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  • Nets To Sign Shabazz Napier

    Hoops Rumors "Shabazz Napier will head to Brooklyn on a two-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Napier, the no. 24 overall selection in the 2014 draft, experienced his best season as a pro during the 2017/18 campaign..." July 14

  • Jeremy Lin deal illustrates where mindset is for Nets management

    New York Post "New Nets co-owner Joe Tsai reiterated his fondness for Jeremy Lin, and wished his favorite player well. But that didn’t keep the rehabbing point guard from getting traded early Friday, part of a pair of stunning deals by the Nets. General manager Sean Marks does some of his best..." July 14

  • Nets trade guard Jeremy Lin to Hawks, sources say

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks acquired Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin in a trade Thursday night, league sources told ESPN. Atlanta is sending Brooklyn a 2020 second-round pick via Portland and the rights to Isaia Cordinier, league sources said. Cordinier is..." July 13

  • Nuggets To Trade Faried, Arthur, Picks To Nets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have found a team willing to take on their unwanted contracts, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports that Denver is sending Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first-round pick, and a 2020 second-round pick to..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • D’Angelo Russell yet to get extension offer from Nets

    Clutch Points "D’Angelo Russell is eligible to receive a rookie-scale extension with the Brooklyn Nets, but he’s yet to be offered one by the team, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. The crafty lefty will be owed $7.02 million this upcoming season and is eligible for..." July 12

  • Jeremy Lin shoots down trade rumors

    Yardbarker "Jeremy Lin is shooting down trade rumors involving him. On Wednesday, NBA host/reporter Mitch Lawrence reported that the Thunder were talking to the Brooklyn Nets about a potential trade involving Carmelo Anthony. Lawrence said that the Nets want to trade Lin. Lin was asked..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Hornets got some cash in trade that sent Howard to Nets

    Yardbarker "In exchange for taking on an extra year of salary when they traded Dwight Howard for Timofey Mozgov, the Hornets acquired a pair of second-round picks. However, the Nets also sent cash to Charlotte in that deal, and now we know just how much. According to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • It appears Nets have put together the team they want

    New York Post "When discussing free agency and roster moves, Nets general manager Sean Marks is preaching patience. That could mean waiting until later this summer, but more likely it’s waiting until next summer. While Marks could certainly make another move or two this summer, it’s..." July 09

  • How Dwight Howard buyout will shape Nets’ future plans

    New York Post "As soon as the Nets’ trade for Dwight Howard became official on Friday, they waived the former All-Star. Brooklyn hammered out a buyout agreement, and GM Sean Marks admitted that negotiation will end up shaping his summer strategy. “If you look at the way we’re..." July 08

  • Dwight Howard's tenure with the Nets comes to an end, and it was quite the run

    New York Daily News "After a cup of coffee with the Nets, one of the NBA’s most-traveled players has found a new home. Dwight Howard finalized his buyout with Brooklyn Tuesday night and will sign a $5.3 million deal with the Washington Wizards, according to multiple reports. Brooklyn..." July 04

  • Jeremy Lin reportedly on the trading block in Brooklyn

    Clutch Points "From the composition of their current roster, the Brooklyn Nets are galaxies away from becoming a playoff contender, let alone being a serious threat to win an NBA title. However, the team is eyeing some personnel maneuvers in order to put them in a better position to lure top free..." July 04

  • Nets may have missed chance to make free-agency splash

    New York Post "So far in free agency, the Nets have kept their moves small, smart and strategic. If Julius Randle had tempted them to come off that plan, that temptation is gone. Randle had been the biggest name linked with Brooklyn, and sources had told The Post that the Nets had legitimate..." July 03

  • Joe Harris says priority was to remain with Nets

    Yardbarker "Before he agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with the Nets, free agent sharpshooter Joe Harris fielded competitive offers from rival suitors. However, he tells Michael Scotto of The Athletic that his priority was remaining in Brooklyn. “I had some offers for longer-term..." July 02

  • Guarantee Dates Pushed Back For Whitehead, Reed

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have pushed back the salary guarantee date for Isaiah Whitehead and the Suns have done the same for Davon Reed, according to reports. Both players were initially on track to have their salaries for 2018/19 guaranteed if they remained under contract through..." July 01

  • Report: Howard has 'serious interest' in signing with Warriors

    The Score "Despite his eight All-Star appearances, Dwight Howard's popularity has been on the wane of late. As Howard continues to work toward a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets (after being traded by the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks in successive..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Ed Davis Reportedly Agrees to Terms with Nets on 1-Year, $4.4 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent center Ed Davis and the Brooklyn Nets reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.4 million deal Saturday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Davis spent the last three years with the Portland Trail Blazers solidifying..." July 01

  • Trail Blazers, Nik Stauskas agree to free agent deal

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers' first move in free agency will not be a splashy one. The Blazers on Saturday agreed to a 1-year deal with unrestricted free agent Nik Stauskas, according to agent Mark Bartelstein, adding the 6-foot-6 former lottery pick to a bench that will..." July 01

  • Nets Agree To Re-Sign Joe Harris

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have reached an agreement with free agent sharpshooter Joe Harris, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Harris will re-sign with Brooklyn on a two-year, $16MM deal. It will be a straight two-year contract with no options..." July 01

  • Nets reportedly would like to reunite Julius Randle with D'Angelo Russell

    Yardbarker "The Nets are among the teams interested in signing Lakers forward Julius Randle to an offer sheet, according to an article on NetsDaily. Brooklyn would like to reunite D’Angelo Russell with Randle, who is a close friend and one of the few Lakers who showed support for Russell when Magic..." June 30

  • Nets G Allen Crabbe’s donation saves alma mater

    Sportsnaut "At a time when athletes have received some criticism for not doing enough to help young communities, Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe showed there is plenty of good being done. While the 26-year-old may not be especially well known to most NBA fans, Crabbe will now be a legend for the..." June 30

  • Nets Won’t Issue Qualifying Offer To Nik Stauskas

    Hoops Rumors "Former eighth overall pick Nik Stauskas is on track to become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the Nets won’t extend a qualifying offer to the 24-year-old guard. Stauskas, who..." June 29

  • The Nets’ interest is for the Magic’s other free agent

    New York Post "The Nets need another athletic big, and some great young ones are hitting restricted free agency, GM Sean Marks’ weapon of choice. But fans already penciling Aaron Gordon or Clint Capela into the lineup may be disappointed. After Marks handed Otto Porter Jr., Tyler Johnson and..." June 28

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Dwight Howard says he found out about trade via Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwight Howard learned during the week that he will be playing for his sixth team in eight seasons following a trade from Charlotte to Brooklyn. While that is certainly newsworthy, what’s also interesting is the way he learned about the trade. Howard said in a radio interview on..." June 24

  • Nets were considering trading up before drafting Dzanan Musa

    Yardbarker "The Nets selected Dzanan Musa with the No. 29 overall pick in Thursday’s draft and while GM Sean Marks said he was excited about the prospect, he admitted that the team was “very close” to trading up. “You’re trying to figure out is..." June 23

  • Nets select SF Rodions Kurucs with No. 40 overall pick

    SNY TV "The Nets selected Latvian small forward Rodions Kurucs with the No. 40 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft. Kurucs has spent the last three seasons playing professionally in Spain with FC Barcelona. Kurucs, 20, originally declared for the draft last season but withdrew his name..." June 22

  • Celtics linked to Dwight Howard

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics could sign an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year this summer for the veteran minimum –– or something close to it. Sounds great, right? The answer to that question depends on your opinion of Dwight Howard. The Hornets..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Dzanan Musa selected by the Brooklyn Nets "Dzanan Musa was the 29th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, being selected by the Brooklyn Nets. The 19-year-old Bosnian wig becomes the third European player picked after Slovenian Luka Doncic and German Moe Wagner. Musa is one of the most experienced players in his Draft class..." June 21

  • Howard wants buyout; Nets working on making it happen

    ESPN "Eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard told ESPN on Thursday that he wants a buyout of his $23.8 million expiring contract, and sources said his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, is trying to make it work. "I want to be in a situation where I have an opportunity to help a team..." June 21

  • Steve Nash 'It's Not Dwight Howard's Fault ... It's The NBA'

    TMZ "Dwight Howard being traded around the NBA isn't because he's a crappy teammate ... so says ex-teammate Steve Nash, who tells TMZ Sports Howard's city jumping is just the way the league is now. Dwight is on his way to Brooklyn (who reportedly will buy out his contract, so..." June 21

  • Brooklyn Trades for Dwight Howard, Sets Sights on Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler in 2019

    The Big Lead "Smart teams in the NBA are forward-thinking. They know when stars are going to hit the free agent market, so they plan ahead. The Lakers have done that, and now can add two superstars who want to join forces this summer. The Brooklyn Nets just did that for the Summer of 2019. By..." June 20

  • Nets, Hornets Finalizing Swap Of Mozgov, Howard

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Hornets are finalizing a deal that would send Timofey Mozgov to Charlotte and Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Hornets will also acquire a pair of second-round picks and cash..." June 20

  • Nets eyeing Euro prospect who believes he’s a lottery pick

    New York Post "Dzanan Musa’s NBA dream started with him crying himself to sleep every night, an 11-year-old living on his own in a strange city. The gifted Bosnian scorer landed in New York last Friday, a potential Nets target tipping off a whirlwind tour of teams with his draft stock at..." June 19

  • Nets big man demands to know why he’s not being given chance

    New York Post "Just because Timofey Mozgov is professional doesn’t mean he isn’t peeved. Mozgov is frustrated with his greatly diminished role with the Nets, going from starter at the beginning of last season to out of the rotation, appearing as infrequently as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness..." June 15

  • Timofey Mozgov critical about Nets’ season, coach Kenny Atkinson

    Larry Brown Sports "Timofey Mozgov’s first season in Brooklyn wasn’t quite the best one, and now he is offering a few candid thoughts on it. The Nets center recently appeared on Radio Mayak in his native Russia and discussed his frustrations with the team during the 2017-18..." June 10

  • Dinwiddie laughs at Nets' chances of landing LeBron: 'He ain't coming here'

    The Score "LeBron James has some big choices to make about his future. Will he stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers and retire a hero in his home state? Or will he leave for greener pastures and improve his chances of winning another title? At least one thing's clear: He's definitely not..." June 09

  • Marvin Bagley III To Work Out For Kings, Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "Top prospect Marvin Bagley III had his first pre-draft workout on Friday, visiting the Suns. Following his audition for the team holding the first overall pick, the Duke big man will work out for the clubs holding the second and third selections, he said today. As Scott..." June 08

  • Nets, Clippers, Sixers Exploring Draft Trades?

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, who currently hold the 29th, 40th, and 45th overall picks in the 2018 NBA draft, would like to move up into the teens if possible, league sources tell Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Scotto identifies the Nuggets (No. 14), Wizards (No. 15),..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01