Nets Rumors & News

  • Shaq, Iverson among finalists for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were among the 14 names announced as finalists for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Friday afternoon. The finalists for basketball's highest distinction include: Shaquille O'Neal Allen Iverson Kevin Johnson Sheryl Swoopes Eddie Sutton..." February 12

  • Nets reached out to Hawks about Paul Millsap, also want Jeff Teague

    Nets Daily "It's NBA trade rumor season, so buckle up, everyone. And, you'll want to make sure those belts are super tight when it comes to the Brooklyn Nets, who are without a GM or a head coach at the moment, and not much of a future to speak of. It seems as if everyone and anyone is on the table, and..." February 12

  • Without GM near, Nets’ big-trade hopes may be shelved

    New York Post "The Nets’ search for a general manager is moving along, but sources say no decision is imminent. Those sources told The Post that Brooklyn isn’t expected to hire a GM until early next week, and with so little time before next Thursday’s trade deadline, no major deals are likely to be..." February 12

  • NBA committee seeks feedback for corporate logos on jerseys

    ESPN "The NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys. Sources told that the league sent out a memo this week, ahead of the owners meeting Sunday at the All-Star Game in Toronto, where the topic of putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be..." February 12

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    Anthony Puccio @APOOCH

    .@alanhahn says on ESPN radio that the Nets have reached out to Atlanta for Paul Millsap.

  • Griz rout Nets in first game without Gasol

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "When the Grizzlies began to sew a comfortable cushion, they used multicolored stitching. The array with which the Griz began to pummel the Brooklyn Nets included a pair of Mike Conley 3-pointers, Courtney Lee's strong drive to the basket for a score and Zach Randolph's blocked shot on the other..." February 11

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Nets' brass 2 narrow GM list to 2 or 3 this weekend, per source. Front runners believed 2 be Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks

  • Joe Johnson held without FG for 1st time in 937 games

    The Score "Joe Johnson has seen his production decline steadily in recent years, but one constant has remained: He's always been good for at least one field goal a night. The 34-year-old Brooklyn Nets shooting guard came into Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies having hit a field goal in 937..." February 11

  • Nets’ Joe Johnson would ‘welcome’ a trade

    The Sports Daily "The Brooklyn Nets seem like one of the biggest sellers ahead of the NBA trade deadline, though most wouldn’t expect veteran guard Joe Jonson to be one of the names on the move. Johnson is certainly a piece the Nets might like to move were it not for a contract that pays the Arkansas product..." February 11

  • The Raptors are interested in the Nets' Thaddeus Young

    Raptors HQ "The Raptors players may be looking forward to tonight's game against Minnesota and the party that is All-Star Weekend, but Raptors management is trying to make moves. As reported by ESPN's Brian Windhorst today on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor and Derek Taylor, the Raptors are apparently getting..." February 11

  • How Knicks pulled way ahead of Nets in Mike Conley sweepstakes

    New York Post "The fans at Barclays Center for the Nets’ game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night pleaded for Memphis’ free-agent-to-be Mike Conley to sign with their team, with some chanting “Conley, come to Brooklyn!” But listen closely to arguably the best available point guard — who is at the top of..." February 11

  • Nets firmly opposed to rebuild, intent on keeping Young and Lopez

    The Score "Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't appear to be ready to give up on his floundering roster. Instead of opting for a rebuild, Prokhorov is hoping to build upon what little the team has, and he's not willing to part with Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez, reports Howard Beck of Bleacher..." February 10

  • Joe Johnson puts thrilling cap on debut of Nets’ big hope

    New York Post "The Nets have a poor record, terrible attendance and the worst TV ratings, but at least Brooklyn gave its fans at least a little reason to hope Monday, thanks to youngsters Chris McCullough and Markel Brown and old head Joe Johnson. McCullough made his long-awaited debut, and Brown continued..." February 09

  • Nets still searching for next GM

    North Jersey "The Nets' search for a general manager continued Monday, with owner Mikhail Prokhorov in town to conduct the interviews — along with several members of the committee that will select the next GM. Prokhorov, who attended the game against the Nuggets, said the process is going "well," but..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Tony Brown said rookie Chris McCullough will play if the right situation presents itself tonight. #Nets

  • Prokhorov ramping up Nets GM search as interviews on tap

    New York Post "The eyes of the sporting world were fixed on the Super Bowl on Sunday; but Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was set to arrive in Brooklyn for his own huge challenge, kicking off arguably the most pivotal week since he bought the team. Prokhorov and his search committee are set to start interviewing..." February 08

  • Brooklyn Nets TV ratings continue to drop

    Nets Daily "No surprise, of course, with the team's poor performance and the YES - Comcast dispute, but the Nets once again had the lowest local TV ratings of any NBA team, at 0.47, for the first half of the season. That means that less than one-half of one percent of the households in the New York..." February 08

  • With altered roles, Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor star in Sixers' win over Nets

    CSN Philly "The growing pains for big men Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel have been well documented this season. In many instances, the pair has not been able to mesh on the floor together, causing coach Brett Brown to alter his rotations. Other times, Okafor and Noel look like the second coming of David..." February 07

  • Nets progressing in GM search, should have one by trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets have been without a general manager since January 10, when Billy King stepped down coinciding with the firing of head coach Lionel Hollins. Since then, a few names have come up in rumors about their search, including Danny Ferry, who appears to be out of the running. But there may be a..." February 07

  • Nets use offensive burst to beat Kings

    New York Post "The Nets are going to spend the summer trying to give free agents their money and to lure a point guard to run their offense. They put on a pretty good show for target Rajon Rondo, showing exactly what that offense can do in running the Kings off the floor in a 128-119 victory Friday night at..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Bench leads Pacers to win over Nets 114-100

    Indy Cornrows "The bench effort of the Indiana Pacers was on point tonight, leading the blue and gold to a road victory over the Brooklyn Nets. C.J. Miles had a breakout night, scoring 27 points on 10-15 shooting with four three pointers, as many as he's made in the past 10 games combined. Miles had 15 in the..." February 04

  • Ex-Syracuse big man expected to make Nets debut in a week

    New York Post "A debut date is getting closer for Nets rookie Chris McCullough, who is recovering from a torn ACL. The 6-foot-11 forward out of Syracuse, who tore his ACL on Jan. 11, 2015, is expected to be activated for Friday’s and Saturday’s games, then possibly play Monday against Denver. It will be a..." February 03

  • Houston, Denver give Brooklyn Nets permission to interview Rosas, Karnisovas

    Nets Daily "The Nets have sought and received permission to interview Gersson Rosas and Arturas Karnisovas, the No. 2's in the Rockets and Nuggets front offices, for the vacant GM job in Brooklyn. Both men have been identified as serious candidates for the job vacated by Billy King last month. Calvin..." February 03

  • Reggie Jackson locks down Pistons' victory

    Detroit News "In baseball terms, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy didn’t know if he was going to be able to count on his closer to finish the game. Point guard Reggie Jackson was hobbled by cramps, slowed by dehydration and playing with a jammed thumb as the Pistons trailed by three with less than three minutes..." February 02

  • Joe Johnson will not ask Nets for trade, unsure about buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "Come Feb. 19, the day after the NBA trade deadline, the smart money is on Joe Johnson still being a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Mainly because as of right now they don’t even have a general manager in place to set up and approve a trade. But even if they did, moving Johnson’s $24.9 million salary..." February 02

  • Former NBA Player Jayson Williams Arrested for DWI After Crashing SUV Into Utility Pole

    Complex "Former NBA player Jayson Williams is in trouble again. Williams—who was arrested after shooting and killing a limousine driver in 2002—was arrested in upstate New York last week and charged with DWI after he crashed his Jeep into a utility pole. According to TMZ Sports, the 47-year-old was..." February 02

  • Calipari fading, Ferry out in Nets GM search

    Pro Basketball Talk "It appears the Brooklyn Nets are not going to have a new GM to set the team’s direction in place before the trade deadline Feb. 18, and even if they do it will be so close to the date that Nets’ fans shouldn’t expect any meaningful moves. But the search for the GM is moving along and some of..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Brooklyn Nets could have $41.1 million in cap space, according to Basketball Insiders analysis

    Nets Daily "Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders writes this weekend that the Nets could have as much as $41.1 million in cap space this summer, but that number apparently assumes the four free agents signed to two-year deals last summer will all opt of their player options. Those four deals -- roughly $1.5..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Sergey Karasev hopes Nets Hire David Blatt

    Nets Daily "Sergey Karasev, who the Nets decided against extending another year, apparently would like to stay with Brooklyn ... and play for his old coach, David Blatt, who he believes the Nets will pursue. In an interview with Match TV, a Russian sports channel, Karasev said he thinks the Nets will..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis missed his first 10 shot attempts, but Pelicans still beat Nets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Anthony Davis missed his first 10 shots and the New Orleans Pelicans gave up a 37-point fourth quarter on Saturday night. And they still escaped with a 105-103 victory against the Brooklyn Nets in front of 18,037 at the Smoothie King Center with backup point guard Jrue Holiday coming through in..." January 31

  • Mannix: Brooklyn Nets have "foot" protections on Brook Lopez contract

    Nets Daily "In an article on how the Wizards might construct a contract for the injury-prone Bradley Beal, Chris Mannix cites previously undisclosed protections in Brook Lopez's current deal protections that would limit the Nets liability if he had a recurrence of his foot injuries. Mannix writes of how..." January 30

  • Mavs dominate Lopez and the Nets, 91-79

    Mavs Moneyball "After a 1-2 roadtrip, it was nice to see Dallas dominate a lesser team. Brook Lopez put up a good fight, but the Mavericks were clearly the more talented team here, and they played like it. Which is what you want from a team fighting for a 4-6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Everyone..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • JJ Redick: Dwight Howard told us he was headed to the Nets

    Hoops Hype "Clipers guard JJ Redick was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski‘s The Vertical podcast and had juicy stuff to say about Dwightmare, which he lived first hand since he was a teammate of Dwight Howard in Orlando back in those days. Said Redick: “There was a deal on the table right before the season..." January 28

  • Bosh, Wade score 27 apiece as Heat edge Nets 102-98

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "his was not about making a statement, not when you're playing an opponent that still has not won consecutive games since early December. No, this 102-98 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on Tuesday night was about confirming the statement made a night earlier in the victory over..." January 27

  • Hiring Danny Ferry would be another misstep by the Nets

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets are currently a mess, but they can start gaining back some credibility and respectability as an organization by hiring the right general manager. It’s why they’ve been so thorough in their search process for a new GM, gauging potential interest and narrowing down their list of..." January 26

  • Nets muzzle Thunder (besides Durant) for shocking knock-off

    New York Post "More Jonas, please. Maybe the historic blizzard and forced time off refreshed the slumping Nets and cooled off red-hot Oklahoma City. Or maybe Brooklyn was just due. Whatever the reason, the Nets will take it and hope for seconds, after shocking the Thunder 116-106 Sunday at Barclays..." January 25

  • Four serious candidates emerge for Nets' GM job

    Yahoo! Sports "Two Western Conference executives have moved into prominent consideration with Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ferry for the Brooklyn Nets' general manager job, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Houston Rockets executive VP of basketball operations..." January 25

  • Nets' frontcourt makes pitch on court to Kevin Durant

    ESPN "Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young recently said they had already started recruiting potential free agents to Brooklyn. On Sunday night, with superstar Kevin Durant in town, Lopez and Young made their pitch on the court. The Brooklyn Nets' frontcourt duo wreaked havoc down low, combining for 45..." January 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Tonight's game between the Nets and Thunder will now start at 7:30 instead of 3:30

  • Nets' Shane Larkin hopes to show he belongs

    North Jersey "The Nets' franchise is in the midst of a lost season. At 21 games under .500 with 39 games to play, they aren't making the playoffs — barring an Eastern Conference-wide plague. But for the players, there's still plenty to prove. "Nobody's down on themselves, thinking, 'Oh, the season's a..." January 23

  • Utah Jazz hurry past Brooklyn Nets, 108-86

    Salt Lake Tribune "On this night, the Utah Jazz didn't need overtime. They didn't need a big shot in a big moment, or any last-second heroics The Jazz were aiming to leave the Barclays Center in haste in order to make their charter flight back to Salt Lake City. Naturally, they did what they could on Friday night..." January 23