Nets Rumors & News

  • DeMarre Carroll deal worked out for both Raptors, Nets

    Sportsnet "The thing is, DeMarre Carroll had a point when the former Raptor put the team he used to play for on blast on his way out the door last summer. He was dead right, actually. The Raptors Way – for all its success – was tough to watch at times. It choked off opportunities for secondary players..." December 16

  • Nets’ DeMarre Carroll out Friday vs. Raptors for rest

    Sportsnet "Bad news for Toronto Raptors fans heading to Friday night’s game with the Brooklyn Nets at Air Canada Centre hoping to give DeMarre Carroll the type of welcome that had usually been reserved for the likes of Vince Carter and Chris Bosh: the Nets forward won’t be in the lineup. After Brooklyn..." December 15

  • Cavaliers not willing to put Nets pick in potential trade packages

    Sporting News "When the Cavaliers made the trade that sent away Kyrie Irving to Boston, the most critical element of the deal was the insurance policy the team got from the Celtics: the rights to the Nets’ top pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, projected at the time to be a top-five choice in a draft that could feature..." December 15

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • The part of Caris LeVert’s development that can make him a keeper

    New York Post "It was just more than a year ago — December, 7, 2016 — when Nets guard Caris LeVert made his NBA debut in a win over the Nuggets. That player, who logged nine minutes and went 0-for-3 from the field, is far different from the player who notched a team-high 16 points and eight assists Tuesday..." December 14

  • Jahlil Okafor Appreciates Nets' Investment in Him "Jahlil Okafor understands the importance of timing. It's been a year since he's had consistent playing time, but appreciates the patient approach the Nets staff is taking towards getting him acclimated with the team. The former No. 3 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft explained that it’s on him to show..." December 14

  • New Nets ownership partner ‘will help the NBA’: Prokhorov

    New York Post "After NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed Joe Tsai’s deal to buy 49 percent of the Nets, team owner Mikhail Prokhorov said the e-commerce billionaire will be a fantastic partner and a boon for the entire league. “Just we are finishing the deal. I think Joe is a great partner and will help..." December 13

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Nets have the one player who recognizes Jahlil Okafor’s plight

    New York Post "Stop us if this sounds familiar. A once-elite college prospect and top-three NBA draft pick gets off to a strong start, falls out of favor in his own organization, and winds up with the Nets in a low-risk, high-reward trade because of how far his stock has fallen. The player talks about how..." December 12

  • Nets don’t have a lot of time to figure out where new pieces fit

    New York Post "When the Nets parted ways with popular veterans Trevor Booker and Sean Kilpatrick, there was always a concern the move could disrupt the locker room. That’s why general manager Sean Marks came to talk to the players personally, and coach Kenny Atkinson spoke with them individually. Marks and..." December 11

  • Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Named by Whistleblower in Russia Doping Scandal

    New York Daily News "Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has found himself caught in the middle of an embarrassing sports scandal -- and, for once, it has nothing to do with his team’s play on the court. Prokhorov allegedly paid a Russian Olympic athlete millions of rubles (the equivalent of several hundred thousand..." December 09

  • Sean Marks Continuing To 'Bet On Staff' With Nets' Trades

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have made a pair of "second draft" moves in trading for Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell. The hope is that the new situation maximizes the talent that people saw in Okafor and Russell during the draft process less than three years ago. “Well, I think in any trade or..." December 08

  • 76ers trade Jahlil Okafor to Nets "The Philadelphia 76ers have traded center Jahlil Okafor, forward Nik Stauskas and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Trevor Booker, according to reports from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports and Zach Lowe of ESPN. Okafor, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, has played..." December 07

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • Nets’ Allen Crabbe fined $15,000 for throwing ball at stanchion

    Sportando " Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Allen Crabbe has been fined $15,000 for violating the rule prohibiting players from throwing any item, including the game ball, at the basket stanchion, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." December 06

  • Nets work hard to leave their mark all around the globe

    New York Post "The Nets are the NBA’s real globetrotters. After recent treks to Asia and Europe, the Nets host the Thunder and Heat this week in Mexico City. Whenever the NBA looks for teams to travel and help it go global, commissioner Adam Silver told The Post the Nets are always front and center. And..." December 06

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Nets, Rockets set NBA single-game record for 3-point attempts

    Sporting News "The Nets and Rockets were not bashful from behind the 3-point line Monday, setting a new NBA record for combined 3-point attempts in a single game. The two teams combined to shoot 89 3-pointers, breaking the previous record by one. The Rockets made 20 of their 50 attempts from behind the arc in..." November 28

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Lakers coach caught dissing D'Angelo Russell

    Total Pro Sports "Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to part ways with D’Angelo Russell to make way for their new star, Lonzo Ball. Parting ways with Russell had more to do with just another top pick coming in to take his place, it had more to do with what type of person he was and how he wasn’t..." November 22

  • Allen Crabbe is starting to look worth Nets’ huge investment

    New York Post "There are all the clichés athletes regurgitate about not feeling the pressure of a big contract. Then there’s the truth. When the Nets made Allen Crabbe the fifth-highest-paid player in team history and gave him a chance to go from backup in Portland to starter and centerpiece in Brooklyn, it..." November 21

  • Warriors' Young insists 'there's no beef' with D'Angelo Russell

    San Jose Mercury News "The two patched up their personal differences during their final season together with the Los Angeles Lakers. But how will Warriors forward Nick Young feel when he sees Brooklyn guard D’Angelo Russell as an opponent when the Warriors (12-4) play the Nets (6-9)? “There’s no beef,” Young said...." November 19

  • Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery, no timetable yet for return

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell suffered a knee injury late in the Nets' game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City nearly a week ago, and has not played since. Based on the Nets' latest press release Friday, it doesn't appear he will be back any time soon. The Nets announced that..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • D'Angelo Russell Reportedly Out Several Games Due to Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell is expected to miss several games after suffering a left knee injury against the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Adrian Wojnarowski of reported the news. The Nets acquired Russell in the offseason in what was largely a salary dump by the Los Angeles..." November 12

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gives Nets scare after hip injury

    New York Post "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was forced out of the Nets’ win in Phoenix with a right-hip contusion. Neither he nor coach Kenny Atkinson would rule him out of Tuesday’s game at the Nuggets. “He got hit in the hip. We’ll evaluate [him Tuesday] morning and see if he’s ready to go,” Atkinson..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Nets expecting the frontcourt help they need to return soon

    New York Post "The Nets were missing three of their big men Friday in Los Angeles, and predictably got roughed up by Brook Lopez. But Quincy Acy should return Monday against the Suns, and Trevor Booker also may be back. Acy is probable after missing the last three games with a left groin strain, while Booker..." November 06

  • Nets' Marks doesn't regret moving draft pick that became Kyle Kuzma

    New York Post "Rookie Kyle Kuzma, who was taken with the 27th overall pick that the Nets sent to the Lakers with Lopez, had 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. So, does general manager Sean Marks have a case of seller’s remorse? “No,” Marks told The Post earlier. “The pick was part of the deal. Who knows who..." November 04

  • D'Angelo Russell: 'I salute myself' for overcoming Lakers hurdles

    ESPN "Less than two hours before he faced his old team for the first time, Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell admitted Friday that he was irked by comments Lakers team president Magic Johnson made this summer about Russell's leadership, or lack thereof. In June, Johnson explained why the..." November 04

  • Lakers expect D’Angelo Russell to be ‘extremely fired up’ to face former team

    Orange County Register "Jordan Clarkson twirled his wispy beard into little points as he reflected on the trade that rebooted a rebuild and sent D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn. Why did things go so wrong between the Lakers and their former No. 2 overall pick? “I really don’t know,” Clarkson said. “I feel like it just..." November 03

  • Luke Walton admits to keeping an eye on D’Angelo Russell

    Clutch Points "Luke Walton, former coach of Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell, has kept a close eye on his progress after the Los Angeles Lakers opted to trade him and big man Timofey Mozgov for cornerstone center Brook Lopez during the summer. The Lakers needed to free up a way for Lonzo Ball’s..." November 02

  • Where D’Angelo Russell is really hurting the Nets

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell’s offensive gifts are wonderful, but so far his defense has been woeful. And in the season’s early stages, it’s pretty obvious that as long as he has a hard time guarding his opponent the Nets will have a hard time winning. If that wasn’t clear before, it was crystalized in..." November 02

  • Nets get more good news at this suddenly booming position

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell’s knee is making improvement, with the Nets’ leading scorer expected to be upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday night against the Knicks at the Garden. The 21-year-old Russell sprained his right knee during their loss in Orlando, and sat out an upset victory..." October 27

  • Report: Alibaba Founder Joseph Tsai Agrees to Buy 49% of Nets

    SI "Joseph Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, has agreed to purchase a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe report. Under the current agreement, Tsai will have the option to purchase a controlling interest in the Nets in a few years, ESPN..." October 27

  • Nets prove they’re not afraid to keep jacking up 3s

    New York Post "The Nets’ DNA is to put up 3-pointers, and apparently they’re going to do it at a record pace. The Nets hit a season-high 17 3-pointers in their 112-107 win over the Cavaliers Wednesday night, shooting a team-record 46. “I think they just go out there and play. They let it fly,” Cleveland..." October 26

  • Tyronn Lue Said The Nets ‘May Want Our Pick’ After The Cavs Loss In Brooklyn

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers apparently have one significant weakness: playing mediocre to bad basketball teams. The Cavs got an opening night win over the Celtics where the final score was closer than the game really felt and then notched a blowout of a quality Milwaukee team on the road. Since..." October 26

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • Dwyane Wade out for Cavaliers, D'Angelo Russell doubtful for Brooklyn Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade will not play tonight against the Brooklyn Nets because of a left knee contusion, the team said. The Nets, meanwhile, have listed guard and former Ohio State standout D'Angelo Russell as doubtful for the game because of a right knee sprain. Wade, 35, came off the..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • National anthem singer takes knee at Nets game

    CBS Sports "During the national anthem at the Nets game, the singer who was performing took a knee at the end. According to the Associated Press, the crowd reaction was a mix of boos and cheers at the response. The NBA recently put out a memo to teams reminding them that there is a rule for players and..." October 21

  • No guarantee Jeremy Lin will fully recover: doctor

    New York Post "In the wake of Jeremy Lin rupturing his right patellar tendon during Wednesday’s season opener, a specialist told The Post it’s reasonable to think the Nets point guard could be back on the court next season, but there’s no guarantee the 29-year-old will ever regain his full form. “A number of..." October 20

  • Nets could target Jameer Nelson after he clears waivers

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are mired in a nightmare to start their 2017-18 season after announcing that their starting point guard Jeremy Lin is out for the season, having sustained a ruptured patella tendon during Wednesday’s season-opener against the Indiana Pacers. To replace him, the team could look..." October 20

  • Nets’ Jeremy Lin Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran point guard Jeremy Lin suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee during Brooklyn’s season opener against Indiana on Wednesday, the Nets announced today in a press release. According to the team, Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017/18 season. “Jeremy worked tremendously..." October 19

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin suffers knee injury: 'I'm done man, I'm done'

    Sporting News " Nets guard Jeremy Lin had to be helped to the locker room Wednesday against the Pacers. The 29-year-old went up for a layup on a fast break, but came down awkwardly on his right knee. "I'm done man," he was heard saying. "I'm done, I'm done." " October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

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