor Cooney

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets intend to sign undrafted free agent guard Trevor Cooney, international journalist David Pick reports (via Twitter). Brooklyn is inking Cooney with an eye on him joining the team’s D-League squad as an affiliate player, Pick adds. No further details on the potential arrangement were..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Fat Joe had Stephen Jackson followed to keep him 'straight' as a rookie

    The Score "Stephen Jackson shared a number of great stories on a recent episode of The Truehoop Podcast, including how rapper Fat Joe was determined to keep him out of trouble during his rookie season with the New Jersey Nets. The veteran forward said he'd be out shopping in New York or at the club and..." August 10

  • Brook Lopez again attacks Nets previous culture

    Nets Daily "For the second time in a week, Brook Lopez has attacked the lackadaisical and complacent team culture that came before Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson ... and in an interview the the team's own website. He told Cory Wright... "No more being late, be on time in the training room getting your..." August 10

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