Nets Rumors & News

  • Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. King says the Nets' long-term plan is to build around Lopez and..." May 06

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    King said Mason will play in summer league. Also said he plans on extending qualifying offer to Mirza.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    King said Alan Anderson may need a clean out of his ankle for some bone spurs.

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • End of the line for D-Will in Brooklyn?

    ESPN New York "Is Deron Williams done in Brooklyn? Coming off the worst season of his career, you have to wonder. The Nets tried to trade Williams from December until the trade deadline, but were ultimately unsuccessful. They had discussions with the Kings about a package that would've sent Williams to..." May 05

  • Billy King Could Be Close To Extension With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Billy King could be on the cusp of signing a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets. King became general manager of the Nets in 2010." May 05

  • Barclays Center will host NBA draft for third straight year

    New York Post "If the Knicks win the lottery, whomever they choose to take will make his Big Apple debut in Brooklyn. League sources told The Post the NBA draft will return to Barclays Center for a third straight season next month. It will mark the fifth straight year the draft will be held at an arena that..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Nets expect big changes to roster

    New York Daily News "The sad obit of Brooklyn’s Big Three was delivered Saturday morning by Joe Johnson, the realist of the group, who sat puffy-eyed in the Nets’ practice facility with a full understanding of the circumstances. Even if the core manages another season together, Mikhail Prokhorov’s experiment..." May 03

  • Is Brook Lopez returning to the Nets? He ‘doesn’t know’

    New York Post "The biggest question the Nets will face this summer is what the future will hold for their biggest player. Brook Lopez has the ability to opt-out of the final year of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his seven-year NBA career. So what will..." May 03

  • Nets' Hollins: D-Will not a franchise player

    ESPN New York "A day after the Brooklyn Nets were eliminated from the playoffs, head coach Lionel Hollins admitted point guard Deron Williams is no longer a franchise player. "He's not a franchise player anymore," Hollins said on Saturday morning during break-up day. "He's a good player, he's a solid player,..." May 03

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Alan Anderson has a player option for next season, but he will exercise his option to become a free agent.

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Spoke with Sergey Karasev: says he hasn't started running yet but doctors happy w/ progress. August target for return to contact basketball.

  • Nets' Joe Johnson: 'I don't think anyone is indispensable'

    CBSSports.com "Joe Johnson has been with the Brooklyn Nets for three years, and he sees changes coming. They lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, and spoke with the media on Saturday morning. It's no secret that the Nets tried to make major changes earlier this season. They elected to mostly stand pat at the..." May 02

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    Expectation is #Nets want to re-sign both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Could come after both opt out and get multi-year deals to stay.

  • Hawks find top gear in Game 6 win over Nets, advance to second round

    Fox Sports South "DeMarre Carroll, unofficial MVP of a slow-building series victory for the Atlanta Hawks, freely offered his prescription for future success. "We just get mad. When we get mad, we play the right way. We should be mad more often," Carroll said following his team's Game 6 series-ending win over..." May 02

  • Al Horford, Jeff Teague key late charge in Hawks 107-97 win over Nets

    Peachtree Hoops "It wasn't the easiest of rides, but the Atlanta Hawks hold a 3-2 series lead as their first round series with the Brooklyn Nets shifts back to New York. A late charge materialized at the right time, and the Hawks pulled away with a 107-97 victory. Wednesday's crowd may have been late-arriving..." April 30

  • NBA Executives expect Brook Lopez to receive max offers in free agency

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez has been on a tear since the calendar flipped to March, and it has continued into the postseason. The eighth seeded Nets are tied 2-2 with the Atlanta Hawks thanks in part to Lopez's play. Fred Kerber spoke to executives and scouts around the league to gauge what Lopez can be worth on..." April 28

  • Deron Williams powers Nets to stunning OT win to even series

    New York Post "So much for the Nets being a walkover. Thanks to a sensational performance from Deron Williams, the Nets pulled out a heart-stopping 120-115 overtime win over the Hawks on Monday night in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center. Just a few days after the Nets found..." April 28

  • NBA execs agree: Nets desperately need Brook Lopez long term

    New York Post "Avery Johnson, once asked if he dreamed of a Nets team with Carmelo Anthony, responded, “I dream of the day my center grabs 10 rebounds.” That center was Brook Lopez, of course, the same center the Nets tried to replace with Dwight Howard several times, the same center they discussed trading to..." April 28

  • Where has this Deron Williams been for the Nets?

    USA Today "Lionel Hollins strode into the press conference before Game 4 between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks and didn't wait for a query to deliver his first bit of information. "Good evening everybody. To answer the first question, my starting lineup is the same," the Nets coach said, addressing..." April 28

  • Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

    ESPN New York "The Atlanta Hawks, despite leading this first-round series 2-1, are shooting just 39 percent over the first three games -- and Brooklyn Nets rim protector Brook Lopez is a big reason why. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Hawks have gone 5-for-21 in the series on shots contested by..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins lashes out at Deron Williams’ critics: ‘It’s totally unfair’

    New York Daily News "As the latest tsunami of criticism started by Paul Pierce continues to flood Deron Williams, the Nets have been careful to protect and defend a point guard known for his crises of confidence. An unprompted Lionel Hollins took it to another level following Sunday’s film session, reprimanding the..." April 27

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Joe Johnson says DWill is suffering from a "severe" case of tendinitis.

  • What sweep? Nets smother Hawks in Game 3 win

    New York Post "The Nets aren’t going down without a fight. With their season nearing the brink, the Nets jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, winning 91-83 over the top-seeded Hawks in Game 3 of this first-round series at Barclays Center Saturday afternoon. The win made the series 2-1 in favor..." April 26

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Earl Clark is active today after being inactive in Game 2. Cory Jefferson is inactive today.

  • Thaddeus Young apologizes to Nets teammates after Game 2 struggles

    Newsday "Bothered by a performance that didn't live up to his standards, Thaddeus Young felt the need to deliver a mea culpa to his teammates. The Nets forward, bottled up by the Hawks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, was frustrated that he couldn't get things..." April 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins says Bojan Bogdanovic will be back in the starting five in Game 3.

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Atlanta survives, takes 2-0 lead with 96-91 win

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks survived on Wednesday night. That is the best way to put it after the Brooklyn Nets gave the home team all they could handle for 48 minutes. In the end, the Hawks improved to 2-0 in the series with a 96-91 victory, and the crowd went home pleased. The opening minutes were..." April 23

  • The Game 2 lineup tweak the Nets may use to spark offense

    New York Post "The chances of the Nets winning four of five games against the Hawks — who won 60 games to pace the Eastern Conference in the regular season and have won all five meetings between the teams this season — are slim. So if the Nets want to give themselves a realistic opportunity to make this..." April 22

  • Nets’ Teletovic: From medical horror to ‘probable’ in 3 months

    New York Post "Three months to the day Mirza Teletovic found out he had multiple blood clots in his lungs, the Nets’ 29-year-old power forward is expected to be on the active roster Wednesday for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Hawks. “His status is probable,” coach Lionel Hollins said..." April 22

  • Despite success, Joe Johnson still booed in Atlanta

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson always gets booed when he comes back to Philips Arena and faces his former team. But the boos Johnson heard in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon sounded louder and more forceful than usual. Every time Johnson touched the ball, he was booed mercilessly by the..." April 21

  • Nets coach Lionel Hollins on guarding Atlanta’s Kyle Korver: ‘It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry’

    New York Daily News "No player in the NBA has been more efficient from 3-point range than Kyle Korver, a weapon the Hawks rode to a Game 1 victory Sunday over the Nets. If Atlanta is vulnerable because of injuries to Paul Millsap and Al Horford, it still has the quick-triggered sharpshooter from beyond the arc, a..." April 21

  • Nets' Brook Lopez too much for Hawks to handle in Game 1

    New York Daily News "The Hawks couldn’t handle Brook Lopez under the basket, an expected development considering he towers over anybody Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer trots out to his frontcourt. The center, maligned throughout his career for his lack of rebounding, gobbled up the misses and finished with a..." April 20

  • Hawks set tone, pace with Game 1 playoff win over Nets

    Fox Sports South "When Nets coach Lionel Hollins addressed his team after its 99-92 Game 1 loss to the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, his message offered something very few gave his team entering the postseason: Hope. "As I told the team after the game," Hollins said, "if you (didn't) believe that you can play in..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

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    Brad Townsend @townbrad

    Parsons says he's definitely starting Game 1.

  • Hollins: Nets don't 'have any advantage over the Hawks'

    ESPN.com "If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan searching for reasons to be optimistic heading into the first-round series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, you won’t find them here. “I don’t think we have any advantage over the Hawks,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said in a conference call on Thursday. “That’s..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Nets beat Magic season finale, get help and make playoffs

    New York Post "The Nets did everything they could to miss the playoffs, but the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference proved to be too much to overcome. Thanks to the combination of a 101-88 victory over the Magic in Brooklyn and the Pacers’ 95-83 loss in Memphis, the Nets managed to find a way to make it to..." April 16

  • Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

    New York Post "Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in an interview with ESPN.com, both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — the two Nets individually singled out by Pierce — both essentially said the..." April 16

  • Paul Pierce suggests his former Nets teammates are gutless

    SB Nation "The Brooklyn Nets have been given two chances to solidify their spot in the playoffs. They responded with a 23-point loss to the Bucks and a 27-point loss to the Bulls. That probably doesn't surprise Paul Pierce, who called his one year with the team "horrible" in an interview with ESPN's..." April 15

  • Derrick Rose, Bulls get playoff ready in laugher over Nets

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the Toronto Raptors want that No. 3 seed, they’re going to have to earn it. Thanks to 22 points and 11 rebounds from Pau Gasol, as well as 26 points from Nikola Mirotic off the bench, the Bulls ran Brooklyn off the court Monday night, beating the Nets 113-86 at the Barclays Center. The..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Bucks clinch playoff berth in rout of Nets

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It seemed fitting that the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their playoff spot Sunday by playing hustling, smart defense. That's what coach Jason Kidd has preached to his team from the start of training camp. The Bucks swarmed all over Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and broke open a close game in the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13