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  • Nets should try to dump Allen Crabbe in Jimmy Butler deal

    Nets Daily "Let the speculation begin! Zach Lowe takes a crack at what each team on Jimmy Butler’s list —plus a host of others— could offer the Timberwolves for the four-time All-Star. His suggested deal for the Nets? Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe, Kenneth Faried and the..." September 22

  • Amid positive vibes, Sean Marks says Nets ‘have so far to go”

    Nets Daily "The vibes are positive. After a solid off-season and a lot of praise from pundits and fans alike, the Nets future looks good. Jimmy Butler’s putting the Nets on his list of preferred destinations was just the latest development. Indeed, Brett Yormark told Bloomberg News..." September 21

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Report: Nets expected to sign Aaron Gordon's older brother, Drew Gordon

    Yardbarker "Drew Gordon, the older brother of Magic star Aaron Gordon, is expected to sign with the Nets, a source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. According to Carchia, the new deal for the elder Gordon will feature an Exhibit 10 clause. Gordon, who went undrafted out of New Mexico in 2012,..." September 20

  • What would it take for Nets to land Jimmy Butler?

    New York Post "Throughout the Nets’ rebuild, they’ve stuck to the mantra of “not skipping steps.” But trading for Jimmy Butler wouldn’t just be a step; it would be a giant leap from the cellar to the playoffs — and relevance. The Nets made Butler’s short..." September 20

  • Theo Pinson likely to fill a two-way role for the Nets

    Yardbarker "Theo Pinson currently has a standard NBA contract with the Nets, but it sounds like he’ll end up being the team’s second two-way player for the 2018/19 season, along with Alan Williams. As Michael Scotto of The Athletic relays (via Twitter), Nets GM Sean Markssaid today..." September 18

  • Nets hoping for good news after first-round pick injured in Europe

    New York Post "Nets first-round pick Dzanan Musa got a scare Sunday in Bosnia while playing in a FIBA World Cup qualifier when he was carried off the court after suffering an injury. However, the Nets are hopeful, for a change, they escaped calamitous injury news when sources close to Musa confirmed he hurt..." September 17

  • Alan Williams signs two-way contract with Brooklyn for this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "A 6’8″ power forward out of UC Santa Barbara, Alan Williams spent three seasons in Phoenix trying to find his way in the NBA. A partially torn meniscus suffered a year ago in September set back those efforts last season, and he played in just five games for the Suns. Now..." September 16

  • Report: Former Sun Alan Williams agrees to two-way deal with the Nets

    Arizona Sports "Alan “Big Sauce” Williams has reportedly found a new team in the Eastern Conference. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williams has agreed to a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets. A 6-foot-8, 265-pound center, Williams played five games for the..." September 14

  • Spencer Dinwiddie responds to his name coming up in trade rumors

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie has been involved in a bunch of trade rumors recently. That said, the much-improved point guard has responded to these rumors. Via Twitter, a fan admitted that he doesn’t want Dinwiddie to get traded. The 25-year-old..." September 12

  • Nets minority owner Joe Tsai admits trading Jeremy Lin was difficult

    Clutch Points "The deal that sent Jeremy Lin from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks this off-season apparently did not sit well with one of the team’s minority owners. Joe Tsai, a high-ranking official with the Alibaba group, recently shared that this deal..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Nets’ center Jarrett Allen has been shooting 50-100 threes every day

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season, Brooklyn’s Jarrett Allen took 90 percent of his shot attempts within 10 feet of the rim. He had a strong rookie campaign, getting the bulk of his shots either as the roll man going to the rim, or cutting off the ball. Next season, he may add another tool..." August 31

  • D'Angelo Russell: 'I'm in the Greatest Place Ever'

    Bleacher Report "D'Angelo? Russell?'s NBA career hasn't gotten off to the smoothest start since being picked second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015, but the Brooklyn Nets point guard is still excited about his basketball future. "I'm in the..." August 31

  • Nets coach will be focusing in on fixing one important weakness

    New York Post "The Nets made the second-biggest jump in the NBA’s Eastern Conference last season, but coach Kenny Atkinson knows it could’ve been much bigger if they hadn’t given away so many games late. Learning to close out those nail-biters may be their biggest goal as Atkinson enters his..." August 29

  • Nets’ Kenny Atkinson fueled by ‘fear of losing and doing a bad job’

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson has yet to have many wins to his name, but the 51-year-old is still fueled by what could happen if he fails to do his very best. “I’m more of a fear of losing (kind of guy),” Atkinson told Michael Scotto of The..." August 29

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Nets’ Kenneth Faried arrested for possession of marijuana

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the Brooklyn Nets’ newest additions has found himself in trouble with the law, as big man Kenneth Faried was arrested over the weekend on drug-related charges. According to a report from TMZ, Faried was found to be in possession of more than two ounces of..." August 21

  • Caris LeVert still trying to prove he has earned this dream

    New York Post "Caris LeVert can’t pinpoint exactly where he got his competitive edge, but he remembers his mom, Kim, mercilessly beating him in tennis. She would drag Caris and Daryl, his younger brother, to courts and never let them win. They last played when Caris was in seventh grade. He isn’t..." August 20

  • Nets Sign Mitchell Creek, Jordan McLaughlin

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard/forward Mitchell Creek and guard Jordan McLaughlin.  Creek (6’5”, 216), joins the Nets after spending the last eight seasons playing internationally for both Adelaide of the Australian National Basketball League (2010-18) and BG..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Brooklyn Nets PG Spencer Dinwiddie hopes to build on breakout 2017 season

    Yardbarker "The Brooklyn Nets guaranteed Spencer Dinwiddie‘s contract for the 2018-19 season earlier this week as the guard looks to build off a career season in 2017-18. Dinwiddie recently returned to Brooklyn after spending the summer in California and China, and he told Tom Dowd of..." August 18

  • D’Angelo Russell, and his knees, will guide Nets’ 2018-19 plans

    New York Post "The Nets are convinced D’Angelo Russell wants to be great. Whether he gets anywhere close is going to shape Brooklyn’s season, and its immediate future, making him the season’s biggest X-factor. Instead of locking up Russell with a rookie-scale extension..." August 16

  • Lakers, Nets, Timberwolves, Hawks franchises join 2K League

    The Score "The NBA 2K League continues to expand. Teams owned by the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Atlanta Hawks have joined the eSports outfit, the league announced. The backers of the four new squads will each pay a $750,000 expansion fee to gain entrance to..." August 15

  • Nets Guarantee Spencer Dinwiddie’s Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have guaranteed the contract of point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Dinwiddie will make $1,656,092 during the upcoming season. Brooklyn didn’t have to fully guarantee Dinwiddie’s deal until January 10, so if nothing else this..." August 14

  • NBA Rumors: Could Knicks Or Nets Land Both Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler In 2019 Free Agency?

    NESN "Get ready for plenty of NBA rumors involving the futures of Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler from now until next summer. The two superstars each are able to become unrestricted free agents next July, and neither player has..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • Knicks' Kanter, Nets' Dinwiddie engage in Twitter beef

    SNY TV "After Metta World Peace predicted the Knicks would make the Eastern Conference Finals, the Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie expressed his displeasure by saying they weren't even the best team in the state. And Knicks center Enes Kanter wasn't happy..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Kristaps Porzingis had these words of wisdom for Nets rookie

    New York Post "Dzanan Musa, known as the Bosnian Scoring Machine, received an unexpected phone call after being drafted by the Nets with the second-to-last pick of the NBA draft’s first round in June. It was from the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis. “He encouraged me to just..." August 13

  • Nets owner sides with Jeremy Lin fans over team in odd Twitter beef

    New York Post "Just hours after new Nets co-owner Joseph Tsai had agreed with Jeremy Lin fans that the team’s Twitter account had seemingly dissed the recently traded point guard, Brooklyn hastily apologized. Lin — who is Tsai’s favorite player — was dealt to Atlanta last..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Nets coach: 2019 free-agent push includes winning tone now

    New York Post "In coach Kenny Atkinson’s first public comments since the 2018 draft, he vowed Thursday the Nets will be dreaming big in 2019 free agency. General manager Sean Marks has maneuvered to clear a trove of 2019 cap space. With Brooklyn coming off a 28-54 campaign — but one of..." August 10

  • Mitch Creek Freed To Sign With Nets

    Hoops Rumors "Australian star Mitch Creek has been released from his contract with the Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League, and is now free to sign with the Nets, the 36ers announced today in a press release. “The club has loved being a part of..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • One Net embodies the team’s blue-collar work ethic

    New York Post "The Nets pride themselves on their player development, and Spencer Dinwiddie is the most talked-about example. But if there’s a player who encapsulates their whole blue-collar ethos, it’s Joe Harris. “Joe really epitomizes what we’re all about here, and the..." August 08

  • Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans have agreed to sign free agent center Jahlil Okafor, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter links). A source tells Wojnarowski that Okafor will sign a two-year contract with a partial guarantee in the first year and a team option for year..." August 08

  • Nets, Mavs, Pelicans Eyeing Mario Chalmers

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, Mavericks, and Pelicans are among the teams that have shown some interest in unrestricted free agent point guard Mario Chalmers, a source tells Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link). Chalmers, 32, suffered a torn Achilles in 2016 and sat..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • Pelicans, Jahlil Okafor Discussing Possible Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are in discussions with free agent center Jahlil Okafor on a possible deal that would see him come to training camp with the club, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate (Twitter link). New Orleans has used its mid-level and bi-annual exceptions, but could..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Hollis-Jefferson Hurt In Exhibition Game

    New York Post "The Nets were actually healthy for a change. That is, until Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went down with an injury in a charity event in China on Saturday. Hollis-Jefferson and Spencer Dinwiddie were playing in the 2018 Jeremy Lin All-Star game in Shenzhen, run by their recently traded..." August 05

  • Milton Doyle Signs With Spanish Team

    Hoops Rumors "Milton Doyle, a two-way player with the Nets last season, has signed with Club Baloncesto Murcia in Spain, tweets NBA writer Ben Stinar. A 24-year-old guard, Doyle was in training camp with Brooklyn last year but was waived before the start of the season. " August 05