The Nets preseason schedule is out. They'll play Maccabi Tel Aviv, Philadelphia and Boston at home. Not surprisingly, no games vs. Knicks.
2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins
In reaction to the lack of big men, Mason Pllumlee has been promoted from U.S. Select team to National Team.
The Brooklyn Game "Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This..." July 28
Nets Daily "Sergey Karasev is back in Moscow working out with Team Russia as it prepares for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Round next month. European teams that didn't make the World Championships this summer are vying for places in the 2015 FIBA European championships. In the complicated system, Russia plays..." July 27
The Brooklyn Game "Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This..." July 27
#Nets introduce Bojan Bogdanovic Mon. At 25 he makes roster avg age 27.5 as of opening nite, nearly 2 full yrs younger than last yr: 29.4
New York Daily News "While Derek Jeter held court Monday at Columbus Circle, promoting his latest business venture -- the Luvo food company -- retired basketball star Jerry Stackhouse stood nearby, virtually unnoticed among the throng of fans and tourists gathered on the sidewalk. But the former Brooklyn Net and..." July 23
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
League sources say the Nets will be signing both Cory Jefferson and Markel Brown, which would take their roster to 15 players.
Brooklyn's deal with Bojan Bogdanovic will be three years, $10.1M, league source tells Yahoo.
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said he does not harbor any animosity toward Jason Kidd for leaving the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Kirilenko was quoted as being critical of Kidd in an interview with Russian tabloid newspaper SovSport in its Sunday editions...." July 21
Nets Daily "In a wide-ranging interview with SovSport, the Russian sports tabloid, Andrei Kirilenko says everyone on the Nets remains focused on a championship for Brooklyn, notes he's happy for Sergey Karasev who he expects will get playing time under Lionel Hollins and offers some telling criticism of Jason..." July 21
Boston Globe "For the past year, Lionel Hollins lived in that coaching purgatory, still smarting over his firing by the Memphis Grizzlies, waiting for the right opportunity and fully realizing it may require more patience. Suddenly, Jason Kidd asked the Brooklyn Nets for more power and was flatly denied. The..." July 20
Pro Basketball Talk "Andrei Kirilenko played sparingly for the Nets last season, due to a combination of dealing with injury and not being that high on then-head coach Jason Kidd’s list of favored players. Kirilenko averaged career lows in points, rebounds and minutes played, but shot a career high percentage from..." July 20
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
New York Post "Doc Rivers tried his best to bring Paul Pierce home to Los Angeles. The Clippers coach, who coached Pierce in Boston, said Monday night he and Pierce got “very far” down the road this summer trying to have Pierce play for him once again. But the Clippers simply didn’t have a suitable package to..." July 15
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
Alan Anderson has player option for 2015-16 on his two-year deal with Nets. Deal worth about $2.6 million.
For those who've asked about possibility of Marquis Teague getting cut: would cost multiple millions in tax. Would be shocked if it happened
Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, stunned earlier Saturday when Trevor Ariza opted to sign with the Houston Rockets, shook off the disappointment in a big way later in the day by landing Paul Pierce. Pierce, 36, a likely Hall of Famer, agreed to a two-year deal for the full mid-level exception worth..." July 13
Sources: Brooklyn Nets never made an offer to Paul Pierce. Meanwhile, the franchise expects Kevin Garnett to return despite Pierce leaving.
Nets Brook Lopez (foot) has advanced to basketball related activities, league source says. No contact yet but "moving really well" on court.
Cavs pressed Celtics/Nets officials to complete paperwork on 3-way trade in last hour, needed it done "immediately." Cap space is clear now.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets have agreed to take on the..." July 09
ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets will pay a record $90.57 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season, sources told ESPN.com. The NBA released its audit to teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year at midnight Wednesday and revealed the numbers, including the Nets' penalty for splurging after trading..." July 09
New York Daily News "It appears Lionel Hollins will have an experienced and familiar face at on his bench. Former longtime head coach Paul Westphal is finalizing a deal to become an assistant under Hollins, a source confirmed Wednesday. Westphal, 63, coached the Supersonics, Suns and Kings over 16..." July 09
Boston Globe "According to several reports, the Celtics are using the Traded Player Exception (TPE), acquired in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, to make the move. The Celtics will also give up a second-round pick. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge appears to..." July 09
Sources: Andray Blatche will meet with Toronto tomorrow in Vegas
ESPN New York "When it comes to negotiations for Paul Pierce, the Brooklyn Nets have their number -- and the veteran forward has his. The Nets would like to pay Pierce around $6-8 million per season on a short-term contract, sources say. Pierce, however, as first reported by Sports Illustrated and..." July 08
League source says Bojan Bogdanovic will agree to a three-year deal with a player option in 3rd year for the Nets' mini midlevel exception
Paul Pierce's representatives have told teams Pierce is seeking a two-year contract in the $9-10 million per year range, per sources.
Nets Daily "Media in Croatia, Bosnia and Turkey are all reporting that Bojan Bogdanovic, drafted by the Nets in 2011, has decided to leave Europe and join the Nets, signing as early as this week. The Nets have yet to confirm the signing. Among the reports is a tweet from Turkish sportscaster Ismail Senol,..." July 06
ESPN Dallas "Once upon a time, the Dallas Mavericks were heavily criticized for passing on polished Kansas prospect Paul Pierce to draft some goofy German kid who wasn’t ready for the NBA. Dirk Nowitzki turned out to be a decent player, to say the least. So did Pierce. They’re both destined to spend..." July 06
CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Clippers want to reunite free agent forward Paul Pierce with president and head coach Doc Rivers, but a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets is looking "unlikely," per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Clippers just agreed to terms on a deal with free agent big man..." July 05
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in conversations with the Brooklyn Nets to try to construct a sign-and-trade that would reunite small forward Paul Pierce with Doc Rivers, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Rivers, the Clippers' president and coach, has had several..." July 03
ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to a deal making Lionel Hollins their next head coach. The sides, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein, were discussing a four-year deal in the $18 million range earlier Wednesday. Hollins led the Memphis Grizzlies to three consecutive playoff..." July 03
The Brooklyn Nets have reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become the team's new head coach.
Nets and Hollins are in the final stages of hammering out a multiyear deal that will pay former Grizz coach in excess of $4 million annually
Golden State has reached an agreement with Nets free agent guard Shaun Livingston, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Nets have not reached out to George Karl or Jeff Van Gundy for coaching vacancy, league source says. All in with Lionel Hollins for now.
Billy King says he had dinner with Lionel Hollins last night, and plans to meet again with him this morning.
Clippers think making move on Paul Pierce is strong possibility with Jason Kidd out of Brooklyn. Pierce played for Doc in Boston, sources
Brooklyn has set a meeting with its top coaching target, Lionel Hollins, league sources tell Yahoo. Sides will sit down in next 24-48 hours.
ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd, sources tell ESPN.com. The Bucks had been offering one second-round pick, but the Nets initially wanted a 2015 first-round pick in exchange, a negotiating chip..." June 30