Nets Rumors & News

  • After DNP, Kirilenko solid in Game 2

    New York Post "It was one of the great mysteries of Game 1. Where in the world was Andrei Kirilenko? His wife wondered on social media. But the Nets won that game and coach Jason Kidd said Kirilenko’s did-not- play status was a matter of matchups and game situations. Tuesday in Game 2, the question of where..." April 23

  • Tim Donaghy says NBA pressuring officials to side with Nets

    Fox Sports "Former referee Tim Donaghy, who served 15 months in prison for fixing NBA games, says the NBA is pressuring officials to side with the Nets in their series against the Raptors. "(The Raptors) are not only going against the Brooklyn Nets but going against the league office," Donaghy said in a..." April 23

  • Raptors bounce back in Game 2, tie playoff series with Brooklyn

    Toronto Star "They talked of tweaks and adjustments, changes both subtle and substantial, but there was one thing the Raptors did on Tuesday night that was more important than anything else. They played better. DeMar DeRozan made a series of big shots and free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes as part of..." April 23

  • ESPN to blame for clock malfunction "American sports broadcaster ESPN caused the much maligned shot clock malfunction in the Toronto Raptors’ opening game of the playoffs. The day after the Raptors were mocked for the debacle, a Raptors official confirmed that an ESPN technician plugged into the same power source for the shot..." April 21

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Raptors say malfunctioning shot clocks will be fixed in time for Game 2 vs. Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was an odd scene at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday for Game 1 between the Raptors and the Nets, and an embarrassing one for a franchise that hasn’t made it to the postseason since 2008. The shot clocks in the arena all failed midway through the third quarter, and attempts to place backup..." April 20

  • 3d
    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Andrei Kirilenko is healthy, according to Jason Kidd. He's just out of the rotation.

  • Nets rally to top Raptors in Game 1

    New York Post "The talk heading into this series was about how the Nets’ experience would overwhelm the Raptors’ youth. At least in Game 1, that turned out to be the case, as the Nets came away with a 94-87 win in Game 1 thanks to a late run inspired almost entirely by Paul Pierce, who was brought from Boston..." April 20

  • 4d
    cathalkelly @cathalkelly

    Paul Pierce, on if he'd ever played w/out a shot clock: 'I don't remember. Because I'm a dinosaur.'

  • 4d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Masai Ujiri: "You know how I feel. I don't like them, but I apologize."

  • Raptors GM Masai Ujiri screams ‘F— Brooklyn’ to crowd at rally before Game 1 vs. Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Raptors GM Masai Ujiri went above and beyond to hype up the crowd assembled outside before Toronto’s first home playoff game since 2008. But he may have let the excitement get the best of him. Yep — a spirited “F— Brooklyn!” was how Ujiri ended his remarks, and predictably, the crowd went..." April 19

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

  • 5d
    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Livingston is practicing had said he'd be ready for playoffs #Nets

  • Jason Kidd, Nets deny tanking "The Brooklyn Nets dismissed rampant speculation that they tanked down the stretch in order to set up a first-round playoff matchup with the Toronto Raptors. The Nets, who maintain that they were trying to make sure their veterans got rest and the team stayed healthy, lost four of their final..." April 18

  • Cavaliers give crowd what it really wants on Fan Appreciation Night -- a 114-85 victory over Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took the microphone before the Cavaliers' season finale against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at The Q and announced, "This is all about the fans.'' Then, for the first time in a week, the Cavs played as if the game actually meant something. As a result,..." April 17

  • 7d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Gutierrez, Teague, Thornton, Blatche, Collins starting. Plumlee, Kirilenko, Anderson available off the bench. That's it.

  • Nets don’t clinch fifth seed as they fall to Knicks

    New York Daily News "The Nets had an opportunity to achieve some clarity in their playoff mess, a chance to clinch the fifth seed against an eliminated Knicks squad without Carmelo Anthony. Instead, they were embarrassed for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday night, 109-98, further muddying their playoff..." April 16

  • 8d
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Heat shut down to get No. 2 seed & now Nets putting No. 6 in play by maybe sitting 6 rotation players. Talk about respect for the Raptors

  • 11d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Jason Kidd said Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson are out vs. Orlando tomorrow. Says everyone else is good to go. We will see.

  • Paul Pierce reaches 25,000 points

    Newsday "Paul Pierce stood and clapped as he faced the fans behind the bench moments before the fourth quarter commenced, trying to pump up a somewhat sleepy crowd. With no Deron Williams because of right patella tendinitis -- which thrust Jorge Gutierrez into his first career start -- Shaun Livingston..." April 12

  • Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap lead Atlanta over Brooklyn 93-88

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks capture their second straight impressive win on the road 93-88 over the Brooklyn Nets. The victory snaps Brooklyn's 15-game home winning streak and reduces Atlanta's magic number to just one with three games left to play. Atlanta fell behind early but rallied with a 39 points..." April 12

  • 12d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Deron Williams (right patella tendinitis) will sit tonight.

  • Led by Arron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111

    Orlando Sentinel "Arron Afflalo took a foul shot and saw the basketball hit off the back of the rim. The ball caromed toward him, and as he approached it, splitting two Brooklyn Nets in the process, the ball bounced off him and toward the Orlando Magic bench. Afflalo could've allowed the ball to roll out of..." April 10

  • 14d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Paul Pierce (right hip pointer) and Shaun Livingston (sprained right big toe) are out tonight vs. #Magic

  • Nets hold off LeBron, Heat, 88-87, for season sweep

    New York Post "As LeBron James caught a picture-perfect pass from Rashard Lewis and began flying toward the rim as the final seconds ticked off the clock inside American Airlines Arena Tuesday night, it looked like the Heat finally would snap their season-long skid against the Nets. But then, out of nowhere,..." April 09

  • 15d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Andray Blatche is not playing tonight because of an undisclosed illness.

  • Kevin Garnett makes triumphant return in easy Nets victory over 76ers

    New York Post "Kevin Garnett had been away from the Nets for so long that some teammates, and even coach Jason Kidd, joked with him prior to Saturday night’s game against the 76ers that he should be treated like a rookie. And despite being in the 19th year of a Hall of Fame career, Garnett admitted to feeling..." April 06

  • 18d
    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Kevin Garnett will make his return tonight after missing the past 19 games.

  • Kevin Garnett may return to Nets lineup Saturday against Sixers

    The Brooklyn Game "After his team's 116-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd said that Kevin Garnett would travel with the team to Philadelphia for their Saturday night game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and may play for the first time in over a month. "He felt better today,"..." April 05

  • Nets' home winning streak hits 15 with 116-104 win over Pistons

    New York Post "It was the same old story for the Nets in Brooklyn Friday night, continuing their dominance over the last two months inside Barclays Center with an easy 116-104 win over the Pistons. The news came after the game, when coach Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett could make his long-awaited return to the..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Knicks draw even with Hawks as J.R., Melo drive rout of Nets

    New York Post "Finally, the Knicks are looking down at the Atlanta Hawks — sort of. Granted, their heady perch is .0018 percentage points above the Hawks and they are more or less tied. But after chasing and falling down and getting back up and chasing again, the Knicks can say they are in the eighth playoff..." April 03

  • How the Knicks were left eating the Nets’ dust

    New York Post "They deserve time for a pat on the back or at the very least share a collective handshake and hug. The Nets have clinched a playoff berth after beating the Rockets without Dwight Howard 106-95 Tuesday night at Barclays Center. It’s no small feat considering their 10-21 start and the trouble..." April 02

  • Nets clinch playoffs with 105-96 defeat of Rockets

    New York Post "Back during the dark days of November and December, there were plenty of people who wondered whether the Nets would ever be able to turn things around this season — including some of the Nets themselves. But three months after their season appeared to be spiraling toward disaster, the Nets..." April 02

  • Shaun Livingston non-committal about future

    The Brooklyn Game "Nets general manager Billy King noted recently that retaining starting guard Shaun Livingston was his top offseason priority, after the 28-year-old guard on a one-year minimum contract emerged as a key part of Jason Kidd's hybrid starting lineups. But Livingston's just trying to focus on..." April 01

  • Nets win 13th in row at Barclays

    New York Post "At the start of 2014, there was little reason to think the Nets would wind up anywhere near the playoffs. Despite spending close to $200 million of owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s vast fortune to construct a roster the team felt would be championship-caliber, the Nets were anything but through the..." March 31

  • Paul Pierce is the only player that actually likes the sleeved jerseys

    USA Today "Since the NBA introduced sleeved jerseys last season, reaction from players has been decidedly negative — so much so that commissioner Adam Silver is considering eliminating them due to the backlash. But there’s one dissenting voice that’s a fan of the jerseys, and he’s a 10-time..." March 29

  • Pierce, Nets shoot past Cavaliers

    New York Post "For the Nets these days, there’s no place like home. After dropping back-to-back overtime games on the road earlier this week, the Nets returned to Brooklyn on Friday night and did what they have been doing inside Barclays Center for two months now: winning basketball games. Thanks to 17..." March 29

  • 26d
    Jessica Camerato @JCameratoNBA

    Jorge Gutierrez fined $15,000 for "making excessive contact above the shoulders" with Cody Zeller.

  • Nets sign Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year deal

    Nets Daily "The Nets announced Friday morning that they have signed Jorge Gutierrez for not only the remainder of the season, but to a multi-year deal. Gutierrez said that his deal will be a two-year deal, the second year not being guaranteed. Gutierrez has played five games with Brooklyn, averaging..." March 28

  • Jefferson, Walker come up big in Bobcats’ OT win over Nets

    Charlotte Observer "The way the Brooklyn Nets passed and shot through four quarters Wednesday, you wondered how they ever have an empty possession. The way the Nets shot during overtime, you wondered how they ever got to 100. The Charlotte Bobcats extinguished the Nets over the extra five minutes, holding them..." March 27

  • 28d
    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Deron Williams will be in the lineup tonight at Charlotte. Marcus Thornton is a GTD

  • 28d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Marcus Thronton (bruised lower back) won't play tonight at Bobcats.

  • Brooklyn Nets want re-sign Paul Pierce

    Fansided "The Brooklyn Nets have turned things around. Prior to their 109-104 overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, they had won four consecutive games. The team is now 37-32 after a disaster of a start that saw them begin the season with a 10-21 record. One reason for their turnaround is the..." March 25

  • Somehow, the ‘amazing’ Jason Kidd has his Brooklyn Nets humming

    Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets entered the 2014 calendar year with a 10-21 record, the squad had lost six of seven at this point, with its only win of that batch coming against the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. Of course, at this point, no NBA team had crammed 31 games, many of them nationally televised against stout..." March 25

  • Nets owner to move company to Russia, hasn’t told NBA

    New York Post "Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said on Monday he planned to relocate his company that runs the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Russia, in keeping with the Kremlin’s call on Russian businessmen to repatriate their assets to help combat new US sanctions. The United States and European Union have..." March 25

  • Pelicans overcome 22-point deficit to beat Nets 109-104 in overtime

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis' streak of scoring at least 28 points in eight consecutive games ended on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. But he was too busy celebrating a tough overtime victory to be concerned about it. Behind swingman Tyreke Evans' season-high 33-point..." March 25

  • Nets’ Kirilenko injured again in win

    New York Post "Andrei Kirilenko sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 107-104 victory over the Mavericks, an injury which likely will hold him out for at least Monday’s game in New Orleans. Kirilenko got tangled up and fell to the ground early in the quarter, coming up hobbling and..." March 24

  • Nets' Garnett won't travel with team, out for next three games "Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will not travel with the team on the road and miss at least the next three games, coach Jason Kidd said Friday. Garnett has missed the last 11 games due to back spasms. The Nets (36-31), however, have gone 9-2 without him, surrendering 100 or more points just..." March 23

  • Re-signing Shaun Livingston is Nets offseason priority

    Fansided "Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston is set to become a free agent in the offseason coming off of the most productive season of his career, which means he could be destined for a big money contract on the open market. A big money deal could lead to the Nets being unable to afford re-signing..." March 22