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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Nets fans chant “Kyrie’s leaving” during Brooklyn win against Boston

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving has said he will re-sign with the Boston Celtics. Team president and guy with the hammer Danny Ainge has said they will bring him back. And yet, talking to people around the league, the rumors that Irving could bolt Boston after this season will not die — they..." January 15

  • The NBA has taken notice of Kenny Atkinson’s good work

    New York Post "The Nets’ record will likely keep Kenny Atkinson out of any NBA Coach of the Year conversation. But the rest of the league is taking notice of what he’s doing — and haven’t been shy about lavishing praise on him for it. “We know how good they are. We know..." January 15

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Nets mentor sees possible ‘$100 million player’ in Jarrett Allen

    New York Post "Jarrett Allen looks at older teammate Ed Davis and sees a mentor. Davis looks at his young protégé and sees something else. He sees a potential star. “Just trying to help him out as much as possible. I got big expectations for him,” Davis said...." January 11

  • Alan Williams to sign 2-way deal with Brooklyn after China deal goes awry

    Clutch Points "Free agent center Alan Williams will re-sign a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets after a potential deal with the Chinese Basketball Association went sideways, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The man known as “Big Sauce” is expected to..." January 10

  • Where the Nets are becoming a reliable bet

    New York Post "Betting markets have been chasing the Nets the past several weeks. What is now a playoff-caliber team is still being priced too often like an also-ran, creating profitable opportunities for NBA bettors. Even with Monday’s disappointing 116-95 loss in Boston, the Nets are 12-5..." January 09

  • Nets Expected To Sign Paul Zipser To Two-Way Contract

    Clutch Points "German-born swingman Paul Zipser is expected to sign a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets in the coming days, according to a report from German newspaper “Rhein Neckar Zeitung.” Zipser, now 24 years of age, has been a free agent since last summer, when his contract..." January 08

  • The Nets' painful rebuild is finally bearing fruit

    The Score "To casual NBA followers, the Brooklyn Nets look like any other middle-of-the-road team: a high-floor, low-ceiling outfit stuck in the purgatory between meaningful playoff contention and the promise of draft-lottery salvation. They have no surefire stars but some nice young pieces,..." January 08

  • The Nets' painful rebuild is finally bearing fruit

    The Score "To casual NBA followers, the Brooklyn Nets look like any other middle-of-the-road team: a high-floor, low-ceiling outfit stuck in the purgatory between meaningful playoff contention and the promise of draft-lottery salvation. They have no surefire stars but some nice young pieces, some..." January 07

  • Lakers, Nets to play preseason games in China

    ABC7 "The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets will travel to China later this year for games before the start of the 2019-20 season, multiple sources told ESPN's Michael Yuan. The teams will play in Shanghai on Oct. 10 and will meet in Shenzhen on Oct. 12, continuing the trend of..." January 06

  • Why Kristaps Porzingis may leave Knicks and how Nets can swoop in

    SNY TV "Forget about Kevin Durant or any other big-time free agents, the Knicks need to be careful they do not lose Kristaps Porzingis this offseason.  Per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, re-signing the 23-year-old is no sure thing and the Nets could..." January 03

  • Nets' Allen Crabbe won't be returning as quickly as hoped

    SNY TV "Nets guard Allen Crabbe, who last played Dec. 12, will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks after the team identified the source of his sore right knee. The team said Crabbe as a bruised fat pad, which has caused the 26-year-old guard to continue to feel pain and..." January 03

  • Alan Williams Waived By Nets, Will Play In China

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have requested waivers on veteran big man Alan Williams, the team announced today in a press release. Williams, a two-way player with Brooklyn, has a deal lined up with a team in China, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Williams, who..." January 02

  • Nets forward in limbo as old injury returns

    New York Post "Nets power forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was forced out of Saturday’s game against the Bucks with a right adductor strain, essentially the same injury that sidelined him more than 2 ½ months this summer. “I definitely don’t want to speculate,” Nets..." December 31

  • Dinwiddie Extension Good News For Rozier, Russell?

    Hoops Rumors "League executives at last week’s G League Showcase in Las Vegas were “raving” about the Nets‘ deal to lock up Spencer Dinwiddie to a three-year, $34.3MM extension, comparing it to the Clippers‘ three-year, $24MM agreement with Lou Williams, writes ESPN’s..." December 28

  • Kenny Atkinson: No buyout talks for Kenneth Faried

    Nets Daily "Kenneth Faried continues to spend his time on the Nets bench, with 27 DNP-CD’s. The 6’8” forward hasn’t played since December 1, one of nine garbage time appearances, none longer than nine minutes. Yet, says Kenny Atkinson, the Nets and Faried have not engaged..." December 28

  • Ed Davis confirms he wants back next year

    Nets Daily "In a conversation before Wednesday’s game vs. Charlotte, Ed Davis told Brian Lewis that he wants to return to Brooklyn next season. And his teammates confirm they want him back. “Honestly, I think about free agency,” Davis said. “But I try to live in the..." December 26

  • Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson fined $25,000 "Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson has been fined $25,000 for verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. " December 22

  • Nets could be buyer on trade market

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the first season with their own first-round pick in five years, the Nets said they wouldn’t tank. In fact, Brooklyn – which is riding a seven-game winning streak – might go further the other direction. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: sources report..." December 20

  • Nets getting big contributions from the ‘modern JJ Redick’

    New York Post "After plucking Joe Harris off the NBA scrap heap, the Nets have helped develop him first into an elite shooter, then a surprisingly effective driver and now a capable facilitator. On Tuesday, he helped facilitate a 115-110 win over the Lakers. Harris had 19 points, hit..." December 19

  • D’Angelo Russell’s emergence is making the Nets’ summer dreams a bit awkward

    SB Nation "s Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks addressed local media to speak on the three-year contract extension given to Spencer Dinwiddie, there was an elephant in the room: What about D’Angelo Russell? Russell, after all, is playing out of his mind in a..." December 19

  • Nets May Be Buyers At Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, who at one point held an 8-18 record and appeared dead in the water without top scorer Caris LeVert, have won their last six games to pull within 1.5 games of a playoff spot in the East. Now, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, they’re hinting in talks with..." December 19

  • Nets once thought they were trading for No. 2 overall pick, would have gotten Bulls’ second first-rounder

    Pro Basketball Talk "A Wizards-Suns-Grizzlies trade just fell apart because the teams confused which Brooks was involved. Phoenix thought it was getting Dillon Brooks. Memphis thought it was sending MarShon Brooks. But this isn’t the first time wires got crossed in trade..." December 18

  • Nets rookie Dzanan Musa suffers left shoulder subluxation

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets’ depth took a hit on Monday with the announcement that rookie Dzanan Musa suffered a left shoulder subluxation in Sunday’s Long Island Nets game. Musa will begin rehabbing the injury immediately, and there appears to be no timetable for his..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Spencer Dinwiddie scorches Sixers, gives them glimpse of what they need

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The shorthanded Sixers fought but lost to the Nets, 127-124, Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. But that’s not what this story is about. This story is partly about Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn guard who scorched the Sixers for a career-high 39 points..." December 13

  • Nets, Dinwiddie agreed on three year, $34 million extension

    Nets Daily "Well, that was fast!! One day after Spencer Dinwiddie scored 39 points off the bench to help beat the 76ers, the best bench perfomance in team history, the Nets and their 6’6” point guard agreed to a three-year, $34 million contract, the third year a player..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Spencer Dinwiddie still waiting for Nets contract extension

    SNY TV "Your move, Nets. On Saturday, Spencer Dinwiddie became eligible to receive a four-year contract extension with Brooklyn worth a maximum of $47.5 million. But the 25-year-old guard is still waiting to get a call from team brass. "No news. Nothing to..." December 12

  • Healthy Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is fixing Nets’ biggest problem

    New York Post "Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is finally starting to feel — and play — like himself. It’s probably no coincidence that the Nets’ sieve-like defense is finally starting to come around a little as well. The Nets snapped an eight-game losing skid with wins over..." December 11

  • Spencer Dinwiddie set to become extension-eligible

    Yardbarker "Spencer Dinwiddie first signed with the Nets on December 8, 2016. That means Dinwiddie will become eligible for a contract extension on Saturday, the two-year anniversary of his initial signing. And that fact hasn’t been lost on him. As Michael Scotto of The Athletic noted last week (via..." December 08

  • Reality setting in as Nets face consequences of Caris LeVert’s injury

    Nets Daily "Relief has turned into reality for the Brooklyn Nets. There was relief after Caris LeVert’s medical report was released. Relief that he didn’t have a long-term injury. Relief that the franchise’s cornerstone and emerging star wouldn’t even be out for the..." December 06

  • Jared Dudley reacts to teammate ‘liking’ comment bashing him on Instagram

    Yardbarker "Kenneth Faried appears to be frustrated with his role on a Brooklyn Nets team that has started the season 8-16, but the veteran big man may have created some tension in the locker room recently with one of the ways he showed his displeasure. Faried “liked” a series of..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Nets ‘very much’ want to keep Dinwiddie long term, but at what number?

    Nets Daily "In an interview with WFUV, the Fordham student radio station, Adrian Wojnarowski says the Nets would “very much like to keep” Spencer Dinwiddie “long term,” but at their price. He admitting he doesn’t know what that price might be. Woj also suggested the..." December 02

  • L2M report: Refs missed 8 calls in Nets' 2OT loss to Grizzlies

    The Score "It took all of regulation and two overtime frames, but the Memphis Grizzlies escaped Brooklyn with a 131-125 win over the Nets on Friday night. But it certainly didn't help the Nets' cause that the officials missed a whopping six calls that should have gone in their favor,..." December 02

  • Can Rondae Hollis-Jefferson help Nets improve woeful D?

    Nets Daily "Try this for why the Nets are losing, per Peter Botte in the Post: The Nets have allowed 120.1 points per game over their past seven losses, including three in a row entering Wednesday’s home game against Utah. They rank 25th in the NBA in defensive efficiency this..." November 27

  • Starting this forward may be key to fixing the Nets’ defense

    New York Post "Basketball coaches at every level love to preach defense, but Kenny Atkinson spent his entire film and practice session Monday hammering home to the Nets the need to improve dramatically on that end of the floor. The Nets lost a heartbreaker Sunday night to..." November 27

  • Nets’ backcourt might finally be figuring things out

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie suddenly are doing much better in chemistry class. The backcourt duo had struggled to mesh while on the court together this season, but that wasn’t the case Sunday night at Barclays Center. With starting guard Caris LeVert still..." November 26

  • The Clippers And Sixers Are Dominating Close Games, While The Knicks And Nets Have Struggled

    Dime Magazine "One of the harsh truths of the NBA is that close games can make or break a season. Consider how close the playoff races are at the end of the season. Last season alone, three wins separated the No. 3 seed Trail Blazers in the West from the outside looking in Nuggets at No. 9. Over an 82 game..." November 26

  • No timetable for return but Caris LeVert feels ‘blessed’

    Nets Daily "Caris LeVert knows from injury recovery. He had three surgeries at Michigan which derailed, then delayed his NBA dreams. But he’s always stayed positive. And Monday’s re-introduction got the Nets beat writers proved no exception. He arrived on crutches and in a..." November 20

  • How the Nets plan to get more out of D’Angelo Russell

    New York Post "Caris LeVert was on the receiving end of numerous texts after his injury, but he also sent one out to point guard D’Angelo Russell. “I just told him, ‘We have everything we need’ with me going down. We have all the pieces we need,” LeVert said. “We..." November 20

  • Nets may check in with Wizards as ‘perfect fit’ now available

    New York Post "The Nets desperately wanted Otto Porter Jr. before last season. Now that the Wizards have essentially put their entire roster on the trading block, do the Nets still want him? And would they make another play for him? With John Wall’s crippling four-year, $171 million..." November 20

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Could Carmelo Anthony be on his way back to New York -- with the Nets?

    SNY TV "It looks like 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will need to find another new home in the NBA after surprising news that the Rockets are looking to waive him some time soon, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Anthony isn't expected to be with Houston..." November 14

  • Caris LeVert Dislocates Foot, Expected To Return This Season

    Hoops Rumors "Nets swingman Caris LeVert, who underwent tests on Tuesday after leaving Monday’s game with a gruesome leg injury, has been diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot, the team announced today in a press release. It’s good news for LeVert, who..." November 13

  • Caris LeVert suffers gruesome ankle injury on block attempt for Brooklyn Nets

    SB Nation "Caris LeVert suffered an awful ankle injury while attempting a block during the Brooklyn Nets’game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. The Target Center fell silent as LeVert was carried off the floor on a stretcher. The injury is extremely..." November 13

  • Nets getting their veteran leader back

    New York Post "For the first 11 games of the Nets’ schedule — several of them agonizing, last-minute heartbreakers — DeMarre Carroll had to watch from the bench, recovering from ankle surgery. His wait should be over Friday in Denver. After Carroll went through an entire practice..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08