Nets Rumors & News

  • Jay Z Reportedly Tried to Convince Kevin Durant to Meet With Nets and Knicks

    Complex "Jay Z doesn’t have anything to do with the Nets anymore. After he decided to start Roc Nation Sports and begin representing pro athletes, the NBA told him he needed to sell off his minority stake in the Nets, which severed his ties with the organization. But it seems he still has a soft spot for..." July 01

  • Jeremy Lin signing a multi-year deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Sportsrageous "The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly one step closer to bringing Linsanity 2 to their team. There has been plenty of speculation that the Nets and Jeremy Lin have ‘mutual interest’ in the nearing free agency. This was mostly speculated with the strong bond between the Asian-American guard and coach..." July 01

  • Unable to find a suitable trade, Nets waive Jarrett Jack

    CBS Sports "The Brooklyn Nets waived guard Jarrett Jack on Thursday, the team announced. Jack was on their books for $6.3 million next season, but only $500,000 of that was guaranteed as long as they requested waivers before the start of free agency. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this..." June 30

  • Wayne Ellington Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Shooting guard Wayne Ellington has elected to decline his player option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports (on Twitter). The scribe also confirms that point guard Shane Larkin has opted out of his deal as well. Alex Kennedy of..." June 30

  • Nets interested in Ryan Anderson

    Nets Daily "After the Nets traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers on Draft Day, they're left without much in the way of power forwards. Only Chris McCullough is listed as a 4 on the current roster. Now, Mike Scotto reports they may have interest in former Net, Ryan Anderson. Anderson played for the..." June 30

  • Rajon Rondo nearing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets; Kings still hoping for his comeback

    Sportsrageous "Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Brooklyn Nets who reportedly have a ‘mutual interest’ with Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo in the upcoming free agency. The Brooklyn Nets are currently in need of a guard who can work side by side with center Brook Lopez. The Nets recently..." June 30

  • As midnight approaches, "chatter" that Brooklyn Nets pushing for Jeremy Lin

    Nets Daily "We still don't know the identities of the three teams Jeremy Lin will meet on Friday --Charlotte is not one of them-- but Rick Bonnell,the long-time Hornets beat writer, says the Nets are making a big push to reignite LinSanity. It would of course make sense on a number of levels: Lin is a big..." June 30

  • Report: Nets, Kings, 76ers interested in Allen Crabbe

    The Score "Allen Crabbe's solid campaign for the 44-win Portland Trail Blazers didn't go unnoticed. The restricted free agent has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley." June 29

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brooklyn Nets "absolutely" not interested in trading Brook Lopez

    Nets Daily "In addition to welcoming Isaiah Whitehead (back) to Brooklyn, Kenny Atkinson talked about a number of things Tuesday, but his most vigorous comment was in response to a question about Brook Lopez's future... The reason for the question is obvious. At his press conference, Atkinson said both..." June 29

  • Should the Nets go after Lance Stephenson?

    Nets Daily "Lance Stephenson often gets matched with the Nets in hypothetical trade/free agency situations. After all, Stephenson went to Lincoln High School in Brooklyn's Coney Island and his nickname is "born ready." And he's stlll young, 25 years old. But are the Nets ready for Lance Stephenson,..." June 28

  • Nets Shopping Jarrett Jack

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are shopping point guard Jarrett Jack in advance of his salary for next season becoming fully guaranteed, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter links). If Brooklyn is unable to find a taker for Jack, Brooklyn plans to waive the player, Wojnarowski adds. Jack’s contract..." June 28

  • Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

    The Sports Daily "There will be no shortage of suitors for free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford. At least seven teams are interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, reports Dan Woike of the OC Register. They are the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Dallas Mavericks, the..." June 28

  • Bulls' coach Hoiberg accidentally calls his new Lopez 'Brook'

    The Score "Robin Lopez is a good player - some would even argue the best player in last week's trade that sent Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks - but he's often second fiddle to his twin brother Brook of the Brooklyn Nets. Even Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg got confused during a..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Nets, Egidijus Mockevicius Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have agreed to a partially guaranteed, one-year deal with Egidijus Mockevicius, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, it’s likely a minimum-salary arrangement. Mockevicius played four seasons at Evansville,..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • If Rajon Rondo wants to play in New York, only one team needs a point guard

    Nets Daily "The Nets point guard situation remains unclear ... to say the least. The Nets drafted two 21-year-olds, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead, who can play the point on Thursday. Friday, they signed one of the top undrafted players, Yogi Ferrell, to a partially guaranteed deal. On Saturday, there..." June 26

  • Report: Sergio Rodriguez looking at NBA return, likely with Brooklyn

    Pro Basketball Talk "For four seasons, Sergio Rodriguez — AKA Spanish Chocolate — was a solid backup NBA point guard out of Spain, playing most of that for the Trail Blazers behind peak Brandon Roy. But he decided he enjoyed playing in Europe more, and headed back overseas to play for Real Madrid, where he led them..." June 26

  • Nets sign Yogi Ferrell to partially guaranteed deal

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets have signed undrafted free agent Yogi Ferrell to a partially guaranteed contract, according to Sports Illustrated's Jake Fischer. This includes an invite to play on the Nets' Summer League squad, according to multiple reports. " June 24

  • Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets will indeed have a first-round pick in Thursday's draft. The Nets have traded power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers, in exchange for the Pacers' No. 20 pick and a future second-rounder, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowksi reports." June 23

  • Nets looking to trade Thad Young, hoping to get first round pick

    CBS Sports "The Brooklyn Nets reportedly are willing to trade forward Thaddeus Young to move into the first round of the NBA Draft. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are searching for the highest bidder on Young and several teams in the West want to acquire the multi-faceted..." June 23

  • Mavs, Nets and Pelicans among the teams interested in Jan Vesely

    Sportando "As reported by Ismail Senol, the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets and the New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams interested in big-man Jan Vesely. He'll be a free-agent this summer after a very strong season with Fenerbahce and may return to the NBA. Vesely could attract offers in the..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Alex Kennedy: Brooklyn Nets likely to aquire first round pick

    Nets Daily "We wrote Sunday about the Nets chances of acquiring a draft pick, first or second round, in this year's draft. As every sentient Nets fan knows, Brooklyn traded its 2016 first rounder to Boston three years ago and swapped its second rounder with the Clippers way back in 2011, leaving the team with..." June 14

  • Brooklyn Nets expanding, reorganizing front office staff

    Nets Daily "At his opening press conference, Sean Marks promised a cultural shift but also a larger, better organized staff. "The entire organization staff will be expanded, without a doubt," the told the media back in February. "Whether it’s scouting, front office — we got a D-league team, that staff will..." June 14

  • Is buying a draft pick worth it for the Nets? And how difficult would it be?

    Nets Daily "When we’re talking about whether or not buying draft picks is the route an organization should take to improve, it means we still have a long way to go…as Alex Kennedy tweeted the other day. It isn’t the sexiest way to turn your franchise around, but purchasing picks is something plenty of NBA..." June 12

  • Thomas Robinson to opt out of Brooklyn Nets contract

    Nets Daily "Alex Kennedy is reporting that Thomas Robinson will, like Shane Larkin, opt out of his contract. Robinson has until June 15 to make a decision. Of the four players Billy King gave 1+1 contracts last summer, one is already released following a buyout (Andrea Bargnani) and two others (Robinson..." June 10

  • Brooklyn Nets hire assistant to Kenny Atkinson

    Nets Daily "Will Weaver, who served as special assistant to 76ers head coach Brett Brown the past two years, has been hired by the Nets and will serve in the same capacity under Kenny Atkinson. The news was first reported Tuesday night by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Weaver, who left his..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Shane Larkin opting out of $1.5 million deal

    Nets Daily "Alex Kennedy reports that Shane Larkin will opt out of his $1.5 million contract. Larkin, who was back-up to Jarrett Jack early in the season, took over starting duties when Jack went down with a torn ACL and other injuries in early January. The 23-year-old Miami product averaged 7.3 points..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • The Thunder Came Very Close to Drafting Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook in 2008

    Complex "If the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t be up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Hell, if the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t..." May 25

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Anthony Bennett, former No. 1 pick, expected among free agents at Nets mini-camp

    Nets Daily "Anthony Bennett, the former Cavaliers No. 1 pick who failed to impress in Cleveland, Minnesota and Toronto, is likely among the free agents invited to Nets mini-camp this week, Ian Begley reports. The Nets have not released names of those invited to the camp although, like Bennett, names are..." May 24

  • Brooklyn Nets hire Kevin Durant's former trainer as shooting coach

    Nets Daily "David Aldridge reports the Nets have hired Kevin Durant's former personal trainer as shooting coach. Harrington has referred to himself as a "shooting specialist" and "skills trainer." He has spent the past several years building With Purpose Training, working with various NBA and NCAA..." May 22

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a "building block" for Brooklyn Nets

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports Friday, Kenny Atkinson lavished praise on his center, calling him "absolutely" a building block with the Nets going forward ... admitted there are areas, particularly on defense where he could be "a little better." Mannix noted that "Nets coaches..." May 21

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Thomas Robinson expected to opt out of contract with Nets; could Spurs be an option?

    San Antonio Express-News "Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson is expected opt out of the final season of a two-year deal the Express-News has learned. Robinson averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 71 games with the Nets last season. By electing to forgo the final year of his contract, Robinson would forfeit a..." May 18

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