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  • NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Would Have Joined Knicks Instead Of Nets If KD Didn’t Suffer Injury

    Inquisitr "During the 2019 NBA All-Star weekend, rumors have started to circulate about the possibility of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing together on the same team. The rumors heated up days before the 2019 NBA free agency started, with the New York Knicks emerging as the top favorite to land both..." July 18

  • NBA Rumors: 30 Free-Agent Targets for 30 Teams Next Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Following a summer that saw Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis, Mike Conley and more change teams, 2020's free-agency class looks a bit sparse by comparison. That's not meant as a slight to players..." July 18

  • Danny Ainge says the Kyrie Irving bashing is ‘unfair’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge believes all the Kyrie Irving bashing which is taking place in Boston is “unfair.” Ainge says the Celtics’ chemistry in 2018-19 just wasn’t good and blaming Irving for all of the team’s issues..." July 18

  • 10 NBA stars facing the most pressure in 2019-20

    Sportsnaut "Now that most of the pieces have been moved during what has been a frantic summer around the NBA, it’s time to look forward to the 2019-20 season. The Los Angeles Lakers added Anthony Davis to team up with LeBron James, creating a ton of pressure for both..." July 18

  • The NBA's Supermax Is Doing What It Was Supposed To

    Deadspin "The provisions of a collective bargaining agreement can be tricky things. After all, by definition they’re negotiated and agreed upon by parties with different and largely opposed interests, who will want different and often directly conflicting things out of them. The purpose or intent..." July 18

  • 5 NBA Players Poised for a Breakout Year in 2019-20

    12 Up "1. Lonzo Ball The NOLA Bayou is a far cry from the bright LA lights, which is perfect for Lonzo Ball. Ball came in with immense expectations, and like D’Angelo Russell, can thrive with a change of scenery as a former No. 2 overall pick. Zo hounds his opponents on defense while..." July 18

  • Spencer Dinwiddie First Talked About Free Agency With Kyrie Irving In December

    Dime Magazine "The Brooklyn Nets had the biggest summer of any team in the Eastern Conference and likely in the entire league outside of the Clippers. Last year’s pleasant surprise in the East became a soon-to-be contender for the Finals by bringing in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. The Nets..." July 17

  • Nets GM: Kevin Durant said he loves the team's system

    WFAN Sports Radio "Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks generally maintains a cool and collected demeanor, but even he admits he's been pumped about how free agency turned out for his team. The Nets have been the talk of the NBA this summer after landing two of the biggest prizes in free agency..." July 17

  • Who are next NBA stars (James Harden?!) to ride trade wave?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul and Paul George are “Patients Zero” for the trade epidemic that has rocked the NBA the past two years. Following disappointing ends to their respective 2016-17 seasons, each demanded a trade and was subsequently dealt to a new team that June. Butler went to..." July 17

  • Danny Ainge knew during the season that Kyrie Irving was leaving

    Sportsnaut "It wasn’t a well kept secret that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving was looking to bolt the Boston Celtics after two seasons. Things turned ugly between the NBA champ and his now former Celtics squad. But how bad were they? In talking to the media on Wednesday,..." July 17

  • Every NBA Team's Biggest Hole After Free-Agency Madness

    Bleacher Report "Another hectic round of NBA free agency has come and gone, and with the dust now settling, teams are left to grapple with the roster holes that went unfilled. Nothing, of course, is set in stone so far from training camps. But barring any more blockbuster trades, depth..." July 17

  • 3 Winners and Losers From the Hectic NBA Offseason

    12 Up "It really does feel like the NBA offseason is more entertaining than the regular season sometimes. This summer has shaken up the league tremendously with a bunch of old faces in new places, and plenty of mouths left agape after finding out who’s going where. Let’s take a look at..." July 16

  • Nets GM Sean Marks Says It’s ‘Entirely’ Kevin Durant’s Decision When He’ll Return

    Dime Magazine "The Brooklyn Nets landed a pair of All-Stars this summer, but it’s hard to imagine a path that would allow one of them to play this season. While Kyrie Irving should be good to go from day one, the ruptured achilles that Kevin Durant suffered as a member of the Golden State Warriors in..." July 16

  • The Best Player From Every NBA Team

    Fadeaway World "Summer Leauge is already here which means most of the NBA rosters are already set, and while we’re going to see a lot of trades go on throughout the season, several top-tier players are likely to stay put for most of the season. You just can’t win in this league unless you..." July 16

  • Canada’s FIBA World Cup training camp features 17 NBA players

    Pro Basketball Talk "No Andrew Wiggins, no problem. The disconnect between Wiggins and Canada Basketball seemed like a big deal when Wiggins looked like a budding star from a country without much basketball pedigree. But Wiggins has stagnated. Canada, on the other hand, looks like a rising..." July 16

  • The Warriors Apparently Worried Kevin Durant May Leave After His Muted Reaction To Winning Titles

    Dime Magazine "Kevin Durant’s tenure with the Golden State Warriros lasted just three years, as the superstar forward joined the team, went to three straight Finals, won Finals MVP and rings in two of them, and departed for the East. Durant will join his friend Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, where..." July 16

  • Predicting 5 Years from Now Which 2019 NBA Offseason Moves Look Best

    Bleacher Report "Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson of the 2019 NBA offseason. Actually, based on the shake-ups, teardowns, undertakings and overhauls we saw this summer, it seems more accurate to say nothing lasts for more than a year or two. Example: Of the 25 players named to..." July 16

  • The 11 best rookies at the NBA Summer League, ranked

    SB Nation "NBA summer league lost its main attraction when Zion Williamson exited with a knee injury just nine minutes into his debut for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson wasn’t the only top draft pick to miss time in Las Vegas: Ja Morant, Jarrett..." July 16

  • Who runs New York? The Top 25 players from the Nets and Knicks, ranked

    New York Daily News "Free agency in the NBA is just about over, representing one of the more surprising and momentous in NBA history. The two teams in New York have set their rosters, with the Knicks and Nets undergoing complete overhauls in the summer. Starting at different baselines, they both improved..." July 16

  • Nets To Sign Henry Ellenson To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have reached an agreement to sign free agent big man Henry Ellenson to a two-way contract, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Ellenson, the 18th overall pick in the 2016 draft, spent the first two and a half seasons of his professional..." July 15

  • Russell Westbrook’s Reaction To This Kevin Durant Joke Is Going Viral

    The Spun "Russell Westbrook has seemingly gotten over Kevin Durant’s decision to leave him for the Golden State Warriors, though the now-former Oklahoma City Thunder star did have some fun at his former teammate’s expense. Video has emerged of Russell Westbrook’s “Why..." July 15

  • Predicting the Next Wave of Breakout NBA Stars

    Bleacher Report "Who will be the breakout stars of the 2019-20 NBA season?  Before we answer that question, we need to address what the term means, as both "breakout" and "star" can be somewhat subjective.  For the purpose of this article, we'll..." July 15

  • Nets Welcome Kevin Durant To Brooklyn With A Bobblehead That Looks Nothing Like Him

    Total Pro Sports "How did this pass so many people in the organization that had access to multiple photos of how Kevin Durant actually looks? It was just last Monday when the former Golden State Warriors superstar announced that he would be taking his talents to the Brooklyn Nets and switching his..." July 15

  • The next 3 NBA stars to change teams

    SB Nation "There has been unprecedented movement of NBA stars in recent years. It’s not over. It’s never over. The churn is eternal thanks to shorter NBA contracts, a player mindset that is less wed to the concept of staying with a single franchise over an entire career, and teams..." July 15

  • Why Nets' Jarrett Allen played summer league after starting in the playoffs

    CBS Sports "Everybody keeps asking Jarrett Allen why he is here. He told CBS Sports that he has fielded that question "more times than I can count," and he understands why. Three months ago Allen was in the NBA playoffs, trying to dodge All-NBA center Joel..." July 15

  • Did Kevin Durant or the Warriors Benefit More from Their Time Together?

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors wanted their association with Kevin Durant to continue, but Durant didn't share that desire. Maybe that tells us everything we need to know about who benefited most from the three-year relationship. If Durant had been as fulfilled as..." July 15

  • Steph Curry explains what went down at his NYC meeting with Kevin Durant

    San Francisco Gate "In the aftermath of Kevin Durant's quick decision to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, there were a lot of rumors about how his former Warriors teammates learned the news. One persistent rumor is that Stephen Curry was on the plane back from his Under Armour Asia tour, ready..." July 15

  • How Every Bad Free-Agency Signing Could Actually Work

    Bleacher Report "Did your favorite NBA team overspend on free agents this summer? Still scratching your head over that $60 million deal for the career backup? Has your team's front office lost it, or is there actually a plan here? For some big-money free agents, the initial numbers may..." July 15

  • Five Players Who Boosted Their Stock at NBA Summer League

    The Big Lead "The NBA Summer League is filled with illusions. There have been hundreds of players over the years fans got excited about who amounted to nothing after dominating in summer league. But there are still some summer league standouts who earned a roster spot and continue to play productive..." July 15

  • Top 10 NBA Players To Never Have A Triple-Double

    Fadeaway World "We can all agree that personal stats don’t always reflect on the true impact on your team, as you can have the best performance of your life and still lose by 20 points when playing in the NBA. However, some players have made a living out of piling up stats and logging..." July 15

  • Trades to Save Every NBA Free-Agency Loser

    Bleacher Report "The summer of 2019 has been the wildest offseason ride in NBA history. In less than a month, we were treated to the following transactions (and this is just a taste of everything that went down): There's more to a lot of those deals. For example, Butler went to..." July 15

  • Nets To Sign David Nwaba

    SLAM Online "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a two-year deal with guard David Nwaba, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 26-year-old will provide additional depth in the new-look squad’s backcourt. Nwaba averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers last season and..." July 14

  • Jaylen Brown ‘liked’ photo of Celtics fans clowning Kyrie Irving

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving is no longer a Boston Celtic, and one of his former teammates seems to be enjoying that fact. New Celtics big man Enes Kanter posted a picture to Instagram on Friday of several of the team’s fans clowning their former guard by taking Irving’s old jersey and..." July 13

  • Gersson Rosas suggests Minnesota was ‘very confident’ about signing D’Angelo Russell before trade to Warriors

    Zone Coverage "When the 2019 NBA offseason kicked off, the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared to have a plan: reporting suggested that they’d bid to move up in the draft and then pursue the commitment of restricted free-agent D’Angelo Russell. Gersson Rosas completed the first of those..." July 13

  • Kyrie Irving’s dream of playing for childhood favorite team, going home clinched decision to join Nets

    Nets Daily "Kyrie Irving remembers when he decided he wanted to play on an NBA court. “It was fourth grade, I had just gotten done watching the Nets in the Finals. When I knew that this is a dream that I want to fulfill, I had to manifest it, I had to go get it,” Irving..." July 13

  • Steph Curry on Kevin Durant's decision to sign with Nets: 'I'm proud of what we accomplished'

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Steph Curry isn't holding any ill will toward Kevin Durant for his decision to walk away from the Warriors and sign with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency this summer.  Rather than dwelling on the fact that Durant left, Curry is choosing to..." July 13

  • The Nets and Clippers won free agency. Most important to their fans, the Knicks and Lakers didn’t.

    Washington Post "Before June 30, John Atkinson had long felt like the outcast. Among his New York friends, he’s the only Brooklyn Nets fan, one who proudly owns a black-and-white Jeremy Lin shirt-jersey and secretly wishes he was related to Coach Kenny Atkinson. He fell in love with Nets..." July 12

  • The 8 best players left in NBA free agency, ranked

    SB Nation "The opening eight hours of NBA free agency answered most of the questions we had about the future of the NBA, and the stunning Kawhi Leonard decision to join the Clippers with Paul Georgeanswered the rest. So who’s left on the board? Not too many people, now that..." July 12

  • The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

    Dime Magazine "For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the start of the 2019-20..." July 12

  • Ex-Warrior Nick Young admits Kevin Durant would let media get to him

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In July 2017, the Warriors signed Nick Young to a one-year contract worth just under $5.2 million. In 80 regular season games, he averaged 7.3 points and shot 37.7 percent from beyond the arc. On Wednesday night, Swaggy P was a guest on 95.7 The Game and had the..." July 12

  • Nets Anticipate $40M Annual Surge In Revenue With Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Additions

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets could see an annual surge of $40 million with the signing of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the way of increased sponsorships, merchandising and ticket sales, sources tell Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “It’s what we had hoped for,” BSE..." July 11

  • NBA Rumors: 5 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen This Summer

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is always changing. I am going to allow to enter an alternate universe for a minute. Let’s use knowledge and skills to match salaries and make some plausible which could jolt the NBA sphere. Sorry, Kyrie Irving the earth is not flat, but maybe this article will come full..." July 11

  • NBA Teams Blowing It in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 iteration of free agency has permanently transformed the NBA. Several teams will lament that fact for years to come. Some invested massive funds in the wrong places. Others missed opportunities to address glaring needs. One major-market club talked a huge game..." July 11

  • Report: Kevin Durant initially balked at being traded for D’Angelo Russell straight up

    Clutch Points "Only minutes into free agency, the Golden State Warriors were keenly aware that Kevin Durant would part ways with them and join the Brooklyn Nets. Yet they were determined to salvage something in return, and that came with a steep price to pay. D’Angelo Russell, who the Nets..." July 11

  • 10 Most Underrated Signings Of 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "Summer league is already underway which means most free agents have already signed a new deal to take their talents elsewhere, and while most people were focused on Durant and Leonard, this free-agent class was stacked with talent. Obviously, superstars win games, but depth wins..." July 11

  • 2019 NBA Free Agents Most Likely to Finish 2020 on a Different Team

    Bleacher Report "Imagine trying to figure out which freshly signed NBA free agents may not finish the 2019-20 season with their current teams. Can't we let the ink dry for a second or two? Nope. Free agency isn't what it used to be. Contracts are shorter in general, and..." July 11

  • Kenny Atkinson won’t ‘prejudge’ Kyrie Irving, wants All-Star ‘to have his best season ever’ in 2019-20

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson has heard all the noise surrounding Kyrie Irving, who was reportedly not a good leader on the Boston Celtics this past season and rubbed teammates the wrong way. Atkinson, however, isn’t going to “prejudge” Irving. The Nets..." July 10

  • Kevin Durant’s Decision To Sign With Nets Was Not Because Of Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "The narrative this summer surrounding Kevin Durant was that his fate was tied to that of Kyrie Irving’s. According to numerous sources, the two had become close to the point of being inseparable during the 2019 All-Star break. Their rugged “us against the world” personalities..." July 10

  • Ten 2019 free agency moves/trades that changed the face of the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like we say this every off-season, but this time we really, REALLY mean it: That was the wildest NBA off-season ever. Superstars shifted teams — and teamed up — and with that contenders for the crown rose and fell (including the team with the..." July 10

  • LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis and More Potential 2021 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Teams were already carefully monitoring the NBA's 2021 free-agent class even before the group potentially added another surprise member.   When Kawhi Leonard agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers last week, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported..." July 10