As expected, Nets likely to sign Jason Collins for the rest of the season when his second 10-day contract express Thursday.
New York Daily News "Jason Kidd said before Monday’s game that Kevin Garnett was available to play against Toronto. But moments before the start, the team announced he was not fit to take the floor, and he missed his sixth straight game because of back spasms. “He tightened up so we pulled the plug on him,” Kidd..." March 11
New York Post "Heading into Monday’s rematch with the Atlantic Division leading Raptors in Brooklyn — which came six weeks to the day after the Nets embarrassingly threw away the last meeting between the two teams inside Barclays Center — the Nets didn’t hesitate to say they were out for revenge against their..." March 11
New York Post "Reggie Evans made his first trip to Brooklyn Sunday as a visiting player, as the former Nets forward returned to face his old teammates after being dealt along with Jason Terry to the Kings for Marcus Thornton a little over two weeks ago. But Evans, who signed with the Nets before their..." March 10
Kevin Garnett will miss his fifth straight game with back spasms.
Fansided "After last season came to a close, it looked like veteran center Jason Collins had played his last game. After all, Collins played in just 38 games last season, 32 for the Boston Celtics and six for the Washington Wizards. He averaged just 1.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. The market for..." March 08
Celtics Blog "Paul Pierce would consider a return to the Boston Celtics, both as a player and coach. Speaking to the media after the Brooklyn Nets' 91-84 loss to the Boston Celtics, Pierce revealed that a return in the future in some capacity could be in the cards. "Yeah, why not?" Pierce said when asked if..." March 08
Boston Globe "Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how the Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers. ‘‘I honestly don’t know,’’ he said. Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by Rajon Rondo, a 62-37 rebounding advantage by the Celtics and a horrible 4-for-30..." March 08
CSN New England "Kevin Garnett isn't traveling with the Brooklyn Nets for Friday night's game against Boston, preventing his still-strong legion of Celtics fans from showering him with praise at the TD Garden one last time. The 37-year-old forward is dealing with back spasms that will sideline him for a fourth..." March 06
Hearing: Nets indeed lining up 10-day deal to call up Jorge Gutierrez from D-League after Canton Charge G went to training camp w/Brooklyn
New York Post "When the Nets assembled a star-studded roster worth $190 million in payroll and luxury-tax commitments last offseason, they weren’t expecting a season-long struggle to simply get over .500. But after Wednesday’s 103-94 victory over the Grizzlies inside Barclays Center lifted the Nets (30-29) over..." March 06
SB Nation "Blatche is moving closer to Filipino citizenship, which means he could play for the Philippines in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche is one step closer to being eligible to play for the Philippine men's national basketball team, as legislation for the Filipino..." March 05
Yahoo! Sports "The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins to a second consecutive 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Collins, the first openly gay player in Northern American major professional sports history, will make his home debut for the Nets on Monday night in Brooklyn against the..." March 04
New York Post "It took them awhile — nearly four months, in fact — but the Nets are finally back to .500. Behind 20 points from Deron Williams and an excellent all-around performance from Paul Pierce, the Nets returned to Barclays Center for the first time in almost three weeks and beat the Bulls Monday..." March 04
Newsday "Kevin Garnett's road trip technically ended sooner than the rest of his teammates. Garnett was held out of the final game of this six-game, 12-day trek last night, sitting out with what the Nets called back spasms. Jason Kidd didn't seem overly concerned with the status of his 37-year-old big..." March 02
Nets Daily "The Nets went from losing by 44 to the Trail Blazers, to then winning by 23 over the Denver Nuggets. It was the third biggest turnaround in a set of back to backs in NBA history. Brooklyn is 3-2 thus far in the road trip, as tonight they looked to win their fourth and final game of the trip..." March 02
Nets say Garnett is out with back spasms, rather than resting. Either way he isn't playing.
New York Post "Since making history Sunday by becoming the first openly gay player in any of the four major American professional sports, Jason Collins has done his best to make the focus of the attention surrounding all about basketball. But there was no denying the significance of Thursday’s game against..." February 28
New York Post "The Nets came up with the perfect response to their pathetic showing in Portland: they made the Nuggets look even worse. Brooklyn dominated Denver right from the opening tip, outscoring the Nuggets 29-8 in the first quarter and cruising to a 112-89 victory inside the Pepsi Center Thursday..." February 28
CBSSports.com "The Brooklyn Nets faced a media typhoon when they signed Jason Collins, the first openly gay American pro sports athlete. There was a concern in some circles that would prove to be too much of a distraction. But with Collins' 10-day contract set to expire next week, the New York Post reports that..." February 27
CSN Northwest "The Brooklyn Nets simply embarrassed themselves in their lone visit to the Rose City, plummeted by the Portland Trail Blazers 124-80 Wednesday night. Portland (40-18) had a ton of guys step up but no one made such a memorable impact than Will Barton, who had career-highs of 20 points, 11..." February 27
New York Post "Don’t expect Deron Williams to make the same mistake Raymond Felton did. “I got my license to carry in like 26 states, but I’m not bringing my gun to New York City,” Williams said before the Nets practiced at UCLA on Tuesday and before they traveled up the coast for Wednesday night’s game with..." February 26
CBS New York "Jason Collins is the biggest story in the NBA — and at the moment he also has the hottest-selling jersey. Collins’ No. 98 jersey rocketed to No. 1 in sales on the league’s official website on its first day available for purchase, NBA senior vice president Vicky Picca said Tuesday. “Jason..." February 26
New York Post "Deron Williams has looked like a different player since the All-Star break, and says he has a secret weapon that has helped make it happen. “Secret stuff,” he said with a smile before Tuesday’s Nets practice. “Double secret stuff. “I’m working with an osteopath. He’s been manipulating my..." February 26
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
New York Times "Jason Collins fell asleep Saturday night without a team. On Sunday, he became the Nets’ most publicized player, the first openly gay athlete to play in an N.B.A. game, although one on a 10-day contract. On Monday, inquiries by those eager to buy a Nets jersey with Collins’s name started to..." February 25
Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told Yahoo Sports that the Brooklyn Nets' signing of openly gay center Jason Collins will have a "domino effect" that will impact much more than the gay and sports communities. Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of America's four..." February 24
New York Post "On a night when the focus was on everything but basketball for the Nets, they managed to come up with a crucial victory. Behind big games from Deron Williams and Paul Pierce, the Nets were able to come away with a 108-102 win over the Lakers in front of a sellout crowd of 18,997 at Staples..." February 24
Yahoo! Sports "Jason Collins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports history, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Collins will be signed and available to play on Sunday when the Nets meet the Los Angeles..." February 24
Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein report that if Glen "Big Baby" Davis decides to join the Clippers and not the Nets, expect Brooklyn to move quickly --perhaps as early as Sunday-- to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making him the first openly gay player on any major US sports team. Davis..." February 23
Shaun Livingston said he doesn't know if he can play tomorrow, but his tone was not very optimistic.
Fansided "The Brooklyn Nets may have made a big trade before the deadline passed on Thursday, but they made a historic move on Sunday when the signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins, by signing with the Nets and suiting up for them, will become the first openly gay processional athlete to play..." February 23
Collins is expected to be a member of the Nets by tonight's game with the Lakers at Staples Center, source tells ESPN
New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett made it clear that his recruiting of Glen (Big Baby) Davis is not a romantic courtship. There was one phone call to a good friend, a pitch from Garnett to a former teammate about joining the Nets as a free agent. But there will be no candy or flowers waiting at Davis’..." February 23
Oakland Tribune "No Andrew Bogut, no David Lee, no problem. Well, it wasn't exactly as easy as that sounds, but the Warriors nonetheless gutted out a 93-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night at Oracle Arena, and the two guys who replaced the injured Bogut and the ill Lee led the way, with the aid..." February 23
Fansided "Nobody wanted to trade for Orlando Magic big man Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis at the deadline, but after being bought out and waived, there is considerable interest from two teams in signing Davis for the second half of the season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, the Brooklyn Nets and..." February 22
Marcus Thornton has food poisoning. He's a gametime decision.
ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets will not decide on whether to proceed with their interest in signing free-agent center Jason Collins until letting the sudden free agency of Glen "Big Baby" Davis play out over the weekend, according to sources close to the process. Davis officially will hit the open market as..." February 22
Newsday "If the Nets do sign Jason Collins and bring in the NBA's first openly gay player, that's perfectly fine with his prospective teammates. "We would accept it greatly and it shouldn't be a problem, man," Joe Johnson said Friday as the Nets (25-27) prepared to take on the Warriors (33-22) Saturday..." February 22
Brooklyn is pursuing Davis hard too, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kevin Garnett is working to help recruit his ex-Celtics teammate.
ESPN.com "The Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins this week in Los Angeles and are giving strong consideration to signing the free-agent center to a 10-day contract that would position him to become NBA's first active openly gay player, ESPN.com has learned. Sources with knowledge of the situation..." February 21
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 20
All three teams (Nets, Pelicans and #eventhehawks) possess Disabled Player Exception to take Jordan Hill without sending Lakers player back
New York Post "It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy, but the Nets opened their six-game Western road trip with the win they desperately needed. After falling behind by as many as 13 points early in the third quarter, the Nets fought their way back with a 20-6 run to end the third, and came away with a 105-99..." February 20
New York Post "The Nets begin their six-game Western swing Wednesday night against the Jazz, but it remains to be seen if they’ll return to Brooklyn next month with the same team they brought on the trip. With less than 48 hours to go until Thursday’s 3 p.m. (EST) trade deadline, the Nets have been linked to..." February 19
Brooklyn-Sacramento nearing agreement on Jason Terry-Reggie Evans for Marcus Thornton deal, as Yahoo reported Tuesday. No picks or cash.
Nets, Kings complete trade of Marcus Thenron for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans. No picks involved.
Can confirm the Nets have agreed to trade for Marcus Thornton. Terry and Evans to Sacramento. No picks or cash. @WojYahooNBA first reported.
New York Post "The Nets have agreed to acquire Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans, league sources confirmed. Brooklyn will be hoping Thornton, a 26-year-old shooting guard, is able to rediscover his shooting stroke. He is a career 36 percent 3-point shooter..." February 19
Sporting News "The Nets completed the first trade of deadline week, landing guard Marcus Thornton, and could be close to making another move, bringing in Lakers big man Jordan Hill. Yahoo! Sports first reported the Nets’ interest in Hill, but sources told Sporting News that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov gave..." February 19