Nets Rumors & News

  • 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

    NBA.com "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 ESPN.com (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

  • Nets expected to pursue Otto Porter this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets may be putting their radar on Otto Pilot this offseason. Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports on Thursday that the Nets are expected to go after “some max salary restricted free-agent wings” in the summer, including forward Otto Porter of the Washington Wizards. Porter,..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Magic defeat Nets, snap five-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton is driven today by the thought of next season. It's the only way to be. Payton is finishing with a flourish, even if his team is not, as Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the lowly Brooklyn Nets, 115-107..." April 06

  • Nets blast 76ers for season-high third win in row

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Brooklyn Nets could be playing out the string. Instead they are playing their best basketball of the season. Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin scored 16 points apiece as the fast-starting Nets routed the Philadelphia 76ers 141-118 on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak..." April 05

  • Nets Signed, Waived Cliff Alexander, Prince Ibeh

    Hoops Rumors "Before signing Archie Goodwin to a rest-of-season contract to fill their 15th roster spot, the Nets made a series of moves designed to honor commitments made to a pair of players this season. As Ben Nadeau of Basketball Insiders tweets, the club signed and waived Cliff Alexander, then did the same..." April 04

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Nets finalizing two-year deal with Archie Goodwin

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday morning report from Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical, the Brooklyn Nets are on the verge of signing shooting guard Archie Goodwin to a two-year contract. While his second 10-day contract with the Nets will expire on Monday, Goodwin will now not only finish out..." April 03

  • Lopez, Nets sink slumping Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Inside a quiet Atlanta Hawks locker room, Tim Hardaway Jr. held his head inside his jersey for a few minutes while other players huddled around small phone screens to view out-of-town scores relative to their playoff positioning. The Hawks could have been watching those scores..." April 02

  • Smith's clutch shot helps Pistons sink Nets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Coach Stan Van Gundy begged his struggling team for better ball movement. The Detroit Pistons finally listened to him at a crucial moment. Tobias Harris found Ish Smith in the corner for a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28.5 seconds remaining, and the Pistons snapped a..." March 30

  • Shorthanded Sixers win battle with Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Separation was hard to come by for the Philadelphia 76ers in a game that coach Brett Brown described as a "fistfight". Fortunately for the 76ers, Robert Covington was perfectly positioned under the basket for a key basket down the stretch. Covington totaled 21 points and 13..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Lin, Lopez propel Nets past reeling Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Brooklyn Nets had the rare opportunity on Sunday to protect a lead and coach Kenny Atkinson was happy to have veteran Jeremy Lin at his disposal to make it happen. Lin was instrumental in helping the Nets run off to a 22-point lead and then take care of it in a 107-92 win over..." March 26

  • Wall, Beal propel Wizards in season sweep of Nets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are back in the postseason after a one-year absence. They also appear back in the groove that helped them overcome a dismal start and become a true contender in the Eastern Conference. John Wall scored 22 points and Bradley Beal had 19 as the..." March 24

  • Nets rally past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Coming off a dramatic last-second win, the Brooklyn Nets saw things going south in a hurry Thursday. Their attempts to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a year started with a state of confusion, and the Nets were so out of sorts that during a timeout, pens went..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Can Nets pry Kentavious Caldwell-Pope away from Pistons?

    New York Post "With up to $33 million to spend — and seemingly as many holes to fill on the roster — the Nets will be looking to strike it big in free agency this summer. And Tuesday they got an up-close look at one of their top targets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Both scouts and former teammates told The Post..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Lopez's buzzer-beater lifts Nets over Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Since entering the NBA in 2008, Brook Lopez experienced multiple coaches, different front office regimes, multiple trade rumors and many productive nights. One of the few things Lopez never experienced was hitting a buzzer-beating shot. Lopez finally crossed a game-winner..." March 21

  • Barea provides 4th-quarter spark, Mavs beat Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Dallas Mavericks were embarrassed and humiliated Friday night in Philadelphia. Less than 48 hours later, the feeling was significantly different. J.J. Barea was a big reason for the change of mood inside the Dallas locker room. Barea scored 11 of his 20 points in the..." March 19

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