Nets Rumors & News

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • How much cap space will Brooklyn Nets have this summer?

    Nets Daily "With recent reporting by USA Today that the salary cap for next season is likely to surpass $92 million, the Nets could have as much as $45 million in cap space, the seventh biggest number in the NBA But assumes a lot. It does mean Sean Marks and Trajan Langdon should have some maneuvering room..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • NBA Rumor Central: Shane Larkin's player option

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets backup point guard Shane Larkin owns a player option worth $1.5 million for 2016-17 and he doesn't know yet if he will exercise it, or choose to join the free agent market on July 1. “I’m not a guy who wants to play a 10-year career with eight different teams," Larkin tells..." April 20

  • Hawks players detail why Nets' hire of Kenny Atkinson is a slam dunk

    ESPN "Jeff Teague’s face lit up when asked about Kenny Atkinson being named the Brooklyn Nets’ newest head coach. Kyle Korver recalled that when he was a free agent, the shooter wasn’t sure about the direction of the Hawks franchise and the turnover on the coaching staff, but that when Atkinson said..." April 19

  • Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson agrees to coach Nets

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson has agreed to a multi-year deal to become head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The Nets are expected to make a formal announcement as soon as Sunday. Nets general manager Sean Marks met with several candidates in recent..." April 17

  • Ken Berger: Add Mike D'Antoni to Brooklyn Nets coaching mix

    Nets Daily "CBS Sports' Ken Berger takes a look Thursday at the NBA's coaching opening and after predicting that Tony Brown will "move on," lays out who he thinks the Nets will look at. Most of the names are not new, but one -- Mike D'Antoni -- is a bit of a surprise. "The Brooklyn job is a..." April 15

  • Russian Authorities Search Offices of Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov

    Newsweek "Russian law enforcement officials, some wearing ski masks, searched the offices on Thursday of Mikhail Prokhorov, a tycoon whose newspaper has published revelations about people with ties to President Vladimir Putin. Several sources close to Prokhorov's businesses said officials from the..." April 15

  • Russian security service searches office of tycoon Prokhorov

    Straits Times "Russia's Federal Security Service and tax inspectors on Thursday (April 14) searched the offices of Mikhail Prokhorov, a tycoon whose newspaper has published revelations about people close to Vladimir Putin, four sources close to his businesses said. The searches were being conducted at Onexim..." April 14

  • Jeff Van Gundy, Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka draw interest in Nets coaching search

    The Brooklyn Game "The Brooklyn Nets will officially be in offseason mode in a few hours, but Nets general manager Sean Marks has already started putting together a list of coaching candidates, which include two of his former colleagues with the San Antonio Spurs. Per Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Marks has “interest”..." April 14

  • Powell scores career high to carry Raptors past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Down 17 in the first quarter and with stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan at home, the Toronto Raptors could have conceded. Norman Powell would not let it happen. Powell continued his recent emergence and capped his rookie season by scoring a career-high 30 points as the..." April 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The Nets will be launching their own coaching search soon and also have interest in ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, according to league sources.

  • It's official: Nets and Clippers to swap second round picks

    Nets Daily "With the 76ers loss to the Raptors, Toronto will finish with the NBA's fifth best record, pushing the Clippers into the sixth spot ... and officially settling the swap between L.A. and Brooklyn. The Nets will pick at No. 55 in the second round, the Clippers at No. 33. The Nets agreed to swap..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Gregg Popovich disciple likely to lead Nets’ coach search

    New York Post "With the Nets playing their penultimate game Monday — and mercifully putting their season out of its misery Wednesday — it underscores just how meaningless these games really are. The $1 million question — and the only one that matters — is who’ll be coaching them next season. While interim..." April 12

  • Pacers beat Nets to clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- After battling injuries and failing to qualify for the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Indiana Pacers had plenty of energy and motivation entering Sunday's potential playoff-clinching game against the Brooklyn Nets. It showed from the very beginning as Indiana qualified for the..." April 10

  • Walker, Daniels carry Hornets past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have come to expect big outings from Kemba Walker in every game this season. The point guard is their leading scorer and their clutch shooter when they need big buckets. So it was no surprise that Walker led the Hornets with 22 points as Charlotte..." April 08

  • The time the Nets almost changed their name to 'Swamp Dragons'

    ESPN "Over the summer, I enlisted several design experts, including Tom O'Grady, the NBA's former creative director, to help me rank all 30 team logos. O'Grady sifted through his archives, and unearthed a treasure: mock-ups of all the proposed uniforms, court designs, logos, shooting shirts, and warmup..." April 08

  • Report: Willie Reed has left the Nets for 'personal reasons'

    Nets Daily "According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Willie Reed has left the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season due to "personal reasons." It's interesting timing, of course. Reed, the 25-year-old rookie, has played sparingly over the last month, picking up 6 DNPs and being listed as..." April 07

  • Report: Lopez likely building block, not trade chip

    Nets Daily "Brian Lewis writes Wednesday that Sean Marks has reassured Brook Lopez he'll be a "building block not a trade chip" as the Nets move forward. "He has talked to me, and we both definitely want to be here and see things happen here and help the team grow going forward,’’ said Lopez, apparently..." April 07

  • Brook Lopez: I’m on same page with GM about Nets’ future

    New York Post "Brook Lopez’s first season since re-upping with the Nets hasn’t gone the way he or the team had hoped, shut down in the dying days of a 21-56 campaign. But Lopez has spoken with new general manager Sean Marks, and will do so again at more length. Lopez, 28, insisted he has no regrets about..." April 06

  • Brooklyn Nets Sign Henry Sims For Remainder of Season

    NBA.com "The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Henry Sims for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Originally signed to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 17, Sims has appeared in nine games (two starts) with the Nets, averaging 6.0 points and..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Nets’ Thomas Robinson’s chance to prove NBA ‘BS’ wrong

    New York Post "Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young being shut down for the rest of the season is a golden opportunity for Thomas Robinson. And Brooklyn’s backup big man said he’s proving he’s worthy of more minutes. “That it’s about time I become a 20-plus minute player. I haven’t played over 13 minutes my whole..." April 04

  • Frazier stands out as Pelicans past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A massive amount of injuries have created numerous opportunities to contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans in the waning days of the season. Perhaps nobody is capitalizing on those chances more than Tim Frazier. Frazier had the best game of career Sunday, collecting career..." April 03

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    Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

    Brook Lopez and Thad Young are shut down for the rest of the season #nets

  • Nets' Brook Lopez: Shut down for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Lopez has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015-16 season, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports. Lopez isn't necessarily dealing with any specific injury, but with the Nets ruled out of the playoffs, they're not going to risk any further strain and they'll keep him sidelined for the team's final..." April 03

  • Confident Cavs top Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors might be marching to the best record in league history, but Kyrie Irving still believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are marching toward a championship. A turbulent few days for Irving ended Thursday with him declaring the Cavs are the team to beat following..." March 31

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Nicholson scores 24 as Magic mash Nets

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Andrew Nicholson waited a long time to have a game like this. The Magic reserve forward, in his fourth NBA season, scored a career-high 24 points and made all nine of his shots in leading Orlando to a 139-105 victory over the hapless Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. It..." March 29

  • Wade, Whiteside carry Heat past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With Goran Dragic sick and Chris Bosh already out for the year due to blood clots, the Miami Heat received a couple more scares on Monday night. But the Heat also got a vintage performance by Dwyane Wade, more dominance by Hassan Whiteside and the continued emergence of rookie Josh..." March 28

  • Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal

    CBS Sports "Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal By Matt Moore | NBA writer March 27, 2016 3:01 pm ET In a wide-ranging piece as part of a follow-up to an in-depth column on the Boston Celtics, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp spoke with GM Danny Ainge about the..." March 28

  • Lopez lifts Nets over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For three quarters, the Brooklyn Nets were letting the Indiana Pacers get anything they wanted offensively. Then the effort made an appearance on both ends in the final 12 minutes. Brook Lopez scored 14 of his 23 points during the fourth quarter and came up with a key..." March 26

  • Cold-shooting finish dooms Cavs in loss to Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Cleveland Cavaliers felt they had plenty of good looks during a nightmarish fourth quarter. The results of those shots proved to be the difference in a Thursday defeat. LeBron James scored 30 points but went scoreless in the fourth quarter, and the Cavaliers managed..." March 24

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    Tony Brown: scenario in which Brook Lopez & Thaddeus Young see minutes reduction or rest-related shutdown has been discussed

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Hornets hold off Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kemba Walker struggled all night, but it did not prevent the Charlotte Hornets from getting another win. The Hornets were able to compensate for Walker's off night because they had Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lin making plays in the fourth quarter. Batum scored 23 points and..." March 22

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Strong second half pushes Pistons past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy has difficulty understanding why more people do not appreciate Aron Baynes. Van Gundy, the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, signed Baynes as a free agent to back up his franchise player, All-Star center Andre Drummond...." March 19

  • Johnson turned Cavs down because Heat were 'a piece or 2 away' from being on top

    Palm Beach Post "The race for Joe Johnson last month essentially came down to the Heat and Cavaliers, two teams that are always angling at each other and will meet Saturday in Miami. While many expected Johnson to land with LeBron James in Cleveland, more than anything because that team is clearly in..." March 19

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

  • Bulls defeat Nets behind McDermott

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Doug McDermott spotted more than a dozen reporters standing near his locker and assumed they were waiting for someone else. "Waiting for Jimmy?" the Chicago forward asked, referring to All-Star locker mate Jimmy Butler. Not this time. They were waiting for McDermott...." March 17

  • Nets Finalizing Two-Year Deal With Sean Kilpatrick

    Real GM Basketball "Sean Kilpatrick is finalizing a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. The deal will include a guarantee for the 2016-17. Kilpatrick had moved through the NBA Development League" March 17

  • Jason Kidd on Raptors: ‘You can see their growth’ from Nets series

    Sportsnet "Prior to Tuesday’s Toronto Raptors game in Milwaukee, Paul Jones and I had a chance to chat with Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. We spoke to the third-year coach – and former NBA champion – about Toronto’s growth over the last two years and what it takes to win and grow (especially in the..." March 17

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

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