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NETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jarrett Jack believes he is the right man to replace Deron Williams

There has been much talk about the Nets points guards—or lack thereof—this offseason, and rightfully so.Brooklyn might have the worst tandem of 1s in the NBA with Jarrett Jack starting at the point and some combination of Donald Sloan, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright acting as the backup for now. Who knows if all those guys make the final roster, especially considering Boatright...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks 'encouraged' by early Deron Williams performance

The Nets were excited to get rid of Deron Williams. The Mavericks are apparently excited to have him. Williams signed a two-year deal with Dallas after working a buyout with Brooklyn over the summer, and now, he heads to Texas with a new agenda, trying to improve on a disappointing tenure with the Nets. So far, so good.From ESPN's Tim MacMahon:This isn't exactly shocking. Every...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young: 'I have a lot of confidence in what Jarrett Jack can do'

The Nets have taken plenty of heat for the point guards they've compiled on their roster over the offseason. Apparently, none of that fire is coming from the newly re-signed Thaddeus Young, who had some thoughts to share on Jarrett Jack while making a SiriusXM radio appearance Friday:The Nets bought out Deron Williams this offseason, effectively turning Jack into the team's starter...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook and Robin Lopez played the most boring game of HORSE ever

Maxim had Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez and NY Knicks center Robin Lopez play a game of H-O-R-S-E. Meh. Until you realize that's two 7 foot dudes taking 3 pointers. Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How a Spurs assistant went all-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

    Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision. Ime Udoka...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie kudos for Johnson, Hollis-Jefferson, Booker

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson can defend, when he's not making you smile. Devin Booker can stroke the jumper. Stanley Johnson can just about do it all. Welcome to the conclusions of nba.com's annual rookie survey. The 10-question survey was conducted during the annual Panini Rookie Photo Shoot at the Knicks' practice facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., earlier this month, which was attended by...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Miller and Sloan Signing Grades

(Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Quincy Miller Contract- One Season, Minimum Contract Miller has had an odd four years. He was the number five recruit in the country, was an elite talent, tore his ACL in his one college season, made a mistake by going to the NBA, was drafted in the second round and just hasn’t gotten...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are now two seasons removed from going all-in and attempting to win a title when they traded three first round picks and the rights to swap picks to Boston for one season of Paul Pierce, a season a half of Kevin Garnett and a partial season of Jason Terry. This is after trading future picks and swaps to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson only a year earlier. This...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Who Has a Better Chance of Reaching the Playoffs?

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net as Lance Thomas #42 of the New York Knicks defends at the Barclays Center on February 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will be competing for a playoff berth next season, after both teams saw major changes this offseason. The Knicks...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 28, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Nets starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Jarrett Jack After Deron Williams’ departure, Jarrett Jack has locked up the starting role for the Brooklyn Nets and there’s little argument...
Via HoopStuff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins Expresses his Excitement Over the Brooklyn Nets 2015 Roster

Head coach Lionel Hollins of the Brooklyn Nets is interviewed at the post game press conference after Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) After an Interview with Mike Mazzeo, Lionel Hollins made it clear that he is excited to have Jarrett Jack as his new starting point guard...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Find Themselves in NBA No-Man’s Land

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts as he walks to the bench past referee Monty McCutchen during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) When the Brooklyn Nets moved across the Hudson in 2012-13, they wanted to have...
Via The Sports Journal
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets a Playoff Team in 2016?

After the fallout of the Deron Williams buyout and the free agency moves the team made this Summer, the Brooklyn Nets look like a very different team.  Gone is the former franchise player and focal point of the team, and now begins a youth movement that the team is genuinely excited about.  The team locked up cornerstones Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to long-term contracts and...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets and free agency so far (part 2)

Thomas Robinson Even with relatively small cap space, the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the more active teams during this year’s free agency period. For example, they kicked off July by re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to three and four-year deals respectively. Although this deal’s importance cannot be undervalued, the Nets nevertheless made their most significant...
Via isportsweb.com
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams was restrained from going after coach

The same day a report emerged that Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn, we’re learning that he had a major conflict with Nets coach Lionel Hollins. According to the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, Williams had to be restrained from going after Hollins around the All-Star break: Around AS break, sources say Deron Williams...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: I’m ‘Robin Lopez Kryptonite’, Brother ‘Loses Better Than I Do’

Brook Lopez is staying in New York, having signed a three-year, $60-million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. By the sound of it, he’s thrilled to have his twin brother coming, too — not to hang out with, but to kick around. Robin Lopez also is becoming a New Yorker, as the 7-footer reportedly agreed to a four-year, $54 million deal with the Knicks as a free agent. Brook joined...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Reed signs deal with Nets

Free agent Willie Reed has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets according to Shams Charania. Free agent Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year deal, mostly guaranteed, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2015 Reed played on the Nets’ Summer League team and earned his way to a contract...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs and Nets reportedly discussing Joe Johnson trade

The wheel o’ rumors keeps on spinning, spinning, spinning, and the latest stop has the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets talking about a trade built around seven-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Cavs would send the Nets Brendan Haywood and his $10.5 million nonguaranteed contract, which Brooklyn could immediately waive and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently ready to cater to LeBron James in an attempt to build a better team than the one that found itself two games from winning the NBA title this past season. With James still waiting for the team to work out a new deal with Tristan Thompson and add another veteran or two before engaging in contract discussions, the Cavaliers seem to be interested...
Via Sportsnaut
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn trashes the Nets on a hot mic

Much of the focus this NBA offseason has been on the Knicks and Lakers hilariously striking out on every free agent they’re pursuing, but what about the Brooklyn Nets not doing anything? That was the question Linda Cohn had on SportsCenter when she was caught with a hot mic, and well…she has a point! Let’s be honest here – the hockey-loving Cohn is probably just irritated...
Via Awful Announcing
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nets and Brook Lopez Finalizing Three-Year, $60 Million Contract

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t wasting any time throwing some of that green stuff around. Shortly after free agency opened early Wednesday morning, it became apparent that the Nets and center Brook Lopez were looking to get a deal done in relatively short order. Now comes this report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports indicating that the two sides are finalizing the terms of a...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez expected to re-sign with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are working to retain both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young in free agency this offseason, and it appears that there is a very good chance that they will be able to make that happen. According to a report from Michael Scotto, Lopez is expected to re-sign with the Nets when free agency opens up. Brook Lopez is expected to re-sign with the Nets. He wants to stay....
Via Hoops-Nation
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Alexander to play for Nets in summer league

Just a year ago, Cliff Alexander was a Kansas-bound five-star recruit, and one of the five best players in the loaded 2014 recruiting class. After a brief, rocky Kansas career, Alexander was not selected in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Now, he must try to latch on with a team and show out this summer if he wants to make a roster for the fall, which is no easy task. Alexander’s...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets seek lottery pick, dangle Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets are dangling center Mason Plumlee in hopes of landing a lottery pick in return. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the rumor. Brooklyn continues to be aggressive trying to move up into lottery. Mason Plumlee being actively shopped, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 25, 2015 The Nets currently own the 29th pick in the first round and are on the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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