Nets Rumors & News

  • 15h
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

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

  • 15h
    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

  • 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 28

  • 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

  • 3d
    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

  • 5d
    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" "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

  • Surging Nets topple Pacers, inch closer to No. 8 seed

    New York Post "Somehow, someway, the Nets still have life. After a five-game losing streak seemingly left them with next to no shot at making the playoffs, Brooklyn has reeled off four wins in five games, the latest a 123-111 victory over the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night. With the..." March 22

  • Jason Kidd on the Nets: “I don’t really pay too much attention (to them)”

    The Brooklyn Game "He’s back again. For the second time this season, the Nets welcomed former coach & player Jason Kidd to town, as his Milwaukee Bucks took on the Nets at Barclays Center. After most pre-season predictions put the Bucks firmly in the lottery, Kidd’s Bucks currently hold the sixth seed in the..." March 21

  • Deron Williams on idea Kentucky could make playoffs in the East: 'That's very ridiculous'

    New York Daily News "It remains to be seen if the Nets will make the postseason. The Kentucky Wildcats certainly won’t be in the playoffs, and Deron Williams thinks the idea that UK would make the playoffs in the NBA's weak Eastern Conference is "ridiculous" and "crazy.” But he wasn't done there. During an..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Cavaliers sputter early, regroup to throttle Nets 117-92

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A lackadaisical start was overcome by a focused second quarter as the Cavaliers marched to a 14th straight home victory at The Q with an 117-92 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Cleveland (44-26) couldn't have begun the game worse, with five careless turnovers in the first five..." March 19

  • Nets center Brook Lopez set to break ground on big new Disney home

    New York Daily News "Because the only thing better than visiting Disney World is staying there forever, Mickey Mouse is getting a new 7-foot neighbor with smooth post moves. Nets center Brook Lopez, 26, a longtime Disneyphile with a Goofy figurine in his locker, told the Daily News that he is building a luxury home..." March 18

  • Before real tests, Nets easily take care of depleted Timberwolves

    New York Post "The Nets did what they were supposed to do Monday night, easily dispatching a Timberwolves team that nearly had as many players out with injuries as it did available to play. The combination of Monday’s 122-106 victory and Saturday’s win over the 76ers in Philadelphia have the Nets momentarily..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Plan Ahead: The repeater tax looms for Nets

    Nets Daily "Let's put aside the Nets chances for a playoff spot and the number of NCAA bracket combinations -aren't they both 1 in 9.2 quintillion? -- and take a look at next year. It's not a pretty picture. The Nets brass keep referring to next season as the "bridge year" before the 2016 free agent..." March 16

  • Thaddeus Young would prefer to stay

    North Jersey "Thaddeus Young said he hasn’t made a decision on his upcoming player option. But Saturday he was talking like a man who wants to remain in Brooklyn. Young has an option. "It’s one of those things where they want me for the future, they want to keep me around," Young said. "It’s a mutual..." March 15

  • 15d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets announce Sergey Karasev's surgery was a successful one, & Dr. Riley Williams III says in statement he should be ready for training camp

  • Ozanian: Prokhorov only wants to sell minority interest

    Nets Daily "Michael Ozanian, the Forbes sports business writer, says that the Nets ownership only wants to sell a minority interest in the Nets and that has created confusion among those interested in the team. In fact, Ozanian reports that it was his investment banker who dumped Mikhail Prokhorov, not the..." March 13

  • Nets’ Sergey Karasev out for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets are seeing their playoff chances slip away. Brooklyn, which has lost five straight, is three games out of postseason position and 11th in the Eastern Conference. This isn’t exactly a knockout punch, but it’s another blow." March 12

  • Heat fill Whiteside void, down Nets 104-98

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "What preceded this one made it a challenge. What follows made it essential. With center Hassan Whiteside sitting out his one-game suspension for his lapse of judgment a game earlier, the Miami Heat still found a way to stand tall enough behind the play of Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem in a..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Karasev out for the year "Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Sergey Karasev has been diagnosed with a dislocated patella and a torn MCL of the right knee, along with multiple loose bodies in the knee joint, General Manager Billy King announced. The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of last night's game versus New Orleans...." March 11

  • Nets end deal to explore sale, sources say

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has ended his agreement with investment bank Evercore Partners, who he hired to explore a sale of the team, banking sources told on Tuesday. Prokhorov, who owns 80 percent of the team and 45 percent of Barclays Center, hired the bank in January to..." March 11

  • Masai Ujiri: Hope we play Nets again

    ESPN New York "Last season, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made headlines by shouting, "F--- Brooklyn!" at a fan rally outside Air Canada Centre prior to Game 1 of his team's first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Nearly a year later, it doesn't appear Ujiri has any regrets. In fact,..." March 10

  • Utah Jazz score 95-88 road win over Brooklyn Nets

    Salt Lake Tribune "Gordon Hayward wasn't about to watch another one slip away. Forget the wins in Memphis and Philly, the memory of a last-second defeat in Boston earlier in the road trip was still fresh enough in the Utah Jazz leader's mind as the Brooklyn Nets started to make a late push Sunday night at..." March 09

  • Joe Johnson puzzled about why he was on bench in final moments of Nets' loss on Friday

    Newsday "Joe Johnson found himself in an unfamiliar place in the final moments of regulation in the Nets' 108-100 overtime loss to the Suns on Friday night: the bench. Even though he often hasn't been the one hoisting potential game-deciding shots this season -- Jarrett Jack holds that distinction --..." March 08

  • Lionel Hollins going with Jarrett Jack over Joe Johnson in the clutch

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joe Johnson gained a quick reputation in Brooklyn for making the huge shots when his team needed them the most. But according to Nets head coach Lionel Hollins, that was so last year. This season, it’s been Jarrett Jack who’s been hitting the game-winners — two of them recently, in fact,..." March 08

  • Lionel Hollins on going to Jarrett Jack over Joe Johnson in the clutch: ‘Things change’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joe Johnson gained a quick reputation in Brooklyn for making the huge shots when his team needed them the most. But according to Nets head coach Lionel Hollins, that was so last year. This season, it’s been Jarrett Jack who’s been hitting the game-winners — two of them recently, in fact,..." March 07

  • Suns rally from 15-point fourth-quarter hole, beat Brooklyn in OT

    Arizona Republic "The Suns nearly played their entire season in one game, except for the part where they lose at the buzzer or in overtime. The Suns sputtered in the first quarter. They had a dreadful defensive quarter in the third. They showed their best focus and mettle once they trailed by double..." March 07

  • Charlotte Hornets blow out Brooklyn Nets in playoff atmosphere

    Charlotte Observer "Credit veterans Mo Williams and Al Jefferson with this much: They weren’t afraid to say publicly what Wednesday was – a defacto playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets. And they backed up their words with emphatic action. Had the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Nets, they would have fallen a..." March 05

  • Check out Lionel Hollins’ baffling list of things Nets have improved

    New York Post "It’s not just one thing. “It’s everything,” said Nets coach Lionel Hollins, offering his theory on why his team has flexed some offensive muscle since the All-Star break. “It’s the way we’re playing. We’re also getting points in the paint. The court’s open, we’re getting penetration, we’re..." March 04

  • Nets survive hellacious Stephen Curry for best win of year

    New York Post "For a few fleeting moments Monday night, what once looked like it would be the signature win of the Nets’ season instead was about to be engulfed in the flames shooting out of Stephen Curry’s right hand. But after the league MVP candidate pulled the Warriors back from a 10-point deficit with..." March 03

  • 26d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Mirza Teletovic, recovering from blood clots in lungs, had a message for Chris Bosh: "He doesn't have to worry. He's going to get better."

  • Mirza Teletovic: 'I'm pretty lucky'

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic, who will not play again this season after being diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs in late January, told reporters Monday the clots are gone, he feels great and he hopes to return in six months. Teletovic said the doctors have an 80 percent..." March 02

  • Play for Brooklyn Nets sale goes global

    New York Post "A handful of potential suitors here and abroad are interested in making a play for the Brooklyn Nets as the auction for the NBA franchise gears up, The Post has learned. Chinese conglomerate Fosun and the Qatari government’s investment fund have signaled an interest in buying the pro basketball..." March 02

  • Deron Williams dominates Mavericks in badly needed win

    New York Post "On a whiteboard inside the Mavericks locker room before Saturday night’s game against the Nets, the Dallas coaching staff wrote up a list of instructions for its players on how to attack their opponents. At the bottom of the list was a note that Deron Williams was playing in his hometown, with..." March 01

  • 28d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    My week continues -- Bojan Bogdanovic is listed as probable after being told last night he wasn't likely to play. Good times.

  • Why Nets’ Williams and Jack struggle together

    New York Post "When the season began, the Nets had high hopes for the backcourt combination of Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack. After Jack successfully paired with Stephen Curry on the Warriors two years ago, the hope was he would be able to form a similarly successful tandem with Williams this season. But..." February 26

  • Pelicans beat Nets 102-96 behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite struggling with turnovers and having difficulty containing the Brooklyn Nets' shooters, the Pelicans still were able to extend their winning streak to three on Wednesday night. Behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points, the Pelicans beat the Nets 102-96 at the Smoothie King..." February 26

  • Nets beat up on Nuggets, show hope of second-half run

    New York Post "If the Nets are going to make it into the playoffs, they’re going to have to take care of the games they’re supposed to win. At least through their first two games after the All-Star break, they’re doing just that. Behind a balanced attack that was led by another strong performance from Deron..." February 24

  • Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA

    Real GM Basketball "Andrei Kirilenko has officially signed with CSKA for the remainder of the season. Kirilenko said in a statement that at 34, "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA." February 24