Nets Rumors & News

  • Paul Millsap leads Atlanta past Nets, 113-102

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks won their 17th straight game on Wednesday night, and Paul Millsap was the main reason for the positive result. Paul Millsap has received praise from all corners of the NBA universe in recent days, and he backed up that positive thought with a monster performance on Wednesday..." January 29

  • How the Nets’ rebuild plans are being held captive by Hawks

    New York Post "After making a pit stop in Philadelphia, to avoid being potentially snowed in, the Nets rolled into town for Wednesday’s game against the Hawks with a crystal clear reminder of the seemingly impossible spot in which the organization finds itself. Not only do the Nets enter Wednesday’s action a..." January 28

  • Nets doctor predicts full recovery for Mirza Teletovic

    New York Post "Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to make a full recovery from the blood clots discovered in his lungs last week, the team announced Wednesday. Teletovic left last Thursday’s game against the Clippers and went to the hospital because of shortness of breath. He was diagnosed with blood..." January 28

  • NBA reveals dunk contest lineup "Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach LaVine, Orlando's Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night. Plumlee tweeted he was "thrilled" to be taking part in the contest. The dunk..." January 28

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Deron Williams participated in the non-contact parts of Nets practice today, but won't play tomorrow in Atlanta the Nets say.

  • Sliding Nets evaluating Lionel Hollins

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets, increasingly worried about a recent lack of competitiveness, have launched an in-season evaluation of various facets of the team, including new coach Lionel Hollins, according to league sources. The Nets lost consecutive road games last week to the Los Angeles Clippers and..." January 27

  • Nets’ Hollins: Aversion to stats ‘dumbest thing I’ve ever heard’

    New York Post "When Lionel Hollins wasn’t brought back to coach the Grizzlies last season — after leading them to a franchise-record 56 wins and a Western Conference Finals appearance in 2013 before his contract expired — it was rumored a main reason was because of a disconnect between an old-school coach and a..." January 27

  • Nets vs. Blazers postponed tonight

    North Jersey "With a massive snowstorm bearing down on New York City, tonight’s game between the Nets and Blazers at Barclays Center has been postponed. The team has sent out emails to season ticket holders saying the game will be rescheduled for April 6 — an open date for both teams. And with Monday’s game..." January 26

  • Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

    Yahoo! Sports "The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin..." January 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    With impending blizzard, NBA has postponed the Portland-Brooklyn game tonight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. New date not yet scheduled.

  • Joe Johnson battling tendinitis

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson revealed he has recently been playing through tendinitis. "I've just got tendinitis real bad in my right knee and in my left ankle," Johnson told Newsday following his team's blowout loss Saturday night in Utah. "I've been playing with both of them and been..." January 26

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    On how Mirza's absence will translate on the court. Lionel Hollins: "Next man up. That's Cory Jefferson."

  • Short of breath, Nets’ Teletovic taken to hospital during game

    New York Post "Nets forward Mirza Teletovic was taken to the hospital during Thursday night’s 123-84 loss to the Clippers inside Staples Center after experiencing shortness of breath. “He told me he wasn’t feeling well, and that’s all I know,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “He came to the bench and said..." January 23

  • Nets' Teletovic Diagnosed with Blood Clots in his Lungs, Out for Season "Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic was taken to a local Los Angeles hospital after experiencing shortness of breath during last night's game versus the Clippers. Following a series of tests including a CT scan, Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in..." January 23

  • Nets’ $1.5 billion valuation may stoke Prokhorov sale

    New York Post "No wonder Mikhail Prokhorov is willing to listen to offers for his basketball team. Forbes released its annual valuations of all 30 NBA teams, and the Nets came in sixth, listed at $1.5 billion – trailing only the Lakers ($2.6B), Knicks ($2.5B), Bulls ($2B), Celtics ($1.7B) and Clippers..." January 22

  • Nets Barely Escape with 103-100 Victory in Sacramento

    Nets Daily "It was a movie showdown in Sacramento with Wookie vs. Boogie (Nights) being the main attraction. Luckily for Brooklyn, the Wookie in Brook Lopez was the star of the night. The Nets, behind Lopez, rallied to beat the the Kings on their home floor, 103-100. The big fella filled the stat sheet..." January 22

  • Deron Williams’ travel plans give Nets hope for return

    New York Post "Nets point guard Deron Williams has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game in Sacramento, but it bodes well he made the trip out west, and the team is expected to give a medical update Wednesday. Williams has missed a half-dozen consecutive games with fractured rib cartilage. “[Williams]..." January 22

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    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    INJURY UPDATE: Brooklyn Nets say Kevin Garnett (rest) is OUT tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Stephon Marbury: I was depressed

    ESPN New York "Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury said the combination of his struggling basketball career, his failing "Starbury" sneaker company and the death of his father in 2007 led to a downward spiral that resulted in suicidal thoughts in 2009. "I wanted to die," Marbury said in an interview on HBO's..." January 21

  • Should Mikhail Prokhorov tried a slow build rather than "get ring fast" approach?

    Nets Daily "Michael Lee, the Washington Post's NBA writer, took a look last week at what might have been for the Nets if Mikhail Prokhorov had decided not to go for a star-studded lineup on buying the Nets but instead sought a slow, but steady build after the team's 12-70 season. Starting in 2010 after the..." January 20

  • Nets' Joe Johnson starting to feel effects of extended minutes

    Newsday "Joe Johnson's game is a bit off at the moment, something that's apparent from his stats during the Nets' recent rough patch. The natural assumption is to point to the extra minutes he's been logging, figuring it's a byproduct of the extended action. Johnson isn't one to make excuses, but he..." January 20

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    Scott Soshnick @soshnick

    BREAKING: Billionaire Steve Cohen's reps have met with Evercore about buying @BrooklynNets, sources say. Story coming #sportsbiz #NBA

  • Sources: Nets back away from Brook Lopez trade talk with Thunder

    Yahoo! Sports "After progressing in serious talks on a deal to send center Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Brooklyn Nets backed away from discussions Friday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "Standing pat at this time," one Nets source told Yahoo Sports. "There was nothing we..." January 17

  • Report: Nets want to flip Kendrick Perkins (if acquired in Brook Lopez trade) for Thaddeus Young

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets and Thunder are negotiating a trade that would send Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City. To make salaries match, the Thunder would certainly ship out Kendrick Perkins. But Brooklyn doesn’t actually want Perkins. The Nets just want his expiring contract to help facilitate the..." January 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nets unwillingness on Lance Stephenson has Brooklyn focused on dealing directly with Thunder for Brook Lopez, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead' "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets holding up the 3-way trade with OKC & Charlotte. They're trying to change some players in the deal....

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing

  • Grizz clip Nets 103-92 in short order

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Jeff Green struggled shooting the ball, but finished with 10 points in his Grizzlies debut. The Grizzlies exploded for 32-points in the first quarter and kept the Brooklyn Nets at bay from there, as Memphis went on to win the first of a short two-game road trip 103-92. As usual, here are my..." January 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Brooklyn has accelerated trade discussions for Brook Lopez with the intention on moving him soon, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 14d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nets talking to several teams, but officials around league say Nets making second hard push for intel on Charlotte's Lance Stephenson.

  • 14d
    Jorge Sierra @hoopshype

    Andray Blatche is currently averaging 30.4 ppg and 14.9 rpg in the Chinese League. Could be a free agent in February.

  • Lionel Hollins molded a title contender — 1,000 miles away

    New York Post "The Nets decided to hire Lionel Hollins to replace Jason Kidd this summer to instill a defensive backbone and add some grit and toughness to a roster thought by many to lack it. If you listen to his former players in Memphis, they’ll tell you he is the man to do just that. Hollins faced the..." January 15

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    Hearing Nets continue to talk to teams about Brook Lopez. Sources say Miami has shown a strong interest.

  • Deron Williams calls out Nets doctors over broken rib snafu

    New York Post "Nets guard Deron Williams talked to the media for the first time since suffering his rib injury, saying he still has no idea when he will be back. He also acknowledged there was no chance of his playing Jan. 5 against the Mavericks despite having been listed as probable just hours before..." January 14

  • Rockets brush aside ugly incident in victory over Nets

    Houston Chronicle "This was using napalm to treat a fire ant mound, taking a wrecking ball to a wall that needed a coat of paint. Either that or Kevin Garnett was just an old lion that needed to show he can still roar. When the play that would soon end Garnett’s night began, and stand as the highlight of the..." January 13

  • Kevin Garnett ejected for head-butting Dwight Howard

    New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett lost his cool and perhaps a few brain cells. The Nets just lost. Again. The night started with a head-butt and an ejection, as Garnett charged at Dwight Howard and delivered his forehead to the Rockets center’s cheek. Howard responded with an open-hand shot to Garnett’s chin,..." January 13

  • Prokhorov Exploring Sale of Brooklyn Nets Basketball Team

    Bloomberg "The Brooklyn Nets are for sale. Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov retained Evercore Partners to sell the National Basketball Association team he bought in 2010, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The people requested anonymity because the matter is..." January 13

  • Kevin Garnett suspended one game for headbutting Dwight Howard

    The Brooklyn Game "Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA for one game for his role in an altercation with Dwight Howard during Monday night’s 113-99 Nets loss to the Houston Rockets. Garnett threw a basketball at Howard’s shoulders after the two bickered, then headbutted him in the jaw. Garnett was ejected,..." January 13

  • Howard on failed 2012 trade to Nets: 'Would have been the best move'

    The Score "Dwight Howard was nearly a Brooklyn Net back in 2012, when the Orlando Magic put the superstar center on the trading block. Two-and-a-half years later, he is still thinking about what would have been. Howard was ultimately dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade, kicking..." January 13

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    andray blatche @drayblatche

    @Nets_Daily_News yes

  • 20d
    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Lineup update: Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play in tonight's game vs. Philadelphia. #Nets

  • 21d
    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Nets announce Deron Williams has a rib fracture and is out indefinitely. He will be re-evaluated in one week.

  • Celtics step up physical play in 89-81 win over Nets

    CSN New England "An unexpectedly physical practice for the Boston Celtics prior to Wednesday's game at Brooklyn put them in just the right frame of mind to snap their losing skid with an 89-81 win over Brooklyn. The Celtics (12-21) came into Wednesday's game having lost three straight and seven of their..." January 08

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Deron Williams is out for an indefinite period of time with a cartilage fracture in his 12th rib.

  • Deron Williams’ latest return from injury lasts four minutes

    New York Post "Deron Williams’ latest comeback from injury lasted just four minutes. Williams, who missed Monday’s game with a sore left side, was forced out of Wednesday’s game against the Celtics after just 4:07. He didn’t play at all in the second half, and his status for Friday against the 76ers is up in..." January 08

  • SI's Mannix: 'Brook Lopez is the most likeliest' of the Nets to be traded

    Nets Daily "Chris Mannix of fielded a few NBA questions in this week's Mailbag, one of which had to do with whether or not the Brooklyn Nets were looking to trade big man Brook Lopez. Mannix said that the Nets were looking to "make some kind of move," then mentioning, however, that the team does..." January 08

  • Nets star hangs with ‘hot, busty strippers’ hours before game

    Page Six "The Brooklyn Nets’ newest star, Sergey Karasev, might have a racy reason for his miserable two-point performance during Sunday’s game against the Heat. The baller was spotted walking into the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Miami at 5 a.m. that morning accompanied by three curvy strippers, an..." January 07

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Deron will be available tonight vs. #Celtics.

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