Nets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Crabbe signs 4-year, $75M offer sheet with Nets

    Nets Daily "They're going for broke. The Nets have signed Allen Crabbe, the 6'6" Portland shooting guard ,to a four year, $75 million offer sheet, daring the Blazers to match. Like their offer to Tyler Johnson earlier Thursday, the Crabbe offer must be matched within three days or the 24-year-old becomes..." July 08

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Nets sign Tyler Johnson to $50M offer sheet

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat restricted free-agent guard Tyler Johnson signed a four-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday morning, league sources told The Vertical. The Heat have three days to match the terms on the sheet to retain him – or lose him to the Nets. The deal includes..." July 07

  • Nets rescind qualifying offer for Markel Brown, likely ending Nets career

    Nets Daily "Adrian Wojnarowski tweets that the Nets have rescinded their qualifying offer to Markel Brown, likely ending his Nets career and raising the possibility that they are clearing space for another move. Brown's offer would have paid him $1.08 million if the Nets had acted on it. The move permits..." July 06

  • Nets near prized pick-up with Dwyane Wade likely to stay put

    New York Post "The Nets are rooting for Dwyane Wade to get his money, so they can get their man. And it looks like it may happen. A Wade return to Miami would likely keep the Heat from matching Brooklyn’s four-year, $50 million offer to restricted free agent Tyler Johnson. Wade squeezing a third year out of..." July 06

  • Brooklyn Nets coaching staff is finalized, announced

    Nets Daily "The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday officially announced their new coaching staff, Kenny Atkinson and six assistants. The Nets have quietly assembled one of the NBA’s most intriguing coaching staff’s. The staff includes a mix of front row coaches, those who deal with x's and o's and the back benchers,..." July 05

  • In free agency, Brooklyn Nets have been aggressive, but so far with limited luck

    Nets Daily "According to various reports online, the Nets have been aggressive in pursuing top mid-level free agents, but have had little luck . So far, the team has signed Jeremy Lin, their top free agent target, Justin Hamilton and Trevor Booker and are expected to sign Tyler Johnson and possibly Allen..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Report: Allen Crabbe, Nets Agree Upon Four-Year, $70M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with Allen Crabbe, according to a report. The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly will not match the offer sheet." July 03

  • Sources: Nets to sign Tyler Johnson to $50M offer sheet

    Local 10 "Tyler Johnson has received a huge offer sheet from the Nets. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Nets are offering Johnson a 4-year, $50 million deal. Johnson will sign the deal once the moratorium on signings ends Thursday. The Heat will have three days to match," July 03

  • Bondy: Kris Humphries to the Nets a 'strong possibility'

    Nets Daily "We mentioned this earlier in the day, but it's starting to sound like Kris Humphries returning to the Brooklyn Nets is becoming a real possibility. Earlier in the day, Shams Charania reported that the Nets were one of 8-10 teams looking into Humphries. And, as you may recall, Humphries and the..." July 02

  • Woj: Brooklyn Nets in, then out of Marvin Williams sweepstakes

    Nets Daily "Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the Nets and Hornets are both pursuing Charlotte free agent Marvin Williams, the 30-year-old power forward. Then, not long after, he corrected the earlier report. The Nets were out of the Williams sweepstakes." July 02

  • Trevor Booker to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Today's Fastbreak "Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Utah Jazz free agent Trevor Booker is nearing an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. The terms of Booker’s contract are not yet known. After spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Washington Wizards, Booker just..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Nets May Be Considering a Run at Allen Crabbe

    Blazer's Edge "Marc Stein of ESPN has reported Brooklyn's interest in restricted free agent Allen Crabbe. However, Portland has reportedly committed to match any and all offers for Crabbe." July 02

  • Nets, Justin Hamilton Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Justin Hamilton have agreed to a two-year deal worth $6MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports on Twitter. The contract is fully guaranteed as Hamilton’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, tells Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link). Hamilton is a 7’0″ center who last played in the NBA..." July 01

  • Recently waived Jack has Twitter laughing fit after Nets sign Lin

    The Score "Jarrett Jack doesn't appear to be a fan of some of the Brooklyn Nets' most recent transactions. Waived by the Nets on Thursday, Jack watched as they were quick to replace him by signing Jeremy Lin to a reported three-year, $36-million deal on Friday." July 01

  • Jay Z Reportedly Tried to Convince Kevin Durant to Meet With Nets and Knicks

    Complex "Jay Z doesn’t have anything to do with the Nets anymore. After he decided to start Roc Nation Sports and begin representing pro athletes, the NBA told him he needed to sell off his minority stake in the Nets, which severed his ties with the organization. But it seems he still has a soft spot for..." July 01

  • Jeremy Lin signing a multi-year deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Sportsrageous "The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly one step closer to bringing Linsanity 2 to their team. There has been plenty of speculation that the Nets and Jeremy Lin have ‘mutual interest’ in the nearing free agency. This was mostly speculated with the strong bond between the Asian-American guard and coach..." July 01

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