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  • Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will finally start going on road trips later in the season

    New York Daily News "Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have never traveled with the Nets when inactive, which, especially on long trips, could lead to a level of detachment between franchise cornerstones and their franchise. But Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he expects both to be in attendance once their..." February 27

  • Why the Boston Celtics won't sign your favorite buyout possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics’ bench contributed a measly 21 points over the first two games of the team's current four-game road trip out west and a particularly vocal group of fans used the anemic output to renew both their laments that Danny Ainge didn’t make a deadline deal to bolster..." February 27

  • Could Nets include Spencer Dinwiddie in a Magic trade package for Aaron Gordon?

    SNY TV "Brooklyn GM Sean Marks has no problem with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and other Nets sharing their thoughts on potential roster moves.  "These guys know the players better than anyone else. (When we say to them), 'This is what we're looking..." February 26

  • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot could be Nets’ next reclamation project win

    New York Post "The Nets do reclamation projects. Could a little TLC make Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot the next one? D’Angelo Russell went from undervalued asset to All-Star, Spencer Dinwiddie from G-League to a Skills title, and Joe Harris from the waiver wire to last year’s 3-point..." February 25

  • Warriors owner says Kevin Durant leaving ‘made no sense’

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Kevin Durant won two championships with the Warriors. He was named NBA Finals MVP twice. But after three seasons with Golden State, he chose to sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency last summer. February 25

  • The Man Who Told the NBA 'No'

    Bleacher Report "Between the giant banners waving, the air horns blaring, the constant rumble of synchronized songs from the fans and the inordinate number of rage-fueled middle fingers ripping through the air, the atmosphere inside the WiZink Center—home to Real Madrid Baloncesto—for the second of..." February 25

  • Nets’ Jarrett Allen not ‘tripping’ about sitting during 4th quarters

    New York Post "For the first time in six games, Jarrett Allen got some fourth-quarter minutes — and even that was fewer than two minutes in a blowout laugher. But Nets coach Kenny Atkinson insisted he hasn’t lost faith in his starting center, and he isn’t worried about the..." February 24

  • Nets Could Trade Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen, And Caris LeVert To Land ‘Third Star’ Next Summer

    Fadeaway World "With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving out of action right now, the Brooklyn Nets aren’t expected to do a lot this season. Instead, they are focusing their attention on next season, and they have big plans to become one of the biggest forces in the Eastern Conference. They’re..." February 24

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers waived DeMarcus Cousins earlier this week to make room for their new player, Markieff Morris. Cousins signed a one-year deal with the team in the offseason after spending the 2018/19 season with the Golden State Warriors. However, he didn’t appear in a single game..." February 24

  • The Kyrie Irving surgery question Nets still must answer

    ProSportsDaily " Arthroscopic shoulder surgery will sideline the Nets’ Kyrie Irving for the rest of this season. But he should be fine in time for next season as long as there is no rotator cuff damage. Asked about the possibility of rotator cuff damage, Nets general manager Sean..." February 24

  • Max Kellerman Says Kevin Durant Will Enter The GOAT Debate If He Wins The Title With The Nets

    Fadeaway World "There are plenty of expectations surrounding Kevin Durant and his new adventure with the Brooklyn Nets. Even though he won’t make his debut with the team until next season, people have started to wonder how he will fare at the Barclays Center. That said, some people have..." February 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says He ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Co-Existed With Kobe Bryant On The Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Garnett almost completed a different move before the start of the 2007/08 NBA season. At the time, KG was trying to force his exit from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and getting traded to the Los Angeles Lakers was his desire, as he was trying to join forces with Kobe..." February 23

  • Mavs All-Star Luka Doncic passes Kevin Durant for most 30-point games before turning 21

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks sophomore sensation Luka Doncic achieved another individual milestone with the Mavs on Friday night, passing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant for most 30-point games before turning 21. The 20-year-old Slovenian reached the feat in the..." February 21

  • 5 NBA stars playing for big contracts down the stretch

    Sportsnaut "Team-wide success around the NBA can ultimately be a financial boon for individual players set to hit free agency. That’s no different with about two months remaining in the 2019-20 season. New Orleans Pelicans star forward Brandon Ingram is set to hit restricted free agency..." February 21

  • The Nets Sunk a Ton of Money Into Kyrie Irving and a Lost Season

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving's first season with the Brooklyn Nets is over. After playing in only 20 games, Irving will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the campaign, leaving a rudderless squad in his wake. There's no way to sugarcoat it. This season is a massive failure for the..." February 21

  • It was never about this year for the Brooklyn Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "With news that Kyrie Irving is out for the season due to impending shoulder surgery, it’s worth taking a look at exactly where the Brooklyn Nets stand now. Irving and Kevin Durant were the big-ticket items for Brooklyn this summer, as they both signed..." February 21

  • Nine chaotic moments that could shake up the suddenly stable NBA

    ESPN "For nearly a year, the NBA universe has been focused on one date: June 30, 2021. That is when reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Teams have focused on being set up to chase Antetokounmpo and other stars two summers from now,..." February 21

  • Kyrie Irving To Undergo Procedure On Right Shoulder

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving is likely to undergo a procedure on his right shoulder and miss an extended period of time. " February 20

  • Nets' Kyrie Irving officially out for year

    USA Today "The Brooklyn Nets landed stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the off-season and hopes for the franchise soared. Durant has missed all season - as expected - while recovering from an Achilles injury suffered during the NBA playoffs. Irving has played in just 20 games..." February 20

  • Is the NBA's 2021 free agency class ‘overhyped’?

    Distinct Athlete "The 2021 NBA free agency class may feature some of the game’s biggest stars, like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, but one NBA executive things it’s being “overhyped.” ESPN’s Tim Bontemps shared an interesting quote from an anonymous..." February 20

  • Is it already time for the Nets to end their Kyrie Irving marriage?

    Yardbarker "Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving has played a grand total of 20 games this season. The high-priced free-agent signing remains sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder injury. That’s the backdrop for Brooklyn coming out of the All-Star Break. It’s also..." February 20

  • Kevin Durant Reiterates He Won’t Play This Season

    Hoops Rumors "Since back on Media Day last September, the Nets‘ decision-makers and Kevin Durant himself have been insisting that there are no plans to have the star forward return to the court this season. Durant, who continues to recover from a torn Achilles suffered last..." February 20

  • NBA leaning toward keeping target score for next year's All-Star Game

    The Score "There's a "good assumption" the Association will use a target score once again to end next year's All-Star Game, NBA president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The league will also discuss using the new concept in the elimination..." February 19

  • NBA could use target score in G-League

    Clutch Points "The league tried something new at this year’s NBA All-Star Game in order to promote competitiveness while also honoring the late Kobe Bryant. Rather than playing a traditional game with four 12-minute quarters in order to decide a winner, each team had the opportunity to..." February 19

  • BAL brings attention to African talent

    CBS Sports "Amadou Gallo Fall knows that when the Basketball Africa League tips off on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died in January from a brain hemorrhage, will be smiling down on them. As the President of the BAL, Fall announced the 12 teams who would be..." February 19

  • Adam Silver pins NBA ratings decline to star player injuries, illegal streaming

    New York Daily News "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that injuries to star players have played a role in the league’s declining TV ratings in recent seasons. Specifically, it’s the inability to flex to other games on the schedule when the big names aren’t playing. "There..." February 19

  • Kevin Durant Picks 5 NBA Players' Mixtapes He'd Watch Forever

    Hot New Hip Hop "Kevin Durant names the five NBA superstar highlight reels that he'd watch forever, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Kevin Durant recently sat down for a fun interview with Taylor Rooks as part of the new season of “Take It There," during..." February 19

  • Video of Kevin Durant draining jumpers shows Achilles injury recovery progressing well

    The Sports Daily "Kevin Durant was the best player in the NBA just two years ago, but he’s been tasked with coming back from the most difficult injury for basketball players to come back from. Durant tore his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last season, and then signed with the Nets..." February 18

  • Kyrie Irving to see specialist after re-aggravating shoulder injury

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has re-aggravated the shoulder injury that sidelined him for nearly two months earlier this season and will see a specialist this week, head coach Kenny Atkinson said Tuesday, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews. Atkinson..." February 18

  • Kevin Durant Asked By Taylor Rooks If He Actually Brushes His Hair (Video)

    Total Pro Sports "Taylor Rooks just asked a question NBA fans had been wanting to know for years. The 27-year-old is in the second season of Bleacher Report video interview series “Take It There With Taylor Rooks,” which is an in-depth conversation with some of the biggest athletes in the..." February 18

  • Kevin Durant Shows Support For Marijuana Use

    Hot New Hip Hop "Kevin Durant supports the destigmatization of marijuana: "It's just like, marijuana is marijuana. It's not harmful to anybody." READ MORE-..." February 18

  • Kevin Durant’s mom: ‘Well, I know he’s not going to play this year’

    Nets Daily "The most definitive statement on Kevin Durant’s status for the rest of this season comes not from the Nets front office or the media, but from the woman he called, “the real MVP” in his MVP acceptance speech: Wanda Durant, his mom. February 18

  • Kendrick Perkins Can’t Believe Kyrie Irving Was Elected As NBPA VP: “It’s The Blind Leading The Blind.”

    Fadeaway World "Kyrie Irving was recently elected as Vice President of the NBA Players Association. As an advocate for player empowerment and someone who isn’t afraid to say what he’s feeling, it’s no surprise that he would take a leadership position in the league’s official voice for..." February 18

  • All-Star fourth quarter featured more than 15 minutes of gameplay

    Pro Basketball Talk "One overlooked feature of the NBA’s new All-Star game format: It seemed designed to shorten the game. Sure, the league wanted to add an interesting wrinkle to a game that had grown stale. The exact details were tweaked to honor Kobe Bryant. But – in the era..." February 18

  • TV ratings rise with new NBA All-Star Game format

    Sport Business "The format change of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game has proven a hit with fans, with TV ratings for this year’s event at Chicago’s United Center averaging 7.3 million viewers across TNT and TSN, which represents an eight-per-cent rise over last..." February 18

  • Kyrie Irving Elected as NBPA Vice President to Replace Pau Gasol

    Bleacher Report "Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was elected to be the new vice president of the National Basketball Players Association at Monday's meeting. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the news. Pau Gasol had held the role for the past three years until..." February 17

  • Winners And Losers From 2020 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago was among the most memorable in recent league history. Saturday night’s events were something else. The game itself the following night did not disappoint in any way. While the early going lacked defense and intensity, the end of the..." February 17

  • Kevin Garnett tells great story about how Tim Duncan trash talked

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Duncan was known for being a relatively quiet and humble player, but that led to some unexpected — and humorous — trash talk. Kevin Garnett joined Showtime’s “All The Smoke” podcast hosted by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson and talked about trash..." February 17

  • Fans Roast Chaka Khan's NBA All-Star Game National Anthem Performance

    Complex "Many of the pregame festivities that took place prior to the NBA All-Star Game earned rave (or at the least very positive) reviews, including Jennifer Hudson's Kobe tribute, and Dr. Dre's own Kobe tribute. Unfortunately (hey, we all have bad days), Chaka..." February 17

  • 3 More Changes NBA Should Make to All-Star Game Format

    12 Up "The new NBA All-Star Game format was a huge success. The changes created a competitive environment in the fourth quarter that had never been seen before in the event. Yet, a few more changes could be made to enhance what was already a solid idea. As with all new concepts,..." February 17

  • Kim and Kanye Courtside for Kobe Bryant Tribute at NBA All-Star Game

    TMZ "The Kobe Bryant tributes were AMAZING at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night ... and some of the biggest stars in the world were front and center for all of the emotional moments. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sat courtside at the United Center in Chicago --..." February 17

  • NBA All-Star Game format, explained: What to know about new 2020 rules, tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Unlike previous versions of the NBA All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest. When captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet for the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, TNT), their teams could be bringing a little more..." February 16

  • The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Decadent and Depraved

    The Big Lead "As if the last 44 years of slam dunk contests weren't enough proof, the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest should throw the entire authenticity of the event into question. Enough fans cried foul when Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was controversially denied the slam dunk crown..." February 16

  • NBA All-Star Weekend Gets 3,000 Strippers Work in Chicago

    TMZ "The strip club cavalry has arrived in Chicago with THOUSANDS of dancers, literally, making sure NBA superstars and fans are well entertained during All-Star Weekend!!! The good folks at Ocean Gentleman's Club, Factory and Club O tell TMZ Sports ... they've hired Last..." February 16

  • NBA renames All-Star MVP award to honor Kobe Bryant

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP trophy the Kobe Bryant MVP Award in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the renaming at his annual All-Star weekend news conference on Saturday. " February 15

  • Spencer Dinwiddie: 'I probably won't be here' if Nets try acquiring 3rd star

    New York Daily News "The Knicks stink this season. They stunk last season. And Spencer Dinwiddie doesn’t envision much of a jump for the Knicks next season, when his team — the Nets — will benefit from the arrival of Kevin Durant. “You want a real answer (about whether..." February 15

  • 5 NBA stars who must step up in second half of the season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is now at its All-Star break. While the second half of the season has already started, the “unofficial” second half represents a time that teams get more serious. Contenders vie for playoff positioning. Stars attempt to step their game up. Those who struggled..." February 15

  • Latest group of Rising Stars highlights major flaws with NBA Draft's age game

    Sporting News "On the day he was selected in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Warriors, former Villanova forward Eric Paschall was 22 years old with another birthday looming in less than five months. Most of the league's teams make their choices on a policy of age over beauty, so he had to..." February 15

  • Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headline 8 finalists for Hall of Fame " The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today at NBA All-Star Weekend the finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2020. The Class of 2020 will be announced Saturday, April 4th at NCAA..." February 14

  • 6 NBA Players Who Shockingly Never Made an All-Star Game

    12 Up "The NBA never fails to infuriate its fan base with maddening All-Star snubs. In 2020, players like Devin Booker (until Damian Lillard's untimely groin injury), Bradley Beal, and Zach LaVine were the most notable studs left off the rosters. Because those snubs..." February 14