Nets Rumors & News

  • Magic Johnson takes veiled shot at Russell: 'What I needed was a leader'

    Bleacher Report "Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, thanked D'Angelo Russell for his services on Friday and said the team decided to move in a different direction because what the team needed was a "leader." "D'Angelo is an excellent player," Johnson said, per's..." June 24

  • Nets Agree To Sign Jeremy Senglin, Jacob Wiley

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are poised to add a pair of undrafted rookies on free agent contracts, according to reports. A league source tells Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) that Jeremy Senglin has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Brooklyn, while Matt Norlander of" June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

    Larry Brown Sports "Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to..." June 21

  • Lakers Trade Russell, Mozgov To Nets For Brook Lopez, No. 27

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick. Lopez has one season remaining on his deal at $22.6 million. Mozgov signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Lakers last offseason that almost..." June 20

  • Nets Looking To Package First-Rounders To Move Up?

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are looking to package their two first-round picks in order to move up in the draft, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Scotto’s report doesn’t provide any specifics on which teams Brooklyn has spoken to, or how far the club may be trying to move..." June 20

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Nets won’t get added obstacle from Russia for free-agent target

    New York Post "After an internet report claimed CSKA Moscow had upped its offer to keep Milos Teodosic, Israeli journalist David Pick shot down that report. He said the Nets’ free-agent target still has just one take-it-or-leave-it offer from his Russian team, and isn’t expected to get a second one. “Per CSKA..." June 19

  • Nets may be eyeing their own Latvian unicorn in NBA draft

    New York Post "With two picks in the bottom of the first round and tons room for improvement on a league-worst 20-62 mark, the Nets may have to gamble in Thursday’s draft. And one player experts think would make a smart bet for Brooklyn is Anzejs Pasecniks. Several mock drafts have earmarked Pasecniks to the..." June 18

  • Looking back (and forward) on '13 draft when Nets went ‘all-in’ on deal for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

    New York Daily News "“Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” — Murphy’s Law, ignored by the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are what happens when there’s no parachute and the engine blows. They are the audacious experiment whose mission malfunctioned at takeoff and was aborted in midair, leaving behind a trade that is..." June 18

  • Andray Blatche used to show up drunk to Nets practices

    Larry Brown Sports "The legend (or the infamy) of Andray Blatche continues to grow. In a feature published on Saturday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Blatche would allegedly show up to practices drunk during his time with the Brooklyn Nets and was briefly suspended by the team for it." June 18

  • ESPN Will Reportedly Bring Paul Pierce To NBA Countdown Full-Time Next Season

    Uproxx "There’s been an awful lot of shakeup over at ESPN the past few months, with the Worldwide Leader parting ways with some of its most high-profile and well-respected talent. But they’ve also done a few things right recently. The Jump with Rachel Nichols is one of the savvier and more entertaining..." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • There’s a new team standing in way of Nets’ dream free agent

    New York Post "Milos Teodosic may be the Nets’ top free-agent target, but they reportedly just got some new competition from the Heat in the race for the Serbian point guard. The Nets long have been linked to Teodosic, as have the Kings and Nuggets. But Friday, Andrey Kartashov, the lead basketball writer for..." June 10

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Brook Lopez is excited to help Nets grow despite trade rumors

    New York Post "The Nets’ last-place campaign doesn’t seem to have dimmed Brook Lopez’s spirits. Lopez — whose name came up at the trade deadline, and surely will again this offseason — is convinced his team laid a positive foundation in coach Kenny Atkinson’s first year, and he’s all in for the second. “I..." May 30

  • How Knicks and Nets unwittingly created the NBA juggernauts

    New York Post "With June approaching, that emptiness every New York basketball fan has felt since 2003 is returning. Here come the NBA Finals. Where are the Knicks and Nets? Right, lounging. The Nets last made the Finals in 2003 and lost to the Spurs, the team that beat the Knicks in their most recent..." May 28

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Nets Will Pursue Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are planning an aggressive push for restricted free agents again, with Washington’s Otto Porter and Detroit’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as targets, tweets Keith Smith of RealGM. It would be the continuation of a strategy that resulted in a four-year, $75MM offer sheet for Portland’s..." May 26

  • The evolution of the worst trade in NBA history

    Sportsnaut "The Nets were attempting to make a splash having just moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. The idea was to get this re-energized New York City neighborhood excited about the return of professional sports. The year was 2013, and the conference-rival Boston Celtics had just been eliminated in the..." May 23

  • 76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick in free agency. While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere. The 76ers are the team..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Boston Celtics get top pick in NBA draft thanks to Nets trade

    ESPN "A day after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, the Boston Celtics won the NBA draft lottery, earning the No. 1 pick. The Celtics will be followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. Boston becomes the first team to finish with the top record in a conference and then pick..." May 17

  • A reminder of the Nets-Celtics trade that handed Boston a top lottery pick

    USA Today "On Tuesday night, pretty much no matter how the ping pong balls fall, the Boston Celtics are winners of the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery. The Celtics have the best odds at nabbing the top selection at 25 percent, but for those who don’t know: What’s a team in the Eastern Conference Finals doing all..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Jeremy Lin Says He Was Targeted By More Racial Slurs In The Ivy League Than In The NBA

    Deadspin "It’s been five years since Jeremy Lin stumbled out of the D-League and set the basketball world on fire with a few weeks worth of heroics for a moribund New York Knicks team. Rather than fade into obscurity or establish himself as a full-blown star, Lin has just sort of become a normal NBA player...." May 11

  • Luis Scola unlikely to re-sign in the NBA: But I want to keep playing

    Sportando "Luis Scola is unlikely to play again in the NBA. The Argentinean experienced forward has played 10 seasons in the NBA averaging 12 points and 6.7 rebounds. Scola wants to play again but his future won’t be in the National Basketball Association. “I can’t see myself playing another season..." May 01

  • Scola Doesn’t See Himself Returning To NBA

    Hoops Rumors "In an interview with TSN 1050 Toronto, former Raptors forward Luis Scola said that he doesn’t see himself playing another season in the NBA. The 36-year-old didn’t rule it out altogether, however. Over the course of 10 seasons, the big man established himself as a consistently underrated..." April 30

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Ex-NBA commish Stern: Nets resting 'inexcusable'

    USA Today "David Stern understands the NBA’s rest epidemic as well as anyone. More than three years after he made way for his protégé, Adam Silver, to take over as Commissioner, he’s still well versed in the rest and recovery debate. He knows about the evolution of sports science and the revelations that..." April 26

  • Nets Interested In Shabazz Muhammad?

    Hoops Rumors "Shabazz Muhammad will be a restricted free agent this offseason and Darren Wolfson of (podcast) hears that the Nets are a team to keep an eye on. Brooklyn has pursued several restricted free agents since Sean Marks took over GM duties, though the organization has been unsuccessful in its..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Nets set their sights on ‘the best passer in the world’

    New York Post "Two of the most important men for the Nets’ summer live in Moscow, and general manager Sean Marks is flying to see them both this week: team owner Mikhail Prokhorov and top target Milos Teodosic. Marks and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson head to ONEXIM headquarters to meet with Prokhorov, then they..." April 18

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Bulls claim playoff spot with 112-73 victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade had his eye on the postseason from the moment he signed with the Chicago Bulls. It took all 82 games of the regular season, but Wade and his hometown team finally got their wish. "As a player, 14 years, I think I've been in 12 playoffs," Wade said. "This is what..." April 12

  • Nets to sit 6 against Bulls, who can make playoffs with victory

    ESPN "With one game remaining, the Brooklyn Nets announced they're going to sit six of their players for Wednesday's finale against the Chicago Bulls. The Nets announced Trevor Booker, Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez will all sit out due to rest, while injuries will sideline Quincy Acy (ankle), Joe Harris..." April 12

  • Nets GM Candidate Gave A Super Depressing Reason For Turning Down Job

    NESN "What’s worse than being the worst team in basketball? Being the worst team in basketball with no immediate hope for the future. Such is the plight of the Brooklyn Nets. Thanks to an incredibly ill-fated 2013 trade with the Boston Celtics, the Nets not only are an awful team but cannot benefit..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Celtics beat Nets, grab one-game lead in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The magic number is one for the Boston Celtics to clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston players were in their locker room after a 114-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing without the resting LeBron James and Kyrie..." April 10

  • Robin Lopez has hilarious take on brother nearing Nets’ scoring record

    Sportsnaut "Twins have special relationships. They can sometimes feel when the other one is going through pain. They are almost literally tied at the hip. This is no different when it comes to Robin Lopez of the Chicago Bulls and his twin brother, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets. Though, the two surely..." April 08

  • Bulls suffer devastating loss to Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jimmy Butler hit his shots and did his usual thing on offense, but in a game the Chicago Bulls absolutely needed, their defensive inconsistencies appeared at the most inopportune time. Butler produced another big game with 33 points, but the Bulls were done in by a poor first..." April 08

  • Boston Celtics Clinch NBA Draft Lottery No. 1 Seed Via Trade with Brooklyn Nets

    Bleacher Report "With the Phoenix Suns' 120-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Brooklyn Nets (19-60) clinched the NBA's worst record and gave the Boston Celtics the No. 1 seed in the draft lottery May 16. Matt Moore of CBS Sports broke the news of..." April 08

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