Nets Rumors & News

  • Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

    New York Post "Lionel Hollins has offered pointed critiques of Brook Lopez’s game before, as have other Nets coaches before him. But after the Brooklyn center got outplayed badly in San Antonio and benched for yet another fourth quarter, Hollins’ latest critique raised eyebrows because it was as complete as it..." November 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One intriguing option, if Nets wait 'til Dec. 15 when trade market expands, is said to be AK-47 back to Utah for Jeremy Evans/Toure Murry

  • Explaining the sudden fall of Nets’ Mason Plumlee

    New York Post "After Mason Plumlee exceeded expectations as a rookie and was a surprise selection for Team USA’s entry in the FIBA World Cup this summer, he entered his second NBA season looking to build off both experiences and become a key contributor for the Nets under new coach Lionel Hollins. But things..." November 24

  • Brook Lopez needs to get back to his best

    New York Post "Here are three thoughts from the Nets 99-87 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio Saturday night: 1. Brook Lopez had a poor game, finishing with six points on 3-for-8 shooting to go with four rebounds in 25 minutes, then made a poor decision postgame when, after a group of reporters waited several..." November 23

  • Spurs handle Brooklyn for seventh victory in eight games

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs raced out to a big first-half lead and held off several Brooklyn charges in the second half to earn their seventh win in eight games Saturday at the AT&T Center. The Spurs (9-4) have won 22 of the past 24 meetings with the Nets, and 40 of 45 at home all-time. The Spurs led by 18..." November 23

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    According to sources, Nets have had preliminary talks w/ Sixers about moving Kirilenko + Karasev. In such case Sixers likely waive Kirilenko

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Andrei Kirilenko is not with the Nets on this trip for personal reasons, according to the team.

  • Jason Kidd and company outlast Nets in triple-OT thriller, 122-118

    Brew Hoop "Three overtimes, 63 minutes, and one undeniably sweet win for Jason Kidd. [Yes, it's OK to exhale] In a roller-coaster game with more ups and downs than anyone wanted, the young Bucks survived three overtimes, the Nets, and even themselves on Wednesday night in Brooklyn, taking down Kidd's..." November 20

  • As Kidd returns, NBPA looking at agent rules that helped him leave

    CBSSports.com "Much vitriol has been exchanged in the wake of Jason Kidd's clumsy exit from his job as coach of the Nets, a franchise that he led to consecutive NBA Finals as a Hall of Fame point guard -- and one that he left bewildered in his wake after one eventful season as its coach. Nets owner Mikhail..." November 20

  • KG: Kidd deserves warm reception

    ESPN New York "Kevin Garnett hopes Jason Kidd receives a warm reception on Wednesday night when the former Nets coach and player returns for the first time as the Milwaukee Bucks' coach. Kidd and the Nets went through a sudden and stunning divorce and this will be the first time the two sides are reunited..." November 19

  • Jason Collins announces retirement 18 months after coming out

    Fox Sports "Jason Collins, the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement in Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major..." November 19

  • Andrei Kirilenko Out Of Nets' Rotation

    Real GM Basketball "Andrei Kirilenko has fallen out of the Brooklyn Nets' rotation and was a healthy inactive for their game against the Miami Heat on Monday, saying he has "no idea" when he could receive playing time again. “It’s tough, but there’s nothing I can do,” Kirilenko said. “I’m not the one making..." November 18

  • Shorthanded Heat beat Nets in Brooklyn 95-83 behind Chalmers' 22 points

    Hot Hot Hoops "Before the game even started, it seemed like to was going to be one of those nights. Not because of the opponent, but because of who the Heat had available. No Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng or Josh McRoberts. The Heat would be shorthanded, on the back side of a back-to-back and on the road -- not a great..." November 18

  • Hollins wouldn't talk about Brook Lopez after loss: 'not a good time'

    CBSSports.com "When Lionel Hollins took over as coach for the Brooklyn Nets, immediately people wondered if his hard-nosed style would mesh well with Brook Lopez. Hollins is a very "old school" type of coach who believes in toughness overall, while Lopez has traditionally been more of a finesse player at the..." November 18

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    NetsDaily.com @NetsDaily

    Once again, Andrei Kirilenko was DNP-CD last night. So far this season, he's played a total of 27 minutes, 10 in last five games.

  • Damian Lillard powers short-handed Trail Blazers to win over Brooklyn Nets

    Oregonian "No LaMarcus Aldridge, No Nicolas Batum, No problem for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Missing two key starters, Portland displayed a balanced attack that wore down the visiting Nets, who never recovered from a sluggish start in a 97-87 loss at the Moda..." November 16

  • Shaun Livingston played with broken toe in last season’s playoffs for Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shaun Livingston was a key contributor for a Nets team that made it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and played well enough to secure a nice free agent deal to join the Warriors last summer. But after signing the new contract, it was discovered that Livingston would require toe..." November 15

  • Kevin Garnett interested in buying Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett doesn't want to be an NBA general manager or coach when his playing days are over. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ all-time leading scorer has his eye on an even higher position with his former NBA franchise. Garnett told Yahoo Sports he wants to one day own the..." November 15

  • Warriors beat Nets, end two-game slide

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors' losing streak is no more, and the remedy was for the team to clean up its play. The Warriors hung on and beat Brooklyn 107-99 on Thursday, snapping a two-game losing streak while committing a season-low 11 turnovers. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points, and perhaps more..." November 14

  • Down by 19, Phoenix Suns roar past Brooklyn Nets

    Arizona Republic "They have white jerseys instead of white horses and chest-pounding in lieu of armor, but Suns reserve guards Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green keep coming to the rescue. One or the other has led the Suns in scoring for six of eight games. The Suns would not have pulled out Wednesday night's..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Taunting Nets? Family Makes That Its Domain

    New York Times "Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and his counterpart with the Knicks, James L. Dolan, were early suspects, as were any other N.B.A. executives who had ever squabbled with Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire owner of the Nets. Or perhaps the culprit was an old rival of..." November 12

  • Is Brook Lopez the source of the Nets' 'selfishness?'

    CBSSports.com "TheBrooklynGame.com took a look at Joe Johnson's comments about the Nets' selfishness and regardless of whether this is who Johnson was talking about or not, the culprit for that alleged "selfishness" seems to be center Brook Lopez. Johnson went out of rehis way to simultaneously criticize his..." November 12

  • Joe Johnson Calls Out Nets’ “Selfish” Play

    Basketball Insiders "“It’s just- as individuals, as players, (we have to) have each other’s backs out there,” Johnson vented to the media after the team’s Tuesday afternoon practice. “I just felt, I didn’t believe it. I go back, and I watch the tape, and I watch film just to try to get a different perspective, and I..." November 11

  • Garnett relieves Lopez to help Nets beat Magic

    New York Post "As Sunday’s game between the Nets and Magic wore on, a familiar pattern began to emerge. Whenever Magic center Nikola Vucevic was in the game against Brook Lopez, he would run a pick-and-roll with one of his guards, pop out toward the 3-point line and calmly drain a jumper. It was a pattern..." November 10

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Sergey Karasev and Markel Brown are the inactives today.

  • Nets' Williams: I was never healthy in '13-14

    ESPN.com "A day after playing his best game in a long time, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams hopes his injury woes are a thing of the past. Williams posted 29 points and six assists in 33 minutes in Friday night's 110-99 victory over the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. He was able to make..." November 09

  • Knicks can’t solve Deron Williams as Nets dominate rivals

    New York Post "Round one goes to Brooklyn. The Nets, behind a sensational performance from Deron Williams and a bounce-back game from Brook Lopez, were comfortable winners in Friday night’s first of four meetings between the local teams this season, beating Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks 110-99 in front of a..." November 08

  • Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka 'froze out' Reggie Jackson vs. Nets

    CBSSports.com "As if the Oklahoma City Thunder didn't have enough problems with the injuries to Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Morrow, and I think their concession guy, and balloon animal artist, they've also got a growing chemistry issue. Backup point guard/part-time startings shooting..." November 08

  • Wolves start fast, finish strong in victory over Brooklyn

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whether leading by 15 points after only six minutes or trailing by six with fewer than five minutes to go, all that ever matters is where you are at the end. On Wednesday in Brooklyn, that inevitable fact made the Timberwolves 98-91 comeback winners. The Wolves opened a six-game road trip that..." November 06

  • Joe Johnson is more than a price tag

    Nets Daily "Joe Johnson is off to a scorching start this season, averaging 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the Nets' first three games, one of them a victory behind a scoring outburst from Johnson. But is that to much surprise? The 6'8" wing did carry the Nets through the first round of the..." November 04

  • Brook Lopez pours in 18 in return as Nets rock Thunder

    New York Post "The Nets made their home opener a happy one. Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and an injury-riddled opponent, the Nets made quick work of the Thunder, winning 116-85 Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 including owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who watched the game from his private..." November 04

  • Mikhail Prokhorov on Jason Kidd: 'Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you'

    SB Nation "Remember when Jason Kidd made a failed power play within the Nets organization and had to leave to become coach of the Bucks? It turns out Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was deeply hurt by Kidd's decision to -- wait, it turns out Prok couldn't give an eighth of a crap:" November 04

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Mikhail Prokhorov says he will not give up controlling interest of the team but is listening to offers for smaller shares.

  • Mikhail Prokhorov rips Jason Kidd for leaving Nets: ‘Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you’

    New York Daily News "Amongst vows that he will not give up majority control of the Nets and remains “committed to championship,” Mikhail Prokhorov’s first session with the media in 10 months uncovered a new enemy target to join Mark Cuban and James Dolan. “I think there is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said..." November 04

  • Jason Kidd responds to Mikhail Prokhorov comments, challenges him to a one-on-one

    The Brooklyn Game "Former Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd, now with the Milwaukee Bucks, responded to comments made last night by Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Prokhorov said of Kidd’s departure: “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you,” adding “I don’t think we should get mad, I think we..." November 04

  • Confirmed: Brook Lopez to play vs. Thunder

    The Brooklyn Game "Brook Lopez is officially back. Lopez was listed as “probable” by the Nets heading into the game, leaving open a sliver of doubt about the possibility he’d return. But Lionel Hollins spoke at length about getting Lopez back in the swing of things against the Thunder, adding that he’ll have to..." November 03

  • Why ageless Kevin Garnett is off to such a quick start for Nets

    New York Post "Whenever Kevin Garnett has deigned to talk to the media since the start of training camp, the future Hall of Famer has had a consistent message for anyone willing to listen: This year will be different than last. And, at least through two games, Garnett has backed up his words with his play on..." November 03

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Brook Lopez is playing tomorrow. "It's like Christmas," he says.

  • Joe Johnson pours in 34 points to propel Nets to victory over Pistons

    New York Post "Sometimes, coaching is about doing the simple thing. And when the Pistons opened the fourth quarter Saturday night with a 9-2 run to take their first lead of the second half, Nets coach Lionel Hollins did the simple thing: He pointed to Joe Johnson and told him to go back into the game. From..." November 02

  • Joe Johnson: "My body is feeling great"

    Nets Daily "Joe Johnson is 33 years old and has two years left on his contract. A lot of pundits have him high up on their list of overpaid players, but among those who don't are the people who pay his salary. They know what he makes and pay it --and the luxury tax-- willingly. After his seventh all-star..." November 01

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

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

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    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

    ThePostGame.com "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

    The Score "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'

    CBSSports.com "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