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  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Nets mutually part ways with CEO David Levy after less than 2 months on the job

    Bloomberg "David Levy is resigning as chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, abruptly walking away from the fast-growing sports operation owned by Alibaba Group billionaire Joe Tsai. Levy, a 33-year veteran of Turner Broadcasting, was named to..." November 12

  • Lakers’ Rajon Rondo Not Pushing Recovery From Calf Strain, Thanks To Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard Rajon Rondo has yet to take the court this season as he continues to rehab a calf strain. On Monday, he shared that his injury was compared to Kevin Durant’s, which convinced him not to push his recovery too quickly. Likely, Rondo won’t be..." November 11

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Nets should be able to manage DeAndre Jordan’s injury just fine

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets veteran big man DeAndre Jordan suffered a sprained left ankle on Monday night in the team’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, but by the looks of things, it appears the 31-year-old center won’t be missing too much..." November 07

  • Rodions Kurucs struggling to adapt to his new Nets role

    New York Post "The version of Rodions Kurucs the Nets are getting right now isn’t the same one who looked like a second-round steal and a surefire starter. Faced with the challenge of an upgraded roster, he has found himself slumping on the court and struggling for minutes. “He’s..." November 07

  • Why Timothe’ Luwawu-Cabarrot chose the Nets

    Nets Daily "Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, the Nets two-way forward, has had an interesting journey. In his three years in the NBA, the 6’7 small forward has been a part of four NBA teams and spent some time in the G League with the Delaware 87ers. Now on his two-way deal with..." November 07

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents 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 the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant's departure: 'He started to get restless'

    Sportsnaut "Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr recently opened up about the free-agent departure of two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant. The championship head coach had a rather interesting take on the reasoning behind Durant’s departure. “MY FEELING WAS HE STARTED..." November 07

  • Did James Harden forget Kevin Durant left the Warriors?

    Sporting News "Rockets vs. Warriors has been must-see TV in recent years, but Wednesday night was much different. Instead of trotting out the Death Lineup™ of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Golden State rolled out ... none of those guys. Instead, the Warriors..." November 07

  • Brooklyn Nets Could Land Aaron Gordon In A Blockbuster Deal

    Bleacher Report "Not every early-season NBA problem is solved with time. Sure, some are erased from memory with hot play over the cold winter months. But others are here for the long haul and threaten to kill a campaign before it ever really starts. The potential for the latter is..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • Nike puts Kyrie Irving ‘I wanted to play at home’ billboard on side of Madison Square Garden

    NBC Sports "This is some next level — and multi-story — trolling. Nike has a permanent billboard space on the side of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, the home of your 1-6 New York Knicks, and in that space the company has put up an ad featuring Kyrie Irving talking about..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • Kevin Durant Is Dating Cyn Santana

    Popular Superstars "It seems like things between Joe Budden and Cyn Santana are really over. Because while NBA star Kevin Durant is apparently single, there’s a new rumor in town. And that is that he’s now dating Cyn, who is Joe Budden’s baby mama! I..." November 04

  • Nets, Suns Eligible To Add 16th Man

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Suns are now each eligible to add a 16th man to their standard roster if they so choose. Brooklyn would be able to carry a 16th player up until the team’s December 15 game against the Sixers, while Phoenix could carry a 16th man until its December 17..." November 04

  • Taurean Prince’s incredible journey from homeless to Nets

    New York Post "“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” — “The Pursuit of Happyness” As soon as Taurean Prince got to Brooklyn, got to feel the Nets family vibe, he knew this was home. And after overcoming first a broken home and then not having..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson Grossed Out The Entire Internet By Using Ear Wax As Lip Balm

    Total Pro Sports "Kenny Atkinson is not your typical basketball coach. He likes to do things differently, and that was never more apparent than during Friday night’s home contest against the Houston Rockets. Not only was Kenny going viral for his wacky football-inspired play-calling..." November 04

  • Nets Call Up Second-Round Pick Nicolas Claxton

    Heavy "Nicolas Claxton is heading to Brooklyn. The Nets announced they have recalled the 2019 second-round pick from the Long Island Nets, their NBA G League Affiliate. Claxton will suit up for Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays..." November 04

  • Nets coach Kenny Atkinson explains use of Dennis Scott sign

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Atkinson went viral on Friday for a poster he threw up during his Brooklyn Nets’ 123-116 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night. Atkinson’s Nets were trying to protect a lead in the final minute and did not want to allow the Rockets to shoot their way back into..." November 02

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2019: Atlantic Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. 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 Division: Fred..." November 02

  • The Nets desperately need to get Joe Harris more involved in the offense

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets weren’t expected to play top-notch basketball right out of the gate due to Kevin Durant’s absence. However, nobody expected a team led by Kyrie Irving and supported by outstanding role players like Joe Harris, Caris LeVert and Jarrett..." November 01

  • Russell Westbrook offers visceral reaction to James Harden crossing over Kyrie Irving

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving is usually the one twisting defenders in knots with his handles. On Friday, though, he was on the receiving end of a vicious James Harden crossover, and his buckling lower body earned a strong reaction from Rockets guard Russell Westbrook. Midway through the first..." November 01

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Charles Oakley: How Knicks can prove Kevin Durant wrong

    New York Post "Charles Oakley isn’t closing the door on one day coming back to the Garden. But whether or not it’s truly open from the other side remains to be seen. The Knicks great has not been to the Garden since getting ejected after a scuffle with security at a game..." October 31

  • Kevin Durant: Draymond Green Fight Played Role in Decision to Leave Golden State

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant and Draymond Green's public argument near the beginning of last season appeared, from the outside, to cause a bit of a rift in the team. Green was suspended a game and both players were heated in the moment. After the fact, they both played down the incident, and still went on..." October 31

  • Kevin Durant Confirms On "First Take" Whether He'll Play This Season

    Hot New Hip Hop "Kevin Durant was the best player on the free-agent market this summer and in the end, he decided to go to the Brooklyn Nets alongside Kyrie Irving. While Durant's decision was huge and effects the entire landscape of the NBA, the full scope of it all won't be seen until Durant..." October 31

  • Kyrie Irving defends having mood swings: ‘I don’t have to be perfect’

    NBC Sports Boston "Kyrie Irving's tenure in Brooklyn is already off to a rocky start. On Tuesday, only three games into Irving's Nets career, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan noted in a column that the star point guard's mood swings have become an "unspoken..." October 31

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It’s early, but these Nets’ growing pains are ugly

    New York Post "There are still 78 games left in the NBA’s regular season, and we will take it on faith that most of those nights will go a little differently than this one did. That is certainly how Kenny Atkinson is rooting. “It’s four games,” the Nets coach said,..." October 31

  • Kevin Durant responds to Donovan McNabb about Nets regret

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has yet to play in a game with the Brooklyn Nets and won’t until next season, but somehow there has already been talk about whether he regrets his decision to leave the Golden State Warriors. Judging by the exchange he had with former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, that does..." October 30

  • Kevin Durant: ‘Derrick Rose Is Looking Like An All-Star’

    Fadeaway World "Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant might be sidelined right now, but that doesn’t prevent the All-Star player to keep tabs on the things happening around the league. After the first week of the competition, one guy is showing a great game and KD has noticed that. Detroit Pistons..." October 30

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • D’Angelo Russell: ‘I knew I wasn’t going back to Brooklyn’

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Justin Termine of SiriusXM Radio, D’Angelo Russell said he knew early on that he wasn’t going back to Brooklyn, that he sensed a change in attitude towards him. Here’s the interview, thanks to his biggest..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Barcelona responds to Nets’ Kevin Durant saying he wants to play for them

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant may have just joined the Brooklyn Nets in the past offseason, but the 10-time All-Star is already dreaming about competing for a very different squad in the future. Durant, 31, revealed to former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Serge..." October 29

  • Nets superstar Kevin Durant claims Pistons guard Derrick Rose ‘is looking like an All-Star’

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant likely won’t play this season, but he’s keeping tabs on the entire league. One player KD has noticed early in the season is Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose. Speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Summit..." October 29

  • Kevin Durant Has Kyrie Irving’s Back During ‘Mood Swings-Gate’ "Kevin Durant has Kyrie Irving’s back even as “mood swings-gate” trends on social media Tuesday. "I look at Kyrie as somebody who is an artist," Durant said, according to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. "You have to leave him alone. You know what..." October 29

  • Nets HC Kenny Atkinson Disputes Kyrie Irving 'Mood Swings' Report

    WFAN Sports Radio "Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson disputed a report suggesting Kyrie Irving's behavior is already becoming a concern for team officials.  On Tuesday, ESPN's Jackie MacMullen reported Irving's "mood swings" is the..." October 29

  • Kyrie Irving first suggested teaming up with Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan at 2016 Olympics

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving became friends with Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan during the 2016 Olympics. Irving had just won a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers while Durant was coming off his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. The three had endless conversations about basketball,..." October 29

  • Kevin Durant dreams of playing in Europe, specifically for Barcelona, before retiring

    Sporting News "NBA superstar Kevin Durant confessed he would be interested in finishing his career overseas, specifically with Barcelona. The 10-time NBA All-Star won two Finals as part of a dominant Warriors team, and he was named MVP in 2014 after averaging 32 points per game for the..." October 29