Livingston is practicing had said he'd be ready for playoffs #Nets
Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 18
ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets dismissed rampant speculation that they tanked down the stretch in order to set up a first-round playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The Nets, who maintain that they were trying to make sure their veterans got rest and the team stayed healthy, lost four of their final..." April 18
Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took the microphone before the Cavaliers' season finale against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at The Q and announced, "This is all about the fans.'' Then, for the first time in a week, the Cavs played as if the game actually meant something. As a result,..." April 17
Gutierrez, Teague, Thornton, Blatche, Collins starting. Plumlee, Kirilenko, Anderson available off the bench. That's it.
New York Daily News "The Nets had an opportunity to achieve some clarity in their playoff mess, a chance to clinch the fifth seed against an eliminated Knicks squad without Carmelo Anthony. Instead, they were embarrassed for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday night, 109-98, further muddying their playoff..." April 16
Heat shut down to get No. 2 seed & now Nets putting No. 6 in play by maybe sitting 6 rotation players. Talk about respect for the Raptors
Jason Kidd said Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson are out vs. Orlando tomorrow. Says everyone else is good to go. We will see.
Newsday "Paul Pierce stood and clapped as he faced the fans behind the bench moments before the fourth quarter commenced, trying to pump up a somewhat sleepy crowd. With no Deron Williams because of right patella tendinitis -- which thrust Jorge Gutierrez into his first career start -- Shaun Livingston..." April 12
Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks capture their second straight impressive win on the road 93-88 over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory snaps Brooklyn's 15-game home winning streak and reduces Atlanta's magic number to just one with three games left to play. Atlanta fell behind early but rallied with a 39 points..." April 12
Deron Williams (right patella tendinitis) will sit tonight.
Orlando Sentinel "Arron Afflalo took a foul shot and saw the basketball hit off the back of the rim. The ball caromed toward him, and as he approached it, splitting two Brooklyn Nets in the process, the ball bounced off him and toward the Orlando Magic bench. Afflalo could've allowed the ball to roll out of..." April 10
Paul Pierce (right hip pointer) and Shaun Livingston (sprained right big toe) are out tonight vs. #Magic
New York Post "As LeBron James caught a picture-perfect pass from Rashard Lewis and began flying toward the rim as the final seconds ticked off the clock inside American Airlines Arena Tuesday night, it looked like the Heat finally would snap their season-long skid against the Nets. But then, out of nowhere,..." April 09
Andray Blatche is not playing tonight because of an undisclosed illness.
New York Post "Kevin Garnett had been away from the Nets for so long that some teammates, and even coach Jason Kidd, joked with him prior to Saturday night’s game against the 76ers that he should be treated like a rookie. And despite being in the 19th year of a Hall of Fame career, Garnett admitted to feeling..." April 06
Kevin Garnett will make his return tonight after missing the past 19 games.
The Brooklyn Game "After his team's 116-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd said that Kevin Garnett would travel with the team to Philadelphia for their Saturday night game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and may play for the first time in over a month. "He felt better today,"..." April 05
New York Post "It was the same old story for the Nets in Brooklyn Friday night, continuing their dominance over the last two months inside Barclays Center with an easy 116-104 win over the Pistons. The news came after the game, when coach Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett could make his long-awaited return to the..." April 05
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04
New York Post "Finally, the Knicks are looking down at the Atlanta Hawks — sort of. Granted, their heady perch is .0018 percentage points above the Hawks and they are more or less tied. But after chasing and falling down and getting back up and chasing again, the Knicks can say they are in the eighth playoff..." April 03
New York Post "They deserve time for a pat on the back or at the very least share a collective handshake and hug. The Nets have clinched a playoff berth after beating the Rockets without Dwight Howard 106-95 Tuesday night at Barclays Center. It’s no small feat considering their 10-21 start and the trouble..." April 02
New York Post "Back during the dark days of November and December, there were plenty of people who wondered whether the Nets would ever be able to turn things around this season — including some of the Nets themselves. But three months after their season appeared to be spiraling toward disaster, the Nets..." April 02
The Brooklyn Game "Nets general manager Billy King noted recently that retaining starting guard Shaun Livingston was his top offseason priority, after the 28-year-old guard on a one-year minimum contract emerged as a key part of Jason Kidd's hybrid starting lineups. But Livingston's just trying to focus on..." April 01
New York Post "At the start of 2014, there was little reason to think the Nets would wind up anywhere near the playoffs. Despite spending close to $200 million of owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s vast fortune to construct a roster the team felt would be championship-caliber, the Nets were anything but through the..." March 31
USA Today "Since the NBA introduced sleeved jerseys last season, reaction from players has been decidedly negative — so much so that commissioner Adam Silver is considering eliminating them due to the backlash. But there’s one dissenting voice that’s a fan of the jerseys, and he’s a 10-time..." March 29
New York Post "For the Nets these days, there’s no place like home. After dropping back-to-back overtime games on the road earlier this week, the Nets returned to Brooklyn on Friday night and did what they have been doing inside Barclays Center for two months now: winning basketball games. Thanks to 17..." March 29
Jorge Gutierrez fined $15,000 for "making excessive contact above the shoulders" with Cody Zeller.
Nets Daily "The Nets announced Friday morning that they have signed Jorge Gutierrez for not only the remainder of the season, but to a multi-year deal. Gutierrez said that his deal will be a two-year deal, the second year not being guaranteed. Gutierrez has played five games with Brooklyn, averaging..." March 28
Charlotte Observer "The way the Brooklyn Nets passed and shot through four quarters Wednesday, you wondered how they ever have an empty possession. The way the Nets shot during overtime, you wondered how they ever got to 100. The Charlotte Bobcats extinguished the Nets over the extra five minutes, holding them..." March 27
Deron Williams will be in the lineup tonight at Charlotte. Marcus Thornton is a GTD
Marcus Thronton (bruised lower back) won't play tonight at Bobcats.
Fansided "The Brooklyn Nets have turned things around. Prior to their 109-104 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, they had won four consecutive games. The team is now 37-32 after a disaster of a start that saw them begin the season with a 10-21 record. One reason for their turnaround is the..." March 25
Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets entered the 2014 calendar year with a 10-21 record, the squad had lost six of seven at this point, with its only win of that batch coming against the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. Of course, at this point, no NBA team had crammed 31 games, many of them nationally televised against stout..." March 25
New York Post "Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said on Monday he planned to relocate his company that runs the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Russia, in keeping with the Kremlin’s call on Russian businessmen to repatriate their assets to help combat new US sanctions. The United States and European Union have..." March 25
New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis' streak of scoring at least 28 points in eight consecutive games ended on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. But he was too busy celebrating a tough overtime victory to be concerned about it. Behind swingman Tyreke Evans' season-high 33-point..." March 25
New York Post "Andrei Kirilenko sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 107-104 victory over the Mavericks, an injury which likely will hold him out for at least Monday’s game in New Orleans. Kirilenko got tangled up and fell to the ground early in the quarter, coming up hobbling and..." March 24
ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will not travel with the team on the road and miss at least the next three games, coach Jason Kidd said Friday. Garnett has missed the last 11 games due to back spasms. The Nets (36-31), however, have gone 9-2 without him, surrendering 100 or more points just..." March 23
Fansided "Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston is set to become a free agent in the offseason coming off of the most productive season of his career, which means he could be destined for a big money contract on the open market. A big money deal could lead to the Nets being unable to afford re-signing..." March 22
New York Post "When Brook Lopez was lost for the season on Dec. 20 with the latest fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, it appeared a season the Nets had, only a couple of months earlier, anticipated with so much optimism was on the edge of chaos. The Nets were 9-17 at that time — and were..." March 22
New York Daily News "From the moment he embarked down this trailblazing path, Jason Collins has said that he'd turn the other cheek when faced with ignorance, accepting that he can't control the words and actions of idiots. He was tested once during his first month with the Brooklyn Nets, although the NBA's first..." March 22
Kevin Garnett spoke to the media, said he's progressing and doesnt know yet if he'll go on road trip.
ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20
New York Post "The Nets squared off with the Bobcats in Brooklyn Wednesday night, and found themselves with a fight on their hands. Despite being in control for most of the game, the Nets couldn’t break the game open. And, after Charlotte hung around through the first three quarters, the Bobcats took a..." March 20
Pro Basketball Talk "Shaun Livingston has been a solid point guard for the Nets this season and he has looked even better of late as the Nets have gotten hot — in his last 5 games he has averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting, plus dishing out four assists a game. He is a quality veteran backup point guard now...." March 19
Nets Daily "The Brooklyn Nets announced that they have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a second 10-day contract, as was expected. Gutierrez has played in just one game for the Nets since signing his first 10-day contract. He played five minutes and scored one point and picked one steal. " March 18
New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett took two months to find a rhythm with the Nets, and that was after he called this season the most frustrating of his career. Now the 37-year-old center has been ruled out for the rest of the week because of the back spasms that Jason Kidd finally revealed Monday is more than just a..." March 18
New York Post "For much of this season, the idea of dunking wasn’t even a consideration for Deron Williams. Playing with a pair of seemingly perpetually sprained ankles, Williams was having trouble staying on the court, let alone dunking over defenders. But that finally changed midway through the fourth..." March 18
Kidd says Garnett will be out for the rest of the week, and will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
New York Post "The Nets got one of their key injured players back Saturday, and another could soon follow. Andrei Kirilenko returned to the floor for the first time since leaving Sunday’s win over the Kings in Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, scoring five points in 12 minutes in the Nets’ 101-94 loss to..." March 16