Nets Rumors & News

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    Small thing: Nets not expected to tender a qualifying offer to Jerome Jordan. Jordan was on non-guaranteed deal last season.

  • Nets’ Alan Anderson undergoes left ankle surgery

    New York Post "Nets wing Alan Anderson, who was one of the team’s most productive players in the playoffs, underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle Monday. The procedure was performed by Nets’ foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special..." May 13

  • Nets have no interest in buying out Deron Williams "Given that the Brooklyn Nets lack draft picks and financial flexbility -- and, by extension, short-term hope -- there was some speculation that they could give Deron Williams the Josh Smith treatment. Williams has two years and $43 million left on his contract, but Brooklyn could buy him out and..." May 12

  • Bucks could be in the mix for Brooks Lopez

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just a notch below the Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge tier of this summer’s free agents is Nets center Brook Lopez. Lopez bounced back from an injury-plagued 2013-14 season and played 72 games this year, reestablishing himself as one of the best offensive big men in the NBA. Lopez can opt out of..." May 12

  • Nets offseason: Can Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young fix this mess?

    Sporting News "Assets Joe Johnson (one year, $25 million) and Deron Williams (two years, $43 million) are at the top of the Nets’ asset chart, and any team that finds itself in that situation is going to be in some trouble. The Nets are in some trouble, especially because they will swap draft picks with the..." May 12

  • In latest barb, Pierce "laughs" at Nets loss of picks

    Nets Daily "Before he called "game" Saturday, Paul Pierce talked to the Boston Herald about his rebirth in Washington and took yet another shot at the Nets. He forgives Danny Ainge for dumping him but "laughs" at what the Nets gave up for him, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, according to the Herald's Steve..." May 11

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    The Hawks have officially informed the NBA and the Nets their intention to swap first-round draft picks, No. 15 from No. 29. #ATLHawks

  • Bojan Bogdanovic: "I hope I won't be traded in a package with stars"

    Nets Daily "In an interview with a Croatian newspaper, Bojan Bogdanovic says he's happy with the Nets, loves New York and hopes that he won't be included in any trade packages with "stars" that the Nets might make. "I don’t know what team management is planning, but I know trades are normal thing and that..." May 11

  • Nets looking to keep Brook Lopez while making roster changes "Billy King met with the media this week, and it was kind of a weird situation. Grantland has reported that he's on the verge of an extension, despite the team finishing below .500, sneaking into the 8th seed by a half-game, getting ushered out in six, and not having any of their original draft..." May 10

  • Mirza Teletovic: "My desire is to stay with the Nets"

    Nets Daily "In a press conference at a hotel in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, Mirza Teletovic told local reporters that he would like to stay in Brooklyn next season. "I like Brooklyn, people are great, I know the team and everyone, especially doctors, treated me great when all that happened. I really..." May 09

  • 16d @NetsDaily

    Mirza at press conference in Bosnia: "My desire is to stay with the Nets," noting how great the care he received after his blood clots.

  • Nets want to trade up in draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets swapped their 2015 first-rounder with the Hawks’ (15 for 29), owe their 2016 first-rounder to the Celtics, must allow Celtics to swap 2017 first-rounders and owe their 2018 first-rounder to the Celtics. In other words, the aging Nets can’t rebuild by tanking. So where does Brooklyn..." May 08

  • Nets GM: Brook Lopez wanted back, other Big 3 are trade chips

    New York Post "Brook Lopez has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors the past few years. But after an impressive second half, the Nets have made it clear they view him as the franchise’s centerpiece moving forward. Nets general manager Billy King reaffirmed that Wednesday, saying he’s committed to..." May 07

  • Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. King says the Nets' long-term plan is to build around Lopez and..." May 06

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    King said Mason will play in summer league. Also said he plans on extending qualifying offer to Mirza.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    King said Alan Anderson may need a clean out of his ankle for some bone spurs.

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

    ESPN New York "Is Deron Williams done in Brooklyn? Coming off the worst season of his career, you have to wonder. The Nets tried to trade Williams from December until the trade deadline, but were ultimately unsuccessful. They had discussions with the Kings about a package that would've sent Williams to..." May 05

  • Billy King Could Be Close To Extension With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Billy King could be on the cusp of signing a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets. King became general manager of the Nets in 2010." May 05

  • Barclays Center will host NBA draft for third straight year

    New York Post "If the Knicks win the lottery, whomever they choose to take will make his Big Apple debut in Brooklyn. League sources told The Post the NBA draft will return to Barclays Center for a third straight season next month. It will mark the fifth straight year the draft will be held at an arena that..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Nets expect big changes to roster

    New York Daily News "The sad obit of Brooklyn’s Big Three was delivered Saturday morning by Joe Johnson, the realist of the group, who sat puffy-eyed in the Nets’ practice facility with a full understanding of the circumstances. Even if the core manages another season together, Mikhail Prokhorov’s experiment..." May 03

  • Is Brook Lopez returning to the Nets? He ‘doesn’t know’

    New York Post "The biggest question the Nets will face this summer is what the future will hold for their biggest player. Brook Lopez has the ability to opt-out of the final year of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his seven-year NBA career. So what will..." May 03

  • Nets' Hollins: D-Will not a franchise player

    ESPN New York "A day after the Brooklyn Nets were eliminated from the playoffs, head coach Lionel Hollins admitted point guard Deron Williams is no longer a franchise player. "He's not a franchise player anymore," Hollins said on Saturday morning during break-up day. "He's a good player, he's a solid player,..." May 03

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Alan Anderson has a player option for next season, but he will exercise his option to become a free agent.

  • 23d
    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Spoke with Sergey Karasev: says he hasn't started running yet but doctors happy w/ progress. August target for return to contact basketball.

  • Nets' Joe Johnson: 'I don't think anyone is indispensable' "Joe Johnson has been with the Brooklyn Nets for three years, and he sees changes coming. They lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, and spoke with the media on Saturday morning. It's no secret that the Nets tried to make major changes earlier this season. They elected to mostly stand pat at the..." May 02

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Expectation is #Nets want to re-sign both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Could come after both opt out and get multi-year deals to stay.

  • Hawks find top gear in Game 6 win over Nets, advance to second round

    Fox Sports South "DeMarre Carroll, unofficial MVP of a slow-building series victory for the Atlanta Hawks, freely offered his prescription for future success. "We just get mad. When we get mad, we play the right way. We should be mad more often," Carroll said following his team's Game 6 series-ending win over..." May 02

  • Al Horford, Jeff Teague key late charge in Hawks 107-97 win over Nets

    Peachtree Hoops "It wasn't the easiest of rides, but the Atlanta Hawks hold a 3-2 series lead as their first round series with the Brooklyn Nets shifts back to New York. A late charge materialized at the right time, and the Hawks pulled away with a 107-97 victory. Wednesday's crowd may have been late-arriving..." April 30

  • NBA Executives expect Brook Lopez to receive max offers in free agency

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez has been on a tear since the calendar flipped to March, and it has continued into the postseason. The eighth seeded Nets are tied 2-2 with the Atlanta Hawks thanks in part to Lopez's play. Fred Kerber spoke to executives and scouts around the league to gauge what Lopez can be worth on..." April 28

  • Deron Williams powers Nets to stunning OT win to even series

    New York Post "So much for the Nets being a walkover. Thanks to a sensational performance from Deron Williams, the Nets pulled out a heart-stopping 120-115 overtime win over the Hawks on Monday night in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center. Just a few days after the Nets found..." April 28

  • NBA execs agree: Nets desperately need Brook Lopez long term

    New York Post "Avery Johnson, once asked if he dreamed of a Nets team with Carmelo Anthony, responded, “I dream of the day my center grabs 10 rebounds.” That center was Brook Lopez, of course, the same center the Nets tried to replace with Dwight Howard several times, the same center they discussed trading to..." April 28

  • Where has this Deron Williams been for the Nets?

    USA Today "Lionel Hollins strode into the press conference before Game 4 between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks and didn't wait for a query to deliver his first bit of information. "Good evening everybody. To answer the first question, my starting lineup is the same," the Nets coach said, addressing..." April 28

  • Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

    ESPN New York "The Atlanta Hawks, despite leading this first-round series 2-1, are shooting just 39 percent over the first three games -- and Brooklyn Nets rim protector Brook Lopez is a big reason why. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Hawks have gone 5-for-21 in the series on shots contested by..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins lashes out at Deron Williams’ critics: ‘It’s totally unfair’

    New York Daily News "As the latest tsunami of criticism started by Paul Pierce continues to flood Deron Williams, the Nets have been careful to protect and defend a point guard known for his crises of confidence. An unprompted Lionel Hollins took it to another level following Sunday’s film session, reprimanding the..." April 27

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Joe Johnson says DWill is suffering from a "severe" case of tendinitis.

  • What sweep? Nets smother Hawks in Game 3 win

    New York Post "The Nets aren’t going down without a fight. With their season nearing the brink, the Nets jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, winning 91-83 over the top-seeded Hawks in Game 3 of this first-round series at Barclays Center Saturday afternoon. The win made the series 2-1 in favor..." April 26

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Earl Clark is active today after being inactive in Game 2. Cory Jefferson is inactive today.

  • Thaddeus Young apologizes to Nets teammates after Game 2 struggles

    Newsday "Bothered by a performance that didn't live up to his standards, Thaddeus Young felt the need to deliver a mea culpa to his teammates. The Nets forward, bottled up by the Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, was frustrated that he couldn't get things..." April 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins says Bojan Bogdanovic will be back in the starting five in Game 3.

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Atlanta survives, takes 2-0 lead with 96-91 win

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks survived on Wednesday night. That is the best way to put it after the Brooklyn Nets gave the home team all they could handle for 48 minutes. In the end, the Hawks improved to 2-0 in the series with a 96-91 victory, and the crowd went home pleased. The opening minutes were..." April 23

  • The Game 2 lineup tweak the Nets may use to spark offense

    New York Post "The chances of the Nets winning four of five games against the Hawks — who won 60 games to pace the Eastern Conference in the regular season and have won all five meetings between the teams this season — are slim. So if the Nets want to give themselves a realistic opportunity to make this..." April 22

  • Nets’ Teletovic: From medical horror to ‘probable’ in 3 months

    New York Post "Three months to the day Mirza Teletovic found out he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, the Nets’ 29-year-old power forward is expected to be on the active roster Wednesday for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Hawks. “His status is probable,” coach Lionel Hollins said..." April 22

  • Despite success, Joe Johnson still booed in Atlanta

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson always gets booed when he comes back to Philips Arena and faces his former team. But the boos Johnson heard in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon sounded louder and more forceful than usual. Every time Johnson touched the ball, he was booed mercilessly by the..." April 21