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  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • D’Angelo Russell has a hilarious response when asked if he is excited to play in LA

    Clutch Points "It’s been a few years since D’Angelo Russell was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Brooklyn Nets. Despite this, the shadow of LA hasn’t left Russell’s side yet … at least to some reporters. Per Anthony Puccio of SB Nation, Russell was asked..." March 12

  • The Nets have made playing defense ‘personal’

    New York Post "Sure, part of the Nets’ defensive uptick is due to a break in the schedule. But most of it was due to a look in the mirror. “Yeah, it got a lot better, guys finally understanding how we need to play defensively, how we need to help each other,” DeMarre Carroll said...." March 11

  • Hawks fans taunt D’Angelo Russell with ‘snitch’ chant

    Larry Brown Sports "D’Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets from Los Angeles in part because of some drama he started with a former teammate, and fans don’t want to let him forget about it. Russell had a rough shooting night in Saturday’s 114-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks. He..." March 10

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • ‘Thank you, Magic’: Nets fans are grateful for D’Angelo Russell trade from Lakers

    New York Daily News "The Brooklyn Nets have one man to thank for D’Angelo Russell: Magic Johnson. At least according to fans at the Barclays Center Wednesday night. During the Nets’ 113-107 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, fans began chanting “Thank you, Magic” as Russell took to..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • NBA Execs Predict Market For D’Angelo Russell

    Hoops Rumors "As I noted on Wednesday when I singled out a few restricted free agents poised to land lucrative multiyear deals this summer, few RFAs-to-be are better positioned than D’Angelo Russell. The Nets‘ point guard has enjoyed a breakout season in 2018/19,..." March 07

  • How the Nets’ DeMarre Carroll stood tall by taking a seat

    New York Post "DeMarre Carroll has fully embraced a bench role for the Nets this season after serving almost exclusively as a starter over his previous five NBA campaigns. Carroll, who has come off the bench in all 53 of his appearances, matched his season-high with 22 points in as many minutes..." March 07

  • D’Angelo Russell on Most Improved Player: ‘I’m gonna win that s—. Watch. Put it on record. I’m gonna win it’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is favored to win Most Improved Player. Kings guard De'Aaron Fox should be leading the race for Most Improved Player. But nobody is more confident about winning the award than Nets guard D'Angelo Russell. Russell, via Anthony Pucci of..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Dinwiddie to return vs. Hornets after 14-game absence

    The Score "Spencer Dinwiddie is set to help the Brooklyn Nets' playoff push. The fifth-year guard will return against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, head coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters on Thursday, including The Athletic's Michael Scotto. Atkinson added that the team..." March 01

  • Nets Star Spencer Dinwiddie Wants To Build A Real Life ‘Iron Man’ Suit When He Retires

    Dime Magazine "Spencer Dinwiddie is just 25 years old and in only his fifth season in the NBA, but the Brooklyn Nets guard already has big, Marvel-esque plans for when he eventually retires. In a conversation with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Dinwiddie revealed that he wants to build his very own..." March 01

  • Spencer Dinwiddie’s return to the Nets is imminent

    New York Post "The Nets still won’t say when Spencer Dinwiddie is expected back from right thumb surgery. But after he was spotted doing catch-and-shoot drills Wednesday, they admitted the guard’s return is imminent. “He’s very close to returning. Very close. I’ll leave..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Nets finally respond to Kenny Atkinson’s rebounding plea

    New York Post "Kenny Atkinson had been on his team to hit the boards harder, to cover for Jarrett Allen when he rotates to protect the rim. They finally got the message. And DeMarre Carroll got it clearest of all, collecting 12 rebounds as the Nets earned a physical 101-85 win over the..." February 26

  • Nets To Sign Tahjere McCall To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are poised to sign G League guard Tahjere McCall to a 10-day contract, reports Michael Scotto of The Athletic (via Twitter). Brooklyn has an open spot on its 15-man roster, so no corresponding roster move will be necessary to accommodate McCall. A former..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Ed Davis: I didn’t think Nets would make playoffs when I signed

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ed Davis signed a one-year contract worth the full room exception with the Nets last summer. Brooklyn was coming off four straight losing seasons and was expected to struggle again. Davis, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post: “When I signed here in..." February 25

  • The Nets’ ownership situation is no battle of the billionaires

    New York Post "Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and co-owner Joe Tsai are on completely different timelines. In a few years, Prokhorov will be essentially divested from the team, while Tsai has plans spanning six, seven, eight years down the line. But being on different timelines hasn’t kept them..." February 25

  • Was Kemba Walker fouled on final shot against Brooklyn?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Charlotte had come from 19-points down to Brooklyn and now, down two in the final seconds of regulation, had the chance to win the game or send it to overtime. D'Angelo Russell had missed a game-sealing three, and with 6.2 seconds on the clock Charlotte had a chance. The Hornets..." February 24

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Joe Harris wins three-point shooting contest

    Nets Daily "Three years ago, Kenny Atkinson told Joe Harris that he wanted the former Cavalier to be “our Kyle Korver.” Harris was shocked, Atkinson said, but on Saturday night, the 6’6” guard, now in his third year with Brooklyn, is fulfilling the Nets and their coach’s..." February 17

  • Nets not letting short-term success cloud judgment

    Yardbarker "The Nets had a quiet trade deadline last week, making just one small move when they acquired a second-round pick by taking on Greg Monroe‘s contract and sending a little cash to Toronto. While Brooklyn is having its best season in years and is in position to make the playoffs, general..." February 13

  • Nets' Russell: Trade from Lakers was 'best thing' in my career

    Bleacher Report "Rewind to Thursday, Feb. 7. It’s the afternoon. It’s the NBA trade deadline and a particularly busy one at that. A quarter of the league might be gunning for Anthony Davis, and everybody else might be moving their best players, or sitting tight, or getting antsy, depending on the..." February 13

  • Raptors send Greg Monroe to Nets for second-round pick

    Sporting News "The Raptors gained one big man and lost another two on Thursday. After acquiring Marc Gasol for a package that included Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors dealt Greg Monroe to the Nets for a second-round pick, according to The Athletic. " February 07

  • Caris LeVert Set To Return For Nets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets‘ most significant addition at the trade deadline may be the return of one of their own players. According to Brian Lewis of The New York Post (Twitter link), injured guard Caris LeVert is ready to get back on the court and will be available for tomorrow..." February 07

  • Nets' Allen Crabbe deemed available Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Crabbe (knee) is available Wednesday against the Nuggets, Tom Dowd of BrooklynNets.com reports. Crabbe will make his return following a 25-game absence Wednesday, and he'll look to help the Nets make a playoff push. In the six games prior to injuring his knee, he averaged 14.8..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe to practice Tuesday, may return ‘prior to All-Star break’

    Nets Daily "Brooklyn Nets third-year wing Caris LeVert, who has been out since November 12th after suffering a very, very scary foot dislocation, is close to returning to action, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Maybe as soon as the next week or two, per Woj. Later, the..." February 05

  • The sign Nets mounting injuries are finally taking their toll

    New York Post "As the Nets trudge into the dog days of the season — with heavy minutes on their legs and the All-Star break tantalizingly close on the horizon — their offense has taken a nosedive. Whether that’s due to losing point guard Spencer Dinwiddie or the overall litany of..." February 04

  • Nets Sign Mitch Creek To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After his 10-day contract with the Nets expired overnight, Australian forward Mitch Creek has re-signed with the club on a second 10-day deal, Brooklyn announced this morning in a press release. The new pact will keep Creek under contract through February 13,..." February 04

  • Report: Nets G Caris LeVert (foot) could return before All-Star break, report says

    Sporting News "Caris LeVert is making a quick recovery. The Nets guard will return to five-on-five practice soon, according to an ESPN report. He could even return to the lineup before the All-Star break, the report stated, citing unidentified league sources.

  • Klay Thompson out, Nets’ Joe Harris in for All-Star Three Point Contest

    Yahoo! Sports "The All-Star Saturday Three-Point Contest in Charlotte is STACKED. Brothers Stephen Curry and Seth Curry will face off, plus Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Sacramento’s Buddy Hield. But no longer Klay Thompson, the Warriors’..." February 03

  • Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell to replace Victor Oladipo in All-Star game

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell will replace Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo in the 2019 All-Star game, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium. Victor Oladipo was lost for the season after undergoing season-ending surgery on a..." February 01

  • The way D’Angelo Russell still can become an All-Star

    New York Post "D’Angelo Russell wasn’t named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve — but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to be an All-Star. Pacers guard Victor Oladipo was named to the team, but his season-ending knee injury means he will be replaced...." February 01

  • NBA Rumors: Clippers, Nets expected to pursue Jimmy Butler this offseason

    Sporting News "Jimmy Butler could have multiple options this summer. The Clippers and Nets are both expected to pursue the 29-year-old 76ers forward if he opts out of his contract and becomes a free agent after the season, according to a report from The Ringer, which cites unidentified league..." January 31

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • There Are At Least Five Teams Expected To Try To Make A Kristaps Porzingis Trade

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks moved swiftly to get a deal done with the Knicks for their star big man, as Marc Stein brought word less than an hour after news broke a Porzingis trade was possible that the Mavs were sending Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, and more to New York for Porzingis and some of..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Nets trying to stay in the moment, but the future looks bright

    Newsday "For a few years now, the Nets have lived in a challenging dichotomy: They were a team being built for the future that had to focus on the present to have any chance at success. But things have changed a little these days. The future that once seemed so far off is starting to..." January 30

  • Kenny Atkinson has created a star in D'Angelo Russell and a playoff team in Brooklyn

    SNY TV "When D'Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, head coach Kenny Atkinson had the biggest development task of his career. Not because Russell wasn't skilled, rather the fact that he was the lottery pick the Nets never had. This was his chance to develop somebody with..." January 30

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29