Nets Rumors & News

  • Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

    ESPN New York "The Atlanta Hawks, despite leading this first-round series 2-1, are shooting just 39 percent over the first three games -- and Brooklyn Nets rim protector Brook Lopez is a big reason why. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Hawks have gone 5-for-21 in the series on shots contested by..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins lashes out at Deron Williams’ critics: ‘It’s totally unfair’

    New York Daily News "As the latest tsunami of criticism started by Paul Pierce continues to flood Deron Williams, the Nets have been careful to protect and defend a point guard known for his crises of confidence. An unprompted Lionel Hollins took it to another level following Sunday’s film session, reprimanding the..." April 27

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Joe Johnson says DWill is suffering from a "severe" case of tendinitis.

  • What sweep? Nets smother Hawks in Game 3 win

    New York Post "The Nets aren’t going down without a fight. With their season nearing the brink, the Nets jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, winning 91-83 over the top-seeded Hawks in Game 3 of this first-round series at Barclays Center Saturday afternoon. The win made the series 2-1 in favor..." April 26

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Earl Clark is active today after being inactive in Game 2. Cory Jefferson is inactive today.

  • Thaddeus Young apologizes to Nets teammates after Game 2 struggles

    Newsday "Bothered by a performance that didn't live up to his standards, Thaddeus Young felt the need to deliver a mea culpa to his teammates. The Nets forward, bottled up by the Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, was frustrated that he couldn't get things..." April 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins says Bojan Bogdanovic will be back in the starting five in Game 3.

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Atlanta survives, takes 2-0 lead with 96-91 win

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks survived on Wednesday night. That is the best way to put it after the Brooklyn Nets gave the home team all they could handle for 48 minutes. In the end, the Hawks improved to 2-0 in the series with a 96-91 victory, and the crowd went home pleased. The opening minutes were..." April 23

  • The Game 2 lineup tweak the Nets may use to spark offense

    New York Post "The chances of the Nets winning four of five games against the Hawks — who won 60 games to pace the Eastern Conference in the regular season and have won all five meetings between the teams this season — are slim. So if the Nets want to give themselves a realistic opportunity to make this..." April 22

  • Nets’ Teletovic: From medical horror to ‘probable’ in 3 months

    New York Post "Three months to the day Mirza Teletovic found out he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, the Nets’ 29-year-old power forward is expected to be on the active roster Wednesday for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Hawks. “His status is probable,” coach Lionel Hollins said..." April 22

  • Despite success, Joe Johnson still booed in Atlanta

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson always gets booed when he comes back to Philips Arena and faces his former team. But the boos Johnson heard in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon sounded louder and more forceful than usual. Every time Johnson touched the ball, he was booed mercilessly by the..." April 21

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins on guarding Atlanta’s Kyle Korver: ‘It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry’

    New York Daily News "No player in the NBA has been more efficient from 3-point range than Kyle Korver, a weapon the Hawks rode to a Game 1 victory Sunday over the Nets. If Atlanta is vulnerable because of injuries to Paul Millsap and Al Horford, it still has the quick-triggered sharpshooter from beyond the arc, a..." April 21

  • Nets' Brook Lopez too much for Hawks to handle in Game 1

    New York Daily News "The Hawks couldn’t handle Brook Lopez under the basket, an expected development considering he towers over anybody Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer trots out to his frontcourt. The center, maligned throughout his career for his lack of rebounding, gobbled up the misses and finished with a..." April 20

  • Hawks set tone, pace with Game 1 playoff win over Nets

    Fox Sports South "When Nets coach Lionel Hollins addressed his team after its 99-92 Game 1 loss to the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, his message offered something very few gave his team entering the postseason: Hope. "As I told the team after the game," Hollins said, "if you (didn't) believe that you can play in..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

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    Brad Townsend @townbrad

    Parsons says he's definitely starting Game 1.

  • Hollins: Nets don't 'have any advantage over the Hawks' "If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for reasons to be optimistic heading into the first-round series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, you won’t find them here. “I don’t think we have any advantage over the Hawks,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said in a conference call on Thursday. “That’s..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Nets beat Magic season finale, get help and make playoffs

    New York Post "The Nets did everything they could to miss the playoffs, but the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference proved to be too much to overcome. Thanks to the combination of a 101-88 victory over the Magic in Brooklyn and the Pacers’ 95-83 loss in Memphis, the Nets managed to find a way to make it to..." April 16

  • Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

    New York Post "Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in an interview with, both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — the two Nets individually singled out by Pierce — both essentially said the..." April 16

  • Paul Pierce suggests his former Nets teammates are gutless

    SB Nation "The Brooklyn Nets have been given two chances to solidify their spot in the playoffs. They responded with a 23-point loss to the Bucks and a 27-point loss to the Bulls. That probably doesn't surprise Paul Pierce, who called his one year with the team "horrible" in an interview with ESPN's..." April 15

  • Derrick Rose, Bulls get playoff ready in laugher over Nets

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the Toronto Raptors want that No. 3 seed, they’re going to have to earn it. Thanks to 22 points and 11 rebounds from Pau Gasol, as well as 26 points from Nikola Mirotic off the bench, the Bulls ran Brooklyn off the court Monday night, beating the Nets 113-86 at the Barclays Center. The..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Bucks clinch playoff berth in rout of Nets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It seemed fitting that the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their playoff spot Sunday by playing hustling, smart defense. That's what coach Jason Kidd has preached to his team from the start of training camp. The Bucks swarmed all over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and broke open a close game in the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Alan Anderson (sprained ankle) will miss his fifth straight game tomorrow.

  • Nets ride winning formula to blowout of Wizards

    New York Post "It took the Nets most of this season to find a formula that works. And boy, is it working. The Nets dismantled the Wizards at Barclays Center on Friday night, cruising to a 117-80 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 that watched the home team move another step closer to claiming a..." April 11

  • Atlanta earns important win in Brooklyn, 114-111

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks needed all 48 minutes, but in the end, their performance was enough to topple the Brooklyn Nets, and in the process, keep their hopes alive for a potential lottery pick. Joe Johnson's potential game-tying three-pointer went begging in the final seconds, and the Hawks escaped New..." April 09

  • Mikhail Prokhorov ‘committed’ to Nets and willing to still spend

    New York Post "Unless something changes drastically over the next few weeks, Mikhail Prokhorov’s five-year plan for a championship is going to receive a failing grade. But despite the fact things haven’t gone quite the way the Russian billionaire envisioned when he purchased 80 percent of the team and 45..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Nets vets Williams, Lopez explain their long-overdue chemistry

    New York Post "When the Nets traded for Deron Williams five years ago, they expected to have plenty of nights when he and Brook Lopez teamed up in the pick-and-roll to dominate their opponents. The Nets would have envisioned many games exactly like Monday’s victory over the Trail Blazers. Williams finished..." April 08

  • Nets get another break, hold off shorthanded Portland

    New York Post "Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. That adage can be applied to the Nets in multiple ways, and especially after they beat the Trail Blazers 106-96 in Brooklyn on Monday night. For starters, the fact the Nets are in the Eastern Conference, where three teams could make the playoffs..." April 07

  • Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Opt Out

    Real GM Basketball "Brook Lopez is expected to opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season, according to most executives. Lopez has played extremely well of late, winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award in each of the past two weeks. Lopez has a PER of 25.8 after the All-Star Game compared to..." April 07

  • Brook & Robin Lopez's crazy night out... at McDonalds!

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets won their fifth straight game at home and helped their playoff chances with a 106-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the game, Robin Lopez, Brook's brother jokingly said, "It's amazing how far you can go with a crappy center." Lopez then scored..." April 07

  • Earl Clark Signs Two-Year Deal With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets and Earl Clark have agreed upon a two-year deal with a team option for the 15-16 season, a league source tells RealGM. " April 06

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The Nets will likely re-sign Earl Clark after his 10-day contract expires today, according to sources.

  • 23d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Alan Anderson going back to the Nets locker room. And he can't walk without help.

  • Nets sale stalls because Mikhail Prokhorov reportedly values team at $3 billion

    SB Nation "Mikhail Prokhorov has been looking to sell a minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets -- 49 percent -- but talks have slowed because he is looking for $1.5 billion, putting the overall team value at $3 billion. Prokhorov's estimation includes both the team and the Barclays Center, according to..." April 04

  • Brook Lopez saves Nets from embarrassing loss to Knicks

    New York Post "The birthday boy saved the day for the Nets. Brook Lopez’s putback of a Deron Williams missed layup with two seconds remaining lifted the Nets to a 100-98 win over the Knicks on Wednesday night, giving Brooklyn a sweep of the season series and allowing the Nets to maintain their position in the..." April 02

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

  • Old school Nets’ coach Lionel Hollins doesn’t believe in resting players

    Pro Basketball Talk "Hey, they didn’t rest players back when he played. Of course, they also wore shoes with little support, didn’t workout in the offseason, and if you suffered a knee injury that likely was your career. Decidedly old-school Nets coach Lionel Hollins can’t afford to rest any of his players right..." April 01

  • Surging Nets hold off Pacers to regain No. 8 spot in playoff race

    New York Post "The Nets picked a good time to play their best basketball of the season. With their latest win, a 111-106 victory over the Pacers on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, the Nets now have their first four-game winning streak of the season, pushing themselves back into sole possession of eighth..." April 01

  • The tweak Nets made to wake Brook Lopez from slumber

    New York Post "The Nets head into their biggest game of the season on their hottest roll of the year. And that’s because center Brook Lopez is playing some of the best basketball of his life, convincing even coach Lionel Hollins to proclaim how much he wants the free-agent-to-be to return next season. The..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Woj: Brook Lopez has not decided on option this summer

    Nets Daily "We missed this on Thursday (Sorry, Joe and Evan) but in his weekly chat on WFAN, Adrian Wojnarowski spoke extensively about the Nets last week, the biggest news being that he doesn't think Brook Lopez and his agents have decided what to do come June 30, when they will have to either opt out of his..." March 31

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Good morning from shootaround. #Nets lineup update: Thaddeus Young will be available to play tonight vs. the Pacers.

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