Nets Rumors & News

  • Mikhail Prokhorov could consider selling controlling stake of Nets

    New York Post "Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, while focused on selling a minority stake in the franchise, has warmed recently to the possibility of offering a controlling slice of the team, sources close to the situation said. The change of heart comes after the initial reaction to the minority stake..." July 27

  • Prokhorov may be open to idea of selling controlling stake in the Nets

    New York Post "Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, while focused on selling a minority stake in the franchise, has warmed recently to the possibility of offering a controlling slice of the team, sources close to the situation said. The change of heart comes after the initial reaction to the minority stake..." July 27

  • Jeannie Buss says she didn’t understand why Lakers signed Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last summer, the Lakers signed Luol Deng (four years, $72 million) and Timofey Mozgov (four years, $64 million) to contracts that immediately looked like liabilities. At worst, Deng and Mozgov would help the Lakers win just enough to lose their top-three protected 2017 first-round pick – which..." July 27

  • D’Angelo Russell on Having No Idea Why Magic Johnson Would Say He Isn’t a Leader

    Black Sports Online "D’Angelo Russell has talent, but he can’t be this naïve. The reason people question his leadership is because he snitched on Swaggy P’s cheating and other immature actions by him. Maybe Magic Johnson could have been nicer about his assessment, but he wasn’t lying. Russell was miffed by..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Blazers Trade Allen Crabbe To Nets For Andrew Nicholson

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets for Andrew Nicholson. The Blazers will waive and stretch Nicholson. Brooklyn signed Crabbe to a four-year, $75 million offer sheet during the 2016 offseason that the Blazers matched. Crabbe has a player option in the..." July 25

  • Nets Sign Guard Yakuba Ouattara To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have signed guard Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract, according to a team press release. The 6’3” Ouattara played for AS Monaco Basketball in the French LNB Pro A League last season. He appeared in 32 games and averaged 11.8 PPG and 3.3 RPG in 23.9 MPG. Ouattara is a prolific..." July 21

  • Paul Pierce, Stephen Jackson rip Carroll’s criticism of Raptors

    Sportsnet "DeMarre Carroll‘s comments on his way out of Toronto have caused quite a stir. Raptors head coach Dwane Casey may have refuted any idea that there was mistrust in his locker room last season, but that hasn’t stopped fans and media alike from weighing in on the matter from all corners, including..." July 21

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Stephen Jackson Said DeMarre Carroll Isn’t ‘Good Enough To Have An Opinion’

    Uproxx "DeMarre Carroll was traded from the Raptors to the Nets this offseason after two disappointing seasons in Canada. Carroll had injury issues that kept him from being on the floor consistently and Toronto and Carroll both seemed to need to move on from each other. Now in Brooklyn, reunited with..." July 20

  • DeMarre Carroll: Nets a better fit for me than the Raptors

    New York Post "DeMarre Carroll may be a southerner at heart, but the newest Net says coming to Brooklyn will be like a family reunion. And coach Kenny Atkinson is that family. By far the two best seasons of Carroll’s career came in Atlanta while Atkinson was the Hawks’ lead assistant. After the small forward..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Nets guarantee Quincy Acy’s contract on same day he gets married

    Pro Basketball Talk "Quincy Acy‘s $1,709,538 salary for next season went from fully unguaranteed to fully guaranteed when the Nets didn’t waive him yesterday. Oh, and he got married. Congratulations to Acy on the wedding and the financial security, but his contract development was really a curse in disguise. If..." July 17

  • Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin to detractors: 'We're making the playoffs' in 2017-18

    CBS Sports "The Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA last season, but Jeremy Lin says the will make the playoffs in 2017-18, proclaiming a postseason berth in a live Instagram video posted from Taiwan over the weekend. "We're making the playoffs," Lin said. "I don't care what anybody else tells..." July 17

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Nets’ patience looks like it will pay off in a big way

    New York Post "They say good things come to those who wait. The Nets hope that applies to free agents, like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Nets general manager Sean Marks’ patience paid off when he held cap room for an entire season before using it to get D’Angelo Russell in a salary dump by the Lakers. It paid..." July 11

  • Jeremy Lin: Americans Underestimate Asian Men

    TMZ "Jeremy Lin believes Asian people have an uphill battle when it comes to making it in America -- essentially saying basketball players and non-athletes of Asian descent are "underestimated" in the U.S. The Brooklyn Nets star was giving an interview in Mandarin Chinese to an ESPN reporter when..." July 10

  • Gordon Hayward 'doesn't really want to be the man,' former Jazz teammate says

    Sporting News "Gordon Hayward's decision to join the Celtics over the Jazz came with a bit of controversy, namely from current and former Utah players. Trevor Booker, who currently plays power forward for the Nets, but spent two seasons with Hayward at Utah, took a shot at the new Celtics star. "Gordon's a..." July 10

  • Nets absolutely bamboozled Raptors in DeMarre Carroll trade

    Sportsnaut "The Brooklyn Nets made their second absolutely shocking trade of the summer on Saturday night, reportedly acquiring veteran wing DeMarre Carroll as well as a 2018 first and second-round pick from the Toronto Raptors for reserve center Justin Hamilton. This comes on the heels of Brooklyn..." July 09

  • Report: Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll, picks to Nets for Justin Hamilton

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have traded forward DeMarre Carroll, a future first-round and second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for centre Justin Hamilton, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski‏ is reporting. According to Wojnarowski, the move was made by the Raptors to shed themselves of Carroll’s..." July 09

  • Nets have free-agency dominoes crashing around them

    New York Post "The Nets’ free-agency Plan B just became a lot more accessible. If he’s willing to wait. Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, considered the Nets’ second choice among this summer’s crop of restricted free agents, became an unrestricted free agent on Friday after the Pistons renounced..." July 07

  • Nets' offer sheet to Porter has unusual wrinkle

    Newsday "The Nets made the Wizards wait until just after 7 p.m. ET Thursday before delivering their offer sheet for restricted free agent forward Otto Porter Jr., and it contained a few interesting wrinkles. According to ESPN reports, it includes a 15 percent trade kicker and a fourth-year player option...." July 07

  • Wizards haven’t yet received Otto Porter’s Nets offer sheet

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards reportedly plan to match Otto Porter‘s four-year, $106,524,975 offer sheet from the Nets. But, even with the moratorium ending at noon Eastern today, Washington can’t yet – because Brooklyn hasn’t delivered the offer sheet. The Wizards will have two days to match once the offer..." July 06

  • Nets, Otto Porter Agree To Max Offer Sheet

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Otto Porter have reached an agreement on a four-year, maximum salary deal, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Because Porter is a restricted free agent, Brooklyn will have to sign Porter to an offer sheet, and the Wizards will have the opportunity to match..." July 05

  • Otto Porter suitors are falling as Nets’ hope grows

    New York Post "The Nets just moved a step — or two — closer to landing top offseason target Otto Porter Jr. Sacramento already had extended Porter a four-year, $106 million offer sheet, but the Wizards restricted free agent opted to visit other teams before signing it. With Brooklyn believed to be meeting..." July 04

  • Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Reportedly Nets' Free-Agency Targets

    Bleacher Report "The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly planning to make a significant push for Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter and Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in free agency. Marc Stein of ESPN noted Friday both the Wizards and Pistons are "bracing" for the Nets to make lucrative offers to..." June 30

  • Nets To Retain Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets will hang onto Sean Kilpatrick and Joe Harris, allowing their 2017/18 salaries to become fully guaranteed, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). Both players are on minimum salary deals and will earn $1,524,305 next season. Although Wojnarowski classifies the Nets..." June 29

  • D’Angelo Russell Is Already Snitching On His New Nets Teammates

    Uproxx "D’Angelo Russell may have punched his ticket out of L.A. way back when after a video leaked online of a surreptitious recording he took of teammate Nick Young that appeared to show the latter discussing his philandering ways. From that point on, he garnered a reputation for his immaturity, which..." June 28

  • Nets have ‘real’ interest in JJ Redick

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Redick may be switching coasts in free agency. Brian Lewis of the New York Post reported Monday that the Brooklyn Nets have “real” interest in Redick, and the impending free agent guard may have reasons to consider the move. The 33-year-old Redick averaged 15 points per game for the Los..." June 26

  • D’Angelo Russell downplays Magic Johnson’s ‘irrelevant’ criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell had a fairly mature response when asked to comment on some recent criticisms by the NBA legend who traded him. At his introductory press conference with the Brooklyn Nets, Russell essentially downplayed recent comments by Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson criticizing..." June 26

  • Nets To Decline K.J. McDaniels’ Team Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets intend to decline their team option on K.J. McDaniels, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). The move will ensure that McDaniels becomes a free agent on July 1. The 32nd overall pick in the 2014 draft, McDaniels began his career with the Sixers but was acquired in a..." June 26

  • Magic Johnson takes veiled shot at Russell: 'What I needed was a leader'

    Bleacher Report "Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations, thanked D'Angelo Russell for his services on Friday and said the team decided to move in a different direction because what the team needed was a "leader." "D'Angelo is an excellent player," Johnson said, per ESPN.com's..." June 24

  • Nets Agree To Sign Jeremy Senglin, Jacob Wiley

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are poised to add a pair of undrafted rookies on free agent contracts, according to reports. A league source tells Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) that Jeremy Senglin has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Brooklyn, while Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

    Larry Brown Sports "Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to..." June 21

  • Lakers Trade Russell, Mozgov To Nets For Brook Lopez, No. 27

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick. Lopez has one season remaining on his deal at $22.6 million. Mozgov signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Lakers last offseason that almost..." June 20

  • Nets Looking To Package First-Rounders To Move Up?

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are looking to package their two first-round picks in order to move up in the draft, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Scotto’s report doesn’t provide any specifics on which teams Brooklyn has spoken to, or how far the club may be trying to move..." June 20

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Nets won’t get added obstacle from Russia for free-agent target

    New York Post "After an internet report claimed CSKA Moscow had upped its offer to keep Milos Teodosic, Israeli journalist David Pick shot down that report. He said the Nets’ free-agent target still has just one take-it-or-leave-it offer from his Russian team, and isn’t expected to get a second one. “Per CSKA..." June 19

  • Nets may be eyeing their own Latvian unicorn in NBA draft

    New York Post "With two picks in the bottom of the first round and tons room for improvement on a league-worst 20-62 mark, the Nets may have to gamble in Thursday’s draft. And one player experts think would make a smart bet for Brooklyn is Anzejs Pasecniks. Several mock drafts have earmarked Pasecniks to the..." June 18

  • Looking back (and forward) on '13 draft when Nets went ‘all-in’ on deal for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

    New York Daily News "“Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” — Murphy’s Law, ignored by the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are what happens when there’s no parachute and the engine blows. They are the audacious experiment whose mission malfunctioned at takeoff and was aborted in midair, leaving behind a trade that is..." June 18

  • Andray Blatche used to show up drunk to Nets practices

    Larry Brown Sports "The legend (or the infamy) of Andray Blatche continues to grow. In a feature published on Saturday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Blatche would allegedly show up to practices drunk during his time with the Brooklyn Nets and was briefly suspended by the team for it." June 18

  • ESPN Will Reportedly Bring Paul Pierce To NBA Countdown Full-Time Next Season

    Uproxx "There’s been an awful lot of shakeup over at ESPN the past few months, with the Worldwide Leader parting ways with some of its most high-profile and well-respected talent. But they’ve also done a few things right recently. The Jump with Rachel Nichols is one of the savvier and more entertaining..." June 13

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • There’s a new team standing in way of Nets’ dream free agent

    New York Post "Milos Teodosic may be the Nets’ top free-agent target, but they reportedly just got some new competition from the Heat in the race for the Serbian point guard. The Nets long have been linked to Teodosic, as have the Kings and Nuggets. But Friday, Andrey Kartashov, the lead basketball writer for..." June 10

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

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