Nets Rumors & News

  • D’Angelo Russell finally willing to work on other side of his game

    New York Post "The Nets bet big on D’Angelo Russell. They gave up their all-time leading scorer Brook Lopez, a first-round pick that became Kyle Kuzma and tons of cap space to carry Timofey Mozgov, all to land Russell. They’re banking on not just the player the 22-year-old guard is today, but what he’ll become..." March 20

  • Nets got everything they wanted from DeMarre Carroll

    New York Post "It’s a testament to DeMarre Carroll’s versatility that when the Nets’ frontcourt suffered injuries, the 6-foot-8, 215-pounder started at power forward and even helped at center. It’s a testament to his value that — now finally back at his natural small-forward position — he’s erupted with..." March 19

  • Jahlil Okafor’s second chance going as badly as first

    New York Post "So what’s up with Jahlil Okafor? Obviously not his playing time. And it doesn’t seem likely to go up anytime soon. Okafor racked up another DNP-Coach’s Decision on Tuesday, despite the absence of starter Jarrett Allen and the dominance of Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas. Nets coach Kenny..." March 15

  • Nets ran out of options so Jahlil Okafor got a chance

    New York Post "How desperate was Kenny Atkinson on Sunday? He dug deep on the end of his bench and handed Jahlil Okafor his first action in a month. Okafor’s former team was battering the Nets, and the coach hoped the young big man could provide some size against Joel Embiid. In his first action since Feb...." March 12

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • This Caris LeVert breakthrough looks like the real thing

    New York Post "Caris LeVert looked on the verge of a breakthrough earlier this season before repeated injuries robbed him of his form, and the Nets of their most dynamic reserve. But he’s showing signs of getting it back. With the starting backcourt of D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie struggling, and..." March 06

  • Spencer Dinwiddie leads NBA with 11 incorrect calls or non-calls against him

    Clutch Points "During this NBA season, there has been a narrative that a rift between the players and the referees exists and is widening. Both sides even held a meeting during All-Star weekend to address the issues. Tensions between referees and players have existed in some way for as long as anyone can..." March 05

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • D’Angelo Russell showing again why the Nets traded for him

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell is back in the lineup, and back in form. After missing two months following knee surgery, Russell has worked his way back into the Nets’ starting five. With just 20 games left — including Thursday’s game against the Kings — Brooklyn needs the budding young guard to keep..." March 01

  • 76ers Waive Trevor Booker To Sign Ersan Ilyasova

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers will waive Trevor Booker to create a roster spot for Ersan Ilyasova. Booker was acquired by the 76ers as part of the Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas trade." February 28

  • Adam Silver cautions NBA teams to protect integrity of game

    USA Today "A week after the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for his public admission of tanking, the race to the bottom has continued in full force. Entering Wednesday, just six games separate the last nine teams in the league — from the New York Knicks on down to the Atlanta Hawks...." February 28

  • Report: Only Andre Iguodala, Spencer Dinwiddie Attended Meeting With Referees

    SLAM Online "Just two NBA players reportedly attended the meeting between the players and referees during All-Star weekend. According to ESPN’s Sage Steele, only Andre Iguodala and Spencer Dinwiddie took some initiative. " February 28

  • What the 'Brooklyn pick' really means to the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Like "LeBron" or "Trump," the "Brooklyn pick" needs no introduction. It's its own thing, a pronoun, a symbol of both a tortured moment in the Cavs' recent past and hopefully for them a bridge to a bright future. And for the 10 to 12 talent evaluators working to help the Cavs determine who..." February 27

  • NBA Execs Believe Tanking Has Never Never Been More Widespread

    Real GM Basketball "Multiple NBA executives believe the current season features one of the most widespread tanking efforts the league has seen to date. The combination of lottery reform set to begin next year and a top-heavy draft class featuring five to seven prospects has created an atmosphere where eight teams..." February 27

  • Plodding Jahlil Okafor thinks he has place on fast-paced Nets

    New York Post "One problem for the 6-foot-11, 255-pound former No. 3 overall pick is simple: Jahlil Okafor is a 1990s power forward trapped in the 2018 NBA for the Nets. The Nets are reliant on fast-pace, 3-point shooting. Stretch fours and fives are the VIPs. Still, Okafor believes his style can fit. “I..." February 26

  • Michele Roberts: Cap smoothing was ‘disgraceful request’ by NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 2016, new national TV contracts pushed the NBA’s salary cap from $70 million to $94.143 million – a larger jump than over the entire previous decade. Free agents cashed in majorly that summer. But now, the cap is leveling off. It went up to just $99.093 million last year and is projected to..." February 23

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • Nets determined to make Russell-Dinwiddie pairing work

    New York Post "The Nets will pair D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie together more in the second half of the season. Now they have to figure out how they fit, and how the rest of the pieces fit around them. “Assuming his minutes go up, I’d certainly hope so,” Dinwiddie said. “Because if not then that..." February 22

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Report: Mikhail Prokhorov backing lawsuit against Russian doping whistleblower

    Larry Brown Sports "The Russian government is still intent on attacking the credibility of the man who exposed the country’s elaborate doping program, and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is reportedly one of the people who is providing financial backing. According to a report from Tariq Panja of the New York..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Jeremy Lin defends JJ Redick over perceived racial slur

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Redick insists that he did not intentionally use a racial slur toward Chinese people when he took part in a recent video celebrating the Chinese New Year, and the first American-born Chinese player to ever play in the NBA believes him. Shortly after Redick issued an apology on Sunday, Jeremy..." February 19

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Dinwiddie outlasts Markkanen to win 2018 Skills Challenge

    Newsday "Spencer Dinwiddie kicked off NBA All-Star Saturday by winning the Skills Challenge in his hometown. Dinwiddie, who grew up nearby in the San Fernando Valley, said it was just a thrill to be in the competition in light of how far he’s had to come to get here. “It’s big for me to even be at..." February 18

  • The culture concerns Nets want to avoid as losses pile up

    New York Post "Can a team build a winning culture while losing games? How long can Nets coach Kenny Atkinson keep giving maximum effort when the team keeps getting minimal returns? At what point do defeats stunt development? The Nets may soon find out. “Obviously, we’re all frustrated right now. It’s a..." February 15

  • Nets will have to learn to defend without these two injured stars

    New York Post "Coach Kenny Atkinson said both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert will be out until after the NBA All-Star break, and then get reevaluated. After another listless, low-energy loss, the duo can’t come back fast enough. The Nets lost 114-101 to the Clippers on Monday at Barclays Center and..." February 13

  • Allen Crabbe has alter ego Nets desperately need to see more of

    New York Post "The Nets have seen enough of Allen Crabbe. But they’re hoping to see more of “AC.” A lot more. The Nets brought Crabbe in to be an elite shooter, but he has struggled much of the first half of the season. That’s the timid and tentative player Spencer Dinwiddie calls “Allen.” But the ruthless..." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Report: Jeremy Lin opts in to $12.5 million player option for 2018-19

    Pro Basketball Talk "It looks as though the effects of the last two weeks in the NBA are starting to trickle down into the decision-making processes for NBA players. After Lou Williams signed an extension that caught many off guard — and as many teams were rumored to be interested in shedding salary during..." February 09

  • Sources: Pelicans Trade Dante Cunningham to Nets

    Basketball Insiders "New Orleans is trading forward Dante Cunningham to Brooklyn for guard Rashad Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo." February 08

  • Report: Cavs can't trade Nets first-round pick until after draft

    247 Sports "Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team cannot trade the Brooklyn Nets' first-round draft pick. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, now that the Cavs have traded their own first-round pick in 2018, they are barred from trading the Nets pick until after..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • The Nets have a real rebounding problem

    New York Post "Stuck in a malaise leading up to the All-Star break, the Nets need to snap out of it and rebound, literally and figuratively. Brooklyn has dropped six of seven games, with five dates left before the All-Star break. And four of those come against winning teams, starting with Houston on Tuesday...." February 05

  • Bucks trade guard Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to Nets for center Tyler Zeller

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Bucks traded Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for center Tyler Zeller on Monday night. According to ESPN, the second-round pick that is part of the trade is Milwaukee's 2018 selection. It will go to the Nets if it falls between pick Nos. 31-47. If..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • DeMarre Carroll’s agent says several teams interested in Nets forward

    Clutch Points "It appears that Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll is a part of the trade deadline’s pool of available players. Per Brian Lewis of the NY Post, Carroll expressed that his agent informed him that several teams are interested in his services. “Mark just told me a lot of teams are interested...." February 05

  • Jeremy Lin Won't Change Attacking Style Despite Injury

    Real GM Basketball "While Jeremy Lin will be more deliberate and safer in his movements and landings, he has no plans to change his attacking style. Lin ruptured his patella tendon on opening night in October. "I am not going to change the bread and butter of who I am, which is downhill, attacking, dynamic..." February 03

  • Jeremy Lin swears this year off has actually been great for him

    New York Post "In Jeremy Lin’s first interview with local media since suffering a season-ending knee injury in the Nets’ opener, the guard said he will be back for training camp and back playing the same style. And that style will be better, Lin said, after he essentially will have taken a year off to retrain..." February 03

  • ‘Tired’ Stephon Marbury Set To Retire From Basketball

    SLAM Online "Basketball legend Stephon Marbury is preparing to step away from the game for good. The two-time NBA All-Star, who currently plays for the China Basketball Association’s Beijing Fly Dragons, has his last regular season game on Feb. 11. Then his 22-year pro career is set to come to an end,..." February 02

  • Jahlil Okafor was waiting for this sweet revenge

    New York Post "Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas faced their old 76ers team for the first time since being shipped off to the Nets. And they not only got a 116-108 victory, but also played key roles in the game-deciding 11-0 fourth-quarter run. “Yeah, if I were to say that win didn’t feel great I’d be lying,”..." February 01

  • Turns out Jahlil Okafor just needed a team to believe in him

    New York Post "Jahlil Okafor isn’t just saying the right things. He’s doing them, too. He’s making a concerted effort to improve on the defensive end, to develop into a better rebounder, and eliminate his ball-stopping ways. The Nets see it every day. “He’s really trying to fit in to what we’re trying to..." January 30

  • Nets facing major problem they thought they had fixed

    New York Post "The Nets have been giving away the ball. And as a result, they’ve been giving away games. Turnovers have been a season-long problem for the Nets, having committed the fifth-most in the league. After a brief spell when it seemed they had made incremental improvement, they’ve started coughing the..." January 29

  • Knicks approached Nets about a Rondae Hollis-Jefferson trade (Report)

    Elite Sports NY "The NBA’s trade deadline is just weeks away, and the New York Knicks are taking a look at Brooklyn Nets’ forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. It’s long been rumored that the Knicks were looking for a wingman come the trade deadline, and they may have found one. Marc Berman of the New York Post..." January 29

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