Nets Rumors & News

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Nets’ new era begins with Jeremy Lin at the controls

    New York Post "With the Nets’ season — and Kenny Atkinson’s tenure as coach — tipping off Wednesday night against the Celtics at TD Garden, they know they’re not winning an NBA title. They know they’re almost certainly not winning more games than they lose. But they can win more than people expect. They can..." October 26

  • Nets' rally falls short at Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Both benches were being cleared. The Celtics, with an opening win in the bag, had a Thursday night date in Chicago on their minds. It was over. But someone forgot to tell the Brooklyn Nets. "We didn't end it like we wanted to, but we definitely got the win and that's all that..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • A much different Jeremy Lin makes his return to New York

    Yardbarker "In the end, Linsanity ended with a thud, with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald refusing to open his hotel door room to accept Houston's three-year offer sheet for Jeremy Lin during summer league. The league got involved, and in the end, the Knicks allowed Lin to leave, just five months after..." October 19

  • Nets waive Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, two others

    Today's Fastbreak "The Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that they have waived Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, Egijidus Mockevicius and Beau Beech. Budinger signed a one-year deal with the team back on September 26 and wound up appearing in four preseason games. He averaged just 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in..." October 18

  • Fired-up Greivis Vasquez: I’m more than a Nets leader

    New York Post "Don’t use the word “mentor” around Greivis Vasquez. He signed with the Nets to contribute, not serve as a rah-rah bench guy or a veteran merely around to help Brooklyn’s younger players. “I’m not done yet. I’m a vet that can produce,” Vasquez said Saturday after practice. “Don’t sleep on me...." October 17

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Lin was 'intrigued' by Pelicans before signing with Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Jeremy Lin met with both the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans at the start of free agency in Palo Alto at 9:01 PM. Lin was coming off an excellent season with the Charlotte Hornets in which he restored his value. Lin announced his decision to sign with the Nets at 7:02 AM just a few..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Jeremy Lin: Carmelo hasn’t ripped me to my face

    New York Post "After Carmelo Anthony expressed surprise that the Nets had made Jeremy Lin the face of their franchise, Lin said he doesn’t care what his former Knicks teammate said. Lin didn’t play Saturday night when the Nets lost, 116-98, to the Knicks at the Garden, but Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson..." October 09

  • Carmelo Anthony on Nets’ Jeremy Lin: ‘The face of that franchise’

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care to relive what happened during Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure or what led to his departure from the team, but the two are indelibly linked. Rightly or wrongly, Anthony has been accused of ending Linsanity at Madison Square Garden. Now Lin has resurfaced in New York..." October 08

  • Carmelo Anthony wishes former teammate Jeremy Lin well with Nets

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin once shared an NBA team. Now they share an NBA city. The Knicks star says Lin is the face of the Nets, and despite what people may believe, he's happy for his former teammate. “He is the face of their franchise — believe it or not,’’ Anthony said after..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Anthony Bennett on Joining Nets, Ignoring Critics and More

    Basketball Insiders "Anthony Bennett has had one of the strangest starts to an NBA career imaginable. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft enters the 2016-17 season playing with his fourth team in four years, joining the Brooklyn Nets after previous stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves..." October 06

  • Nets’ Greivis Vasquez may return to lineup sooner than expected

    New York Post "Greivis Vasquez has insisted steadfastly he will be ready for the Nets’ regular-season opener. But on Tuesday, Brooklyn’s backup point guard scrimmaged again and implied he might be ready to play at some point in the preseason. “That’s up to the coaches,” Vasquez, limited to just 23 games last..." October 05

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Smush Parker paid $125 to try out for Nets' D-League team

    New York Times "Several weeks before the start of the team’s inaugural season, officials from the Long Island Nets of the N.B.A. Development League decamped to Pratt Recreation Center on the campus of L.I.U. Post here for the most inclusive form of community engagement imaginable: an open tryout. It was a day..." October 01

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Nets sign Chase Budinger

    Today's Fastbreak "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to terms with forward Chase Budinger. The 28-year-old wing spent last season between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns, where he averaged 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 66 games. For his career, Budinger has..." September 21

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Why a Knicks’ reunion with Jeremy Lin never came close to materializing

    New York Post "In December, Jeremy Lin will appear in an issue of Totally Awesome Hulk. It is only fitting because the Nets may need him to perform like a superhero this season. “It’s weird right? It was just a cool opportunity, and I think Greg [Pak] was really supportive of me and my story, so I’m thankful..." September 19

  • Jeremy Lin to appear in 'Totally Awesome Hulk' comic

    Sportsrageous "Asian-American point guard Jeremy Lin is set to invade the comic books with an appearance in one of its releases for Marvel Comics’ “Totally Awesome Hulk” series in December 2016. It’s a perfect fit as the new Hulk is Amadeus Cho, an Asian-American like Lin, who took over the original Bruce..." September 16

  • Brooklyn Nets unveil gorgeous 'Remix' alternate uniform

    Fox Sports "The offseason of the alternate jersey continues! This week the Brooklyn Nets became the latest NBA team to unveil a new alternate jersey for the upcoming season, rolling out these beauties. The "Remix" jerseys keep the modern Nets' simple black and white color scheme but draw inspiration..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Caris LeVert could be Nets’ best young piece

    Today's Fastbreak "The Brooklyn Nets are in the midst of a massive overhaul, so the 2016-17 season is all about culture renewal and prospect development. General manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson will focus heavily on grooming their top young talent, including first-round draftee Caris..." August 30

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Jeremy Lin on his summer: “My number 1 priority by far is my jump shot”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin‘s game always has been about the pressure he can create on a defense in transition or coming off the pick-and-roll — he gets to the rim aggressively and can finish fairly well. However, make him a jump shooter and he struggles. Lin took 31 percent of his shots from three last season and..." August 21

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