Nets Rumors & News

  • Nets hold on to beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 30 minutes were going well for the Brooklyn Nets as they held their biggest lead of the season and seemed to avoid their frequent struggles in third quarters. Then the rest of Wednesday's game turned into a full-fledged boxing match with the Denver Nuggets countering..." December 07

  • Donatas Motiejunas won't report to Rockets over $6M difference from Nets' offer sheet

    ESPN "Restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Houston Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Last week, Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets. The..." December 07

  • From Rival To Ally: Charles Oakley Helps Jayson Williams Rebound From Addiction

    SI "He places his hand firmly on the big man’s lower back, Charles Oakley does, dismissing a series of pump fakes with a smirk and a shake of his head. The two men are 10, maybe 12 feet from the basket; Oakley refuses to let that distance shorten. Forcing his opponent to elevate for a jumper, Oakley..." December 06

  • Wizards rally from 15 down to beat Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At halftime, one of the options for Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was yelling at his team to express how frustrated he was with a lack of defensive intensity. Yelling was not necessary since his players were aware of what went wrong defensively and how to correct it...." December 05

  • Rockets' pros and cons of matching Nets' Donatas Motiejunas offer sheet

    CBS Sports "In need of creative ways to improve their roster, the Brooklyn Nets signed big man Donatas Motiejunas to an offer sheet on Friday. The Houston Rockets have until Monday night to decide whether or not to match it. First, the specifics: It's a four-year deal worth $37 million including bonuses,..." December 04

  • Dellavedova powers Bucks to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It's not easy to beat the same team in back-to-back games, even with a day of rest in between. But the Milwaukee Bucks found a way, getting a season-high 18 points from Matthew Dellavedova -- including 12 in the fourth quarter to hold off a furious comeback attempt by the..." December 03

  • Sources: Nets sign Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M offer sheet

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets have signed restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year offer sheet worth $37 million, according to league sources. The Houston Rockets have three days to match the offer ‎or else Motiejunas can join the Nets. ‎The Nets have been discussing the move..." December 03

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Bucks pull away from Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- So Giannis Antetokounmpo, which do you prefer: the rest or the triple-double? The answer was easy for Antetokounmpo, especially when he did enough to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge ahead in the third quarter and his teammates took care of the rest in the fourth...." December 01

  • Nets Preparing Offer Sheet For Donatas Motiejunas

    Hoops Rumors "Motiejunas could sign an offer sheet from the Nets as soon as Friday, league sources tell Wojnarowski. The Rockets, who would have 72 hours to match, have “held a strong interest” in matching any offer and retaining Motiejunas, though the money and guaranteed years included in the Nets’ offer will..." December 01

  • Greek Freak making Jason Kidd’s Nets bolt look genius

    New York Post "Jason Kidd led the Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals as a player, and the Eastern Conference semifinals as a rookie coach. But two years ago, he left in an acrimonious split over power and the authority to shape the team he wanted. Kidd is back in town Thursday with his Bucks (8-8) and rising..." December 01

  • Kilpatrick carries Nets past Clippers in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For 36 minutes, there was a lid on the basket whenever Sean Kilpatrick took a shot. Over the next 22 minutes, the lid was removed. And instead of discussing a poor shooting night and another frustrating loss for the Brooklyn Nets, Kilpatrick gladly spoke about the best..." November 30

  • Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov looks to sell minority stake in team

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell a minority stake in the team, the Russian billionaire said Wednesday. In a statement issued by the team, Prokhorov said he retained Allen & Company to explore the sale. "As I've said, I'm passionate about owning the Nets and our..." November 30

  • Jeremy Lin recording stats on Nets bench while injured

    Larry Brown Sports "Even if Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin can’t contribute on the court right now, he’s still making sure that the team feels his presence. According to Scott Cacciola of the New York Times, Lin, who has been sidelined since November 2 with a strained hamstring, is keeping busy while injured..." November 26

  • Pacers whack Nets without George

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When an NBA team takes the court without its leader and leading scorer, the potential for an undesirable outcome is high. However, it did not turn out that way Friday night for the Indiana Pacers, who had lost three consecutive home games. Glenn Robinson III started in..." November 25

  • Horford guides Celtics past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Al Horford is just six games into his stint with his new team, but already teammates and his coach are raving about his consistency and other positive traits. Such as, during timeouts, urging the Boston Celtics to make the extra passes, then following up on it. Horford..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • ‘How I’m shedding my NBA Draft bust reputation’

    New York Post "His weight is down and, Anthony Bennett hopes, his history stays in the past. So the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft focuses only on the present, but readily admits one big difference in life as a Net. Confidence. “Honestly, it’s just my mental state,” Bennett said Tuesday after..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • McCollum, Blazers top Nets to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Sure, the Portland Trail Blazers certainly enjoyed setting season highs in points and shooting percentage and getting a big performance from CJ McCollum. Their biggest source of elation was a more active defensive presence in the second half, particularly in the third quarter,..." November 20

  • Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lately it seems every time Russell Westbrook takes the court he is breaking some record or doing something that's never been seen before. But when his name is mentioned alongside the immortals of the game the Oklahoma City Thunder guard knows he has really accomplished..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Russell, Randle push Lakers past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle leading the way, the Los Angeles Lakers mustered enough down the stretch to hold off the Brooklyn Nets. Russell scored 32 points and Randle recorded a triple-double, sparking the Lakers to a 125-118 victory over the Nets on Tuesday night..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Clippers bury Nets for 7th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clearly, the NBA season is a marathon and not a sprint. It's why the fast start by the Los Angeles Clippers means nothing, point guard Chris Paul said. "Seriously, 10-1 is all good and well, (but) you guys know and you've been around the league, it's not about right now," Paul..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Nets' Brook Lopez: Will sit out for rest Monday

    CBS Sports "Lopez will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers for rest, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports. The Nets are currently heading into the first game of a back-to-back set, with the Clippers on Monday and a game against the Hawks on Tuesday. " November 14

  • Hollis-Jefferson's double-double helps Nets defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brooklyn forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had quite a night -- a surprise visit from his mom and a performance that would make her proud. With his mother Rylanda sitting in the second row, Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 20 points and had his first career double-double with..." November 13

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Knicks' defense shuts down Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- So far, so good for the New York Knicks' new defensive coordinator, Kurt Rambis. The Knicks responded with their best defensive effort this season in Rambis' first game in charge of that unit, getting a 110-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden...." November 09

  • Nets Cut Greivis Vasquez, Will Re-Sign Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are making a roster move at point guard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports (via Twitter) that the team is re-signing Yogi Ferrell and waiving Greivis Vasquez. Brooklyn’s roster count will remain at 15 players when the pair of moves becomes official. For now,..." November 09

  • Nets pull away late from Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At halftime, coach Kenny Atkinson had a forceful but succinct message for the Brooklyn Nets. Although his team held a one-point lead and had done enough things right offensively, rebounding was lacking and Atkinson made the Nets aware of it. "The big concern was the..." November 08

  • Nets listening to offers for Brook Lopez; Celtics not interested

    Pro Basketball Talk "Brook Lopez is one of the better offensive centers in the NBA. He is very dangerous on the pick-and-pop, can score on the block, gets rebounds, and is a double-double machine when healthy. He also showed off three-point range against the Pistons this week, he hit four threes. Lopez also is not..." November 05

  • Walker, Hornets sneak past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Charlotte Hornets' first week of the season resembled a story arc in many crowd-pleasing movies. There was a slow-developing plot but eventually there was a satisfying ending. And for the Hornets, the star of the production is Kemba Walker. Walker scored 30 points..." November 04

  • LeBron takes subtle dig at Nets' mismanagement of draft picks

    SI "LeBron James paid Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown a big compliment on Thursday, and slipped in a quick joke about the horrible trade that landed him in Boston. After a 128–122 win, LeBron called Brown “a really good talent,” and a “strong kid” while speaking with reporters. Then, almost jealous of..." November 04

  • Jeremy Lin’s hamstring injury mars Nets’ gutsy win

    New York Post "If you thought the Nets’ point-guard situation couldn’t get any worse, already down two backups, it just did with Jeremy Lin also getting hurt Wednesday. If you thought they didn’t have the talent or the toughness to overcome their latest injury, they did, with a 109-101 win over..." November 03

  • Jeremy Lin out at least two weeks with hamstring strain

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jeremy Lin Show in Brooklyn will be forced to take a brief hiatus. The Nets announced on Thursday that Lin has a strained left hamstring and will be re-evaluated after two weeks. The 28-year-old Lin, who signed a three-year deal with Brooklyn over the offseason, was averaging 15.0..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Nets’ Plan B and Plan C at point guard aren’t working

    New York Post "Nets guards Randy Foye (right hamstring) and Greivis Vasquez (right ankle) missed Monday’s 118-88 loss to Chicago at Barclays Center. It was concerning partly because Vasquez’s history of ankle woes could indicate a lengthy absence and partly because rookie Isaiah Whitehead has struggled when..." November 02

  • Lopez, Nets shoot past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The recovery from the worst loss of the young season began with Brook Lopez making 3-pointers and ended with Sean Kilpatrick handling point guard duties. Even with a few shaky moments in the fourth quarter, it all worked out for the Brooklyn Nets. Lopez hit a career-high..." November 02

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Butler helps keep Bulls unbeaten against Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Early in the fourth quarter with the Chicago Bulls headed for a blowout win, the "oohs and ahs" could be heard from segments of fans in the crowd as Dwayne Wade executed a nifty crossover move. It was Chicago's reward for never letting up after getting off to a quick start...." October 31

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Brooklyn Nets Exercise Team Options on Hollis-Jefferson and McCullough

    NBA.com "The Brooklyn Nets exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough. Hollis-Jefferson, selected with the 23rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by Portland and acquired via trade by the Nets on draft night, has appeared in 32 career games (20..." October 31

  • Nets' Greivis Vasquez: Leaves with sore ankle

    CBS Sports "Vasquez left Saturday's game against the Bucks with a sore right ankle and will not return." October 30

  • Brook Lopez to sit Saturday night vs. Bucks

    NBA.com "Brook Lopez has played 72 and 73 games each of the last two seasons. But the Brooklyn Nets are still looking at their center as a big guy who has had three surgeries on his right foot. Lopez has had his minutes limited in the Nets' first two games and the team announced Saturday afternoon that..." October 29

  • Bucks battle against Nets for first win of season

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks' first victory of the 2016-17 season did not come easily. Leading by seven late in the fourth quarter, the Bucks had to fend off a rally and still needed a last-second tip-in from forward John Henson to put away the Brooklyn Nets, 110-108, Saturday night at..." October 29