Nets Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Jeremy Lin on his summer: “My number 1 priority by far is my jump shot”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeremy Lin‘s game always has been about the pressure he can create on a defense in transition or coming off the pick-and-roll — he gets to the rim aggressively and can finish fairly well. However, make him a jump shooter and he struggles. Lin took 31 percent of his shots from three last season and..." August 21

  • Randy Foye Looks to Give Back

    NBA.com "Randy Foye knows what his role is on the Brooklyn Nets. Foye is a 10-year NBA vet, and on a team as young as the Nets, his expertise – along with his career 10.8 ppg and .369 3-point percentage – is invaluable. “One of the things I’m looking to bring is leadership,” said Foye, who’s played..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Had bad, how boring were last season's Nets? Only about 11,000 fans showed up per game

    Nets Daily "A consultant's report unearthed by a long-time critic and chronicler of the Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards (now Pacific Park) reveals that the Nets gate count --the actual number of fans who showed up at the arena-- was "more than 23% below the announced official attendance figure, and little..." August 15

  • Nets To Sign Trevor Cooney

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets intend to sign undrafted free agent guard Trevor Cooney, international journalist David Pick reports (via Twitter). Brooklyn is inking Cooney with an eye on him joining the team’s D-League squad as an affiliate player, Pick adds. No further details on the potential arrangement were..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Fat Joe had Stephen Jackson followed to keep him 'straight' as a rookie

    The Score "Stephen Jackson shared a number of great stories on a recent episode of The Truehoop Podcast, including how rapper Fat Joe was determined to keep him out of trouble during his rookie season with the New Jersey Nets. The veteran forward said he'd be out shopping in New York or at the club and..." August 10

  • Brook Lopez again attacks Nets previous culture

    Nets Daily "For the second time in a week, Brook Lopez has attacked the lackadaisical and complacent team culture that came before Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson ... and in an interview the the team's own website. He told Cory Wright... "No more being late, be on time in the training room getting your..." August 10

  • Randy Foye ready to help build a new culture with the Brooklyn Nets

    New York Daily News "The Nets have done a 180-degree turn from their first philosophy as a Brooklyn franchise, now following the lead of a new GM, Sean Marks, who pushes patience and caution. Whereas only three seasons ago they owned the highest salary in league history with a starting lineup that averaged 32 years..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Brook Lopez: Nets have no incentive to tank, just guys who want to win

    New York Post "Brook Lopez has seen a record-setting 0-18 season start. He has seen the Nets assemble a squad they thought championship-worthy. He has seen his share of ups and downs with the Nets. “I’ve only been in the league eight years, but I’ve seen a lot of different things in that time,” Lopez said...." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Richard Jefferson recalls the time he had a fistfight with Kenyon Martin

    SLAM Online "“My favorite moment with the Nets was before I ever played a game,” Richard Jefferson says, somehow picking one memory out of too many to count. “I got drafted by Houston. I was so excited. My agent called me and told me I got traded to New Jersey. I immediately became depressed. I had no idea..." July 30

  • Jarrett Jack says 'Haha' tweet was never about Jeremy Lin

    ESPN "Jarrett Jack says he was not throwing any shade on Jeremy Lin on July 1 when he tweeted in laughter about 20 minutes after Lin tweeted he was signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Some wondered whether Jack might have been bitter considering the Nets waived him and then gave Lin a three-year, $36..." July 30

  • Nets sign Egidijus Mockevicius to partial guarantee

    Nets Daily "Egidijus Mockevicius, the NCAA's leading rebounder last season, has signed a one year, partially guaranteed contract with the Nets, according to RealGM. Mockevicius, 23, played four years at Evansville, averaging 15.7 points, 14 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He led the NCAA Division I in..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Andrea Bargnani signs with Spanish club Baskonia

    The Score "Andrea Bargnani is done exploring the NBA's Atlantic Division and is ready to return to Europe. The 30-year-old Italian signed with Spanish club Saski Baskonia on a two-year deal that reportedly has both a team and player option. Bargnani is looking for a fresh start in the Euroleague, where..." July 26

  • Jeremy Lin fires back at trash-talking kid on Instagram

    The Comeback "It’s not rare to see people, both young and old talking smack about professional athletes. It could be at an arena or stadium, or nowadays, it can be online, whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, or in this case—Instagram. Instagram user kodyepugh posted a picture with Jeremy Lin, where it..." July 26

  • Anthony Bennett 'somewhat' motivated by being labeled a bust

    New York Post "For a Nets team with precious few draft picks, taking a flier on gifted young Anthony Bennett might be like finding a free pick. For the former overall No. 1 pick — already dealt, cut, bought out and labeled the biggest bust in NBA history — getting a chance with Brooklyn might be his last, best..." July 25

  • Greivis Vasquez uncertain for Rio Olympics

    Nets Daily "Sean Marks said Wednesday he anticipates going to Rio de Janiero next month because the Nets will have three players --Bojan Bogdanovic, Luis Scola and Greivis Vasquez-- playing in the Olympics. But he may be only able to see two of his players in Rio. Reports in the Venezuelan press seem to..." July 25

  • Jeremy Lin opens up: On Knicks heartbreak and racism

    New York Post "Q: When you knew your Knicks days were ending, how sad was that for you? A: I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, ’cause nothing happened the way I thought it was going to. I had wished that they had offered me a contract just in the beginning, and that didn’t even..." July 24

  • Scola claims young Argentina teammates weren't starstruck by Team USA

    The Score "Luis Scola - along with the likes of Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, and Carlos Delfino - acts as one of the veteran voices on an Argentina Olympic squad looking to make some noise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer. The nine-year NBA pro will bring valuable veteran leadership and savvy to a..." July 23

  • Nets’ Luis Scola can’t believe the rent prices in Brooklyn

    New York Post "During a press conference at UNLV to announce the junior NBA program coming to Argentina, Luis Scola was handed a black Nets jersey. The face of the 36-year-old forward lit up. “I haven’t seen one of these yet,” Scola said. Indeed, Scola missed Wednesday’s press conference in Brooklyn to..." July 22

  • With Lin Aboard, Suddenly Frugal Nets Tiptoe Into a Long-Term Plan

    Wall Street Journal "For a franchise known for its impetuous, shortsighted roster moves, the Nets came off like patient value investors when they introduced the bulk of their free-agent class, along with first-round draft pick Caris LeVert, at their Brooklyn facility on Wednesday. Aside from signing free-agent..." July 21

  • Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams Shares Crazy Stories About '90s NBA Drinking Culture

    Complex "Former New Jersey Nets All-Star power forward Jayson Williams is ubiquitously known for his genial personality and droll sense of humor. But he is forever linked to the February 14, 2002 accidental shooting death of his driver Costas "Gus" Christofi while drunkenly playing with his shotgun while..." July 20

  • Nets Met With Dion Waiters Before Becoming UFA

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets met face-to-face with Dion Waiters earlier in the offseason when he was still a restricted free agent. The Oklahoma City Thunder have since rescinded their qualifying offer to Waiters, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Nets signed both Tyler Johnson and Allen..." July 20

  • Would Nets be interested in Dion Waiters? Doubt it

    Nets Daily "In a bit of a shocker, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Thunder rescinded their free agent rights to Dion Waiters, their free agent shooting guard. And Woj suggested the Nets could be interested. But the Nets haven't had any real interest in Waiters, a 6'4" shooting guard. There were..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic escaped failed Turkish coup on a boat

    Yahoo! Sports "Brooklyn Nets wing Bojan Bogdanovic, not to be confused with former Phoenix Suns first-round pick Bogdan Bogdanovic (although I now fear I’ve just confused you even more), was just trying to enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation with his girlfriend in Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula before his..." July 18

  • Anthony Bennett, "A good risk" for Nets

    North Jersey "Anthony Bennett and the Nets are hoping that this time it will be different. That, perhaps, the former No. 1 pick can finally find his footing in Brooklyn. Bennett signed with the Nets on Thursday, as Brooklyn filled out its roster at 15 players. “I feel like it is a great fit for me,”..." July 15

  • Randy Foye, Nets Agree Upon One-Year Deal

    Real GM Basketball "Randy Foye has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Foye spent the end of last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after a trade from the Denver Nuggets." July 14

  • Nets Sign First-Round Pick Caris LeVert

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets have signed first-round pick Caris LeVert to his four-year, rookie-scale contract, the team announced today in a press release. LeVert was formally selected by the Pacers in last month’s draft, but Indiana was making the pick on behalf of the Nets, who had agreed to send Thaddeus Young to..." July 14

  • Nets, Anthony Bennett Reach Agreement

    Hoops Rumors "Former first overall pick Anthony Bennett has reached an agreement on a new contract with the Nets, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). According to Charania, it’ll be a two-year, minimum-salary contract, with a guaranteed salary in year one. Michael Scotto of The Associated..." July 14

  • Nets signing Joe Harris to two-year, $2 million contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Not long ago, Joe Harris was vying for a starting spot on a Cavaliers team featuring LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Then he got hurt, traded to the Magic in a cash deal and waived by Orlando. Now, Harris will try to revive his NBA career in Brooklyn. Michael Scotto of Sheridan..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Sean Marks: Plan B "in progress right now"

    Nets Daily "Sean Marks is disappointed. He wanted to introduce Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe to the media and fans, watching as they held up their new uniform jerseys, but it didn't work out. The Heat and Trail Blazers valued the two 24-year-olds just as much as Marks ... and agreed to pay them $50 million..." July 12

  • Luis Scola signs one-year deal with Nets

    Today's Fastbreak "Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran power forward Luis Scola. The terms of the deal are not yet known. Scola and Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks were technically members of the San Antonio Spurs at the same time —..." July 12

  • ‘Speechless’: How Nets’ Sean Marks remembers Tim Duncan

    New York Post "San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, the greatest power forward in NBA history, officially retired on Monday morning. And that night, Nets general manager Sean Marks — who won a ring with Duncan as a teammate, and another as an assistant coach — gushed over the legacy the Spurs’ icon left on his team, his..." July 12

  • The Nets Must Regroup After Losing Out On Allen Crabbe And Tyler Johnson In Restricted Free Agency

    Dime Magazine "Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks had a clear strategy this offseason. With the cap going up to $94 million, he knew that role players would be getting huge contracts, and he didn’t mind paying up to try to bring them in. The Nets weren’t going to lure any big-time free agents, so instead..." July 11

  • Jarrett Jack, Hawks Agree To One-Year Deal For Vet's Minimum

    Real GM Basketball "Jarrett Jack and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed upon a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Jack is coming back from a torn ACL." July 11

  • Nets move on to free-agency Plan B with Greivis Vasquez deal

    New York Post "After losing out on restricted free agents Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson, the Nets moved on to Plan B. That included signing guard Greivis Vasquez and sounding out a move for restricted free-agent wing Dion Waiters. The Vasquez move was first reported by the Vertical. The contract will be..." July 11

  • Blazers Match Allen Crabbe's Four-Year, $75M Deal With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the four-year, $75 million offer sheet Allen Crabbe signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Crabbe was a restricted free agent, which gave the Blazers the right to match." July 10

  • Nets' Lin: 'Can't wait' to be full-time starting PG

    ESPN "Four years after Linsanity, Jeremy Lin returns to New York a different player, a more mature person, and with a much different role. Lin said Saturday he signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency because he was given an opportunity that has been rare during..." July 10

  • How Jeremy Lin’s strength can sharpen Brook Lopez’s game

    New York Post "Speaking about Jeremy Lin for the first time Friday since his acquisition, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said it’s not fair to expect Linsanity 2.0. But he did say the 27-year-old point guard will make Brooklyn’s best player better. “We’re so far removed from that. Different program, different..." July 09