Nets Rumors & News

  • Curry, Thompson help Warriors clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- There was no champagne. No balloons. Heck, not even an announcement. Apparently, clinching a playoff these days is a mere formality for the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors became the first team in the league to clinch a playoff spot Saturday night, riding 51..." February 26

  • Nuggets hand Nets 15th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With Denver's young star off his game, the newcomer did his best Nikola Jokic impersonation. It worked out well for the Nuggets. Mason Plumlee stepped in for the struggling Jokic and finished two assists shy of a triple-double, Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and..." February 25

  • What Jeremy Lin hopes to accomplish in Nets’ lost season

    New York Post "The NBA season is two-thirds over, but for Jeremy Lin it might just as well be starting. With just 27 games left on the Nets’ schedule, and Lin finally making his return Friday in Denver, the team and its oft-injured floor general are hoping to win as many as possible. “I’m excited to see..." February 23

  • Nets waive Marcus Thornton

    Inside Hoops "The Brooklyn Nets waived guard Marcus Thornton today. Thornton, who was acquired by the Nets in a trade with the Wizards on February 22, has appeared in 483 career games " February 23

  • Nets To Acquire K.J. McDaniels

    Hoops Rumors " The Rockets have traded K.J. McDaniels to the Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter links). The deal will save the Rockets roughly $3.3MM, which the team plans on using once the buyout market establishes itself. " February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

    Basketball Insiders "The Brooklyn Nets are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical. Nets are sending Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick." February 22

  • Nets Moving Closer To Trading Bojan Bogdanovic?

    Hoops Rumors "Teams with interest in Bojan Bogdanovic have suggested to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link) that they’re ramping up their offers. According to Wojnarowski, signs are pointing to the Nets soon choosing the best available deal for Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic, who will turn 28 in April,..." February 21

  • Nets Drop Asking Price For Brook Lopez

    Real GM Basketball " The Brooklyn Nets have dropped their asking price for Brook Lopez ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. The Nets have been seeking two first round picks in exchange for Lopez, but they now are willing to accept a first round pick and a second round pick." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • What DeMarcus Cousins trade means for Brook Lopez

    New York Post "With the Nets reportedly fielding calls and gauging interest in Brook Lopez as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches, what does Sunday’s DeMarcus Cousins deal do for Lopez’s value or Brooklyn’s odds of trading him? It sure doesn’t help. Not one bit. The Nets aren’t actively shopping Lopez the..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Wizards reportedly interested in Lou Williams, Bogdanovic

    Sporting News "The in-form Wizards could have their eyes on the market this trade season. They've been the hottest team in the East since Christmas, and may be looking to add to their success by adding a veteran swingman to the mix. The Wizards reportedly have their eye on Los Angeles Lakers sixth man,..." February 20

  • Bucks send Nets to 16th home loss in row

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As he conducted his final postgame television interview before heading to his first All-Star game Giannis Antetokounmpo said how much he loved having Khris Middleton back. The same applies for the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks, who watched their "security blanket in close games"..." February 15

  • Conley helps Grizzlies hand Nets 13th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Before the game, Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale gave his team some simple instructions. Those instructions were to treat the final two games before the All-Star break as they were trailing a playoff series three games to two. Mid-February hardly is an elimination..." February 13

  • Heat beat Nets for 13th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- James Johnson was so effective on both ends for the Miami Heat that he drew comparisons to another guy named James who played for the team. Johnson scored a season-high 26 points and the Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 108-99 comeback victory over the..." February 10

  • Wizards' Otto Porter shows Nets he’d be a valuable get in free agency

    New York Post "The Nets are bereft of draft picks, so their best hope for getting out of the Grand Canyon-sized hole into which they have put themselves into is to get lucky in free agency. The Wizards’ restricted free agent-to-be Otto Porter Jr. reminded them in Washington’s 114-110 overtime win Wednesday why..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Wizards squander lead but top Nets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Washington Wizards found themselves in another long game and not playing well enough to win. For John Wall and Bradley Beal there was little doubt Otto Porter Jr. was responsible for Washington emerging with a win two nights after a marathon five-point overtime loss to the..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Hornets hold off Nets with balanced attack

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Somebody was destined to snap a long losing streak on Tuesday night, and it turned out to be the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets ended a seven-game skid with a 111-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, in a bizarre game that went from terribly sloppy in the first half to..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • The Brook Lopez trade rumors are here

    New York Post "Death. Taxes. And Brook Lopez’s name in trade rumors come February. The latest is New Orleans is looking to pair a skilled center with star big man Anthony Davis, and engaged with the Nets in talks over Lopez, according to The Vertical. While general manager Sean Marks did not return calls..." February 07

  • After singer flubs 'O Canada' lyrics, Raptors troll Nets on Twitter

    ESPN "The anthem singer for the Toronto Raptors- Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center Sunday struggled with the lyrics to "O Canada," and the Raptors responded by tweaking the Nets on Twitter. Amber Iman, a member of the national touring cast of the Broadway hit "Hamilton," couldn't remember the..." February 06

  • Raptors beat Nets as Lowry records triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK –- For the Toronto Raptors, part of this weekend was spent talking about their frustrations with a disappointing stretch. The weekend ended with the Raptors talking about playing better defense and Kyle Lowry getting a triple-double despite feeling "under the weather". Lowry..." February 05

  • George, Teague propel Pacers past reeling Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A 19-point lead completely erased and a struggle to put away an inferior opponent on the road down the stretch. If what unfolded Friday night occurred in November, the outcome might have turned out differently for the Indiana Pacers. Instead the Pacers are in the "winning..." February 03

  • How the Nets’ young nucleus is developing chemistry

    New York Post "The Nets are the NBA’s worst team, but they also are one of the youngest — and what hope they have rests on that youth. Yes, the Nets are struggling now, but things will get better, their young band of brothers promises. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead all are 22 or..." February 01

  • Porzingis-led Knicks rally to defeat Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony's preferred method of rest in the fourth quarter would be a big enough lead so he can relax and enjoy the rewards of a big win. On Wednesday, his rest occurred as the New York Knicks were pulling off a fourth-quarter comeback while playing their third game in four..." February 01

  • Heat dunk Nets for eighth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- James Johnson gave his Miami Heat the play of the game. He also gave them their biggest scare. Led by Johnson's spectacular last-minute dunk, Miami won its eighth straight game, defeating the Brooklyn Nets 104-96 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. After a missed..." January 30

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • Report: Nets actively shopping Brook Lopez, Bojan Bogdanovic

    Larry Brown Sports "With by far the worst situation in the NBA in terms of both roster talent and future outlook, desperate times are calling for desperate measures from the Brooklyn Nets. According to a report by Keith Smith of RealGM on Monday, the Nets are actively shopping Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic but..." January 30

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Towns, Timberwolves trample Nets

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns arrived at the Minnesota Timberwolves home arena feeling sick and wondering if he would play. Minnesota is glad its young center gave it a go, and those in attendance would have had no clue Towns wasn't feeling well. Towns had 37 points and 13 rebounds..." January 29

  • Knicks-Nets New York rivalry went from boom to bust

    New York Post "The Knicks visit the Nets on Wednesday night at Barclays Center, and if you didn’t have that game circled on your calendar … well, it’s hard to blame you. The Knicks are a tire fire, the Nets a dumpster fire. The Knicks are hapless, the Nets hopeless. None of those things makes for a particularly..." January 29

  • Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Quincy Acy to a two-year contract." January 29

  • Net chokes up: I’m Muslim, and Trump’s ban is ‘BS’

    New York Post "Just thinking and talking about President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim ban had Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — who is Muslim — choking up. But the actual executive order hit the young Nets standout far harder. “We try to teach people not to point the finger, blame a whole [group]. You can’t judge..." January 29

  • Cavaliers get much-needed win vs. Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The worst team in the league showed up on Cleveland's doorstep at the perfect time Friday night. The tension created by losing six of eight and LeBron James' comments questioning the organization this week were diffused slightly with a 124-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets...." January 27

  • Ex-NBA Player Charles Shackleford Dies In N.C.

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Charles Shackleford -- who played for the Nets, 76ers and Timberwolves in the '90s -- was found dead in his hometown of Kinston, North Carolina ... police confirm. Shackleford was 50. Cops tell TMZ Sports, "We can confirm Charles Shackleford was found deceased in Kinston this..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Heat overcome 18-point deficit to edge Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Massive injuries created the opening for Okaro White with the Miami Heat. He capitalized on the opportunity and is entrusted enough to be on the floor in crucial late-game situations. White rewarded the trust placed in him Wednesday night when he hit the go-ahead 3-pointer..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Mills, short-handed Spurs steamroll Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Halfway through his first season with the San Antonio Spurs, David Lee describes his team as a "punch in, punch out kind of team." In other words, the names of the active players are inconsequential, it's about those who play taking care of things. That was especially the..." January 23

  • Nets’ Jeremy Lin out another 3-5 weeks after re-aggravating hamstring injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin has been in and out of the Nets’ lineup due to a lingering hamstring injury. He has already missed 31 games, including the last 11. The point guard hoped to return around now, but that’s not happening. Nets release: The following statement has been released by Brooklyn Nets..." January 23

  • Hornets pull out victory over Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have struggled at times to close out games this season. That wasn't the case on Saturday night, though, as they pulled away down the stretch for a 112-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets outscored the Nets..." January 21

  • Lopez, Bogdanovich propel Nets in rout of Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The Brooklyn Nets hadn't done much right during an 11-game losing streak that contributed to the NBA's worst record. But they did virtually everything right in a 143-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night in the Smoothie King Center. Brook Lopez and..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Nets To Re-Sign Acy To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets will re-sign power forward Quincy Acy to a second 10-day deal after his current one is set to expire, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (on Twitter). The Nets signed Acy on January 10th after Brooklyn waived Anthony Bennett. Acy was playing for the D-League’s Texas Legends at the..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19