Nets Rumors & News

  • 10h
    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Brook Lopez didn't practice today, per Nets. Only three days of practice remaining before the start of the regular season Wed. in Boston.

  • 1d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Lionel Hollins says he thinks Brook Lopez will be ready for opening night but added it's up to doctors to clear him.

  • Sixers in talks to acquire Marquis Teague

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are in talks with the Brooklyn Nets to acquire guard Marquis Teague, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets wouldn't receive anything of significance in return for Teague, sources said. Teague, the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has been unable to gain..." October 24

  • 2d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Brooklyn Nets have waived Willie Reed, the team announces. The roster now stands at 16 with one more cut to go before the regular season.

  • Nets coach is too polite to say why Kevin Garnett’s sidelined

    New York Post "Kevin Garnett’s ongoing bout with a stomach virus held him out of Monday’s 99-88 win over the 76ers at Barclays Center, and is going to keep him out of Wednesday’s preseason finale in Boston. Nets coach Lionel Hollins said before Monday’s game that Garnett — who has missed both practices and..." October 22

  • 3d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Report: Nets minority owner puts his majority share of Barclays Center up for sale

    Pro Basketball Talk "The talks that might have sold a piece of the Brooklyn Nets and a lot of their home the Barclays Center to the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart fairly quickly. But that doesn’t mean the Nets’ owners stopped looking. Bruce Ratner — the former Nets majority owner who still has a piece..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Jason Kidd: Nets letting me go to Milwaukee showed truth in rumors they wanted me fired in December

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Nets started 10-21 last season, Jason Kidd was reportedly in danger of being fired. But, once Brook Lopez got hurt and Kidd turned to a small-ball lineup, Brooklyn surged into the playoffs. Not only did the Nets fall into something that worked, Kidd appeared to be coaching much better...." October 20

  • 6d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins on Jerome Jordan scoring 17 and going 7-for-7: "Jerome who? I thought that was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."

  • 6d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    No Kevin Garnett tonight. Stomach virus.

  • Jason Kidd discusses Nets' tenure

    ESPN New York "A year ago, the Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd and traded three first-round picks for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett with the sole goal of winning a championship. This season, only Garnett remains in Brooklyn. In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd spoke..." October 19

  • 7d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Kevin Garnett (stomach virus) and Joe Johnson (rest) did not practice today.

  • 8d
    Lenn Robbins @LennRobbins

    #nets GM Billy King says he's optimistic about Brook Lopez's mild mid foot sprain. King says the Nets will not restrict his minutes

  • Brook Lopez out 10 to 14 days with "soft tissue" injury to right foot

    Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Brook Lopez will be out for 10 days to two weeks with a "soft issue" injury to his surgically reconstructed right foot. Youngmisuk, citing league sources, reports the seven-footer "might miss the next 10 days to two weeks with a soft tissue injury in his surgically..." October 17

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • 11d
    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    NBA going to try out 44-minute game w/ fewer timeouts when Nets take on Celtics Sunday. I like the idea, but how does it mesh with TV deal?

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Prokhorov not looking to sell, "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time"

    Nets Daily "In an interview Friday with Reuters, Brett Yormark once again tried to put to rest rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell the Nets --or take on investors-- and "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time." Asked by a Reuters reporter in Shanghai if the a Chinese investor in..." October 12

  • Nets’ Deron Williams: Trip to China will help team bond

    New York Post "After making it through their exhibition opener Tuesday night in Brooklyn without incident, the Nets boarded a 15-hour flight for China on Wednesday and will spend the next week continuing their preseason preparations on the other side of the world and while sharing some extra time with one..." October 09

  • Dodgers-Nets parent companies uniting unlikely

    New York Post "The parent companies of the LA Dodgers and the Brooklyn Nets will not be getting hitched after all, The Post has learned. Although the two sides held talks recently, they have broken down and are unlikely to begin again, sources tell The Post. “Guggenheim doesn’t have money,” a source close..." October 09

  • Garnett unsure of minutes load, but not ‘fat’ like Rasheed

    New York Post "Since before training camp began, Lionel Hollins has said Kevin Garnett is going to play more minutes and have a bigger role this season than he had a year ago. But when the same questions were posed to Garnett following Monday’s practice at the team’s facility ahead of Tuesday’s preseason..." October 08

  • Billy King disputes Paul Pierce's story: 'We're not taking steps back' "Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said that the team has not lowered expectations, and that what Paul Pierce had said on the matter was incorrect. From the New York Post's Tim Bontemps: “What he was told and what I said was not the truth,” King said before the Nets' 111-94 preseason..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce calls ex-team ‘New Jersey,’ says Brooklyn didn’t make him an offer to return

    New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07

  • Jarrett Jack in familiar backup role with Nets

    New York Post "Two years ago, Jarrett Jack was one of the top contenders for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award with the Warriors. But after a down year with the Cavaliers last year, Jack sees the same combination of factors with the Nets that led to his success in Golden State. “No question,” Jack said..." October 05

  • 20d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Alan Anderson sat out of a third straight practice today with a sore right abdominal.

  • Plumlee expects more minutes, responsibility with Nets

    New York Post "A year ago, Mason Plumlee was an afterthought on the Nets. Surrounded by high-priced veterans, many around the team expected Plumlee would spend more time playing in the D-League than in the NBA. But after becoming a key piece of the team’s rotation as last season wore on, finishing as an..." October 03

  • Brooklyn Nets in talks with Guggenheim, Dodgers owners, on "combination of assets"

    Nets Daily "The ownership of the Brooklyn Nets is in "ongoing discussions" with Guggenheim Sports and Entertainment Assets, owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on a "combination of assets." Mikhail Prokhorov would remain in control of the Nets, say sources close to the discussions. In the discussions, the..." October 03

  • Hollins: Nets defense capable of Grizzlies-level ferocity

    New York Post "During his four-plus years in Memphis, new Nets coach Lionel Hollins took the Grizzlies and molded them into one of the league’s elite defensive units, as Memphis finished in the top 10 in defensive efficiency in each of his final three seasons in charge. Now Hollins hopes to do the same with..." October 02

  • Net concerns about Brook Lopez still afoot

    New York Daily News "Brook Lopez barreled into the paint for a layup, the biggest man on the floor embracing the contact and finishing at the rim near the end of a five-on-five drill in training camp. About 10 months ago, a very similar move in Philadelphia finished Lopez’s season, leaving him to face a scary..." October 02

  • Transition period begins for Nets overseas import Bogdanovic

    New York Post "The Nets may have a team full of big names familiar to NBA fans, but perhaps the most intriguing player on the roster is one few people here ever have seen play. That would be Bojan Bogdanovic, the 6-foot-8 swingman who the Nets took with the first pick of the second round in 2011 — only for..." October 01

  • Joe Johnson: Nets can be serious contenders

    New York Post "A year ago, the Nets entered training camp with plenty of championship talk surrounding the franchise after hiring Jason Kidd as coach and acquiring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Andrei Kirilenko during the offseason. But after last season’s rough start, eventual loss in the second round to..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

    Crossover Chronicles "It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his..." September 30

  • Deron Williams: Last year 'behind us' "Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins is confident that Deron Williams will bounce back in 2014-15 following back-to-back seasons in which the three-time All-Star point guard was plagued by ankle injuries and struggled on the court as a result. "There are a lot of expectations on him," Hollins..." September 29

  • 27d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    And so it begins: Andrei Kirilenko, besieged by back spasms last season, did not practice because of a tight back.

  • 28d
    Rod Boone @rodboone

    For what it's worth, Joe said Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters in this morning's first practice.

  • Garnett noncommittal about future "Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 seasons, was noncommittal when asked if this will be his final season. "I like to come in each year and assess it," Garnett said Friday at the team's annual media day...." September 27

  • Garnett noncommittal about future

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 seasons, was noncommittal when asked if this will be his final season. "I like to come in each year and assess it," Garnett said Friday at the team's annual media day...." September 26

  • Jarrett Jack ready for new beginning with new-look Nets

    New York Post "After spending the last two years getting plenty of attention and fanfare entering the season, the Nets are entering their third season in Brooklyn with decidedly lower outside expectations. But as far as newcomer Jarrett Jack is concerned, that’s fine by him. “I would rather have everybody..." September 26

  • 29d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins says Joe Johnson will be a nominal SF. Hints other starting spot will come down to either Alan Anderson or Bojan Bogdanovic.

  • Deron Williams: Not 100 percent, but 20 percent better than last year "Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams has struggled mightily with injuries, and he had surgery on both of his ankles after the team was eliminated from the playoffs in May. Earlier this month, Williams spoke about just how tough things were last season and how much better he feels now. On Friday at..." September 26

  • Lawrence Frank and Nets agree to a buyout

    New York Daily News "Lawrence Frank has filed his last daily report with the Nets. Frank and the Nets finally agreed to a buyout, a source confirmed Thursday, ending an unfortunate pairing and clearing the way for the coach to join Doc Rivers’ staff with the Clippers. Frank was hired last year as the most..." September 25

  • GM Billy King happy the Nets are flying under the radar

    New York Post "As the Nets have worked hard to establish themselves in their new home in Brooklyn over the past two years, they haven’t been shy about promoting themselves. But after two offseasons full of headline-grabbing moves — re-signing Deron Williams and trading for Joe Johnson two summers ago, then..." September 24

  • 32d
    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Willie Reed will be the last player Nets player signed to training camp.

  • Billy King on why Paul Pierce left Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Game "The Nets had every opportunity to re-sign free agent Paul Pierce. They owned his full Bird rights, meaning that they could sign him for any amount up to the maximum salary, even though they were over the cap and into ludicrous luxury-tax territory. They had the means, in the form of a billionaire..." September 23

  • 35d @NetsDaily

    Told @drayblatche to China is "a done deal." No real interest in NBA and lot of real money in China.

  • 36d
    devin kharpertian @uuords

    The Nets have voided Hamady NDiaye’s contract after NDiaye failed the team physical.

  • 38d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    7-footer Hamady Ndiaye has agreed to a camp contract with Brooklyn, where he'll compete for third center spot, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

    New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 17

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