Nets Rumors & News

  • Mason Plumlee: Duke, Nike had nothing to do with making Team USA

    CBSSports.com "Mason Plumlee has heard the criticism. When the Brooklyn Nets big man was bumped up to Team USA from the select team, and again when he made the final roster, there were rumblings that it wasn't totally on merit. He'd just finished his rookie season, and he'd played a total of two minutes in the..." August 31

  • Brook Lopez: "I'm going to be better than I’ve ever been"

    Nets Daily "Don't tell Brook Lopez that he's a question mark! In an interview with reporters at the Nets' first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez expressed optimism and enthusiasm about the upcoming season ... in no uncertain terms. "Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions," Lopez told..." August 29

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose Mason Plumlee for Team USA

    Nets Daily "It certainly wasn't a defense and not even an explanation, but in an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose his former center for Team USA ... and how USA Basketball only decided at the last minute to choose a select team to practice against the senior..." August 26

  • Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

    CBSSports.com "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who..." August 21

  • This Nets big man is leaner and aiming for a bounce-back season

    New York Post "The Nets will be getting a visibly thinner Brook Lopez when training camp begins next month. Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing at a weight several pounds lighter, looked noticeably thinner while participating in a youth healthy lifestyle..." August 21

  • Jason Collins will wait till summer's end to decide on career

    Nets Daily "There's no indication the Nets are interested in bringing Jason Collins back next season, and Collins has spent much of the summer promoting a human rights agenda. Now, he tells the Washington Blade that he's not giving up on the possibility of playing again, that he's been working out and will..." August 20

  • Can Jarrett Jack make Brooklyn Nets fans forget about Shaun Livingston?

    Nets Daily "Jarrett Jack is, more or less, the forgotten man of the off-season. With so much attention focused on the health of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, the silence of Kevin Garnett, the departure of Paul Pierce, the emergence of Mason Plumlee and the "youth movement," Jack's acquisition hasn't gotten..." August 19

  • How Andrei Kirilenko helped a Moscow orphanage

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Russia's PROSport magazine, translated by Rush'n Hoops, Andrei Kirilenko reveals for the first time that he donated most of his 2011-12 salary to a Moscow orphanage. Kirilenko played that year for CSKA Moscow, where he earned an estimated 4 million euros --or about $5..." August 17

  • Mirza Teletovic on Bojan Bogdanovic: "Adjustment will be hard" but "We will make a great tandem"

    Nets Daily "Mirza Teletovic spoke with Sportske Novosti, a Croatian sports site, about his new teammate and fellow Croatian speaker, Bojan Bogdanovic. He is excited about playing with a player he played against so often growing up. Many thanks for the translation provided by NetsDaily poster eunets. Bottom..." August 15

  • Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball

    San Jose Mercury News "Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball. And he should be. He's still undecided about attempting a return for his 14th NBA season. And he does have some interest in becoming a coach or joining a front office. But right now, he is already fulfilled and has never been more..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Nets rookie Markel Brown fractures hand, out 4-6 weeks

    The Oklahoman "Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a fractured right hand, as announced by the team on Monday, putting the former Oklahoma State guard out 4-6 weeks." August 11

  • Lionel Hollins: ‘All reports that I have’ say that Kevin Garnett will be returning to Nets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Paul Pierce unexpectedly left the Nets in free agency to join the Washington Wizards, questions were immediately raised about Kevin Garnett, and whether or not he’d be interested in playing without Pierce in Brooklyn for the final year of his contract. While we have yet to hear anything..." August 09

  • Mason Plumlee wants to start for Brooklyn Nets

    Nets Daily "Mason Plumlee has that confidence ... and now that he's not a rookie, he's more willing to talk about his goals. "Oh yeah," Plumlee replied this week when asked if he wanted to start. "What player doesn’t wanna start?" That would mean power forward, a position that Kevin Garnett held down..." August 09

  • Lionel Hollins OK with Nets playing for their nations

    New York Post "With five of the 15 players the Nets have under contract playing for their countries this summer, there are few teams around the league more impacted by international competition than Brooklyn. But even in the wake of Paul George’s devastating injury last week — which has rekindled debate about..." August 08

  • Lionel Hollins excited about the progress made by Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

    Newsday "The excitement in Lionel Hollins' voice was easily detectable, a sign of the healthy progress of his two key cogs. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez are coming off surgery, both apparently on track to be ready when training camp begins next month, and Hollins couldn't be more pleased. Lopez..." August 07

  • Mason Plumlee survives crucial round of Team USA cuts

    New York Post "Not only has Mason Plumlee survived the first round of Team USA cuts, but he looks like he has a strong chance of making the final World Cup roster. USA Basketball announced Tuesday morning that Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, along with Hawks forward Paul Millsap, had been dropped..." August 06

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    Jorge Sedano @SedanoESPN

    Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray Blatche, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum & Emeka Okafor

  • Brook Lopez: "I'm fully cleared for play and everything"

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez and his brother spent the weekend in Moscow, visiting tourist sites, having lunch with the boss and even giving a clinic to the children of the US embassy. But Lopez made big news in Perm, far to the East, when he was asked about his foot. "It's great," he told a reporter for RBC,..." August 04

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins

  • 32d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The Nets preseason schedule is out. They'll play Maccabi Tel Aviv, Philadelphia and Boston at home. Not surprisingly, no games vs. Knicks.

  • 34d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    In reaction to the lack of big men, Mason Pllumlee has been promoted from U.S. Select team to National Team.

  • Kevin Garnett setting up “long-term” relationship with Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Game "Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This..." July 28

  • Sergey Karasev feeling "comfortable" with Russia's Nets

    Nets Daily "Sergey Karasev is back in Moscow working out with Team Russia as it prepares for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Round next month. European teams that didn't make the World Championships this summer are vying for places in the 2015 FIBA European championships. In the complicated system, Russia plays..." July 27

  • Kevin Garnett could have role in Nets organization after he retires

    The Brooklyn Game "Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This..." July 27

  • 37d
    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    #Nets introduce Bojan Bogdanovic Mon. At 25 he makes roster avg age 27.5 as of opening nite, nearly 2 full yrs younger than last yr: 29.4

  • Former Brooklyn Net Jerry Stackhouse, while spotted with Derek Jeter, tells News that he’s ‘looking to coach’

    New York Daily News "While Derek Jeter held court Monday at Columbus Circle, promoting his latest business venture -- the Luvo food company -- retired basketball star Jerry Stackhouse stood nearby, virtually unnoticed among the throng of fans and tourists gathered on the sidewalk. But the former Brooklyn Net and..." July 23

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    .@bkdefend Nets GM Billy King says Brook and Deron have both seen the Dr. recently..Deron is out of the boot #Nets -LR

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • 41d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    League sources say the Nets will be signing both Cory Jefferson and Markel Brown, which would take their roster to 15 players.

  • 41d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Brooklyn's deal with Bojan Bogdanovic will be three years, $10.1M, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Kirilenko: I have no negativity towards Kidd

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said he does not harbor any animosity toward Jason Kidd for leaving the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Kirilenko was quoted as being critical of Kidd in an interview with Russian tabloid newspaper SovSport in its Sunday editions...." July 21

  • Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd ‘couldn’t handle’ pressure of coaching in New York

    Nets Daily "In a wide-ranging interview with SovSport, the Russian sports tabloid, Andrei Kirilenko says everyone on the Nets remains focused on a championship for Brooklyn, notes he's happy for Sergey Karasev who he expects will get playing time under Lionel Hollins and offers some telling criticism of Jason..." July 21

  • Lionel Hollins appears a good fit to coach Nets

    Boston Globe "For the past year, Lionel Hollins lived in that coaching purgatory, still smarting over his firing by the Memphis Grizzlies, waiting for the right opportunity and fully realizing it may require more patience. Suddenly, Jason Kidd asked the Brooklyn Nets for more power and was flatly denied. The..." July 20

  • Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd ‘couldn’t handle’ pressure of coaching in New York

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrei Kirilenko played sparingly for the Nets last season, due to a combination of dealing with injury and not being that high on then-head coach Jason Kidd’s list of favored players. Kirilenko averaged career lows in points, rebounds and minutes played, but shot a career high percentage from..." July 20

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Doc tried to bring Pierce to LA

    New York Post "Doc Rivers tried his best to bring Paul Pierce home to Los Angeles. The Clippers coach, who coached Pierce in Boston, said Monday night he and Pierce got “very far” down the road this summer trying to have Pierce play for him once again. But the Clippers simply didn’t have a suitable package to..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • 49d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Alan Anderson has player option for 2015-16 on his two-year deal with Nets. Deal worth about $2.6 million.

  • 50d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    For those who've asked about possibility of Marquis Teague getting cut: would cost multiple millions in tax. Would be shocked if it happened

  • Wizards reach two-year deal with Paul Pierce

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, stunned earlier Saturday when Trevor Ariza opted to sign with the Houston Rockets, shook off the disappointment in a big way later in the day by landing Paul Pierce. Pierce, 36, a likely Hall of Famer, agreed to a two-year deal for the full mid-level exception worth..." July 13

  • 50d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Brooklyn Nets never made an offer to Paul Pierce. Meanwhile, the franchise expects Kevin Garnett to return despite Pierce leaving.

  • 51d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Nets Brook Lopez (foot) has advanced to basketball related activities, league source says. No contact yet but "moving really well" on court.

  • 53d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cavs pressed Celtics/Nets officials to complete paperwork on 3-way trade in last hour, needed it done "immediately." Cap space is clear now.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Sources: Cavs, Nets, Celtics partner in trade

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets have agreed to take on the..." July 09

  • Nets to pay record $90M luxury tax

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets will pay a record $90.57 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season, sources told ESPN.com. The NBA released its audit to teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year at midnight Wednesday and revealed the numbers, including the Nets' penalty for splurging after trading..." July 09

  • Paul Westphal finalizing deal to become an assistant under new Nets coach Lionel Hollins

    New York Daily News "It appears Lionel Hollins will have an experienced and familiar face at on his bench. Former longtime head coach Paul Westphal is finalizing a deal to become an assistant under Hollins, a source confirmed Wednesday. Westphal, 63, coached the Supersonics, Suns and Kings over 16..." July 09