New York Post "On a whiteboard inside the Mavericks locker room before Saturday night’s game against the Nets, the Dallas coaching staff wrote up a list of instructions for its players on how to attack their opponents. At the bottom of the list was a note that Deron Williams was playing in his hometown, with..." March 01
My week continues -- Bojan Bogdanovic is listed as probable after being told last night he wasn't likely to play. Good times.
New York Post "When the season began, the Nets had high hopes for the backcourt combination of Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack. After Jack successfully paired with Stephen Curry on the Warriors two years ago, the hope was he would be able to form a similarly successful tandem with Williams this season. But..." February 26
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Despite struggling with turnovers and having difficulty containing the Brooklyn Nets' shooters, the Pelicans still were able to extend their winning streak to three on Wednesday night. Behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points, the Pelicans beat the Nets 102-96 at the Smoothie King..." February 26
New York Post "If the Nets are going to make it into the playoffs, they’re going to have to take care of the games they’re supposed to win. At least through their first two games after the All-Star break, they’re doing just that. Behind a balanced attack that was led by another strong performance from Deron..." February 24
Real GM Basketball "Andrei Kirilenko has officially signed with CSKA for the remainder of the season. Kirilenko said in a statement that at 34, "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA." February 24
Just to be clear: the Nets still have to wait and see if Robinson clears waivers before they can sign him. Seems likely, but you never know.
Thomas Robinson has reached agreement on a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
#Nets lineup update: Bogdanovic (sprained left ankle) and Jack (sore left hamstring) are OUT for tonight's game at Denver.
Nets Daily "Every Nets fan can recite Markel Brown's max vertical --43.5", as measured at the NBA Draft Combine, but until Friday night, he hadn't recorded his first NBA dunk. With nine minutes to go in the second, the drought ended, when Deron Williams tapped an errant Laker pass ahead to the rookie who..." February 21
Source: Kevin Garnett agrees to trade, will go home to Minnesota for Thaddeus Young.
KG has known about Minny's interest in a reunion for weeks. He wasn't with it at that time.
ESPN sources say Wolves and Nets have discussed deal to send Thad Young to Brooklyn in exchange for KG ... who of course has no-trade clause
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19
SB Nation "The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing back the best player in franchise history to finish his career with the team that drafted him. The Wolves have acquired 38-year-old Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for power forward Thaddeus Young, according to NBA.com's David..." February 19
ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are engaged in serious talks on a trade that could swap disgruntled point guard Reggie Jackson for center Brook Lopez, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. The Nets and Thunder discussed a deal for Lopez last month that didn't include Jackson..." February 19
If OKC completes the Brook Lopez-Reggie Jackson deal, Thunder could make a move for Miami's Norris Cole, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo Sources: Minnesota, Philly could be included to expand Brooklyn-OKC deal w/ Garnett to Wolves, Thad Young to Nets. Among many parts.
Sources: Brooklyn, OKC could have traction on Brook Lopez talks again -- if Nets believe they can convince Reggie Jackson to sign extension.
Sources: Despite Doc Rivers' strong interest, Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett has ruled out contract buyout. He'll consider the one trade scenario.
New York Post "As the NBA moved into the final hours before Thursday’ trade deadline, which ends at 3 p.m. Eastern time, the Nets haven’t changed their thinking: unless they get a deal that helps them compete for a playoff spot this season, or if not gives them a high future return, they won’t be moving any of..." February 19
KG situation fascinating. Ball, I'm told, largely in his court whether he wants to sign off on deal we reported last nite: Thad Young-for-KG
Joe Johnson said rumors are true about his name being out there, and admitted that "it's been kind of different" this year because of it.
A league source familiar with the Nets thinking told NetsDaily the Johnson-to-Pistons story is "nothing."
Sporting News "When the nearly completed trade that would have sent Brook Lopez from the Nets to the Thunder collapsed last month, word was that the deal would move to the backburner but could heat up again as the trade deadline approached. The trade deadline is approaching. Which burner is that Lopez deal—or..." February 17
Hearing Detroit has reached out to Nets to inquire about Joe Johnson according to league sources.
Nets Daily "Lance Stephenson, who's said an NBA team in Brooklyn is a dream come true and who filled his Instagram pages highlighting his Brooklyn heritage, took his campaign to join the Nets one step further over the weekend, telling Stefan Bondy that it would be a "blessing" if he landed in Brooklyn. "It..." February 15
New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15
SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14
Nets Daily "Billy King would not commit to signing Andray Blatche to a contract in an interview Friday but said a decision on what to do will likely come soon. Asked by Marlon Clarke of OurBKSocial whether he had given any thought to signing Blatche, King replied, "Yeah, we’re in discussions about it...." February 14
New York Daily News "Mason Plumlee isn't whispering in Nets general manager Billy King's ear. But if he was, he'd endorse a move to bring Brooklyn legend Lance Stephenson to the Nets. Stephenson, in his first season with the Charlotte Hornets after starring at Coney Island's Lincoln High and later the Indiana..." February 13
New York Post "After the Nets finished their pre-All-Star break schedule with a 95-86 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday night, coach Lionel Hollins was asked if he thought the team would have the same roster after the Feb. 19 trade deadline passes. “Yes, I do,” Hollins said. Though Hollins isn’t..." February 12
Grizzly Bear Blues "Tuesday night marked Lionel Hollins first trip back to FedExForum since he wasn't re-signed by the Memphis front office, and his former "puppies" were out to show the old coach just how far they'd come. This game had everything, ZBo coast-to-coast fast breaks, Jeff Green alley oop dunks, inability..." February 11
New York Post "Lionel Hollins isn’t expecting anything to change over the All-Star break. “Yes, I do,” Hollins said when asked if he thought he would have the same roster after next Thursday’s trade deadline. The Nets, who lost 95-86 to the Grizzlies Tuesday night to head into the break with a 21-31 record,..." February 11
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Making a shot was a difficult exercise for the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets couldn't miss at the start of the game. Yet the Bucks found a way to win with their usual all-for-one effort, rallying from a 17-point first-half deficit to overcome the Nets, 103-97,..." February 10
Washington Post "It’s too quiet. One of the game’s most cantankerous, obnoxious and belligerent spewers of loud, vile trash talk, and the man whose Pavarotti-powered remarks after winning his only NBA title — “Anything is possible!” — nearly shattered flat screens across the country is likely walking away from..." February 10
Deron Williams looks fine walking into the arena, so assuming he'll be playing tonight.
The Brooklyn Game "The pre-game questioning was over, but Lionel Hollins had one more thing to say: Kevin Garnett should be an All-Star. NBA commissioner Adam Silver had recently discussed potential expansions to the All-Star Game format, specifically expanding the rosters up from the NBA’s current model of..." February 08
Brook is starting in place of Kevin Garnett (rest) tonight.
New York Post "A week ago, the Nets’ season seemed on the brink. Coming off back-to-back blowout losses to the Clippers and Jazz and entering a stretch featuring seven of eight games against playoff opponents heading into the All-Star break, the outlook was bleak. But after encouraging performances in losses..." February 05
The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04
Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets have been active in trade discussions with other teams since at least December, when it was reported that the team was willing to trade one or more of its high-priced superstars after a slower-than-expected start. The talks came and went with Deron Williams, and, more recently, with..." February 03
New York Post "The Nets must have been inspired by the Patriots. A day after New England grabbed Super Bowl XLIX in the final seconds, the Nets did the same, going on a 12-2 run over the final 71 seconds to come from behind and stun the Clippers, 102-100, on Monday in front of 16,037 who braved the elements..." February 03
ESPN New York "For much of this season, Brook Lopez's name has been mentioned often either in trade rumors or stories pertaining to what Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins might have said about the center. But despite all the talk around him, Lopez is starting to hit his stride and make more noise with..." February 03
Nets say Deron Williams will play against the Clippers.
Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02
Just an FYI: Denver and Brooklyn haven't spoken in a week on a Brook Lopez deal, league sources tell Yahoo.
Nuggets, I'm told, offered one of two picks recently scored from Cavs in Mozgov deal in addition to Hickson/McGee for Lopez. Nets declined
The Wall Street Journal "Kevin Garnett’s tenure with the Nets was supposed to be a victory lap for his brilliant two-decade NBA career. But instead of adding a second championship to go with the one he won with Boston in 2008, Garnett is punctuating his career by averaging just 6.8 points and 6.9 rebounds a game for an..." February 02