Nets Rumors & News

  • NBA execs explain how Anthony Bennett and other NBA scouts failed so badly

    Sporting News "On Jan. 9, the Nets released struggling 23-year-old power forward Anthony Bennett after he sputtered along to five points per game on 41 percent shooting from the field. In most cases, NBA news like this would be just a footnote in a long day of transactions. Players get released and picked up..." January 18

  • Joseph's career game pushes Raptors past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On Monday, Cory Joseph found out there was a possibility he would start for a resting Kyle Lowry. A day later, possibility became a reality for Joseph. And a player not known for scoring put on a superb impersonation of Lowry. Joseph scored a career-high 33 points,..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Eric Gordon's sprained left big toe was not normal Friday and neither was the pace and 3-point rhythm of the Houston Rockets. Pace and rhythm returned in a big way for the Rockets, who also mixed in effective second-half defense against the worst team in the league. Gordon..." January 15

  • DeRozan leads as Raptors bury Nets

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- In an effort to shut down Brooklyn center Brook Lopez, the Toronto defense was collapsing on the paint all night and it nearly proved costly, but an early fourth quarter run helped the Raptors to a 132-113 victory over the Nets at Air Canada Centre. DeMar DeRozan scored a..." January 13

  • Jeremy Lin says he hopes to be back in a couple weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Brooklyn Nets have been vague about setting a timeline for the return of Jeremy Lin from his second hamstring issue this season. Teams like to manage expectations and control the narrative. But Lin went on a Chinese television show and was honest about his recovery, and the New York Post..." January 12

  • Evans helps Pelicans win without Davis

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New Orleans Pelicans figured out a way to compensate for missing the 29 points that Anthony Davis averages. Just get the ball to Tyreke Evans, let him drive through the lane and score. It took awhile for the Pelicans to figure out how to do it, but eventually they did..." January 12

  • Report: Anthony Bennett signs with Turkish club Fenerbahce

    CBS Sports "Bennett will likely sign with Fenerbahce of the Turkish League, reports. The former No. 1 overall pick will head to Istanbul after being waived by the Nets on Monday. The journeyman has traveled all across the NBA but may have finally exhausted his opportunities" January 12

  • Hawks beat Nets for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Two years ago, the Atlanta Hawks won 60 games. Four of those starters are now elsewhere and until 24 hours ago, Paul Millsap was a candidate to be on another team in the near future. Inside the Hawks' locker room, the mentality is simple. What distractions? What trade..." January 10

  • Why The Nets Should Seriously Consider Trading Brook Lopez

    Black Sports Online "The Brooklyn Nets are 8-28 and sit at the bottom of the eastern conference standings. Despite playing relatively well at home, and holding second half leads against some of the best teams in the league, they have been unable to convert the leads into wins. This isn’t breaking news, but the Nets..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Nets waive Anthony Bennett, sign Quincy Acy

    CBS Sports "Bennett was waived by the Nets on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. While Bennett's status as a former No. 1 overall pick makes this a little more newsworthy, the decision to waive him doesn't come as much of a surprise. Bennett had fallen out of the rotation over the last few..." January 09

  • 76ers beat Nets, match last year's win total

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Robert Covington's day consisted of dropping to the floor three times from hits to the head and a bloody nose. The end of Covington's afternoon featured him hitting two big shots in a significant win for the Philadelphia 76ers. Covington withstood those hits, scored 15..." January 08

  • Nets want multiple 1st-rounders for Brook Lopez

    Fox Sports "It’s NBA trade season, and rumors have finally hit the Brooklyn Nets. An article by ESPN suggests that the Nets are considering offers for Brook Lopez. Trade rumors surrounding Brooklyn Nets big man Brook Lopez have been around for years, but they’re back again. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported..." January 07

  • Irving, James propel Cavaliers past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the first three quarters, the feeling for Kyrie Irving was rust. As the Cleveland Cavaliers let the Brooklyn Nets back into a game they once led by 24, the feeling was agitation. So, after shaking off the cobwebs from a week of inactivity, Irving decided to do..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • The Nets’ only shots at a miracle to escape years of NBA hell

    New York Post "The Nets’ record is the worst in the league, and their immediate future looks even worse. They will enter Thursday night’s game at Indiana with an 8-25 mark, one win behind the rotten Sixers who are 9-24. What should have Nets fans worried isn’t the roster, but how near-impossible it will be to..." January 05

  • Pacers put together fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Teague says the Indiana Pacers have compiled a season-best four-game winning streak because after 37 games they finally are a connected group. Paul George (26), Myles Turner (25) and Teague (21) combined for 72 points, and Indiana pulled away from the Brooklyn Nets..." January 05

  • Celtics Will Listen To Offers For Nets’ Pick

    Hoops Rumors "With an 8-25 record so far this season, the Nets currently hold the top spot in our 2016/17 NBA Reverse Standings. If Brooklyn remains in that position at season’s end, the team’s pick will be a guaranteed top-four selection, with a 25% chance of it being No. 1 overall. Nonetheless, the Celtics,..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Hayward's 30 help Jazz start road trip with win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At various points in the first half, it appeared the Utah Jazz left their defense behind on the team flight. In the second half, the defense arrived while the Jazz struggled offensively. Once the offense joined the defense, the Jazz were on their way to closing out another..." January 02

  • Nets could pursue Otto Porter next summer

    Hoops Rumors "Otto Porter will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season and the feeling within the Wizards’ organization is that he will draw interest from the Nets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post writes. GM Sean Marks has attempted to land restricted free agents in the past, but he failed on..." January 02

  • One ‘super positive’ discovered after Nets’ destruction

    New York Post "There weren’t many positives from the Nets’ 118-95 loss to the Wizards. OK, maybe just one. But the play of rookie Caris LeVert was it. “Super positive. I just said that to our coaches, his energy, how hard he plays, how fast he is, his athleticism, how aggressive he is,’’ Nets coach Kenny..." January 01

  • Nets air grievances as losing, frustration continue to mount

    New York Post "Losing can get to anyone. With the worst record in the league coming into New Year’s Eve, the Nets have done more losing than just about anybody. So it is not shocking frustrations mounted on the court during Friday’s game at Washington and in the locker room after yet another lopsided..." January 01

  • Burke leads Wizards past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Smiles were in short supply earlier this season for John Wall and the Washington Wizards. As they end 2016, there's plenty of reason for joy beyond bringing in the New Year. Trey Burke scored 20 of 27 his points in the first half as the Washington Wizards won their eighth..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Butler's buzzer-beater lifts Bulls over Nets

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler insists that he never dreams of making buzzer-beater shots. "I don't think about it," Butler said. "I hope it never comes down to that, to tell you the truth. I just want to win by a couple possessions so there are no nerves running through..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Foye buzzer beater lifts Nets past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Randy Foye accepted the blame for not blocking out Cody Zeller with two seconds remaining. Moments later, he was accepting the hugs and congratulatory reactions from teammates. Foye touched off a wild celebration Monday night when he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Brooklyn..." December 26

  • Warriors wipe out deficit, down Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In the first half, the Golden State Warriors were checking their phones and not focusing on their attention to detail on defense. Ok, not their phones, but it is what it felt like to coach Steve Kerr as he described the difference in how the Warriors concentrated on defense in..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Lowry leads Raptors over Nets

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors played their final home game of 2016 before hitting the road for a six-game trip on Tuesday night and breezed to a 116-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets. These are teams going in different directions. The Raptors won for the 12th time in their past 14 games in..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Embiid scores career-best 33 as 76ers down Nets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have made it clear which big man no longer fits in their plans. It is just as clear which one is regarded by the organization as a perfect fit. Rookie center Joel Embiid scored a career-high 33 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:43..." December 18

  • Magic halt six-game home skid

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- After struggling for much of the night, Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier suddenly elevated his game down the stretch. That's what the good players are supposed to do. Fournier scored 21 points, including 11 in the final 2:26, sparking the Magic to a 118-111 victory..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • Chauffeur, Shootaround and Boneless Chicken Wings: Living Large With the Nets

    New York Times "My friend and I were at a Nets game the other night, being ushered between exclusive locations by our personal concierge, when suddenly we strayed into an area full of normal fans waiting in line to buy their own food. It was weird, the way it would be weird if you were flying first class and..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

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