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  • Nets' Kevin Durant: Won't play Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Durant (thigh) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The good news is Durant has only been diagnosed with a bruised thigh, so it looks as though he's avoided an injury... " April 19

  • Nets Likely To Sign Mike James For Remainder Of Season

    SLAM Online "According to EuroLeague insider Chema de Lucas, point guard Mike James will join the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season, leaving Russia’s CSKA Moscow.  Chris Sheridan of would confirm the report. " April 19

  • NBA free agency to open August 2

    TSN "NBA teams can begin negotiating with pending free agents on August 2 and begin officially signing them on August 6. The dates were announced after the National Basketball League and NBPA agreed upon the opening of free agency ahead of the 2021-22 season. The negotiation..." April 19

  • NBA Teams That Need a Full Rebuild This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NBA fortunes can change overnight. Sometimes the stars align—literally, in a two- or three-star conglomerate—and an also-ran transforms into a top-flight title contender. That's the fun kind of basketball metamorphosis. Not to drag the room down, but..." April 19

  • How far can Nets go if Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving aren't all healthy?

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had been back in the Brooklyn Nets lineup for less than two weeks when he suffered his latest injury. Durant left the Nets' game Sunday against the Miami Heat early in the first quarter after suffering what the team called a left thigh contusion. He scored..." April 19

  • Sixers pass Suns, Nuggets and Clippers to top NBA Power Rankings: Plus third-quarter grades for each team

    The Athletic "We’re getting to the stretch run of a chaotic NBA season. We passed up the third-quarter mark for every team during the past week, meaning we just have one quarter of the season left before the postseason process begins. That gives teams roughly 15-18 games left to make their..." April 19

  • NBA Insiders Reveal True Impact and Consequences of NBA's Nightmare Schedule

    Bleacher Report "Dating back to 2005-06, there’s been an average of three ACL tears each NBA season, according to injury buff Jeff Stotts at In Street Clothes. Jamal Murray’s season-ending injury last week marked the fourth player to tear his ACL during this cam “Blame..." April 19

  • This NBA Season’s Disabled Player Exceptions Set To Expire

    Hoops Rumors "The disabled player exceptions that teams have been granted throughout the 2020/21 season will expire if they go unused on Monday. April 19 is this year’s deadline to use or lose those exceptions. As our breakdown shows, the Warriors, Nets, Heat,..." April 19

  • NBA to allow vaccinated personnel to travel internationally for draft scouting

    ESPN "The NBA league office is eliminating restrictions on international travel for fully vaccinated personnel, according to a memo to teams obtained by ESPN. NBA team personnel based in the United States had been barred from traveling internationally for scouting purposes for the entirety..." April 19

  • Predicting the 7 Biggest Steals in 2021 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "While few NBA teams will have max cap space this offseason, there's still plenty of talent to be found for the price of a mid-level exception (or less). Perhaps no team nailed their value free-agent signings more than the New York Knicks last offseason, moves that have propelled..." April 19

  • LaMarcus Aldridge one of his generation's unluckiest and most underappreciated NBA superstars

    CBS Sports "An undercurrent of disrespect permeated LaMarcus Aldridge's 2015 free agency. For a week that July, he was the center of the NBA universe, the lone championship-altering force on a market accustomed to players just a hair greater. Aldridge was never LeBron..." April 19

  • Kevin Durant’s latest injury is new hurdle in Nets’ attempt to build chemistry

    The Athletic "With Andre Iguodala in his face, Kevin Durant received the ball alongside the baseline, took two dribbles and stopped. His former teammate jumped at his pump fake, allowing Durant to hit a fadeaway, one of his trademark shots, and sank it. Less than two minutes later, he was..." April 19

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler’s ankle injury hurts chance of big upset vs. Nets

    Clutch Points "The Miami Heat are due to challenge the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, however, they’ll be without Jimmy Butler because of an ankle injury. Butler tweaked his ankle back on April 13 during their game against the Phoenix Suns. According to the Miami Herald’s..." April 18

  • Kevin Durant won't return vs. Heat after suffering thigh contusion

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant won't return during Sunday's matchup against the Miami Heat after suffering a left thigh contusion in the first quarter, the team announced. Durant appeared to make contact with Heat forward Trevor..." April 18

  • Kevin Durant Looked Dejected After Suffering Knee Injury That Forced Him Out of Game

    Total Pro Sports "Brooklyn Nets fans are holding their breath right now for good news. On Sunday, Kevin Durant started out hot from the field against the Miami Heat, only for him to have an apparent knee injury and be forced out of the game. " April 18

  • Nets’ Steve Nash reacts to losing Kevin Durant to thigh injury vs. Heat

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets have had an incredibly odd season. Especially in regards to their newly assembled big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. They have hardly played with all three, and half the time they have only had just one of them in the lineup...." April 18

  • Top 10 NBA Rookie of the Year candidates: Surprising new leader in the clubhouse

    Sportsnaut "Last season saw a breakaway NBA Rookie of the Year in that of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant. He dazzled onlookers while No. 1 pick Zion Williamson missed extended time with a knee injury. It was a surprise given preseason NBA Rookie of the Year odds. Could we see..." April 18

  • Ex-Lakers Drafted Players Could Create A Respectable Playoff Team

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers could have had a very good team right now if they kept every player they drafted over the past couple of seasons. The purple and gold drafted a series of interesting players since 2014 and all of them are part of a different franchise now. Some have become stars and..." April 18

  • NBA asks teams to prepare for impacts in wake of Derek Chauvin verdict

    Pro Basketball Talk "Monday, closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin — the Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd last year — are expected to begin. After that, the case will go to the jury for a verdict. When that verdict comes down, the NBA wants..." April 18

  • Blake Griffin’s role about to grow as Nets tap into All-Star depth

    New York Post "Even beyond their assembled Big 3, the Nets have multiple former All-Stars prepared to take on bigger roles when needed. DeAndre Jordan has returned effectively to the front-court rotation in recent games in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, who announced his retirement from the..." April 18

  • Offseason Trade Ideas for NBA's Most Hopeless Teams

    Bleacher Report "Hope is fading for many NBA teams, as losses pile up and dreams of even making the play-in tournament start to feel far-fetched. Hope springs eternal each offseason, of course, with franchises already dreaming up deals that can improve their outlooks. For the six..." April 17

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Atlantic Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Atlantic..." April 17

  • James Harden remains sidelined with hamstring strain, will miss Hornets game

    Yardbarker "James Harden will miss his fifth straight game on Friday when the Brooklyn Nets host the Charlotte Hornets.  The three-time scoring champion has been dealing with a hamstring strain. He returned last week against the New York Knicks, but only played four minutes before..." April 16

  • Blazers’ Damian Lillard dealing with James Harden-type injury

    Clutch Points "James Harden knows what this story means: Buckle up, Portland Trail Blazers fans, because Friday’s tilt against the San Antonio Spurs could get a bit dicey after some late-breaking injury news about Damian Lillard. That’s right, despite..." April 16

  • How Will Nets Fill LaMarcus Aldridge’s Roster Spot? Here Are 5 Options

    Heavy "The Nets, with their nonstop stream of roster-shaking transactions and injury-related absences this season, have grown accustomed to a sort of revolving door as it relates to their daily lineups. After LaMarcus Aldridge’s abrupt retirement announcement earlier this..." April 16

  • NBA & WNBA Teams Donate Worn, Signed Items to Raise Money for Daunte Wright Fund

    TMZ "The NBA and WNBA teams that honored Daunte Wright by wearing custom shirts in the wake of his death are now auctioning off the items to raise money for Wright's family, league officials confirm. Players from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx -- along with the Brooklyn..." April 16

  • Vince Carter On Kevin Durant Naming Him His Favorite Player

    Fadeaway World "Several years ago, Kevin Durant admitted that he wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors because of Vince Carter, lauding his energy, athleticism, and how he was able to turn a franchise around: “Believe it or not, I wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors; that was my favorite..." April 16

  • NBA G League Elite Camp to return in June before Draft

    USA Today "On Friday, it was announced that the 2021 NBA G League Elite Camp will take place June 19-21 with prospective draft hopefuls at a location still to be determined. Of course, the camp was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The scouting event gives prospects..." April 16

  • NBA Free Agency: Ranking the Top 5 Players at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "As the 2020-21 NBA season rounds into its home stretch, plenty of teams and players around the league are surely starting to think about free agency. For individuals, it's a potential opportunity to sign for loads of money and long-term stability, as well as a chance to..." April 16

  • Ranking The Highest Career PPG In A Season For Every NBA Franchise; One Player Is Way Ahead Of The Pack

    Fadeaway World "Scoring the ball is a facet of the game that is most attractive and most sought after. Especially in today’s NBA, the game is all about getting buckets. But which player does that best, when looking at each team’s greatest scoring leader? By going through all 30 franchises..." April 16

  • Ten NBA things Zach Lowe likes and doesn't like, including the Paul George vengeance tour

    ESPN "Let's roll with this week's 10 things, including Paul George's slithering attacks, the Tom Thibodeau effect and the most boring moment of the 2021 season. 1. The Paul George vengeance tour (regular season) is happening. Plus: Rajon Rondo! Watch..." April 16

  • Kyrie Irving says it’s time for all of us to retire the N-word

    The Athletic "Kyrie Irving is 100 percent right. The N-word needs to be put to sleep. It is a most wretched word, in all of its iterations: with “er” at the end of it, as well as “ga.” The former is, of course, the most vile curse word in human history, a..." April 16

  • Charles Barkley shares why he wants Nets to lose

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley wants the Brooklyn Nets to lose in the playoffs and has a good reason for feeling that way. Barkley and the TNT crew members were talking after the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers game on Thursday night. Barkley was talking about how the Washington Wizards could be a..." April 16

  • NBA trades: 20 stars who could be moved this summer

    Sportsnaut "NBA trades will be the name of the game this summer as some teams attempt to shed salaries of high-priced players. Other contending teams could very well look to find NBA All-Stars to team up with their already-elite players. Could the Washington Wizards pull the plug on a Bradley..." April 15

  • Damian Lillard wants Trail Blazers to retire LaMarcus Aldridge's jersey

    Yardbarker "LaMarcus Aldridge unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NBA on Thursday after an impressive 15-year career, and Damian Lillard said the Trail Blazers should retire his jersey now that he's done playing.  "It's time for the Blazers to retire No. 12,"..." April 15

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reacts to LaMarcus Aldridge retirement from the NBA

    Clutch Points "LaMarcus Aldridge took the NBA world by storm with his shocking retirement announcement on Friday morning. His former coach from the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich, has caught wind of this truly unexpected development and has since come out with his own statement..." April 15

  • LaMarcus Aldridge's Hall of Fame Case May Be Stronger Than You Think

    Bleacher Report "NBA veteran LaMarcus Aldridge hit the NBA world with shocking news Thursday morning, when he abruptly announced his retirement on social media. "I've made the difficult decision to retire from the NBA," Aldridge wrote. "For 15 years, I've put..." April 15

  • What does LaMarcus Aldridge's retirement mean for the Brooklyn Nets, and what is his career legacy?

    ESPN "What is LaMarcus Aldridge's NBA legacy? Aldridge's 15-year career came to an unexpected, abrupt ending Thursday when he announced his retirement after experiencing an irregular heartbeat on the court during his final game on Saturday. At 35, Aldridge is stepping..." April 15

  • Kevin Durant Does Not Suck

    The Big Lead "The Philadelphia 76ers beat up on the Brooklyn Nets last night in what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals. We didn't learn much from it, though, because James Harden, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin did not participate for one reason or another. A depleted..." April 15

  • Nets’ LaMarcus Aldridge retires after heart scare

    Clutch Points "New Brooklyn Nets big man LaMarcus Aldridge is retiring from the NBA after dealing with an irregular heartbeat in the last game he played. While Aldridge is okay now, he made the tough choice to walk away from the game in order to put his “health and family..." April 15

  • 5 players who boosted their draft stock in the NCAA Tournament

    The Score "There's no bigger stage in college basketball than March Madness. For some players, the exposure gained in the Big Dance is the difference between reaching the NBA and going undrafted. Here are five players who boosted their draft stock with standout performances in this..." April 15

  • Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo Went on an Unhinged Rant About Kevin Durant and Load Management

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant did not play on Wednesday night in the second game of a back-to-back for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant just returned from an injury that kept him out for nearly two months, the playoffs are a month away and the Nets are going to host a first round series whether Durant plays..." April 15

  • 10 questions for final stretch of NBA season: Will Lakers secure top-four seed? Knicks to end playoff drought?

    CBS Sports "The NBA is approaching the tail end of the 2020-21 regular season, and as we set our sights on the playoffs, there's still plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the final month of the season approaches. Some teams are firmly out of the playoff picture, like the Minnesota..." April 15

  • NBA GMs And Coaches Blame Injury Bug On The ‘Brutal’ Schedule: Worst Schedule in 25 years

    Fadeaway World "This NBA season has been tougher than most. Amid the constant threat of COVID-19, no fans in the arenas, and a brutal schedule, players have been having a hard time adjusting. In regards to the latter, specifically, NBA personnel are describing it as the worst schedule they’ve..." April 15

  • Stephen A. Smith Blasts Nets Stars For Sitting Games: “LeBron James Is The Only Player Who’s Earned Time Off.”

    Fadeaway World "When it comes to the newest trends among the NBA community, the Brooklyn Nets have become rather famous for their extreme implementation of them. Besides the fact that they’ve teammates up three of the league’s top stars, all of their “big three” has missed time for..." April 15

  • Brooklyn Nets’ Chris Chiozza recovering after hand surgery

    Sportsnaut "Brooklyn Nets guard Chris Chiozza had surgery Wednesday to fix his broken hand. Dr. Michelle Carlson at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery performed the operation to repair the third metacarpal of his right hand. " April 14

  • Nets' Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, James Harden out against 76ers

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets continue to be undermanned. They announced that Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge will be out Wednesday night against the 76ers, in addition to star James Harden remaining sidelined. The good news for..." April 14

  • Dwight Howard out for 76ers vs. Nets with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers will be without center Dwight Howard for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of knee soreness, per Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times. Howard dealt with a knee injury at Walt..." April 14

  • Ranking The Top 10 Most Unguardable Players In The NBA Right Now

    Fadeaway World "Offensive players in today’s NBA have more power than ever. With limited defensive resistance and the surprisingly soft refereeing in the game, the best offensive players are unstoppable right now. But there are levels. Some superstar players cannot be defended by any single..." April 14

  • NBA personnel see link between compressed schedule, rash of injuries

    ESPN "Several NBA general managers and team health officials say the unorthodox and compressed schedule, attempting to make up games postponed due to COVID-related issues, has led to a rash of injuries around the league, with several teams fearing player health has reached a boiling..." April 14