Nets Rumors & News

  • Dwight Howard says he found out about trade via Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard learned during the week that he will be playing for his sixth team in eight seasons following a trade from Charlotte to Brooklyn. While that is certainly newsworthy, what’s also interesting is the way he learned about the trade. Howard said in a radio interview on..." June 24

  • Nets were considering trading up before drafting Dzanan Musa

    Yardbarker "The Nets selected Dzanan Musa with the No. 29 overall pick in Thursday’s draft and while GM Sean Marks said he was excited about the prospect, he admitted that the team was “very close” to trading up. “You’re trying to figure out is..." June 23

  • Nets select SF Rodions Kurucs with No. 40 overall pick

    SNY TV "The Nets selected Latvian small forward Rodions Kurucs with the No. 40 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft. Kurucs has spent the last three seasons playing professionally in Spain with FC Barcelona. Kurucs, 20, originally declared for the draft last season but withdrew his name..." June 22

  • Celtics linked to Dwight Howard

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics could sign an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year this summer for the veteran minimum –– or something close to it. Sounds great, right? The answer to that question depends on your opinion of Dwight Howard. The Hornets..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Dzanan Musa selected by the Brooklyn Nets "Dzanan Musa was the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, being selected by the Brooklyn Nets. The 19-year-old Bosnian wig becomes the third European player picked after Slovenian Luka Doncic and German Moe Wagner. Musa is one of the most experienced players in his Draft class..." June 21

  • Howard wants buyout; Nets working on making it happen

    ESPN "Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard told ESPN on Thursday that he wants a buyout of his $23.8 million expiring contract, and sources said his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, is trying to make it work. "I want to be in a situation where I have an opportunity to help a team..." June 21

  • Steve Nash 'It's Not Dwight Howard's Fault ... It's The NBA'

    TMZ "Dwight Howard being traded around the NBA isn't because he's a crappy teammate ... so says ex-teammate Steve Nash, who tells TMZ Sports Howard's city jumping is just the way the league is now. Dwight is on his way to Brooklyn (who reportedly will buy out his contract, so..." June 21

  • Brooklyn Trades for Dwight Howard, Sets Sights on Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler in 2019

    The Big Lead "Smart teams in the NBA are forward-thinking. They know when stars are going to hit the free agent market, so they plan ahead. The Lakers have done that, and now can add two superstars who want to join forces this summer. The Brooklyn Nets just did that for the Summer of 2019. By..." June 20

  • Nets, Hornets Finalizing Swap Of Mozgov, Howard

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Hornets are finalizing a deal that would send Timofey Mozgov to Charlotte and Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Hornets will also acquire a pair of second-round picks and cash..." June 20

  • Nets eyeing Euro prospect who believes he’s a lottery pick

    New York Post "Dzanan Musa’s NBA dream started with him crying himself to sleep every night, an 11-year-old living on his own in a strange city. The gifted Bosnian scorer landed in New York last Friday, a potential Nets target tipping off a whirlwind tour of teams with his draft stock at..." June 19

  • Nets big man demands to know why he’s not being given chance

    New York Post "Just because Timofey Mozgov is professional doesn’t mean he isn’t peeved. Mozgov is frustrated with his greatly diminished role with the Nets, going from starter at the beginning of last season to out of the rotation, appearing as infrequently as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness..." June 15

  • Timofey Mozgov critical about Nets’ season, coach Kenny Atkinson

    Larry Brown Sports "Timofey Mozgov’s first season in Brooklyn wasn’t quite the best one, and now he is offering a few candid thoughts on it. The Nets center recently appeared on Radio Mayak in his native Russia and discussed his frustrations with the team during the 2017-18..." June 10

  • Dinwiddie laughs at Nets' chances of landing LeBron: 'He ain't coming here'

    The Score "LeBron James has some big choices to make about his future. Will he stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers and retire a hero in his home state? Or will he leave for greener pastures and improve his chances of winning another title? At least one thing's clear: He's definitely not..." June 09

  • Marvin Bagley III To Work Out For Kings, Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Top prospect Marvin Bagley III had his first pre-draft workout on Friday, visiting the Suns. Following his audition for the team holding the first overall pick, the Duke big man will work out for the clubs holding the second and third selections, he said today. As Scott..." June 08

  • Nets, Clippers, Sixers Exploring Draft Trades?

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, who currently hold the 29th, 40th, and 45th overall picks in the 2018 NBA draft, would like to move up into the teens if possible, league sources tell Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Scotto identifies the Nuggets (No. 14), Wizards (No. 15),..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Jeremy Lin fires back at Jalen Rose's comment about Nets

    Sporting News "Jeremy Lin has fired back at ESPN's Jalen Rose over his comments about the Nets during Tuesday’s episode of Get Up. The former NBA player claimed that professional players on losing teams don’t have fun and used the Nets as an example to prove his..." May 30

  • Nets trade is ‘gift that keeps on giving’ for Celtics according to league executive

    Clutch Points "In 2013, the Boston Celtics sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a couple of first-round picks in 2014, 2016, 2018. Five years down the road, the Celtics are clearly reaping the benefits of the deal. As reported by David..." May 29

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Nets' Atkinson may have started new wave of development-focused coaching hires

    Yardbarker "The Nets hired Kenny Atkinson to be the team’s head coach prior to the 2016/17 season, which was a deviation from the norm with NBA head coaching hires. While Atkinson was a respected assistant coach, he had no head coaching experience and was more of a developmental coach; someone who..." May 17

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Nets owner being sued by Russian Olympics whistleblower

    New York Post "Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has been sued in New York State Court by Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower who exposed Russian cheating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. “With today’s filings, the hunted becomes the hunter,” said Rodchenkov’s lawyer, Jim Walden. “Russia and its puppets have..." May 01

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • Nets Hire Pablo Prigioni, Tiago Splitter

    Hoops Rumors "A pair of former NBA players have joined the Nets’ organization, the team announced today in a press release. Pablo Prigioni has been hired as an assistant coach on Kenny Atkinson‘s staff, while Tiago Splitter had been named a pro scout with additional duties related to on-court player..." April 24

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Jahlil Okafor: My Career Has Been Surprising

    Real GM Basketball "Jahlil Okafor entered the NBA as a generational low post talent, but he's dealt with injuries, off-court issues and a deep center rotation with the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite a fresh start with the Brooklyn Nets this season, Okafor's place in the NBA remains uncertain as he heads to..." April 12

  • Jeremy Lin will be joining a deep point-guard group next season

    New York Post "The first full season of this Nets regime was defined — and derailed — by a lack of fit and viable point guards. As the season wrapped up with Wednesday’s 110-97 loss to the Celtics, next year also may be decided by how they handle the position. Jeremy Lin, who worked out lightly pregame at TD..." April 12

  • Nets are seeing their project pay off — maybe too well

    New York Post "After the Nets spent last season trying to build up Joe Harris’ confidence, he set a goal to shoot 40 percent from 3-point range. Turns out he’s been better than even he expected. Harris has been the Nets’ shooter this season, and the NBA’s most accurate in 2018. It’s no coincidence the Nets..." April 10