Nets Rumors & News

  • 14h
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Brook Lopez won't play tomorrow. He's still feeling pain in his foot.

  • 17h
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets say Brook Lopez didn't practice today. He had participated in non-contact portions of practice earlier this week.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Rondo a big part of Celtics season-opening win over Nets

    CSN New England "If Rajon Rondo has the kind of season he and the Boston Celtics are looking for, some of the credit might have to go to San Antonio's Tony Parker. Watching the way Parker seemingly never slowed down during the NBA Finals, even when he didn't have the ball, was part of the inspiration for Rondo..." October 30

  • Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30

  • Nets' Williams: Everybody's 'written me off'

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams said he does not think he has much pressure on himself heading into this season. "Everybody's pretty much written me off," Williams told the team's official website. "People say I'm never gonna be like I once was. I'm on the downhill. And so what..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • Nets' Brook Lopez out for opener, Mason Plumlee will start "Another year, another foot injury for Brook Lopez. The Brooklyn Nets big man, who played only 17 games last season due to a broken right foot, will miss the team's season opener against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday because of a midfoot sprain to the same foot. Head coach Lionel Hollins..." October 29

  • Nets' Deron Williams: 'I can actually run, cut, jump, so it's different' "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has been rather quotable lately, telling reporters that he has high expectations, he's feeling like himself again and he is ready to remind people how good he once was. From the team's official site: By the end of last season, Williams admitted he'd..." October 29

  • Brook Lopez "doubtful" for Opening Night

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez participated in the non-contact portion of the Nets final preseason practice, but afterwards, the team listed the 7-footer as "doubtful" for Opening Night. A final decision will be made Wednesday in Boston, where the Nets take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. Lopez was diagnosed with a..." October 29

  • 5d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Nets say Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic (sprained ankle) aren't practicing today.

  • 5d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Nets say Mirza Teletovic has a sprained ankle and is out of practice today. Three days till the opener in Boston.

  • 6d
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Brook Lopez didn't practice today, per Nets. Only three days of practice remaining before the start of the regular season Wed. in Boston.

  • 7d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Lionel Hollins says he thinks Brook Lopez will be ready for opening night but added it's up to doctors to clear him.

  • Sixers in talks to acquire Marquis Teague

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are in talks with the Brooklyn Nets to acquire guard Marquis Teague, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets wouldn't receive anything of significance in return for Teague, sources said. Teague, the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has been unable to gain..." October 24

  • 8d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Brooklyn Nets have waived Willie Reed, the team announces. The roster now stands at 16 with one more cut to go before the regular season.

  • Nets coach is too polite to say why Kevin Garnett’s sidelined

    New York Post "Kevin Garnett’s ongoing bout with a stomach virus held him out of Monday’s 99-88 win over the 76ers at Barclays Center, and is going to keep him out of Wednesday’s preseason finale in Boston. Nets coach Lionel Hollins said before Monday’s game that Garnett — who has missed both practices and..." October 22

  • 9d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Report: Nets minority owner puts his majority share of Barclays Center up for sale

    Pro Basketball Talk "The talks that might have sold a piece of the Brooklyn Nets and a lot of their home the Barclays Center to the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart fairly quickly. But that doesn’t mean the Nets’ owners stopped looking. Bruce Ratner — the former Nets majority owner who still has a piece..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Jason Kidd: Nets letting me go to Milwaukee showed truth in rumors they wanted me fired in December

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Nets started 10-21 last season, Jason Kidd was reportedly in danger of being fired. But, once Brook Lopez got hurt and Kidd turned to a small-ball lineup, Brooklyn surged into the playoffs. Not only did the Nets fall into something that worked, Kidd appeared to be coaching much better...." October 20

  • 12d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins on Jerome Jordan scoring 17 and going 7-for-7: "Jerome who? I thought that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."

  • 12d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    No Kevin Garnett tonight. Stomach virus.

  • Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

    ESPN New York "A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke..." October 19

  • 13d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) did not practice today.

  • 14d
    Lenn Robbins @LennRobbins

    #nets GM Billy King says he's optimistic about Brook Lopez's mild mid foot sprain. King says the Nets will not restrict his minutes

  • Brook Lopez out 10 to 14 days with "soft tissue" injury to right foot

    Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Brook Lopez will be out for 10 days to two weeks with a "soft issue" injury to his surgically reconstructed right foot. Youngmisuk, citing league sources, reports the seven-footer "might miss the next 10 days to two weeks with a soft tissue injury in his surgically..." October 17

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • 17d
    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    NBA going to try out 44-minute game w/ fewer timeouts when Nets take on Celtics Sunday. I like the idea, but how does it mesh with TV deal?

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Prokhorov not looking to sell, "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time"

    Nets Daily "In an interview Friday with Reuters, Brett Yormark once again tried to put to rest rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell the Nets --or take on investors-- and "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time." Asked by a Reuters reporter in Shanghai if the a Chinese investor in..." October 12

  • Nets’ Deron Williams: Trip to China will help team bond

    New York Post "After making it through their exhibition opener Tuesday night in Brooklyn without incident, the Nets boarded a 15-hour flight for China on Wednesday and will spend the next week continuing their preseason preparations on the other side of the world and while sharing some extra time with one..." October 09

  • Dodgers-Nets parent companies uniting unlikely

    New York Post "The parent companies of the LA Dodgers and the Brooklyn Nets will not be getting hitched after all, The Post has learned. Although the two sides held talks recently, they have broken down and are unlikely to begin again, sources tell The Post. “Guggenheim doesn’t have money,” a source close..." October 09

  • Garnett unsure of minutes load, but not ‘fat’ like Rasheed

    New York Post "Since before training camp began, Lionel Hollins has said Kevin Garnett is going to play more minutes and have a bigger role this season than he had a year ago. But when the same questions were posed to Garnett following Monday’s practice at the team’s facility ahead of Tuesday’s preseason..." October 08

  • Billy King disputes Paul Pierce's story: 'We're not taking steps back' "Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said that the team has not lowered expectations, and that what Paul Pierce had said on the matter was incorrect. From the New York Post's Tim Bontemps: “What he was told and what I said was not the truth,” King said before the Nets' 111-94 preseason..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce calls ex-team ‘New Jersey,’ says Brooklyn didn’t make him an offer to return

    New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07

  • Jarrett Jack in familiar backup role with Nets

    New York Post "Two years ago, Jarrett Jack was one of the top contenders for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award with the Warriors. But after a down year with the Cavaliers last year, Jack sees the same combination of factors with the Nets that led to his success in Golden State. “No question,” Jack said..." October 05

  • 26d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Alan Anderson sat out of a third straight practice today with a sore right abdominal.

  • Plumlee expects more minutes, responsibility with Nets

    New York Post "A year ago, Mason Plumlee was an afterthought on the Nets. Surrounded by high-priced veterans, many around the team expected Plumlee would spend more time playing in the D-League than in the NBA. But after becoming a key piece of the team’s rotation as last season wore on, finishing as an..." October 03

  • Brooklyn Nets in talks with Guggenheim, Dodgers owners, on "combination of assets"

    Nets Daily "The ownership of the Brooklyn Nets is in "ongoing discussions" with Guggenheim Sports and Entertainment Assets, owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on a "combination of assets." Mikhail Prokhorov would remain in control of the Nets, say sources close to the discussions. In the discussions, the..." October 03

  • Hollins: Nets defense capable of Grizzlies-level ferocity

    New York Post "During his four-plus years in Memphis, new Nets coach Lionel Hollins took the Grizzlies and molded them into one of the league’s elite defensive units, as Memphis finished in the top 10 in defensive efficiency in each of his final three seasons in charge. Now Hollins hopes to do the same with..." October 02

  • Net concerns about Brook Lopez still afoot

    New York Daily News "Brook Lopez barreled into the paint for a layup, the biggest man on the floor embracing the contact and finishing at the rim near the end of a five-on-five drill in training camp. About 10 months ago, a very similar move in Philadelphia finished Lopez’s season, leaving him to face a scary..." October 02

  • Transition period begins for Nets overseas import Bogdanovic

    New York Post "The Nets may have a team full of big names familiar to NBA fans, but perhaps the most intriguing player on the roster is one few people here ever have seen play. That would be Bojan Bogdanovic, the 6-foot-8 swingman who the Nets took with the first pick of the second round in 2011 — only for..." October 01

  • Joe Johnson: Nets can be serious contenders

    New York Post "A year ago, the Nets entered training camp with plenty of championship talk surrounding the franchise after hiring Jason Kidd as coach and acquiring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Andrei Kirilenko during the offseason. But after last season’s rough start, eventual loss in the second round to..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

    Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30

  • Deron Williams: Last year 'behind us' "Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins is confident that Deron Williams will bounce back in 2014-15 following back-to-back seasons in which the three-time All-Star point guard was plagued by ankle injuries and struggled on the court as a result. "There are a lot of expectations on him," Hollins..." September 29

  • 33d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    And so it begins: Andrei Kirilenko, besieged by back spasms last season, did not practice because of a tight back.

  • 34d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    For what it's worth, Joe said Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters in this morning's first practice.

  • Garnett noncommittal about future "Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 seasons, was noncommittal when asked if this will be his final season. "I like to come in each year and assess it," Garnett said Friday at the team's annual media day...." September 27

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