Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
Pro Basketball Talk "As the Nets started 10-21 last season, Jason Kidd was reportedly in danger of being fired. But, once Brook Lopez got hurt and Kidd turned to a small-ball lineup, Brooklyn surged into the playoffs. Not only did the Nets fall into something that worked, Kidd appeared to be coaching much better...." October 20
Lionel Hollins on Jerome Jordan scoring 17 and going 7-for-7: "Jerome who? I thought that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."
No Kevin Garnett tonight. Stomach virus.
ESPN New York "A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke..." October 19
Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) did not practice today.
#nets GM Billy King says he's optimistic about Brook Lopez's mild mid foot sprain. King says the Nets will not restrict his minutes
Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Brook Lopez will be out for 10 days to two weeks with a "soft issue" injury to his surgically reconstructed right foot. Youngmisuk, citing league sources, reports the seven-footer "might miss the next 10 days to two weeks with a soft tissue injury in his surgically..." October 17
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
NBA going to try out 44-minute game w/ fewer timeouts when Nets take on Celtics Sunday. I like the idea, but how does it mesh with TV deal?
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Nets Daily "In an interview Friday with Reuters, Brett Yormark once again tried to put to rest rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell the Nets --or take on investors-- and "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time." Asked by a Reuters reporter in Shanghai if the a Chinese investor in..." October 12
New York Post "After making it through their exhibition opener Tuesday night in Brooklyn without incident, the Nets boarded a 15-hour flight for China on Wednesday and will spend the next week continuing their preseason preparations on the other side of the world and while sharing some extra time with one..." October 09
New York Post "The parent companies of the LA Dodgers and the Brooklyn Nets will not be getting hitched after all, The Post has learned. Although the two sides held talks recently, they have broken down and are unlikely to begin again, sources tell The Post. “Guggenheim doesn’t have money,” a source close..." October 09
New York Post "Since before training camp began, Lionel Hollins has said Kevin Garnett is going to play more minutes and have a bigger role this season than he had a year ago. But when the same questions were posed to Garnett following Monday’s practice at the team’s facility ahead of Tuesday’s preseason..." October 08
CBSSports.com "Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said that the team has not lowered expectations, and that what Paul Pierce had said on the matter was incorrect. From the New York Post's Tim Bontemps: “What he was told and what I said was not the truth,” King said before the Nets' 111-94 preseason..." October 08
New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07
New York Post "Two years ago, Jarrett Jack was one of the top contenders for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award with the Warriors. But after a down year with the Cavaliers last year, Jack sees the same combination of factors with the Nets that led to his success in Golden State. “No question,” Jack said..." October 05
Alan Anderson sat out of a third straight practice today with a sore right abdominal.
New York Post "A year ago, Mason Plumlee was an afterthought on the Nets. Surrounded by high-priced veterans, many around the team expected Plumlee would spend more time playing in the D-League than in the NBA. But after becoming a key piece of the team’s rotation as last season wore on, finishing as an..." October 03
Nets Daily "The ownership of the Brooklyn Nets is in "ongoing discussions" with Guggenheim Sports and Entertainment Assets, owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on a "combination of assets." Mikhail Prokhorov would remain in control of the Nets, say sources close to the discussions. In the discussions, the..." October 03
New York Post "During his four-plus years in Memphis, new Nets coach Lionel Hollins took the Grizzlies and molded them into one of the league’s elite defensive units, as Memphis finished in the top 10 in defensive efficiency in each of his final three seasons in charge. Now Hollins hopes to do the same with..." October 02
New York Daily News "Brook Lopez barreled into the paint for a layup, the biggest man on the floor embracing the contact and finishing at the rim near the end of a five-on-five drill in training camp. About 10 months ago, a very similar move in Philadelphia finished Lopez’s season, leaving him to face a scary..." October 02
New York Post "The Nets may have a team full of big names familiar to NBA fans, but perhaps the most intriguing player on the roster is one few people here ever have seen play. That would be Bojan Bogdanovic, the 6-foot-8 swingman who the Nets took with the first pick of the second round in 2011 — only for..." October 01
New York Post "A year ago, the Nets entered training camp with plenty of championship talk surrounding the franchise after hiring Jason Kidd as coach and acquiring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Andrei Kirilenko during the offseason. But after last season’s rough start, eventual loss in the second round to..." October 01
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30
ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins is confident that Deron Williams will bounce back in 2014-15 following back-to-back seasons in which the three-time All-Star point guard was plagued by ankle injuries and struggled on the court as a result. "There are a lot of expectations on him," Hollins..." September 29
And so it begins: Andrei Kirilenko, besieged by back spasms last season, did not practice because of a tight back.
For what it's worth, Joe said Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters in this morning's first practice.
ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 seasons, was noncommittal when asked if this will be his final season. "I like to come in each year and assess it," Garnett said Friday at the team's annual media day...." September 27
ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 seasons, was noncommittal when asked if this will be his final season. "I like to come in each year and assess it," Garnett said Friday at the team's annual media day...." September 26
New York Post "After spending the last two years getting plenty of attention and fanfare entering the season, the Nets are entering their third season in Brooklyn with decidedly lower outside expectations. But as far as newcomer Jarrett Jack is concerned, that’s fine by him. “I would rather have everybody..." September 26
Lionel Hollins says Joe Johnson will be a nominal SF. Hints other starting spot will come down to either Alan Anderson or Bojan Bogdanovic.
CBSSports.com "Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams has struggled mightily with injuries, and he had surgery on both of his ankles after the team was eliminated from the playoffs in May. Earlier this month, Williams spoke about just how tough things were last season and how much better he feels now. On Friday at..." September 26
New York Daily News "Lawrence Frank has filed his last daily report with the Nets. Frank and the Nets finally agreed to a buyout, a source confirmed Thursday, ending an unfortunate pairing and clearing the way for the coach to join Doc Rivers’ staff with the Clippers. Frank was hired last year as the most..." September 25
New York Post "As the Nets have worked hard to establish themselves in their new home in Brooklyn over the past two years, they haven’t been shy about promoting themselves. But after two offseasons full of headline-grabbing moves — re-signing Deron Williams and trading for Joe Johnson two summers ago, then..." September 24
Willie Reed will be the last player Nets player signed to training camp.
The Brooklyn Game "The Nets had every opportunity to re-sign free agent Paul Pierce. They owned his full Bird rights, meaning that they could sign him for any amount up to the maximum salary, even though they were over the cap and into ludicrous luxury-tax territory. They had the means, in the form of a billionaire..." September 23
Told @drayblatche to China is "a done deal." No real interest in NBA and lot of real money in China.
The Nets have voided Hamady NDiaye’s contract after NDiaye failed the team physical.
7-footer Hamady Ndiaye has agreed to a camp contract with Brooklyn, where he'll compete for third center spot, league sources tell Yahoo.
New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 17
New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 16
Lionel Hollins says Kevin Garnett is going to start at power forward this season.
Of note today: Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't care if he starts, but expects his minutes to be more consistent under Hollins.
Deron says he hasn't talked to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Nets.
ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets have signed former New York Knicks center Jerome Jordan, the team announced Thursday. Jordan, 27, appeared in 21 games for the Knicks in 2011-12, averaging two points in 5.1 minutes. The 7-footer spent last season in the Italian League. " September 13
Pro Basketball Talk "The Raptors have turned things around relatively quickly since new GM Masai Ujiri came to town, not only making the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but also playing well enough once they got there to take the Nets to seven games before being eliminated in the first round. The team had a..." September 06
CBSSports.com "Mason Plumlee has heard the criticism. When the Brooklyn Nets big man was bumped up to Team USA from the select team, and again when he made the final roster, there were rumblings that it wasn't totally on merit. He'd just finished his rookie season, and he'd played a total of two minutes in the..." August 31