Nets Rumors & News

  • Is Nets’ highest-paid player really not going to start?

    New York Post "The Nets used the exact same starting lineup throughout the preseason, but coach Kenny Atkinson insists that’s no guarantee it will remain the same when they open the regular season Wednesday in Indiana. Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell are the first-choice backcourt, and Timofey Mozgov is the..." October 16

  • Brooklyn Nets owner eyes outrageous price tag in sale

    New York Post "Mikhail Prokhorov is in talks with multiple suitors to sell the Brooklyn Nets — and he’s pushing for an eye-popping price tag. The Russian billionaire is demanding a valuation of around $2 billion for his money-losing NBA team — near the record-setting $2.2 billion price that the Houston..." October 16

  • Nets Exercise Options On Three Players

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have exercised team options on three players that make up a substantial part of their young core. The team announced on its website that the 2018/19 options for all of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert have been exercised. Both Hollis-Jefferson and Russell will..." October 13

  • Nets expecting a breakout from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

    New York Post "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is set to enter his third season as a Net, and the way Kenny Atkinson gushed about him on Tuesday the small forward could be in for a big year. “He’s in a nice place right now,” Atkinson said. “I’ve really been kind of thrilled with his performance and that’s from the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Joel Embiid shows the Nets what they’re missing in their rebuild

    New York Post "The Nets’ rebuilding was always going to be near-impossible because they lack their own draft picks, presumably franchise-changing lottery ones to get a transformational player. In the Nets’ 133-114 preseason-ending loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, Joel Embiid reminded them just how pivotal a..." October 12

  • Trevor Booker thinks Kyle Kuzma will be better than Lonzo Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Booker is all-in on the Kyle Kuzma hype. As LA Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma, who has been an absolute stud in both Summer League and preseason play, dropped 18 points on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Booker tweeted that Kuzma would be better than Lonzo Ball. The 22-year-old Kuzma has..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Jeremy Lin says Kenyon Martin 'extremely apologetic' for dreadlocks comments

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin said Kenyon Martin reached out to him and "was extremely apologetic" after Martin suggested last week that Lin shouldn't wear dreadlocks because he is Asian American. "It was a great conversation. I think things were blown out of proportion, taken a little out of..." October 09

  • The Kenyon Martin-Jeremy Lin 'Feud' Isn’t About Names or Tattoos

    SI "Kenyon Martin is not the villain here. Neither is Jeremy Lin. And the internet beef between the former and current Nets stars over Lin’s decision to get dreadlocks doesn’t boil down to a feud, or killing anyone with kindness or someone getting treated. The only losers here are the ones failing to..." October 06

  • Prokhorov inches closer to selling 49 percent stake in the Nets

    New York Post "Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is getting closer to selling the Brooklyn Nets, sources told The Post. There are multiple suitors late in the process to buy a 49-percent stake in the struggling NBA team, along with the right to buy a larger stake and become the controlling owner in three..." October 06

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin explains why he struggled with decision to get dreads

    Sporting News "Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is no stranger to switching up his hairstyle. He debuted his newest look on Tuesday: Lin wrote an extremely insightful Players’ Tribune essay explaining why his decision to get dreads was about more than just a hairstyle: Actually, it all started with braids..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin explains why he struggled with decision to get dreads

    Sporting News "Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is no stranger to switching up his hairstyle. He debuted his newest look on Tuesday. Lin wrote an extremely insightful Players’ Tribune essay explaining why his decision to get dreads was about more than just a hairstyle: Actually, it all started with braids..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • D’Angelo Russell wants to show Nets he can be playmaker

    Newsday "The Nets’ post-Brook Lopez era begins with their first preseason game, against the Knicks Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, and coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects guard D’Angelo Russell, who was acquired in the July deal that sent Lopez to the Lakers, to make an early push to “prove he’s a..." October 03

  • One Net setting sights on being a top NBA 3-point shooter

    New York Post "Since Joe Harris’ arrival in Brooklyn, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has set about building his battered confidence, convincing him he could be an elite shooter. Now that’s the exact goal the off guard has set for himself. Harris — essentially plucked off the scrap heap in July 2016 — became the..." October 01

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • Celtics boss Danny Ainge explains why he finally traded the Nets' 2018 draft pick

    CBS Sports "For the past few years, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge has been arguably the stingiest executive in the NBA, reportedly squashing several potential deals for superstars due to an unwillingness to part with assets. That all changed in late August, when Ainge traded away his most valuable..." September 28

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • Brooklyn Nets Sign Akil Mitchell

    NBA.com "The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Akil Mitchell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Mitchell (6’9”, 250) appeared in four games for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, during the 2016-17 season, averaging 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in..." September 25

  • Suns To Sign Anthony Bennett

    Hoops Rumors "The Suns have reached an agreement to sign former first overall pick Anthony Bennett to a contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Charania, Bennett’s deal with Phoenix will be non-guaranteed. Bennett, 24, has bounced around the NBA since being selected with..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Stephon Marbury Says His ‘Numbers’ Are Worthy Of The Basketball Hall of Fame

    Dime Magazine "Stephon Marbury may be attempting an NBA comeback, but he says it’s not for a Hall of Fame push. That’s because the 40-year-old says he already has Hall of Fame numbers. Marbury spoke to SI Now on Thursday and said his career numbers both in the NBA and playing in China are enough to justify..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Marbury: I’ve ‘spoken’ to an NBA team

    New York Post "Stephon Marbury hopes to finish off his basketball career back in the NBA. The 40-year old guard is playing in the Chinese Basketball Association this season for the Beijing Fly Dragons and when the league ends in February or March he wants to join an NBA franchise. “I’ve spoken to a team,”..." September 14

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Tyler Zeller Worked Out For Nets

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to working out Jared Sullinger in late August, the Nets recently brought in free agent center Tyler Zeller for an audition, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). It’s the first update we’ve heard in more than two months on Zeller, who was waived by the..." September 08

  • Nets owner still looking to sell team… eventually

    Pro Basketball Talk "You can be sure that the $2.2 billion price tag for the sale of the Houston Rockets had a number of other NBA owners thinking “maybe I should look into selling.” Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was already considering selling a controlling interest in the Nets. He still is up for it, but..." September 08

  • Archie Goodwin, Trail Blazers Reportedly Agree to Training Camp Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a training camp deal with point guard Archie Goodwin, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Goodwin appeared in just 15 NBA games last season" September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Jared Sullinger’s agent says free agent ‘exploring the opportunity’ of signing with Nets

    New York Daily News "Free agent Jared Sullinger is "exploring the opportunity" of signing with the Nets, his agent David Falk told the Daily News. On Tuesday a picture surfaced on social media of Sullinger wearing Nets gear while posing with Brooklyn's D'Angelo Russell at the team's practice facility. However,..." August 29

  • D'Angelo Russell Says He Wants Teams to 'Hate' the Nets

    Bleacher Report "D'Angelo Russell has a chip on his shoulder, and he's going to try to put it to good use during his first season with the Brooklyn Nets. "I want teams to hate us," Russell said Thursday at the Brooklyn Nets Summer Basketball Camp, according to Nets Daily's Anthony Puccio. "We've struggled over..." August 25

  • Nets rookie doesn’t care what you think about his hobbies

    New York Post "Jarrett Allen had read all the rumors and heard all the haters. He doesn’t love basketball, they assumed. He isn’t committed to the game, they accused. Rubbish, he replied. Allen said being a dedicated pro and well-rounded person aren’t mutually exclusive. Brooklyn’s first-round pick insists..." August 14

  • Sean Kilpatrick Talks Juice Lab, Working Out With Kevin Durant and Brooklyn’s Offseason

    SLAM Online "Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick has one of the more interesting stories of any player in the NBA. The New York native was a college star at Cincinnati, averaging over 20 points per game in his senior year and was a consensus second-team All-American. However, he went undrafted in 2014 and bounced..." August 13

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

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