Nets Rumors & News

  • Warriors' Young insists 'there's no beef' with D'Angelo Russell

    San Jose Mercury News "The two patched up their personal differences during their final season together with the Los Angeles Lakers. But how will Warriors forward Nick Young feel when he sees Brooklyn guard D’Angelo Russell as an opponent when the Warriors (12-4) play the Nets (6-9)? “There’s no beef,” Young said...." November 19

  • Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery, no timetable yet for return

    CBS Sports "Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell suffered a knee injury late in the Nets' game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City nearly a week ago, and has not played since. Based on the Nets' latest press release Friday, it doesn't appear he will be back any time soon. The Nets announced that..." November 17

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • D'Angelo Russell Reportedly Out Several Games Due to Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell is expected to miss several games after suffering a left knee injury against the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Adrian Wojnarowski of reported the news. The Nets acquired Russell in the offseason in what was largely a salary dump by the Los Angeles..." November 12

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gives Nets scare after hip injury

    New York Post "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was forced out of the Nets’ win in Phoenix with a right-hip contusion. Neither he nor coach Kenny Atkinson would rule him out of Tuesday’s game at the Nuggets. “He got hit in the hip. We’ll evaluate [him Tuesday] morning and see if he’s ready to go,” Atkinson..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Nets expecting the frontcourt help they need to return soon

    New York Post "The Nets were missing three of their big men Friday in Los Angeles, and predictably got roughed up by Brook Lopez. But Quincy Acy should return Monday against the Suns, and Trevor Booker also may be back. Acy is probable after missing the last three games with a left groin strain, while Booker..." November 06

  • Nets' Marks doesn't regret moving draft pick that became Kyle Kuzma

    New York Post "Rookie Kyle Kuzma, who was taken with the 27th overall pick that the Nets sent to the Lakers with Lopez, had 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting. So, does general manager Sean Marks have a case of seller’s remorse? “No,” Marks told The Post earlier. “The pick was part of the deal. Who knows who..." November 04

  • D'Angelo Russell: 'I salute myself' for overcoming Lakers hurdles

    ESPN "Less than two hours before he faced his old team for the first time, Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell admitted Friday that he was irked by comments Lakers team president Magic Johnson made this summer about Russell's leadership, or lack thereof. In June, Johnson explained why the..." November 04

  • Lakers expect D’Angelo Russell to be ‘extremely fired up’ to face former team

    Orange County Register "Jordan Clarkson twirled his wispy beard into little points as he reflected on the trade that rebooted a rebuild and sent D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn. Why did things go so wrong between the Lakers and their former No. 2 overall pick? “I really don’t know,” Clarkson said. “I feel like it just..." November 03

  • Luke Walton admits to keeping an eye on D’Angelo Russell

    Clutch Points "Luke Walton, former coach of Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell, has kept a close eye on his progress after the Los Angeles Lakers opted to trade him and big man Timofey Mozgov for cornerstone center Brook Lopez during the summer. The Lakers needed to free up a way for Lonzo Ball’s..." November 02

  • Where D’Angelo Russell is really hurting the Nets

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell’s offensive gifts are wonderful, but so far his defense has been woeful. And in the season’s early stages, it’s pretty obvious that as long as he has a hard time guarding his opponent the Nets will have a hard time winning. If that wasn’t clear before, it was crystalized in..." November 02

  • Nets get more good news at this suddenly booming position

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell’s knee is making improvement, with the Nets’ leading scorer expected to be upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday night against the Knicks at the Garden. The 21-year-old Russell sprained his right knee during their loss in Orlando, and sat out an upset victory..." October 27

  • Report: Alibaba Founder Joseph Tsai Agrees to Buy 49% of Nets

    SI "Joseph Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, has agreed to purchase a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe report. Under the current agreement, Tsai will have the option to purchase a controlling interest in the Nets in a few years, ESPN..." October 27

  • Nets prove they’re not afraid to keep jacking up 3s

    New York Post "The Nets’ DNA is to put up 3-pointers, and apparently they’re going to do it at a record pace. The Nets hit a season-high 17 3-pointers in their 112-107 win over the Cavaliers Wednesday night, shooting a team-record 46. “I think they just go out there and play. They let it fly,” Cleveland..." October 26

  • Tyronn Lue Said The Nets ‘May Want Our Pick’ After The Cavs Loss In Brooklyn

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers apparently have one significant weakness: playing mediocre to bad basketball teams. The Cavs got an opening night win over the Celtics where the final score was closer than the game really felt and then notched a blowout of a quality Milwaukee team on the road. Since..." October 26

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • Dwyane Wade out for Cavaliers, D'Angelo Russell doubtful for Brooklyn Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade will not play tonight against the Brooklyn Nets because of a left knee contusion, the team said. The Nets, meanwhile, have listed guard and former Ohio State standout D'Angelo Russell as doubtful for the game because of a right knee sprain. Wade, 35, came off the..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • National anthem singer takes knee at Nets game

    CBS Sports "During the national anthem at the Nets game, the singer who was performing took a knee at the end. According to the Associated Press, the crowd reaction was a mix of boos and cheers at the response. The NBA recently put out a memo to teams reminding them that there is a rule for players and..." October 21

  • No guarantee Jeremy Lin will fully recover: doctor

    New York Post "In the wake of Jeremy Lin rupturing his right patellar tendon during Wednesday’s season opener, a specialist told The Post it’s reasonable to think the Nets point guard could be back on the court next season, but there’s no guarantee the 29-year-old will ever regain his full form. “A number of..." October 20

  • Nets could target Jameer Nelson after he clears waivers

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are mired in a nightmare to start their 2017-18 season after announcing that their starting point guard Jeremy Lin is out for the season, having sustained a ruptured patella tendon during Wednesday’s season-opener against the Indiana Pacers. To replace him, the team could look..." October 20

  • Nets’ Jeremy Lin Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran point guard Jeremy Lin suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee during Brooklyn’s season opener against Indiana on Wednesday, the Nets announced today in a press release. According to the team, Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017/18 season. “Jeremy worked tremendously..." October 19

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin suffers knee injury: 'I'm done man, I'm done'

    Sporting News " Nets guard Jeremy Lin had to be helped to the locker room Wednesday against the Pacers. The 29-year-old went up for a layup on a fast break, but came down awkwardly on his right knee. "I'm done man," he was heard saying. "I'm done, I'm done." " October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Is Nets’ highest-paid player really not going to start?

    New York Post "The Nets used the exact same starting lineup throughout the preseason, but coach Kenny Atkinson insists that’s no guarantee it will remain the same when they open the regular season Wednesday in Indiana. Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell are the first-choice backcourt, and Timofey Mozgov is the..." October 16

  • Brooklyn Nets owner eyes outrageous price tag in sale

    New York Post "Mikhail Prokhorov is in talks with multiple suitors to sell the Brooklyn Nets — and he’s pushing for an eye-popping price tag. The Russian billionaire is demanding a valuation of around $2 billion for his money-losing NBA team — near the record-setting $2.2 billion price that the Houston..." October 16

  • Nets Exercise Options On Three Players

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have exercised team options on three players that make up a substantial part of their young core. The team announced on its website that the 2018/19 options for all of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert have been exercised. Both Hollis-Jefferson and Russell will..." October 13

  • Nets expecting a breakout from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

    New York Post "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is set to enter his third season as a Net, and the way Kenny Atkinson gushed about him on Tuesday the small forward could be in for a big year. “He’s in a nice place right now,” Atkinson said. “I’ve really been kind of thrilled with his performance and that’s from the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Joel Embiid shows the Nets what they’re missing in their rebuild

    New York Post "The Nets’ rebuilding was always going to be near-impossible because they lack their own draft picks, presumably franchise-changing lottery ones to get a transformational player. In the Nets’ 133-114 preseason-ending loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, Joel Embiid reminded them just how pivotal a..." October 12

  • Trevor Booker thinks Kyle Kuzma will be better than Lonzo Ball

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Booker is all-in on the Kyle Kuzma hype. As LA Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma, who has been an absolute stud in both Summer League and preseason play, dropped 18 points on the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Booker tweeted that Kuzma would be better than Lonzo Ball. The 22-year-old Kuzma has..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Jeremy Lin says Kenyon Martin 'extremely apologetic' for dreadlocks comments

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin said Kenyon Martin reached out to him and "was extremely apologetic" after Martin suggested last week that Lin shouldn't wear dreadlocks because he is Asian American. "It was a great conversation. I think things were blown out of proportion, taken a little out of..." October 09

  • The Kenyon Martin-Jeremy Lin 'Feud' Isn’t About Names or Tattoos

    SI "Kenyon Martin is not the villain here. Neither is Jeremy Lin. And the internet beef between the former and current Nets stars over Lin’s decision to get dreadlocks doesn’t boil down to a feud, or killing anyone with kindness or someone getting treated. The only losers here are the ones failing to..." October 06

  • Prokhorov inches closer to selling 49 percent stake in the Nets

    New York Post "Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is getting closer to selling the Brooklyn Nets, sources told The Post. There are multiple suitors late in the process to buy a 49-percent stake in the struggling NBA team, along with the right to buy a larger stake and become the controlling owner in three..." October 06

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin explains why he struggled with decision to get dreads

    Sporting News "Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is no stranger to switching up his hairstyle. He debuted his newest look on Tuesday: Lin wrote an extremely insightful Players’ Tribune essay explaining why his decision to get dreads was about more than just a hairstyle: Actually, it all started with braids..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Nets' Jeremy Lin explains why he struggled with decision to get dreads

    Sporting News "Nets point guard Jeremy Lin is no stranger to switching up his hairstyle. He debuted his newest look on Tuesday. Lin wrote an extremely insightful Players’ Tribune essay explaining why his decision to get dreads was about more than just a hairstyle: Actually, it all started with braids..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • D’Angelo Russell wants to show Nets he can be playmaker

    Newsday "The Nets’ post-Brook Lopez era begins with their first preseason game, against the Knicks Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, and coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects guard D’Angelo Russell, who was acquired in the July deal that sent Lopez to the Lakers, to make an early push to “prove he’s a..." October 03

  • One Net setting sights on being a top NBA 3-point shooter

    New York Post "Since Joe Harris’ arrival in Brooklyn, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has set about building his battered confidence, convincing him he could be an elite shooter. Now that’s the exact goal the off guard has set for himself. Harris — essentially plucked off the scrap heap in July 2016 — became the..." October 01

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • Celtics boss Danny Ainge explains why he finally traded the Nets' 2018 draft pick

    CBS Sports "For the past few years, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge has been arguably the stingiest executive in the NBA, reportedly squashing several potential deals for superstars due to an unwillingness to part with assets. That all changed in late August, when Ainge traded away his most valuable..." September 28

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