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Brooklyn Nets: 4 Potential Fits For Deron Williams

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) Nekias Duncan, Staff writer for Hoopstuff…. It doesn’t seem that long ago when Deron Williams was a borderline superstar, and was duking it out with Chris Paul for the right to be called the NBA’s best point guard. From 2008 to 2011 season, Williams had a four year stint averaging 19.2 ppg, 10.5 apg (3.4 tpg), 3.4 rpg, and...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets face uncertainty in the offseason

Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King said the Nets are going to “explore all options” heading into the offseason. While nothing is being left out, the key to the offseason for the Nets will be the contract decisions of big man Brook Lopez and recently acquired Thaddeus Young. Both can decide to opt out and test free agency this summer, although both have expressed how much they have enjoyed...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets training facility delayed, says Billy King

The Nets may have moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn three years ago, but that was only for games. Their practice facility still rests in East Rutherford, NJ, inconveniently forcing players to commute between the two locations routinely. The Nets are building a new practice facility in Brooklyn—for $50 million, mind you—and the opening was supposed to come before the 2015-16...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Billy King wants Thad Young, Brook Lopez back

Nets general manager Billy King spoke to the media Wednesday and revealed his biggest plan for the offseason: retaining potential free agents Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez."Internally, the next big step is to keep Brook and Thaddeus here," King said, per ESPN's Mike Mazzeo. "They both have shown indications they want to be here in their exit interviews, and we want them here, so...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

King wants to keep Lopez, try to build Nets around him

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The big blockbusters haven't done much for the Brooklyn Nets. So now general manager Billy King is looking to improve from within. Just don't rule out another trade. Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn's core. ''Joe may have summed it up best,'' King said...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets focused on re-signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were big pieces for the Brooklyn Nets this season as they made their playoff run and secured the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are also both going to be free agents this offseason, and the Nets are prioritizing re-signing both of them for next season. King says first goal for the summer is...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson remain under contract for 15-16. "Will there be a trade? There could be," said King. King also said that the Nets could have traded multiple...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets coach on Deron Williams: ‘He’s not a franchise player’

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Saturday, one day after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, that point guard Deron Williams is no longer a franchise player. “He’s not a franchise player anymore,” Hollins said. “He’s a good player, he’s a solid player, but I don’t think he’s a franchise player anymore. That’s just...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Rumors: La’El Collins, Randy Gregory, Eagles, & Falcons

La’El Collins Jason Cole reports that whether to allow LSU OL La’el Collins to pull out of the draft pool is being considered by executives at the top of the NFL food chain. A league source tells Charles Robinson that he doesn’t think the NFL will allow Collins to enter the supplemental draft. According to Robinson, there is ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alan Anderson threw down a monster jam for the Nets

With the Nets losing momentum at the end of the second quarter, Alan Anderson took Kent Bazemore off the dribble and absolutely destroyed this huge dunk! Anderson drives baseline and CRUSHES the 2-handed dunk on @NBAonTNT! #NBARapidReplay — NBA (@NBA) April 30, 2015   Anderson was 6 of 6 in the first half for 16 points. The nets went into half-time...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets, the Next No. 8 Seed to Upset No. 1 Seed?

By Sam Henry Since the NBA expanded to its current sixteen-team playoff format in 1984, the No. 8 seed has beaten the No. 1 seed five times.  With four of the eight matchups complete in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, only one series is tied.  The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks and the No. 8 seed Brooklyn Nets series is tied at two games apiece. Thus far...
Via Beyond The Spread
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA: Referees made mistakes in final minutes of Nets-Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly have taken two of the first four games in their first-round playoff series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. They had a bit of help from the zebras in their second win, however. The NBA released a report Tuesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating the referees made four incorrect calls or non-calls in the final two minutes and overtime...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets still struggling to earn respect among fellow NYC franchises

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Surrounded by disappointment, over-paid superstars, and low expectations, the Brooklyn Nets have become one of New York City’s biggest surprises since reaching the NBA playoffs, and on Monday, the local long-shots tied their opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks with a 120-115, overtime-win in Game 4 at the Barclay’s Center. Thanks to a...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Is Deron Williams back?

In possibly the biggest game of the series so far for the Brooklyn Nets, the big three shined the brightest. Already down 2-1 and a chance of being down 3-1 heading back to Atlanta, Brooklyn needed big games out of their stars to keep hope in this series alive. And no player shined brighter than starting point guard Deron Williams. Deron Williams has been under a lot of scrutiny...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Net Losses: Brooklyn May Have Won, But Let’s Be Honest — This Organization Remains An Embarrassment

Winning may disguise a team’s shortcomings for a period of time, but there are instances when everyone already knows the deal. Yeah, yeah: the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta on Monday night to continue in their quest to move forward in the playoffs. Yet, the winning of a single game hasn’t hidden a reality most already know about them — Brooklyn was built to win “now” a few...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Nets Beat Hawks, Even Series at Two

The Brooklyn Nets were on the verge of falling down 3-0 against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Saturday afternoon before pulling off an eight-point win to pull to within 2-1 in the series. The Nets continued their momentum Monday night by taking their second consecutive game against Mike Budenholzer and company. Deron Williams matches his career playoff high with 35 points to...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Jack or Deron Williams

Game two between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks pretty much followed the same narrative as game one did. The Hawks jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, but the Nets did not panic and fought back. Every time it looked as if the Hawks were ready to pull away, the Nets often found out a way to get back in the game and keep it close time and time again. Eventually...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets forward Teletovic listed as probable for Game 2

The Brooklyn Nets may receive some help as they look to even up their playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. The team announced that forward Mirza Teletovic, who has been out since January 22 with blood clots, will be listed as probable for tomorrow’s crucial second game in the team’s first round playoff matchup. Brooklyn dropped the first game of the series 99-92 to the top...

WATCH: Markel Brown Throw Down Putback Dunk Over Kyle Korver

Markel Brown came in like a wrecking ball. And Kyle Korver wasn’t ready. The Brooklyn Nets might need a miracle to top the No. 1-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the 2015 NBA playoffs, but Brown provided a winning highlight. While Korver appeared to make a smart decision by boxing out Thaddeus Young, Brown entered unoccupied air space via an open baseline. When Korver...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce on his time with Brooklyn Nets: It was ‘horrible’

Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Markel Brown blows alley oop, crashes onto court (Video)

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown paid dearly for blowing an alley oop, crashing hard onto the floor during Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks.Brown was a little too close to the rim when he made his leap to catch the pass. As a result, he was stuffed by the rim, causing him to take a scary fall as he appeared to hit the floor face first.Fortunately, Brown recovered...
Via Holdout Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins joining Yahoo as basketball analyst

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement. With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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