Nets Rumors & News

  • Spencer Dinwiddie, after facing threat of being forgotten by NBA, flourishing with Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Spencer Dinwiddie looked like he might be finished in the NBA. Major ACL injury at Colorado? He declared for the 2014 draft while still recovering. Slipping to the second round? He drew confidence in being the Pistons’ first pick that year and the initial selection of the Stan Van Gundy era..." January 22

  • D’Angelo Russell set to return to Nets on Friday vs. Heat

    Newsday "If timing is everything, the timing couldn’t be better for D’Angelo Russell to rejoin the Nets’ lineup than against Miami on Friday night at Barclays Center. The Nets have lost six of their past seven games, but four of those losses were by six points or less, suggesting they need a little more..." January 19

  • Nets Granted Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The league has granted the Nets a $6MM disabled player exception for the loss of Jeremy Lin, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (Twitter link). Lin ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee on opening night. Organizations which receive a disabled player exception can use it to sign a..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Report: Cavs don’t want to trade Nets’ first-round pick in case LeBron James leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have the assets needed to make a big splash at the NBA trade deadline next month, but questions about LeBron James’ future with the franchise could prevent them from pulling the trigger. If the Cavs wanted to pursue adding a star player, they would likely need to part..." January 16

  • D’Angelo Russell doesn’t need to get in the game to have impact

    New York Post "For the first time in more than two months, D’Angelo Russell had an impact on a game — albeit it wasn’t how the Nets had hoped — picking up a technical foul from the bench in a 119-104 loss to the Knicks. Russell didn’t play Monday at Barclays Center, despite a report claiming he would. He did..." January 16

  • Nets to sign James Webb III

    Fanrag Sports "The Brooklyn Nets will be signing forward James Webb III of the G League’s Delaware 87ers to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. Webb, who played his collegiate basketball at both North Idaho and Boise State, went undrafted in 2016 but proceeded to join the..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Nets will be able to get Jeremy Lin replacement they need

    New York Post "The Nets will file for a Disabled Player Exception on Jeremy Lin by Monday’s application deadline, a source told The Post. The move will give the team an extra $6 million in cap room to use to help replace Lin. The point guard suffered a torn patella tendon in the season opener and has since..." January 15

  • Okafor credits 'really good guards' after scoring 17 points in Nets win

    SNY TV "On Friday night, Jahlil Okafor offered fans a glimpse of why he was selected third overall in 2015 and why the Nets were so keen to take him on once the 76ers gave up on him. The big man scored 17 points in just 12 minutes off the bench in the Nets 110-105 win against the Hawks. Okafor's 17..." January 13

  • D’Angelo Russell getting added benefit from long recovery

    New York Post "Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said the timeline for D’Angelo Russell’s return still is in the hands of the performance team, not his. But he said the guard’s two-month rehab — which included a three-on-three Friday before the Nets’ 110-105 win over the Hawks — has had a silver lining in letting the..." January 13

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • What D’Angelo Russell’s return means for Dinwiddie, Nets

    New York Post "Spencer Dinwiddie has emerged as a go-to guy for the Nets, the best bargain in the league according to Raptors coach Dwane Casey. But D’Angelo Russell has returned to practice with a return to the court imminent. Do the Nets have a point-guard controversy? No, coach Kenny Atkinson said, they..." January 10

  • Jared Dudley was close to signing with Nets instead of Suns back in 2016

    Clutch Points "Jared Dudley seems to be enjoying his role in providing veteran leadership for the young Phoenix Suns. But he almost found himself with an Eastern Conference team a couple of years ago. Dudley ultimately signed with the Suns in the summer of 2016 — his second stint in Phoenix — but he recently..." January 10

  • Brooklyn will guarantee Spencer Dinwiddie’s deal for rest of 2017-18 season

    Clutch Points "One of the more surprising rises to relevance in the league this season has come out of Brooklyn from point guard Spencer Dinwiddie. As a result, the Nets have unsurprisingly decided to guarantee the contract of Dinwiddie for the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA season, according to Michael Scotto of..." January 08

  • Nets decimated by injuries but playing with toughness

    Newsday "For the first time in 20 seasons, the Nets have played four straight games decided by three or fewer points. Tight wins over Orlando and Minnesota were bookended by close losses to the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, including an 87-85 defeat Saturday that was an old-school, physical battle..." January 08

  • D’Angelo Russell Will Practice With The Nets’ G League Team As He Nears A Return

    Dime Magazine "The Brooklyn Nets have had next to no luck with their point guards this season. Both Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell required surgery that has kept them on the sidelines, with Lin slated to miss the entire season due to a ruptured patella tendon and Russell listed as out indefinitely after getting..." January 08

  • Jahlil Okafor Says He Can Be A ‘Franchise Cornerstone’

    SLAM Online " He’s still working himself into game shape, but Jahlil Okafor believes he has the potential to be a “franchise cornerstone” with the Brooklyn Nets. In a piece for the Players’ Tribune, Okafor talked about the type of player he wants to become in Brooklyn. " January 08

  • Nets’ bad news merry-go-round spins even as LeVert improves

    New York Post "Good news for the Nets. Caris LeVert, who missed the previous two games with a groin strain, is listed as probable for Monday against the Raptors. But of course, bad news seems to follow the Nets like a shadow. DeMarre Carroll, who injured his right knee on the game’s final sequence Saturday,..." January 08

  • Cavaliers do not intend to trade first round Nets pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The trade deadline is going to shake up the Eastern Conference. One way or another. Teams see the Cleveland Cavaliers as vulnerable (maybe the most vulnerable LeBron James‘ team since he left Cleveland for Miami). Sources around the league say that has led to teams who think they are a player..." January 07

  • D'Angelo Russell Finally Freed From Lil B's BasedGod Curse

    Complex "Lil B officially lifted his year-and-a-half long curse on D’Angelo Russell. While curses on James Harden and Kevin Durant have been lifted for some time now, Russell's hex remained. “d angelo russell nba has been forgiven,” the BasedGod tweeted. In case you've forgotten, Lil B issued the jinx..." January 04

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Jahlil Okafor to return to Nets lineup on Wednesday, will get his chance

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jahlil Okafor has played in just one game for 23 minutes in Brooklyn back on Dec. 15, since then both he and the team agreed to keep him on the sidelines to work on conditioning and his game. Starting Wednesday, Okafor will get back in the rotation — and the free agent to be will get the chance..." January 02

  • Nets' D’Angelo Russell working hard, on schedule to return

    Newsday "It has been more than six weeks since D’Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, and since Nets general manager Sean Marks previously indicated his return might take eight weeks, he might soon be ready to to practice. But coach Kenny Atkinson declined to provide specifics about..." January 01

  • Christmas break couldn’t have come at better time for Nets

    New York Post "Considering these turbulent times, the Nets’ Christmas wishes surely revolve around family and faith, goodwill and world peace and such. But truth be told, somewhere on that holiday wish list is a little bit of a hot streak. “I’d love to see us continue to improve,” coach Kenny Atkinson said...." December 25

  • Where is the 3-point shot the Nets threw all that money at?

    New York Post "Allen Crabbe is the highest-paid Net, and he’s paid to shoot. So far he hasn’t. And the rest of Brooklyn’s season may hinge on when he finally starts. Or if he ever starts. “Listen, he’s struggling a little bit,” coach Kenny Atkinson admitted of Crabbe as the Nets prepared for Tuesday’s game..." December 25

  • Vince Carter: A ‘dream come true’ if Nets retire my jersey

    New York Post "Venerable Vince Carter is the NBA’s grand old man, and his grandest times came in a Nets uniform. Carter, who brought his Kings into Brooklyn on Wednesday night, said he’d love to have that uniform hanging from the rafters in Barclays Center. Just not yet. “Of course,” Carter said of having..." December 21

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Jahlil Okafor says quote about 76ers coaches was taken out of context

    Pro Basketball Talk "Brooklyn next big man Jahil Okafor has played just one game with his new team, but on his way out of Philadelphia he did have some interesting comments about the coaching staff and situation when he left the Sixers. Speaking to the New York Post, Okafor said that he was happy to be with the..." December 20

  • Nets can’t wait to see this undrafted guard in action

    New York Post "Milton Doyle’s rung-by-rung climb toward the NBA continued Sunday night when he earned a two-way contract from the Nets. After impressing in the Las Vegas Summer League, Doyle had been excelling for G-League Long Island. The combo guard played well enough to draw attention from other NBA teams,..." December 19

  • Jahlil Okafor Blames Sixers for Being Out of Game Shape

    SLAM Online "Jahlil Okafor hasn’t played in four of the five games since being traded to Brooklyn, and the big fella says his lack of conditioning is due to the Philadelphia Sixers burying him on the bench for much of the season. Okafor says the coaching and training staff in Philly basically abandoned..." December 19

  • Nets Waive Yakuba Ouattara, To Sign Milton Doyle

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have waived guard Yakuba Ouattara, per an official report from the team. Ouattara signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn back in July, but appeared in only one game for the Nets’ G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, recording 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in..." December 18

  • Report: Jeremy Lin could be cleared to run and jump by April

    Clutch Points "NBAReport: Jeremy Lin could be cleared to run and jump by Aprilby Bob Garcia IVDecember 18, 2017Jeremy Lin Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin has been progressing through his rehab from a ruptured patellar tendon that has cut his 2017-18 season short back in early October. The 29-year-old..." December 18

  • Nets want Jahlil Okafor in better shape before he plays again

    New York Post "After making his Nets debut Friday in Toronto, Jahlil Okafor will have to wait at least another game for his Brooklyn debut — or perhaps longer. Okafor did not play in Sunday’s 109-97 loss to the Pacers at Barclays Center, with Kenny Atkinson saying the newly acquired big man not only had to..." December 18

  • 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