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In editorial, Post hopes for return of LinSanity

Jeremy Lin and to an extent the Nets have downplayed a return of LinSanity, this time on a Brooklyn stage.  Lin in fact has said referring to him as a phenomenon rather than a man dehumanizes him. But others, including the New York Post, want it back. In and editorial Saturday entitled "Hoping the Linsanity can return,", the Post recalls that magic moment in 2012 and fondly hopes...
Via Nets Daily
4 hours ago

Hornets part-owner sends loony email praising NC bathroom bill

After Hornets owner Michael Jordan issued a neutral and reasonable response to the NBA’s decision to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, one minority owner of the team had a much more volatile opinion. This was Jordan’s response to the decision, which stemmed from North Carolina passing anti-transgender legislation about public restrooms in March: “We understand...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

Nets’ Luis Scola isn’t fan of New York rental prices

Luis Scola is getting a taste of the big-city life with the Brooklyn Nets. The 36-year-old forward inked a deal with Brooklyn this offseason and had to relocate after spending last year with the Toronto Raptors. It’s been quite an adjustment for the big man from a rental standpoint, as he told Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I think New York is one of the best cities in...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Jeremy Lin buying into Nets’ rebuild

When Jeremy Lin signed a three year, 36 million dollar contract to play for the Brooklyn Nets, it left many wondering why he didn’t demand more money. When Allen Crabbe is getting $75 million, Lin easily could have gotten more. But, Jeremy Lin has shown that he is here to be part of a rebuild, and to develop both as a man and as a player. Money was not the answer for Lin, as he...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yogi Ferrell signs free-agent deal with Brooklyn Nets

Yogi Ferrell appears to have found a permanent home in the NBA.           

For Luis Scola, Brooklyn a chance for "city life"

Marc Berman caught up with Luis Scola at an NBA event in Las Vegas Thursday. The Argentine power forward is training there with his country's national team... who will play Team USA at 9 p.m. Friday on NBA TV and Facebook The nine-year NBA veteran pointed to a couple of reasons why he chose the Nets (and why they chose him.) The first, Scola told Berman, was the lure of New York...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

New Net says team has changed since coming to Brooklyn

LAS VEGAS — 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 announce the Nets’...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Jeremy Lin heads to Brooklyn with braids

The Brooklyn Nets unveil their offseason additions, including point guard Jeremy Lin, who showed off a new braided hairstyle.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lin on his vision for Nets

Jeremy Lin discusses why he chose to play with the Nets and the vision he has for the team.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Introducing the new 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets

The new Nets players for 2016-17 discuss what they hope to accomplish this season and how they will fit into head coach Kenny Atkinson's style of play.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson introduce the new Nets

Nets General Manager Sean Marks and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson discuss how the new players will fit in with the team and what they bring to it.
Via YES Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin debuts yet another rocking hairdo, everyone (pic)

Jeremy Lin has rocked many-a-unique hairstyle during his NBA career, most notably last season. But the new Brooklyn Nets guard recently debuted perhaps his coolest hairdo yet: Braids. Two of ’em, starting on the front of his forehead and going all the way back. Bleacher Report’s Thomas Duffy shared an image of Lin’s new look via Twitter. Jeremy Lin's latest hairstyle goes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Brooklyn Nets

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Brooklyn Nets...
Via Razzball Basketball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets SG Bogdanovic escaped Turkey by boat during coup

Brooklyn Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic was in Turkey for a relaxation period before getting ready to play in the Rio Olympics in a couple of weeks. Bojan posted a beautiful photo on his Instagram account, showing what appears to be a very relaxing place to be: La Ga No...Par dana odmora prije nastavka misije Rio #sretnanovagodina #elbabo #bzb #rioparty #cacemicopcabana...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: What we learned from the Las Vegas Summer League

  The Nets won three out of the five games they played in this years Summer League. For a Brooklyn franchise in serious turmoil, going three for five this summer means a lot to this team regardless of the competition and meaningfulness of the games played. The wide array of players who suited up for black and white enabled Nets fans to get a glimpse at the some of the future cornerstones...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets make moves to fill out roster

The Brooklyn Nets went into this offseason with a clear goal in mind, do not make the same mistakes the previous regime did that put the organization into disarray. With little to no resources Sean Marks has to be creative to rebuild the Nets back to relevancy. Plan a for free agency involved taking a chance on young free agents that could blossom into all-stars. Allen Crabbe and...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett reportedly agrees to deal with Nets

Anthony Bennett was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but has yet to come close to living up to the lofty expectations that come along with being taken first overall.He's played sparingly for three teams in three seasons, and will now get a shot with a fourth after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal to join the Brooklyn Nets. Bennett...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets to sign Luis Scola

Free agent forward Luis Scola has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Scola, 36, was a member of the Raptors team that made the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015-16. He started 76 regular-season games for Toronto, averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. In nine NBA seasons, the Argentine...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets heading in right direction, despite matched offer sheets to Crabbe, Johnson

Sean Marks had one of the tallest tasks of the offseason, taking over as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets. The former Spurs assistant GM joined an entirely different situation. The Nets didn’t have top draft picks (the previous regime mortgaged the future for short term gain) and outside of Brook Lopez, the returning roster didn’t offer much. The rookie GM had to be aggressive...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to match Brooklyn’s offer sheet for Tyler Johnson

Here’s one free agent who won’t be leaving Miami this summer. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Sunday, the Heat have decided to match Brooklyn’s $50 million offer sheet for restricted free agent guard Tyler Johnson. The Miami Heat have matched Brooklyn's $50M offer sheet for Tyler Johnson, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat sign Wayne Ellington to two-year deal

Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Ellington, 28, has played on six different teams in the last seven years. He averaged 7.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting last season with the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat signing Ellington makes it appear they won’t be matching Tyler Johnson’s...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeremy Lin Worth the Investment for the Brooklyn Nets?

Heading into his seventh year in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has landed on the sixth NBA team by signing a three-year $36 million deal to return to New York and play for the Brooklyn Nets. Lin wants the opportunity to be a starting point guard and the Nets have this opportunity open to him for Lin to seize. Lin understands his role coming to the Nets and he is embracing it to ensure he lives...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets are proving you can tank without picks

There was never a right way for Sean Marks to rebuild the Nets. He took over a team with worse current players than just about anyone else, but without his own draft picks until 2019 traditional rebuilding flew out the window as well. A lesser GM would’ve made a bunch of high-risk moves trying to win now. And yes, Derrick Rose was available and there were attainable potential...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets trying to trade Jarrett Jack before waiving him

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to trade Jarrett Jack before his buyout date comes up on Thursday. If they are unable to deal him, they are likely to waive him, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the news about Jack, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in January. The Nets apparently have some concerns about paying the $6.3 million for Jack next...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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