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  • 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

  • Nets throw around their weight and get off to best start in years

    New York Post "Slowly but surely, the young Nets are growing up. With games against the two best teams in the Western Conference looming, the Nets played a winnable game Tuesday night against the Suns. And they went out and won it 104-82, at Talking Stick Resorts Arena, grinding out a physically..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Would Nets be interested in Otto Porter? They sure were a year ago!

    Nets Daily "The Wizards are in free fall. They are 2-7 so far, the second-worst record in the NBA. They are also a mess with reports that no one on the team likes each other. Not to mention they are among the highest payrolls in the NBA. So there are increasing calls among pundits and..." November 07

  • Nets’ Jared Dudley calls out Cavaliers veterans for Collin Sexton comments

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers veterans have criticized rookie teammate Collin Sexton enough that it filtered into a recent report. Nets forward Dudley: November 05

  • This is the D’Angelo Russell the Nets hope to see more of

    New York Post "After D’Angelo Russell had been benched for the final period of the Nets’ previous two games, he spent the second half Sunday leading them to a blowout victory. Russell had a game-high tying 21 points and six assists in a 122-97 rout of the Sixers. And he did most of..." November 05

  • Spencer Dinwiddie Would ‘Love’ Extension From Nets

    Hoops Rumors "Spencer Dinwiddie will become extension-eligible next month and would “love” to sign a new deal with the Nets, as he tells Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Brooklyn would be able to offer Dinwiddie up to about $47.5MM over four years, and such a deal would..." November 02

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Nets’ highest-paid player struggling with his shot again

    New York Post "For the second straight year, a preseason ankle injury is crippling the start of Allen Crabbe’s regular season. He’s the highest-paid player on the roster at $18.5 million, but he can’t buy a 3-pointer. “The biggest expectation for me coming into the season was..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Nets' Davis: Pelicans' Hill is 'a certified clown' for late flop leading to technical

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets big man Ed Davis doesn't excuse his shoving of Solomon Hill late in Friday's game at Smoothie King Center, but he also believes the New Orleans Pelicans forward exaggerated the contact which led to a technical foul being called. Hill approached Brooklyn's..." October 27

  • Allen Crabbe: Jarrett Allen has potential as three-point specialist

    Nets Daily "Allen Crabbe knows three point shooting. It’s his job, his meal ticket. He knows about preparation, technique and selection. So if he thinks Jarrett Allen looks like a three point specialist, you pay attention. “Jarrett has had some practices where he looks..." October 24

  • Nets to unveil possible Biggie-inspired 'City Edition' jersey

    The Score "Yet another unannounced alternate jersey appears to have leaked. The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly set to roll out a new "City Edition" jersey. The Nets' current "City Edition" jersey, as seen in the team's web store, features light, crisscrossing pinstripes..." October 24

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Nets’ Treveon Graham Expected To Miss Two Months

    Hoops Rumors "Treveon Graham‘s first season in Brooklyn is off to an unfortunate start. After leaving Friday’s game with a leg injury, Graham has been diagnosed with a torn left hamstring and is expected to be sidelined for the next two months, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter..." October 23

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Why impressive Nets rookie may soon see his playing time cut

    New York Post "Nets rookie Rodions Kurucs has been a pleasant surprise in his unexpected early playing time. The question is whether his minutes will take a hit because of his ankle injury and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s expected return. Kurucs sprained his ankle Saturday playing with..." October 22

  • Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson expected to play Wednesday

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have kicked off the 2018-19 NBA season by going 1-2, but they’ll be glad to get Rondae Hollis-Jefferson back with the team on Wednesday. Hollis-Jefferson will be one of the most important players on the Nets’ roster this season, and he’s..." October 22

  • Can Caris LeVert help Nets land superstars next summer?

    Nets Daily "It’s only a matter of time before Caris LeVert becomes universally adored. While he may not necessarily be a ‘household name’ — depending on whose household you’re living in — he’s already making headlines and accumulating new fans, near and..." October 22

  • DeMarre Carroll Out Indefinitely With Ankle Surgery

    Real GM Basketball "DeMarre Carroll will undergo surgery on his right ankle Tuesday and will be out indefinitely. Kenny Atkinson did not provide a timetable for Carroll's return but told reporters that he did not consider the injury to be serious. " October 17

  • DeMarre Carroll to undergo ‘procedure;’ Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe out

    Nets Daily "Kenny Atkinson told reporters after practice Tuesday that DeMarre Carroll who’s been troubled with ankle pain will undergo a “procedure” later in the day which the coach doesn’t expect to be serious. He told media about the decision to have Carroll go under the..." October 16

  • D’Angelo Russell must answer most important Nets question

    New York Post "No one has ever doubted whether D’Angelo Russell can play. The question is can he win? The boxscore shows how talented Russell is, but his teams’ won-loss records leave the notion of him being a winner up for debate. “You look at a player like..." October 16

  • Injured Nets forward ‘trending in the right direction’ for opener

    New York Post "If the end of Sunday’s Nets practice was any indication, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is ready and raring to go. The Nets forward has been sidelined for most of the preseason after suffering a strained adductor muscle while playing in Jeremy Lin’s charity game in China on Aug...." October 15

  • Shams: Nets ‘already very active’ in trade market

    Nets Daily "In his video preview of the Nets 2018-19 season, posted Saturday, Shams Charania says Brooklyn’s new flexibility across the board has them prioritizing free agency next summer, as well as being “very active in the trade market” ... now. Without discussing..." October 15

  • Nets Exercise 2019/20 Options On LeVert, Allen

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have exercised their 2019/20 team options on the rookie contracts of Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen, the team announced today in a press release. The moves were mere formalities that come well in advance of the October 31 deadline. Picking up..." October 15

  • Nets Sign Gordon, Waive Creek

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have signed forward Drew Gordon and waived forward Mitch Creek, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. The older brother of Magic star Aaron Gordon, Drew Gordon went undrafted out of New Mexico in 2012. He has bounced around various professional leagues since that point,..." October 13

  • Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Shannon Scott

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have signed a pair of guards, Tahjere McCall and Shannon Scott, the team announced today in a press release. Both players received Exhibit 10 contracts, per Keith Smith of RealGM.com (Twitter link). McCall, 24, spent last season with the..." October 12

  • Nets could have point guard conundrum between D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie

    Pro Basketball Talk "With D'Angelo Russell sidelined by a knee injury much of last season, Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in as the Nets’ starting point guard and played better than the more ballyhooed Russell ever has. Russell could do nothing but watch as another viable contender emerged for the job everyone..." October 12

  • Nets Waive McLaughlin, Omot; Pinson To Get Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are making a series of roster moves, announcing in a press release that they’ve waived guard Jordan McLaughlin and forward Nuni Omot. Additionally, Brooklyn is converting Theo Pinson‘s Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." October 11

  • Once upon a time, the Nets dreamed of winning a title. Now, it's all about baby steps toward being competitive

    New York Daily News "The Nets arrived in Brooklyn six years ago with big boasts about winning over New York and eventually winning a title. They don't say much now at all. There are no promises about how much they will win or how soon. In fact, they don't even really talk about..." October 11

  • Nets rotations will have to wait until players get healthy

    Nets Daily "In Kenny Atkinson’s two years as head coach, no player has averaged 30 minutes a game. DeMarre Carroll came close last season at 29.9. The Nets also have one of the fastest paces in the NBA. And the organization has put a significant number of players in uniform in..." October 05

  • Nets won’t have an easy road to surprise win total

    New York Post "In two seasons under coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets have won just 48 games. Going on history it seems like a monumental task for the Nets to put a 33 in the wins column, but this would be the season to do it. D’Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe form an athletic tandem in the backcourt and..." October 02

  • Is ‘white supremacy’ to blame for Jimmer Fredette mania?

    New York Post "Khalid Green, who spent the past decade as a Nets scout, made waves when he charged that racial bias akin to “white supremacy” plays a role in evaluating players. The Brooklyn native said there is still a search for the Great White Hope that blinds many scouts, and contributed to..." October 02

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Suns castoff may help Nets address a glaring need

    New York Post "Back in July, with Jared Dudley’s value at a low ebb, terms were being thrown around like buyout and retirement. But he wasn’t listening to talk of either. Now, 20 pounds lighter than a year ago and in far better shape, Dudley prefers descriptions like defender and leader...." October 01

  • For Nets, D’Angelo Russell remains key to the season ... and he knows it.

    Nets Daily "This is a huge season for D’Angelo Russell. He’ll be watched more closely than his teammates and others in the same age group this season because of what’s at stake. The 22-year-old guard — and restricted free agent — is playing..." September 28

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Nets’ Caris LeVert poised for breakout season

    Yardbarker "Despite being linked to a potential trade for Jimmy Butler, Nets guard Caris LeVert is ready for a breakout year in Brooklyn during this, his third season, reports Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “I feel like it’s definitely my turn to take a big..." September 26

  • Nets Sign Nuni Omot To Exhibit 10 Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have filled their 20-man training camp roster by signing forward Nuni Omot to a contract, the team announced today in a press release. According to Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link), it’s an Exhibit 10 deal. Omot, who went..." September 25

  • Report: Nets currently not engaging Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler trade

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets are not engaging the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade conversations for All-Star forward Jimmy Butler, according to Greg Logan of Newsday. The Nets are one of the three teams handpicked by Butler, but the most quiet so far, likely reflecting the..." September 24

  • Nets defense will determine how far they have come

    New York Post "In their slow climb from the NBA cellar, the Nets added offensive punch last summer and hope they addressed their rebounding woes this offseason. It will be for naught, however, if they can’t shore up a leaky defense. “We’ve kind of stayed at the same level..." September 24