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  • NBA Rumors: Chris Broussard says Nets will go hard for Anthony Davis, dreams of pairing him with Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "The trade talks surrounding New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis are starting to pick up steam once again, especially since the start of free agency is less than two months away. The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics are expected..." May 21

  • Wolves Hiring Gianluca Pascucci As Assistant GM

    Nets Daily "Gianluca Pascucci, the Nets Director of Global Scouting — and the man credited with finding and pushing Rodions Kurucs— is leaving for an assistant GM job in Minnesota. He’ll join newly hired Gersson Rosas. As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Pascucci and Rosas worked..." May 20

  • Pelicans Agree to Deal With Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon to Become New GM

    SI "After securing the No. 1 pick in next month's draft, the Pelicans have now landed on Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to be their new general manager, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. New Orleans has been without a general manager since firing Dell Demps back..." May 19

  • Nets Face Management Makeover

    New York Post "As the Nets gain respect, they lose pieces. The latest was assistant general manager Trajan Langdon, who agreed to become New Orleans’ new GM. Langdon, the G League Executive of the Year, also had been interviewed by Minnesota and Washington, the latter’s interest in him..." May 19

  • Execs Expect Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, Nets To Shop Draft Picks

    Hoops Rumors "Several executives around the NBA who spoke to Michael Scotto of The Athletic identified the Hawks, Celtics, Sixers, and Nets as teams that will be looking to trade at least one of their 2019 draft picks. As we noted in our breakdown of draft picks by team earlier this week, there are..." May 18

  • Marc Stein Claims Nets Could Be Just as Likely as Knicks to Land Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant

    12 Up "NBA free agency is quickly approaching and there are a lot of game changers and franchise makers on the board this offseason. With the players available, the entire make up of the league could look different by the beginning of the 2019-2020 season, with multiple star players in new..." May 17

  • Pascal Siakam, D'Angelo Russell, De'Aaron Fox named finalists for NBA Most Improved Player award

    TSN "Toronto Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam has been named one of the three finalists for this season's Most Improved Player award, the NBA announced Friday night.  Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox and Brooklyn Nets points guard D'Angelo..." May 17

  • Nets expected to be contenders for Jimmy Butler

    New York Post "Kevin Durant may be the Nets’ top target in free agency, but he’s not the only one. The feeling around the NBA is the Nets will have a very real chance to pry four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler away from Philadelphia. Finally having the cash and cachet to get looks from the..." May 17

  • Five potential Jimmy Butler landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "He won’t be the biggest fish available this summer, but Jimmy Butler, one of the league’s top two-way wings and a player coming off an 18.7/5.3/4.0 campaign will have a bevy of suitors once he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent come July 1. The common..." May 16

  • KD And Kyrie Will Consider The Nets Just As Much As The Knicks

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks struck out on the draft lottery Tuesday evening, but there still lies plenty of hope in free agency, where the Knicks are expected to be major players for several top-target free agents. The most notable of these targets are Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, whose..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Ideal Landing Spots for Star NBA Free Agent Tobias Harris

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's most interesting journeyman has reached the open market. While never an All-Star, Tobias Harris has often produced like one, most recently providing 20 points per night and compiling a brilliant 48.7/39.7/86.6 shooting slash. But for one reason or another,..." May 15

  • NBA rumors: Where will Sixers’ Jimmy Butler sign as a free agent?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are plenty of questions surrounding the Sixers heading into the offseason. One of the biggest revolves around Jimmy Butler, the star wing they acquired in December from the Minnesota Timberwolves. When the Sixers made the trade, they knew full well that there was a..." May 14

  • What we know about Knicks, Nets' chances of landing free agent Kawhi Leonard

    SNY TV "Things can change quickly in the NBA, but the general consensus around the league at the moment is that neither the Knicks nor the Nets have a strong chance to sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency. As ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported, the Los Angeles Clippers and..." May 13

  • Five potential Kyrie Irving landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "It was a tumultuous season for the Boston Celtics in 2018-19, one that ended with a whiff and a thud, and that may not apply to a single player more than it does to Kyrie Irving. The six-time All-Star point guard put up huge numbers, to be sure, averaging 23.8 points, 5.0..." May 10

  • Nets lose key assistant coach to Bulls

    New York Post "Nets assistant Chris Fleming is bolting Brooklyn for Chicago — and a promotion. Fleming, The Post confirmed, has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant to Bulls head coach Jim Boylen. The move was first reported by ESPN. A 49-year-old New Jersey native,..." May 09

  • Chris Fleming Leaving Nets For Bulls

    Hoops Rumors "Nets assistant coach Chris Fleming will join the Bulls as the top assistant to Jim Boylen, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A former coach of the German national team, Fleming joined Brooklyn’s staff in 2016 when Kenny Atkinson took over the team. Fleming also served as..." May 08

  • NBA rumors: Celtics’ Kyrie Irving choosing Nets over Knicks in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Kyrie Irving was a 10-year-old, the NBA team in his home state of New Jersey made an improbable run to the NBA Finals on the back of a future Hall of Fame point guard. We’ll soon see if Irving, set to hit free agency this summer, follows in Jason Kidd’s..." May 08

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Joe Tsai Talks Decision To Buy Nets Over Rockets

    New York Post "Joe Tsai admitted when he was first contacted about buying the Nets two years ago he didn’t take it seriously at first, but he eventually picked them over the Rockets or the NFL or European soccer. Why? Partly because the NBA has a better model and more growth potential, but..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Why marijuana bust won’t impact any D’Angelo Russell deal

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell getting stopped for pot isn’t going to stop him from getting paid. And more and more it’s looking like it’s going to be by the Nets. Russell got cited by police for marijuana possessionWednesday night, trying to fly from..." May 06

  • Nets’ Allen Crabbe exercises $18.5 million player option for 2019-20

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Allen Crabbe has exercised his $18.5 million player-option for the upcoming season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nets received Crabbe in an offseason trade in 2017, a full year after they signed him to a restricted..." May 03

  • YES ratings jump 22% for full season as MSG dives 38%

    Nets Daily "The final numbers are in for the 2018-19 regular season and the Nets local TV ratings on the YES Network jumped 22 percent, the fourth biggest jump in the NBA. But despite that, the Nets continue to have the worst ratings (but not the smallest audience.) The ratings were..." May 02

  • Nets' D'Angelo Russell cited for marijuana possession in checked bag at LaGuardia

    USA Today "Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell was cited at a New York airport Wednesday night after marijuana was found in his checked baggage, a person with knowledge of the incident told USA TODAY Sports.  Russell, who was flying from LaGuardia Airport to Louisville..." May 02

  • Four potential D'Angelo Russell landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "One of this summer’s most interesting free agencies will revolve around D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets. In reality, it breaks down pretty simply: If the Nets fail to land an elite free agent this summer, Russell should be back on the team next year; if..." May 01

  • NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard ‘Would Consider’ Joining The Brooklyn Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are suddenly one of the brightest young teams in the league after coming off a hard-fought first-round matchup against the Sixers. Their future looks bright, with D’Angelo Russell and a multitude of young stars ready to take over. This summer, however, things..." May 01

  • Jared Dudley ‘would be shocked’ if Nets don’t get a sit-down with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in free agency

    New York Times "Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal say it pretty much every night they’re on the air during these N.B.A. playoffs: They long to see LeBron James join them for a cameo on Turner Sports’ famed “Inside The N.B.A.” set. They’re not alone,..." April 30

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • The Nets’ ‘Plan B’ If They Fail To Sign Kevin Durant

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are out of the playoff picture, but they remain optimistic about their chances to improve this summer. As a whole host of stars his the free agent market, the Nets have surfaced as a very desirable location for many names looking to change scenes. If they happen to..." April 29

  • NBA Rumors: Nets forward Jared Dudley could land with Celtics

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley is reportedly interested in joining the Boston Celtics as a free agent this upcoming offseason, according to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. Dudley played for Boston College and has enjoyed a sound bounce-back year for the..." April 29

  • The Nets’ competition for Tobias Harris comes into focus

    New York Post "The Post reported Brooklyn’s interest in bringing Long Islander Tobias Harris back home in free agency months ago. Now their competition for the sweet-shooting stretch four is finally coming into focus. Harris was dealt to Philadelphia at the trade deadline, and..." April 29

  • D’Angelo Russell May Be Linked To Phoenix Due To Devin Booker

    Fadeaway World "Like so many other stars this offseason, D’Angelo Russell faces a huge decision about his basketball future. He made a name for himself in Brooklyn. And after earning a ticket to his first ever All-Star game, the 23-year-old star must decide if he wants to become the new face of..." April 26

  • Nets GM Sean Marks says D’Angelo Russell ‘knows how we feel about him’

    Newsday "Faced with an impossible task when he took over as general manager of the Nets in February of 2016, Sean Marks has turned them into a winning organization faster than anyone could have predicted. Shrewd trades and free-agent signings, on-target drafting and skillful player development by coach..." April 26

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Why Nets need to lock up Caris LeVert long term — and soon

    New York Post "The Nets have dubbed Caris LeVert “Baby Durant,” as much for his play as for his friendship with the Warriors star. And locking up the budding young guard with a contract extension would be wise, whether or not it helps land Kevin Durant in free agency. The Nets opted not..." April 25

  • Is D'Angelo Russell Worth Max Money to Anyone in the NBA?

    Bleacher Report "No one saw this coming. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, who two years ago used D'Angelo Russell as a tool to clear cap space—almost unheard of for a No. 2 pick in the draft—and then insulted him on the way out. Not the Brooklyn Nets, who, yes, took a shot on Russell but..." April 25

  • D'Angelo Russell 'definitely' wants to be back with Nets

    The Sports Daily "D’Angelo Russell did just about everything he could do to make his case for being a franchise player. Career highs in points, assists and shooting, check. Make the All-Star team, check. Lead the Nets to the playoffs, check. All Russell can do now is wait. As a..." April 24

  • NBA Rumors: D’Angelo Russell Expected To Demand $27 Million Per Season In Free Agency

    Inquisitr "D’Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets have succeeded in surpassing the expectations set for them in the 2018-19 NBA season. Despite not having a legitimate NBA superstar on their roster, the Nets managed to finish the regular season as the No. 6 seed to earn a playoff spot in the Eastern..." April 24

  • The Nets could look completely different next season

    New York Post "With the season over, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson can finally exhale. With the offseason starting, now GM Sean Marks kicks into overdrive. He’ll have a lot of decisions to make. Some will be tough, and could be downright unpopular. After the Nets’ blowout..." April 24

  • The Nets-Sixers series ended with the most pointless beef

    SB Nation "The unnecessarily dramatic Nets-Sixers first-round NBA playoff series is over, and it could not have ended on a more on-brand note. A series that revved up when a 33-year-old veteran triggered an arms war with a mundane (and accurate) statement about a 22-year-old All-Star finished with..." April 24

  • The Nets’ playoff fate could hinge on a Joe Harris turnaround

    New York Post "The hottest shooter in the league has gone ice cold. And the Nets’ playoff hopes in a do-or-die Game 5 versus the Sixers may hinge on getting Joe Harris heated back up. “It’s just a matter of time,” Kenny Atkinson said. “I used to watch this in..." April 23

  • Nets Owner Joe Tsai Fined $35K for Comments 'Detrimental to the NBA'

    New York Daily News "Nets minority owner, Joe Tsai has been fined $35,000 for supporting GM Sean Marks’ Game 4 actions. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Monday saying the tweet was a public statement detrimental to the NBA. Tsai took to Twitter late Sunday in defense of..." April 23

  • The Nets may lose this series, but they’re winning the future

    New York Daily News "I’m not saying the Nets are toast, down 3-1 to the 76ers after Saturday’s heartbreaking Game 4 loss. I’m saying there’s a longer game, and this series is already a win on those terms. This is supposed to be the year the Sixers blossom into a full-blown title..." April 22

  • NBA says Nets' Allen was fouled late in Game 4

    ESPN "The NBA said Sunday that Nets center Jarrett Allen was fouled in the final seconds of Saturday's Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Brooklyn. According to the league's Last Two Minute Report, Sixers forward Tobias Harrisgrabbed Allen,..." April 22

  • Jarrett Allen is youngest player in Nets franchise history to record a 20-point game in the playoffs

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen finished with 21 points and eight rebounds in Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers. By scoring 20 points, Allen became the youngest player in Nets franchise history to notch 20 points in a playoff game. Allen shot 7-of-11 from the field in..." April 21

  • Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley Fined for Roles in 76ers vs. Nets Game 4 Fight

    Bleacher Report "Although Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were both ejected from Saturday's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, neither will receive an additional suspension, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN. The two were responsible for escalating an altercation during Game 4..." April 21

  • Nets feel Joel Embiid should have multiple flagrant 2 fouls

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets were furious with the officiating in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal against the Philadelphia 76ers, and now we know why. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets are “livid” that Joel Embiid’s flagrant 1 fouls in Games 2 and 4 were..." April 21

  • Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks suspended and fined "Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the Referee Locker Room postgame, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, NBA League Operations. The incident occurred following the Nets’ 112-108 loss to..." April 21