Nets Rumors & News

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Anthony Bennett, former No. 1 pick, expected among free agents at Nets mini-camp

    Nets Daily "Anthony Bennett, the former Cavaliers No. 1 pick who failed to impress in Cleveland, Minnesota and Toronto, is likely among the free agents invited to Nets mini-camp this week, Ian Begley reports. The Nets have not released names of those invited to the camp although, like Bennett, names are..." May 24

  • Brooklyn Nets hire Kevin Durant's former trainer as shooting coach

    Nets Daily "David Aldridge reports the Nets have hired Kevin Durant's former personal trainer as shooting coach. Harrington has referred to himself as a "shooting specialist" and "skills trainer." He has spent the past several years building With Purpose Training, working with various NBA and NCAA..." May 22

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a "building block" for Brooklyn Nets

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports Friday, Kenny Atkinson lavished praise on his center, calling him "absolutely" a building block with the Nets going forward ... admitted there are areas, particularly on defense where he could be "a little better." Mannix noted that "Nets coaches..." May 21

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Thomas Robinson expected to opt out of contract with Nets; could Spurs be an option?

    San Antonio Express-News "Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson is expected opt out of the final season of a two-year deal the Express-News has learned. Robinson averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 71 games with the Nets last season. By electing to forgo the final year of his contract, Robinson would forfeit a..." May 18

  • Thaddeus Young "untouchable?" Seems that way.

    Nets Daily "One of the more interesting aspects of Kenny Atkinson's press conference was his constant praise of Thaddeus Young, whom he referred to as "my guy". Young, who had a career year this past season, was considered one of the few potential trade assets for the Nets. After Monday's press conference,..." May 17

  • Billy King: ‘I thought I could have turned it around’ with Nets

    Sportsnaut "Billy King could have turned things around with the Brooklyn Nets, if only he was given more time. Well, that’s at least the opinion of King, who said as much in his first interview since being fired (via Nets Daily): “I know some of the mistakes that were made here and I, I thought I could..." May 16

  • Knicks, Nets trying to buy late 1st- or early 2nd-round draft picks

    Sportando "As reported by Adam Zagoria, both New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets have told players at the Draft Combine that they're trying to acquire late first or early second-round picks. Nets and Knicks currently don't have picks in the upcoming draft." May 14

  • The NBA and the Nets are calling Delaney "Malcolm Delaney played injured in the semifinal of the Euroleague Final Four and despite the fact that CSKA Moscow beat Lokomotiv Kuban, he once again demonstrated his leadership qualities. With the season practically over for him, as he said to his recent interview in Eurohoops, he would love..." May 14

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Nets to hire Jacque Vaughn as lead assistant

    Nets Daily "The Nets once again went to the San Antonio "tree" to hire Kenny Atkinson's lead assistant. Jacque Vaughn, former Spurs assistant and Magic head coach, is joining the Nets in the coaching staff's No. 2 job, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski. Vaughn's most recent job was as a pro personnel..." May 01

  • Jacque Vaughn Agrees To Become Nets' Top Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "Jacque Vaughn is joining the Brooklyn Nets as the top assistant to new head coach Kenny Atkinson. Vaughn was head coach of the Orlando Magic from 2012 until 2015, posting a 43-121 record." April 30

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • How much cap space will Brooklyn Nets have this summer?

    Nets Daily "With recent reporting by USA Today that the salary cap for next season is likely to surpass $92 million, the Nets could have as much as $45 million in cap space, the seventh biggest number in the NBA But assumes a lot. It does mean Sean Marks and Trajan Langdon should have some maneuvering room..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • NBA Rumor Central: Shane Larkin's player option

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets backup point guard Shane Larkin owns a player option worth $1.5 million for 2016-17 and he doesn't know yet if he will exercise it, or choose to join the free agent market on July 1. “I’m not a guy who wants to play a 10-year career with eight different teams," Larkin tells..." April 20

  • Hawks players detail why Nets' hire of Kenny Atkinson is a slam dunk

    ESPN "Jeff Teague’s face lit up when asked about Kenny Atkinson being named the Brooklyn Nets’ newest head coach. Kyle Korver recalled that when he was a free agent, the shooter wasn’t sure about the direction of the Hawks franchise and the turnover on the coaching staff, but that when Atkinson said..." April 19

  • Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson agrees to coach Nets

    Yahoo! Sports "Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson has agreed to a multi-year deal to become head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The Nets are expected to make a formal announcement as soon as Sunday. Nets general manager Sean Marks met with several candidates in recent..." April 17

  • Ken Berger: Add Mike D'Antoni to Brooklyn Nets coaching mix

    Nets Daily "CBS Sports' Ken Berger takes a look Thursday at the NBA's coaching opening and after predicting that Tony Brown will "move on," lays out who he thinks the Nets will look at. Most of the names are not new, but one -- Mike D'Antoni -- is a bit of a surprise. "The Brooklyn job is a..." April 15

  • Russian Authorities Search Offices of Brooklyn Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov

    Newsweek "Russian law enforcement officials, some wearing ski masks, searched the offices on Thursday of Mikhail Prokhorov, a tycoon whose newspaper has published revelations about people with ties to President Vladimir Putin. Several sources close to Prokhorov's businesses said officials from the..." April 15

  • Russian security service searches office of tycoon Prokhorov

    Straits Times "Russia's Federal Security Service and tax inspectors on Thursday (April 14) searched the offices of Mikhail Prokhorov, a tycoon whose newspaper has published revelations about people close to Vladimir Putin, four sources close to his businesses said. The searches were being conducted at Onexim..." April 14

  • Jeff Van Gundy, Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka draw interest in Nets coaching search

    The Brooklyn Game "The Brooklyn Nets will officially be in offseason mode in a few hours, but Nets general manager Sean Marks has already started putting together a list of coaching candidates, which include two of his former colleagues with the San Antonio Spurs. Per Marc Stein of, Marks has “interest”..." April 14

  • Powell scores career high to carry Raptors past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Down 17 in the first quarter and with stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan at home, the Toronto Raptors could have conceded. Norman Powell would not let it happen. Powell continued his recent emergence and capped his rookie season by scoring a career-high 30 points as the..." April 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The Nets will be launching their own coaching search soon and also have interest in ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, according to league sources.

  • It's official: Nets and Clippers to swap second round picks

    Nets Daily "With the 76ers loss to the Raptors, Toronto will finish with the NBA's fifth best record, pushing the Clippers into the sixth spot ... and officially settling the swap between L.A. and Brooklyn. The Nets will pick at No. 55 in the second round, the Clippers at No. 33. The Nets agreed to swap..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Gregg Popovich disciple likely to lead Nets’ coach search

    New York Post "With the Nets playing their penultimate game Monday — and mercifully putting their season out of its misery Wednesday — it underscores just how meaningless these games really are. The $1 million question — and the only one that matters — is who’ll be coaching them next season. While interim..." April 12

  • Pacers beat Nets to clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- After battling injuries and failing to qualify for the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Indiana Pacers had plenty of energy and motivation entering Sunday's potential playoff-clinching game against the Brooklyn Nets. It showed from the very beginning as Indiana qualified for the..." April 10

  • Walker, Daniels carry Hornets past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have come to expect big outings from Kemba Walker in every game this season. The point guard is their leading scorer and their clutch shooter when they need big buckets. So it was no surprise that Walker led the Hornets with 22 points as Charlotte..." April 08

  • The time the Nets almost changed their name to 'Swamp Dragons'

    ESPN "Over the summer, I enlisted several design experts, including Tom O'Grady, the NBA's former creative director, to help me rank all 30 team logos. O'Grady sifted through his archives, and unearthed a treasure: mock-ups of all the proposed uniforms, court designs, logos, shooting shirts, and warmup..." April 08

  • Report: Willie Reed has left the Nets for 'personal reasons'

    Nets Daily "According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, Willie Reed has left the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season due to "personal reasons." It's interesting timing, of course. Reed, the 25-year-old rookie, has played sparingly over the last month, picking up 6 DNPs and being listed as..." April 07

  • Report: Lopez likely building block, not trade chip

    Nets Daily "Brian Lewis writes Wednesday that Sean Marks has reassured Brook Lopez he'll be a "building block not a trade chip" as the Nets move forward. "He has talked to me, and we both definitely want to be here and see things happen here and help the team grow going forward,’’ said Lopez, apparently..." April 07

  • Brook Lopez: I’m on same page with GM about Nets’ future

    New York Post "Brook Lopez’s first season since re-upping with the Nets hasn’t gone the way he or the team had hoped, shut down in the dying days of a 21-56 campaign. But Lopez has spoken with new general manager Sean Marks, and will do so again at more length. Lopez, 28, insisted he has no regrets about..." April 06

  • Brooklyn Nets Sign Henry Sims For Remainder of Season "The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Henry Sims for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Originally signed to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 17, Sims has appeared in nine games (two starts) with the Nets, averaging 6.0 points and..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Nets’ Thomas Robinson’s chance to prove NBA ‘BS’ wrong

    New York Post "Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young being shut down for the rest of the season is a golden opportunity for Thomas Robinson. And Brooklyn’s backup big man said he’s proving he’s worthy of more minutes. “That it’s about time I become a 20-plus minute player. I haven’t played over 13 minutes my whole..." April 04

  • Frazier stands out as Pelicans past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A massive amount of injuries have created numerous opportunities to contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans in the waning days of the season. Perhaps nobody is capitalizing on those chances more than Tim Frazier. Frazier had the best game of career Sunday, collecting career..." April 03

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    Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis

    Brook Lopez and Thad Young are shut down for the rest of the season #nets

  • Nets' Brook Lopez: Shut down for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Lopez has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015-16 season, Mike Mazzeo of reports. Lopez isn't necessarily dealing with any specific injury, but with the Nets ruled out of the playoffs, they're not going to risk any further strain and they'll keep him sidelined for the team's final..." April 03

  • Confident Cavs top Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors might be marching to the best record in league history, but Kyrie Irving still believes the Cleveland Cavaliers are marching toward a championship. A turbulent few days for Irving ended Thursday with him declaring the Cavs are the team to beat following..." March 31

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Nicholson scores 24 as Magic mash Nets

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Andrew Nicholson waited a long time to have a game like this. The Magic reserve forward, in his fourth NBA season, scored a career-high 24 points and made all nine of his shots in leading Orlando to a 139-105 victory over the hapless Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. It..." March 29

  • Wade, Whiteside carry Heat past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With Goran Dragic sick and Chris Bosh already out for the year due to blood clots, the Miami Heat received a couple more scares on Monday night. But the Heat also got a vintage performance by Dwyane Wade, more dominance by Hassan Whiteside and the continued emergence of rookie Josh..." March 28

  • Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal

    CBS Sports "Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal By Matt Moore | NBA writer March 27, 2016 3:01 pm ET In a wide-ranging piece as part of a follow-up to an in-depth column on the Boston Celtics, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp spoke with GM Danny Ainge about the..." March 28

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