Nets Rumors & News

  • Hollins: Nets don't 'have any advantage over the Hawks'

    ESPN.com "If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for reasons to be optimistic heading into the first-round series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, you won’t find them here. “I don’t think we have any advantage over the Hawks,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said in a conference call on Thursday. “That’s..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Nets beat Magic season finale, get help and make playoffs

    New York Post "The Nets did everything they could to miss the playoffs, but the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference proved to be too much to overcome. Thanks to the combination of a 101-88 victory over the Magic in Brooklyn and the Pacers’ 95-83 loss in Memphis, the Nets managed to find a way to make it to..." April 16

  • Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

    New York Post "Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in an interview with ESPN.com, both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — the two Nets individually singled out by Pierce — both essentially said the..." April 16

  • Paul Pierce suggests his former Nets teammates are gutless

    SB Nation "The Brooklyn Nets have been given two chances to solidify their spot in the playoffs. They responded with a 23-point loss to the Bucks and a 27-point loss to the Bulls. That probably doesn't surprise Paul Pierce, who called his one year with the team "horrible" in an interview with ESPN's..." April 15

  • Derrick Rose, Bulls get playoff ready in laugher over Nets

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the Toronto Raptors want that No. 3 seed, they’re going to have to earn it. Thanks to 22 points and 11 rebounds from Pau Gasol, as well as 26 points from Nikola Mirotic off the bench, the Bulls ran Brooklyn off the court Monday night, beating the Nets 113-86 at the Barclays Center. The..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Bucks clinch playoff berth in rout of Nets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It seemed fitting that the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their playoff spot Sunday by playing hustling, smart defense. That's what coach Jason Kidd has preached to his team from the start of training camp. The Bucks swarmed all over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and broke open a close game in the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Alan Anderson (sprained ankle) will miss his fifth straight game tomorrow.

  • Nets ride winning formula to blowout of Wizards

    New York Post "It took the Nets most of this season to find a formula that works. And boy, is it working. The Nets dismantled the Wizards at Barclays Center on Friday night, cruising to a 117-80 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 that watched the home team move another step closer to claiming a..." April 11

  • Atlanta earns important win in Brooklyn, 114-111

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks needed all 48 minutes, but in the end, their performance was enough to topple the Brooklyn Nets, and in the process, keep their hopes alive for a potential lottery pick. Joe Johnson's potential game-tying three-pointer went begging in the final seconds, and the Hawks escaped New..." April 09

  • Mikhail Prokhorov ‘committed’ to Nets and willing to still spend

    New York Post "Unless something changes drastically over the next few weeks, Mikhail Prokhorov’s five-year plan for a championship is going to receive a failing grade. But despite the fact things haven’t gone quite the way the Russian billionaire envisioned when he purchased 80 percent of the team and 45..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Nets vets Williams, Lopez explain their long-overdue chemistry

    New York Post "When the Nets traded for Deron Williams five years ago, they expected to have plenty of nights when he and Brook Lopez teamed up in the pick-and-roll to dominate their opponents. The Nets would have envisioned many games exactly like Monday’s victory over the Trail Blazers. Williams finished..." April 08

  • Nets get another break, hold off shorthanded Portland

    New York Post "Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. That adage can be applied to the Nets in multiple ways, and especially after they beat the Trail Blazers 106-96 in Brooklyn on Monday night. For starters, the fact the Nets are in the Eastern Conference, where three teams could make the playoffs..." April 07

  • Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Opt Out

    Real GM Basketball "Brook Lopez is expected to opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season, according to most executives. Lopez has played extremely well of late, winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award in each of the past two weeks. Lopez has a PER of 25.8 after the All-Star Game compared to..." April 07

  • Brook & Robin Lopez's crazy night out... at McDonalds!

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets won their fifth straight game at home and helped their playoff chances with a 106-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the game, Robin Lopez, Brook's brother jokingly said, "It's amazing how far you can go with a crappy center." Lopez then scored..." April 07

  • Earl Clark Signs Two-Year Deal With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets and Earl Clark have agreed upon a two-year deal with a team option for the 15-16 season, a league source tells RealGM. " April 06

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The Nets will likely re-sign Earl Clark after his 10-day contract expires today, according to sources.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Alan Anderson going back to the Nets locker room. And he can't walk without help.

  • Nets sale stalls because Mikhail Prokhorov reportedly values team at $3 billion

    SB Nation "Mikhail Prokhorov has been looking to sell a minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets -- 49 percent -- but talks have slowed because he is looking for $1.5 billion, putting the overall team value at $3 billion. Prokhorov's estimation includes both the team and the Barclays Center, according to..." April 04

  • Brook Lopez saves Nets from embarrassing loss to Knicks

    New York Post "The birthday boy saved the day for the Nets. Brook Lopez’s putback of a Deron Williams missed layup with two seconds remaining lifted the Nets to a 100-98 win over the Knicks on Wednesday night, giving Brooklyn a sweep of the season series and allowing the Nets to maintain their position in the..." April 02

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

  • Old school Nets’ coach Lionel Hollins doesn’t believe in resting players

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hey, they didn’t rest players back when he played. Of course, they also wore shoes with little support, didn’t workout in the offseason, and if you suffered a knee injury that likely was your career. Decidedly old-school Nets coach Lionel Hollins can’t afford to rest any of his players right..." April 01

  • Surging Nets hold off Pacers to regain No. 8 spot in playoff race

    New York Post "The Nets picked a good time to play their best basketball of the season. With their latest win, a 111-106 victory over the Pacers on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, the Nets now have their first four-game winning streak of the season, pushing themselves back into sole possession of eighth..." April 01

  • The tweak Nets made to wake Brook Lopez from slumber

    New York Post "The Nets head into their biggest game of the season on their hottest roll of the year. And that’s because center Brook Lopez is playing some of the best basketball of his life, convincing even coach Lionel Hollins to proclaim how much he wants the free-agent-to-be to return next season. The..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Woj: Brook Lopez has not decided on option this summer

    Nets Daily "We missed this on Thursday (Sorry, Joe and Evan) but in his weekly chat on WFAN, Adrian Wojnarowski spoke extensively about the Nets last week, the biggest news being that he doesn't think Brook Lopez and his agents have decided what to do come June 30, when they will have to either opt out of his..." March 31

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Good morning from shootaround. #Nets lineup update: Thaddeus Young will be available to play tonight vs. the Pacers.

  • Markel Brown finds his groove, performs his best in key spot

    New York Post "As the Nets went through practice Saturday, Lionel Hollins was impressed with what he saw from rookie Markel Brown. “He was really shooting the ball well,” Hollins said, “and I just walked over and told him, ‘You’ve got to shoot with that kind of confidence in the game. Just play.’ ” Brown..." March 30

  • Nets take care of business with win over tanking Lakers

    New York Post "After everything the Nets have been through this season, they find themselves in a remarkable position: with 10 games left in the regular season, the Nets control their playoff destiny. Thanks to a combination of winning 107-99 against the Lakers Sunday afternoon and the Celtics losing at home..." March 30

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Deron Williams will play today.

  • Heckler Nets fan says he got to LeBron James Friday

    New York Daily News "In a battle between LeBron James and Mr. Whammy, the 79-year-old Nets super fan who wears a hearing aid and likes to heckle opposing players as they’re shooting free throws, the King may have won the battle. But Mr. Whammy and the Nets won the war on Friday as Brooklyn hung on to upset..." March 29

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The Nets have officially ruled out Thaddeus Young for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

  • 20d
    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    Might as well go home #Nets say Deron Williams didn't practice with illness, not here. Thaddeus Young officially out with left knee strain

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Earl Clark Signs 10-Day Contract With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have signed Earl Clark to a 10-day contract. Clark played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association this season after leaving the D-League. " March 27

  • Thaddeus Young Out for Nets Game Against Cleveland on Friday

    Sportsnaut "The Brooklyn Nets will be without the services of forward Thaddeus Young for at least one game, the team announced Thursday. Young suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Nets victory in Charlotte on Wednesday. Young has averaged 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game since being..." March 27

  • Nets snag key win over Hornets but lose Young to knee injury

    New York Post "The Nets picked up a key win, but also may have lost a key player. Because of a huge performance from Brook Lopez, who finished with 34 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, the Nets emerged with a desperately needed 91-88 win over the Hornets Wednesday night inside Time Warner Cable Arena. The..." March 26

  • Why Williams-Jack pairing has been such a flop for the Nets

    New York Post "As the Nets futilely tried to rally in the fourth quarter of Monday’s blowout loss to the Celtics, Thaddeus Young grabbed a rebound and fired a pass in the direction of the team’s two point guards, Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack, who were standing a couple of feet away from each other. Both..." March 25

  • Lawsuit claims Paul Pierce trashed apartment during his time with Nets

    Sporting News "Paul Pierce might be gone from the Nets, but his former landlords haven't forgotten his time in New York. The Wizards forward is being accused of trashing his $30,000-a-month Manhattan rental apartment in a lawsuit. The apartment's owners, Anuragini Pandey and Rajeev Tewari, are suing Pierce..." March 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets announce that Thaddeus Young has a hyperextended left knee and will not return. X-ray was negative, will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

  • Celtics' win puts them back in playoff position

    Boston Herald "The Nets, like the Celtics and roughly four other middling teams, are still in the postseason chase. Some hoop purists decry the current system, and demand abolishment of conference playoff seeding in favor of the best 16 records, regardless of geography. Nets coach Lionel Hollins smiled at..." March 24

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins said he's stopped playing Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack together because of the way Bojan Bogdanovic has played.

  • Why Brook Lopez has plenty of reason to test free-agent market

    New York Post "The Nets’ biggest question coming into this season was how Brook Lopez would bounce back from the most recent injury to his right foot. Now, it appears the Nets’ biggest question leaving this season will be whether Lopez’s play on the court has priced him out of coming back to the only team he’s..." March 23

  • Kirilenko: "That's my last season"

    EuroHoops.net "One month after his return to Moscow and CSKA, Andrei Kirilenko plans to retire from professional basketball this summer, as he said. The Russian superstar came back home after three months out of action in the NBA due to family reasons. He signed a short-term contract with CSKA in mid February..." March 23

  • MVP Stephon Marbury building ‘dynasty’ with 3rd Chinese title

    New York Post "From suicidal thoughts to the top of the Chinese Basketball Association, Stephon Marbury’s truly improbable resurrection story hit another zenith Sunday, as the 38-year-old won a third title with the Beijing Ducks and was named Finals MVP. That’s back-to-back championships for Marbury and the..." March 23

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