Nets Rumors & News

  • ‘Nonexistent’ Deron Williams takes blame for struggling Nets

    New York Post "As reporters filed into the visiting locker room at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday following the Nets’ 105-89 loss to the Raptors, Deron Williams stopped one and asked for a copy of the stat sheet. After looking at it, and specifically at his stat line — 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting, seven..." December 19

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    #Nets say Sergey Karasev (oblique) is questionable for tomorrow's game against LeBron and the Cavs

  • Raptors roll to victory over Nets at Air Canada Centre

    Toronto Sun "The Brooklyn Nets may have been part of putting the Raptors on the NBA map, but it’s apparent they are no longer the match they were. For a quarter on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre, the Nets — playing on the back end of a back-to-back — looked every bit the team that stopped the..." December 18

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Garnett not playing tonight at Raptors.

  • Nets' Sergey Karasev out Wednesday with left oblique strain

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Nets guard Sergey Karasev will miss Wednesday's game with a left oblique strain, the team has announced. " December 17

  • Ailing Wade lifts shorthanded Heat over Nets 95-91

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The plagues continued Tuesday night for the Miami Heat. Beyond the stomach viruses draining Dwyane Wade and Danny Granger. The colds debilitating Shabazz Napier and Udonis Haslem. The calf strain sidelining Chris Bosh. And the meniscus injury that has Josh McRoberts prepping for knee..." December 17

  • Nets-Heat delayed 31 minutes by rain at Barclays Center

    Pro Basketball Talk "We don’t often hear about a rain delay in professional basketball, but thanks to some precipitation in Brooklyn leading to a leaky roof at Barclays Center, that’s essentially what we got on Tuesday. The contest between the Nets and the Heat was stopped with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter,..." December 17

  • Nets pay touching tribute to superfan Jeffrey Vanchiro

    New York Post "The Nets honored Nets superfan Jeffrey Vanchiro prior to Tuesday’s loss to the Heat in Brooklyn. In memory of Vanchiro — who went by the pseudonym Jeffrey Gamblero — the Nets all came out before the game to warm up in T-shirts featuring neon green lettering and the number 44, representing the..." December 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

  • Is Mikhail Prokhorov ready to sell?

    Nets Daily "Ric Bucher thinks he sees evidence that Mikhail Prokhorov is interested in selling the team, rather than selling a piece of it: The Nets reported willingness to trade Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and/or Brook Lopez. "Teams around the league say they haven't received any trade calls and they see..." December 16

  • Family blames MSG ejection for one-legged Nets fan’s death

    New York Post "The one-legged Brooklyn Nets super fan ejected from a game for allegedly whacking people with his prosthetic leg killed himself because he was tormented with nightmares from the incident, a family member told The Post. Jeffrey Vanchiro was tossed from the Dec. 2 Knicks-Nets game at Madison..." December 16

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Brook has entered the conditioning part of his rehabilitation process. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

  • Nets 'superfan' dies after jump from window

    ESPN.com "Jeffrey Vanchiro, a popular Brooklyn Nets fan, died Sunday night from injuries he sustained when he jumped out of a second-story window at his father's house in Flushing, Queens, on Saturday night. Vanchiro, commonly known as Jeffrey Gamblero, was 38. The Nets offered their condolences in a..." December 15

  • Nets GM Billy King douses reports of ‘fire sale’ of team’s stars

    New York Post "Nets general manager Billy King knows his team isn’t playing up to expectations, but he isn’t ready to pull the plug. “My job is to listen to people and to make calls and to make calls back,” King said before the Nets’ 88-70 victory over the 76ers on Friday night at Barclays Center. “Does..." December 14

  • Nets down NBA-worst 76ers to snap three-game skid

    New York Post "Before the Nets faced the 76ers Friday night in Brooklyn, general manager Billy King said his team needed to start playing better. While the Nets didn’t exactly follow that mandate, they did manage to play well enough to come away with an 88-70 win over the hapless Sixers in front of 16,326 at..." December 13

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Mirza is questionable for tonight's game. Brook is still out. Update on him Monday. #Nets

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins: 'We're not a very good team'

    ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to a terrible start -- and their coach wants more. “We’re not a team that can play poorly and beat somebody,” Lionel Hollins said Thursday. “We’re not a very good team at this stage of our development.” Asked if he expected an 8-11 start when he took the..." December 12

  • Nets’ Joe Johnson ready to return after super-nasty flu bout

    New York Post "Joe Johnson prides himself on being ready to go whenever his coach calls his number. But when he woke up Sunday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “I probably texted [Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh] at about five o’clock Sunday morning,” Johnson said after Thursday’s practice in New..." December 12

  • Rose (23 points) shows more flashes in victory over Nets

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls needed a remedy for their home woes, and Brooklyn’s porous defense proved the perfect fix. For two days, players and coaches had stewed over lingering trust issues and the team’s perplexing 2-5 home record, but Wednesday offered a reprieve as the Bulls dismantled Brooklyn 105-80. The..." December 11

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The Nets have signed free agent guard Darius Morris to fill their 15th and final roster spot.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    76er will acquire Nets' Andrei Kirilenko, a 2020 second rounder, right to swap 2018 seconds and cash for Brandon Davies, sources tell Yahoo.

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    NetsDaily.com @NetsDaily

    League source confirms #Nets will wind up with $3.3m TE in this deal once smoke clears

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    And the Nets just announced that Mirza is out.

  • Cavaliers make multiple statements, throttle Nets 110-88

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made a statement before Monday's game against the Nets. Then the entire Cavaliers team did the same -- with a different message -- on the court by extending their winning streak to seven games with a 110-88 romp at Barclays Center on Monday night. During warmups..." December 09

  • D-Will, Lopez, Johnson on trade block, sources say

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets have begun reaching out to teams to let them know that former All-Stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are all available via trade, ESPN.com has learned. League sources told ESPN.com that ‎the Nets, off to a disappointing 8-11 start and looking to retool after..." December 09

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Only one real trade in the works for Brooklyn: Once more, Nets-76ers trying to complete an Andrei Kirilenko deal, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Protests greet Prince William and Kate at Cavaliers-Nets

    USA Today "The loudest crowd at Barclays Center on Monday wasn't even inside the building. As the crowd of 17,732 — including Jay Z, Beyonce, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the evening's highly anticipated guests, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate — headed into the game between the..." December 09

  • Brook Lopez out at least a week with lower back strain

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Brooklyn Nets announced that center Brook Lopez underwent an MRI that revealed a lower back strain. He’s out at least a week, at which time he will be re-evaluated. It’s been a rough few years for Lopez, health-wise. His last healthy season was 2012-13, when he played 74 games, but overall..." December 08

  • Nets' Brook Lopez to have MRI

    ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez suffered a back injury before practice and will undergo an MRI, the team announced Sunday. The severity of the injury is unknown at this point. Also unclear at this point is how Lopez hurt his back, but it was definitely before practice, Nets coach Lionel..." December 07

  • Nets working on trading Kirilenko back to the Jazz

    The Deseret News "Andrei Kirilenko might be moving back into his Salt Lake City home soon. It’s “very possible” that the small forward, who spent the first 10 seasons of his NBA career in Utah, will be traded to the Jazz by the Brooklyn Nets later this month, a source told the Deseret News. In exchange for..." December 07

  • Nets finally beat a winner, stun defending champ Spurs in OT

    New York Post "The Nets finally got their first win over a winning team Wednesday night, but they made it a lot harder than necessary. After holding a 14-point lead over the Spurs with five minutes to go in regulation, the Nets wound up giving it all back and needed every second of overtime before finally..." December 04

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    InsideHoops.com NBA @InsideHoops

    #Nets forward Kevin Garnett (rest) won't play in tonight's game vs the Spurs

  • Brook Lopez adds 23 points as Nets hold off Knicks’ late comeback to win

    New York Daily News "It may not mean much and it was way harder than it should’ve been, but Tuesday night assured the Nets still have something to brag about — they are not the worst team in New York. Brooklyn found a cure for its woes at MSG, winning for just the third time in eight games after Carmelo Anthony..." December 03

  • Larry Sanders seems to embrace Bucks' new culture

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It was not always clear how much the Milwaukee Bucks missed Larry Sanders' presence in the middle last season. Sanders' reinvigorated play through the first 16 games is showing just how much. The 6-foot-11 center is again becoming the team's defensive anchor while finding his place in the..." December 01

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    NetsDaily.com @NetsDaily

    In a surprise, Andrei Kirilenko will return to #Nets practice today, says team insider. AK took leave to attend to "family matter."

  • Bulls continue to win with Derrick Rose on court, rout Nets 102-84

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is no stranger to coaching a polarizing figure in a big NBA market. On Sunday, he recalled his days as a New York Knicks assistant and the constant scrutiny Patrick Ewing was under. So the fact that every move Derrick Rose makes — or doesn’t make some nights — is..." December 01

  • KG on bite: 'Shout out to Mike Tyson'

    ESPN.com "Kevin Garnett tried to bite Joakim Noah during the Chicago Bulls' 102-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Noah couldn't believe it either. The Bulls' All-Star center has a long history with Garnett and admitted in the past that the future Hall of Famer is one of the players he looked up to..." December 01

  • Nets’ Bojan Bogdanovic looking to snap shooting slump

    New York Post "Bojan Bogdanovic has followed up arguably his best two games as a pro — tying his career high of 22 points in a loss to Miami and scoring 19 points in 47 minutes in a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks — by going into a shooting slump. Bogdanovic enters Sunday’s game against the Bulls having..." November 30

  • Family matter clouds Andrei Kirilenko’s trade situation

    Yahoo! Sports "In checking on the availability of Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko, several contenders were left with the impression that the former All-Star’s desire to tend to a family matter in New York makes a trade impractical for the foreseeable future, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The..." November 30

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Off an ESPN piece where KG gave his top trash talkers, I asked Kobe for his on @TWCSportsNet: G. Payton, KG, R. Miller, Scottie Pippen.

  • Nets narrowly avoid embarassing loss to winless 76ers

    New York Post "The Nets will spend their Thanksgiving thankful they avoided being embarrassed. The Nets (6-8), who entered Wednesday night’s game having lost six of their previous seven games, struggled to put away the winless 76ers, building a 20-point first-half lead then hanging on for a 99-91 victory in..." November 27

  • Kevin Garnett thanks Philly hecklers for motivating him in Nets win

    CBSSports.com "The Brooklyn Nets almost lost to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. With a bit more than a minute left, the Nets only held a one-point lead. The Philly crowd was desperate for a win. It didn't happen. Brooklyn closed the winless Sixers out. The final score was 99-91, and the biggest shot of..." November 27

  • Nets still searching for a Plan B on offense

    New York Post "Through their first six games, the Nets were second in the NBA in offensive efficiency. Since then, their offense has gone through the floor, and ranks 23rd in the league over the past seven games, of which the Nets have only won one. Part of that comes from the Nets missing open shots, but..." November 26

  • NBA commissioner calls Nets’ spending ‘unhealthy’

    New York Post "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went out of his way to call out the Nets’ spending as unhealthy for the league in a recent interview with GQ. The magazine interviewed Silver on a wide array of topics, from marijuana use in the league to raising the draft-age limit. But when asked for one change he..." November 26

  • Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

    New York Post "Lionel Hollins has offered pointed critiques of Brook Lopez’s game before, as have other Nets coaches before him. But after the Brooklyn center got outplayed badly in San Antonio and benched for yet another fourth quarter, Hollins’ latest critique raised eyebrows because it was as complete as it..." November 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One intriguing option, if Nets wait 'til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry

  • Explaining the sudden fall of Nets’ Mason Plumlee

    New York Post "After Mason Plumlee exceeded expectations as a rookie and was a surprise selection for Team USA’s entry in the FIBA World Cup this summer, he entered his second NBA season looking to build off both experiences and become a key contributor for the Nets under new coach Lionel Hollins. But things..." November 24

  • Brook Lopez needs to get back to his best

    New York Post "Here are three thoughts from the Nets 99-87 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio Saturday night: 1. Brook Lopez had a poor game, finishing with six points on 3-for-8 shooting to go with four rebounds in 25 minutes, then made a poor decision postgame when, after a group of reporters waited several..." November 23

  • Spurs handle Brooklyn for seventh victory in eight games

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs raced out to a big first-half lead and held off several Brooklyn charges in the second half to earn their seventh win in eight games Saturday at the AT&T Center. The Spurs (9-4) have won 22 of the past 24 meetings with the Nets, and 40 of 45 at home all-time. The Spurs led by 18..." November 23

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    According to sources, Nets have had preliminary talks w/ Sixers about moving Kirilenko + Karasev. In such case Sixers likely waive Kirilenko