Fundraiser with Rutgers ties nets record $46K for Eric LeGrand's foundation

Eric LeGrand entertained and inspired fans at a fundraiser hosted by Newroads Financial Group that raised $46K BEDMINSTER -- As the bidding soared to $3,000 on a premium auction item Thursday night at a fundraiser for Team LeGrand, an idea was hatched. What if the autographed piece of Rutgers football memorabilia could be duplicated? Would...
2 hours ago

On opening night, Jeremy Lin started a new chapter in his career

Linsanity is back in New York, what does it mean to the player and the team that has brought him on Last year was a new experience for Jeremy Lin. It was his first season as a Charlotte Hornet. (Also his last, at least for the time being.) It was his first season playing off the ball. It was also his first playing almost exclusively as a bench player. More than 80 percent of Lin’s...
Via Nets Daily
12 hours ago

Brook Lopez has become an awkward fit with Nets

How many minutes will Brook Lopez play? And how will he perform when he plays them? The answers to those questions will go a long way toward defining Brooklyn’s season. The Nets — who play their home opener Friday versus Indiana — have put all their players on minutes restrictions. But the limits to Lopez...
Via New York Post
14 hours ago

Meet the man who’s been with the Nets for 50 years

As the Nets franchise began its 50th season Wednesday night in Boston, the team had dressed 446 players, employed 24 head coaches and 14 general managers, had six owners/ownership groups, played in two different leagues and eight arenas located in six different counties spread across two states. But, through it all, they’ve had just one...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Takeaways from the Brooklyn Nets season opener

It was only the first game of the season, so we aren’t going to overanalyze the little things, but we’ve finally hit the real deal and we have an idea of what to expect going forward. With a young, rebuilding team like the Nets, it’d be easy to cut them slack or even over criticize. Fact of the matter is, however, that they lost by five to a projected 50-win team. That...
Via Nets Daily
16 hours ago

WATCH: Brook Lopez on the Brooklyn Nets' 2016-17 opener

Brook Lopez talks about adjusting to Kenny Atkinson's new philosophies and his excitement at what the future holds for this Nets team after their season opener against the Celtics.
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WATCH: Kenny Atkinson on the Brooklyn Nets' 2016-17 opener

Kenny Atkinson discusses his first game as an NBA head coach and some of the positives from the Nets' loss to the Celtics in the opener.
Via YES Network
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Thomas scores 25, Celtics fight off Nets 122-117

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and nine assists, Jae Crowder added 21 points and Al Horford pitched in 11 in his Boston debut on Wednesday night as the Celtics survived a late scare to beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-117 in their season opener. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 for Brooklyn, including a 3-pointer to make it 120-117 with 47 seconds left after the Nets erased most...
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WATCH: 3 Reasons to watch the Brooklyn Nets

YES Network's Donny Marshall gives a season preview for the Brooklyn Nets.
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Nets guard Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard that will help pay for renovation of the school's basketball arena and for undergraduate financial aid. Lin says his time at Harvard prepared him to be successful both on and off the court. He says he wanted to put the same opportunities within reach of other deserving students. A three-time...
Via Associated Press
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What to expect from the Brooklyn Nets this season

Coming off a season to forget finishing 21-61 and one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets look to build off of last season’s record with a new General Manager, Sean Marks, and head coach Kenny Atkinson. ESPN recently released their preseason power rankings for the upcoming season and have the Nets dead last at 30th. If you are in to season win predictions, Las Vegas...
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WATCH: Brooklyn Nets Get Ready

SNY's Justine Ward checks in with the Brooklyn Nets, as Jeremy Lin, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Kenny Atkinson discuss their expectations for the upcoming season.
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WATCH: Kenny Atkinson talks new season for Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson discusses areas of improvement for his team as they prepare for the start of the season against the Boston Celtics.
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Brooklyn Nets: The case for Bojan Bogdanović for Most Improved Player

Who is this Bojan Bogdanović, you may be asking yourself? Well, the European sharpshooter has given the Brooklyn Nets a consistent knockdown shooter, who occasionally will make an athletic play or two. Many NBA fans don’t know who this Bogdanović guy is, but this year that will change with a career changing summer. The Olympics will either help you or hurt you—plain and simple...
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Brooklyn Nets set roster for regular season

After coming into preseason with 20 players on their roster, the Brooklyn Nets have trimmed their roster to 15 players in preparation for the regular season. The Nets cut their roster from 20 to 16 players earlier in the week when they waived Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, Beau Beech, and Egidijus Mockevicius. To get to 15 former Indiana star, Yogi Ferrell, was also waived. Beech...
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A much different Jeremy Lin makes his return to New York

In the end, Linsanity ended with a thud, with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald refusing to open his hotel door room to accept Houston's three-year offer sheet for Jeremy Lin during summer league. The league got involved, and in the end, the Knicks allowed Lin to leave, just five months after he took over the sports world, ruled Madison Square Garden and landed on back-to-back...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets: I don’t know who is on the Nets

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams; projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most-intriguing player or players. I continue with the Brooklyn Nets. Take...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Balling’s 2016-17 Coverage

Hello, it’s good to be back. While I’m not sure how many of you still read Brooklyn Balling (to those that do, I thank you immensely), I just wanted to say that the summer/early fall hiatus I announced last May is now ending. I had a very busy end of the school year and was away for most of the summer so I figured now would be a good time to return to post, with the new Nets’...
Via Brooklyn Balling
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony calls Jeremy Lin face of the Nets, ‘believe it or not’

Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin have, by most accounts, always had a checkered relationship. So when Anthony was asked about Lin and his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, he was rather hesitant to respond. Still, Anthony wished his former teammate luck, even if he sounded a bit surprised that it was Lin who the Nets are hitching their franchise to. “He is the face of that franchise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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