Nets Rumors & News

  • Knicks’ old misfits finding a home as Nets’ reinforcements

    New York Post "When coach Lionel Hollins was asked Sunday how he planned to wring better production out of his struggling bench, he replied: “Just hope they play better.” Brooklyn’s backups did just that in a 111-101 win over Boston, with Shane Larkin and Andrea Bargnani leading the way. Now the challenge..." November 24

  • Nets wake up to give Celtics small dose of revenge

    New York Post "It wasn’t about revenge. But it was sure about redemption. Friday had hurt. Not just bumps and bruises from the Nets being knocked all around TD Garden, but their pride hurt from being humiliated in Boston. They took it personally, and it showed in Sunday’s rematch at Barclays Center. It..." November 23

  • Nets GM on Pierce, Garnett trade: 'We took our shot and it didn't work'

    Boston Globe "As Friday’s game progressed into a full-blown laugher, and Celtics fans watched the home team constantly score and the visiting team look disheveled and uninterested, a throng among the TD Garden faithful began chanting, “Brook-lyn Draft Picks!” It was an appropriate time. The Celtics were..." November 22

  • Celtics bounce back, rout lowly Nets

    Boston Herald "The group was loud, and way too close to the Nets bench. Shortly before the Gino disco video was put up on the Jumbotron to signal a lopsided victory, this group started chanting, “Thank you Brooklyn.” That 2016 first-round draft pick certainly took on some added gloss after the Celtics’..." November 21

  • Sergey Karasev denies reported trade request, including one implied by his dad

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets declined Sergey Karasev‘s 2016-17 team option, and he has played just six minutes this season. Karasev’s dad in SovSport, as translated by Nets Daily: “It’s totally confusing,” said Vasily Karasev, once one of Russia’s best players and now coach of Zenit in the Russian basketball..." November 20

  • Sergey Karasev wants to be traded, father says

    Nets Daily "In an interview with SovSport, the big Russian sports publication, Sergey Karasev's father, a coach himself, says the Nets guard wants to be traded and criticizes Lionel Hollins and the organization, saying the team is in "total disarray." "It's totally confusing," said Vasily Karasev, once one..." November 19

  • Finally, Charlotte Hornets get their act together on the boards

    Charlotte Observer "Al Jefferson said Tuesday this rebounding mess could get fixed in one day. Turns out he was precisely right. You would not have predicted this was the night the Charlotte Hornets would finally get their act together on the boards. The Brooklyn Nets are top-10 in the NBA in defensive..." November 19

  • Nets finally find a way to beat the Hawks

    New York Post "The Nets went into Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta facing a team that’s owned them and trying to prove the strides they showed on last week’s road trip were real. The Nets did just that, riding ball-hawking defense and surprising long-range shooting to a 90-88 come-from-behind win over the..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • X-Rays show no broken wrist for Nets’ Thaddeus Young

    New York Post "After Thaddeus Young got taken out late in Tuesday’s game and hit the deck hard, the Nets forward said postgame X-rays of his right wrist ruled out any potential break and he will be ready for Wednesday night’s game in Charlotte. Young had been fouled by Atlanta forward Kyle Korver with 1.4..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Warriors survive scare from Nets, stay perfect

    CSN Bay Area "The streak survives, barely. The Warriors continued their run through the NBA, but this time they have to work extra for it, overcoming the resilient Brooklyn Nets 107-99 in overtime Saturday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors moved to 11-0 and continued their ongoing franchise record for..." November 15

  • Kings edge Nets in nailbiter

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings looked lethargic and confused in the first half, falling behind by as many as 15 to the visiting Brooklyn Nets. They struggled coming out of the intermission, but caught fire in the third behind the inspired play of big man DeMarcus Cousins. Sacramento led by as many as..." November 14

  • NY attorney general won’t spook Nets’ FanDuel trust

    New York Post "The Nets are sticking with FanDuel. The organization released a statement Thursday that they were going to continue their working relationship in the wake of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordering both FanDuel and Draft Kings to stop operating in New York. “FanDuel’s..." November 13

  • Nets stun Rockets to pick up their first win in eight tries

    New York Post "Who says the NBA is predictable? After losing their opening seven games of the season, the Nets picked up their first victory in stunning fashion Wednesday night, claiming a 106-98 win over the Rockets in front of a sellout crowd of 18,155 at Toyota Center. “Obviously it’s good to get that..." November 12

  • 2 Weeks In: It’s That Bad Here — 10 Things Worth Noting

    The Brooklyn Game "This has been ugly. You won’t hear anything else, anywhere. The Nets haven’t won a game since April, they’ve collapsed down the stretch in their few winnable moments, and the schedule only gets tougher from here. Here’s 10 things worth noting. 1) This isn’t as bad as 12-70 on the court, but..." November 10

  • Brook Lopez thrilled ‘scary’ foot issue didn’t cost him

    New York Post "When Brook Lopez felt a twinge in his right foot Saturday night in Milwaukee, he also felt a knot in his stomach. “It was scary,” Lopez said. “We wanted to make sure it was nothing. I wanted to go back in, I wanted to keep playing, but [Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh] pulled me.” It was..." November 10

  • Billy King admits Nets have made 'some exploratory' trade calls

    CBS Sports "The Brooklyn Nets are in the worst of shapes. They are winless through seven games. They face the Rockets, Kings, Warriors, and Hawks the next four games. They're 30th in points per possession, 27th in points allowed per possession, 29th in net points per possession, 23rd in turnover rate, and..." November 10

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Billy King is giving an update on Brook Lopez. He isn't practicing today -- but because of back spasms. He's expected to play Wednesday.

  • Brook Lopez exits Nets' loss with sore right foot; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez left Saturday night's 94-86 loss in Milwaukee with a sore right foot. X-rays were negative, according to the team. It is unknown whether there will be any further testing, according to the New York Post. Lopez has undergone three surgeries on his right foot..." November 08

  • Jerryd Bayless carries Bucks over Nets again

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jerryd Bayless turned into a Nets killer again and just in time for the Milwaukee Bucks. The veteran guard tormented Brooklyn for the second time in a six-day span as he helped lift the Bucks to their fourth straight victory, a 94-86 decision in front of 15,228 fans at the BMO Harris Bradley..." November 08

  • Source: Brook Lopez avoids serious foot injury, expected to play against Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a spiraling start to the season, the Brooklyn Nets discovered Sunday that they haven't lost franchise center Brook Lopez to yet another right foot injury. After an MRI on his surgically repaired right foot turned out to be negative, Lopez is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday..." November 08

  • Kobe Bryant cheered in Brooklyn as Lakers get first win

    Orange County Register "What’s a guy have to do to get a good boo? With four minutes left in the fourth quarter Friday in Brooklyn, Kobe Bryant got up off the Lakers bench and walked toward the scorers’ table. The announced sellout crowd at Barclays Center cheered and began chanting, “Kobe! Kobe!” Before the 104-98..." November 07

  • What if the New Jersey Nets had drafted Kobe Bryant in 1996?

    ESPN "Picture this: It's another steamy June day in 2016. The streets of Newark are eerily empty at lunchtime. Most are glued to televisions to watch a live news conference held inside the city's downtown basketball arena. With the rapid clickclickclick of shutters from photographers' cameras, he..." November 07

  • Joe Johnson’s shot has deserted him, but there’s good news

    New York Post "When the Nets moved on from Deron Williams this summer, they knew they’d be leaning more heavily on Joe Johnson. And while Johnson has been productive as a playmaker through the first five games, his shot has deserted him. “It hasn’t been great,” Johnson said of his play. “I just keep coming..." November 06

  • Dallas’ Deron Williams battling multiple nagging injuries. Shocking.

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like Deron Williams has been battling injuries since he was traded from Utah. Frankly, even before that, but things caught up with him a little in Brooklyn, particularly with his ankles. Dallas was going to be a fresh start, and Williams is playing pretty well — 12.8 points per game..." November 06

  • Nets getting a D-League team to move into Nassau Coliseum

    New York Post "The Nets will return to the NBA’s Development League next season. After spending two years without an affiliate, the Nets will resume control of one next season, sources said. An official announcement will come Friday. Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark let the cat out of the bag..." November 06

  • Atlanta Hawks pull away late in 101-87 win over Brooklyn Nets

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks entered Wednesday night's contest with a four-game winning streak, and while they performed in relatively mediocre fashion for much of the night, that streak remains active. The Hawks pulled away late from the Brooklyn Nets, and when the dust settled, Atlanta improved to 5-1 on..." November 05

  • Will Thomas Robinson fulfill lofty expectations with Brooklyn Nets?

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, Thomas Robinson said he could have signed a longer, more lucrative deal with other teams, but chose the Nets because they went after him and because he saw a chance for more minutes ... and a better future. "It was tough to gamble on..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Report: Mike Conley believed to be Nets’ top free agent target

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mike Conley will be the best free agent point guard next summer, and it’s a big drop to No. 2. Rajon Rondo? Jordan Clarkson? Brandon Jennings? For a team that wants to win now and needs a point guard, Conley is clearly the top choice. Nobody fits that bill more than the Nets, who are..." November 04

  • Jason Kidd’s Bucks bolt looks more genius with each passing game

    New York Post "Jason Kidd had a clear history throughout his Hall of Fame career as a player positioning himself to land in a more promising place than the spot he was previously in. Monday night’s game between his current team and his former one showed, once again, he’s maintained the same skill as a..." November 03

  • Bayless, starters boost Bucks to first win in Brooklyn

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Kidd warned Jerryd Bayless before Monday's game that the veteran guard might play heavy minutes against Brooklyn. But little did Bayless know that his coach would put him in an ironman role and play him 47 minutes. It proved to be valuable time for the Milwaukee Bucks, who desperately..." November 03

  • Report: Nets declining Sergey Karasev’s option

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA salary cap is rising so much, even the Nets project to have cap space next summer. So, cheap rookie-scale contracts are becoming more valuable. Salaries for first-round picks were determined before the new national TV contracts, making rookie-scale contracts even more relatively..." November 02

  • Conley drives Grizzlies past Nets

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "All it took was the Grizzlies losing by 30 points in the season opener for Mike Conley to discard his mask. The Grizzlies point guard is comfortable, but he’s made it a bit painful for opponents the past two games. Conley scored 22 points, including two clutch baskets in the fourth quarter..." November 01

  • Parker helps power Spurs past Nets

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs started slow but ended strong, earning their first victory of the season, defeating the Brooklyn Nets, 102-75, on Friday at AT&T Center. Tony Parker scored eight quick points in the third quarter, helping spark the Spurs to a 60-point second half, while holding the Nets to only 28..." October 31

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    There's a growing hope that the @DallasMavs may have Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams available Sunday vs. the Lakers.

  • Deron Williams sits with knee sprain; Mavs say injury not serious

    ESPN "The Dallas Mavericks' starting backcourt sat out Thursday night's 104-88 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Point guard Deron Williams was out because of a left knee injury he suffered in the season-opening win over the Phoenix Suns. The team initially called the injury a contusion but said..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Bulls stay perfect, knock off Nets with strong offensive showing

    CSN Chicago "All that matters is the result, and the Bulls can worry about style points later. Two games into the Fred Hoiberg era, the Chicago Bulls haven’t played consistent or pretty basketball for extended stretches but they’ve yet to register a loss, as they took care of the Brooklyn Nets, 115-100 at..." October 29

  • Donald Sloan, Willie Reed survive final cuts to make Nets

    New York Post "They took almost all the time they could, but the Nets wound up making the expected moves to trim their roster to its regular-season limit. The team announced Monday afternoon they had cut forwards Dahntay Jones and Justin Harper ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to have the roster pared to 15..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Nets waive Justin Harper and Dahntay Jones; Roster now sits at 15 players

    Nets Daily "The Brooklyn Nets announced that they have waived both Justin Harper and Dahntay Jones on Monday afternoon, putting their roster at 15 players. That means, they do not have to cut anyone else, which in turn means that Donal Sloan and Willie Reed are, as of now, currently on the 15-man..." October 26

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Why Lionel Hollins means more to the Nets than ever before

    New York Post "The Nets are a team that has spent the past five years chasing stars under the ownership of Mikhail Prokhorov. They have landed some — Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — and developed a top player in Brook Lopez, but haven’t come close to garnering the success they..." October 23

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

  • Andrea Bargnani’s injury odyssey in three nonsensical answers

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani’s horoscope was positive Wednesday, but there’s no reason to think it still would be that way Thursday. Such has been life with Bargnani in Brooklyn, as the Italian 7-footer’s longstanding health issues — particularly with soft-tissue injuries — has continued this month. A tight..." October 22

  • Nets cut former UConn star Ryan Boatright

    New York Post "The Nets began the process of getting their roster ready for the regular season Tuesday, but still have more work to do. General manager Billy King said the team had waived former UConn guard Ryan Boatright and forwards Quincy Miller and Chris Daniels, bringing the team’s roster to 17 players...." October 21

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    So Bargnani (hamstring), who said he would be back "very soon" two weeks ago, will not play in a preseason game #Nets