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Re-signing point guard Deron Williams and acquiring shooting guard Joe Johnson have given the New Jersey Nets an All-Star backcourt that can get the franchise back to the playoffs in its first season in Brooklyn.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday, general Manager Billy King and coach Avery Johnson said the Nets can be one of the top teams in the East, but they need a few more pieces to compete for an NBA title.
The Nets, who saw a deal for Dwight Howard fall through earlier this week, have reshaped their woeful team since missing the playoffs for the fifth straight season. They have re-signed small forward Gerald Wallace and center Brook Lopez, acquired forward Reggie Evans and are talking with veteran Kris Humphries and Jerry Stackhouse.
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Deron Williams chatted with the media about being excited about playing with Joe Johnson, how important it is for the Nets to do well this year, and Brooklyn having a nice core of four players.
When Mirza Teletovic was an aspiring 16-year-old basketball player in his native Croatia, he had a chance to come to the United States to play in college.
''Gonzaga and UConn were interested in me,'' said Teletovic, one of the new members of the Brooklyn Nets. ''But I was a young guy, and I wanted to stay close to home.''
Now, more than 10 years...
The Brooklyn Nets and free-agent guard C.J. Watson have agreed to a contract.
Nets general manager Billy King announced the deal on Saturday night.
Watson appeared in 49 games for Chicago last season, making 25 starts. He averaged 9.7 points and a career-high 4.1 assists in 23.7 minutes. As a starter, Watson posted averages of 11.3 points and 4.6 assists in 29.2 minutes per game...
Center Brook Lopez signed a four-year deal to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced, and although the team did not release details, multiple media outlets reported the deal is worth $61 million. Under NBA rules, Lopez, a restricted free agent, cannot be traded until Jan. 15, essentially ending the Nets' pursuit of Orlando center Dwight Howard. The 7-foot...
The Nets and Bobcats are competing to sign Kris Humphries.
The Nets defeated the Pacers by a final score of 90-77 behind 34 points by MarShon Brooks.
My parents used to tell us about playing kick the can in back alleys. I never really understood the rules or the purpose of the game, but I feel like we are getting a pretty good look at the 21st century version every time news breaks about Dwight Howard. The can has been kicked again, with the Brooklyn Nets signing center Brook Lopez to a four-year extension and effectively taking...
Gerald Green is known more for his acrobatic dunks than his actual on-court play, but the high-flying former Slam Dunk champion finally showed off some of his talent with the Nets last season. As a result, it looks like Green is in line to earn himself a deal with the Pacers. Indiana is expected to offer Green a three-year, $10 million contract, according to the Indianapolis Star...
Today was the day that the National Basketball Association franchises could make their official offers with the players they had been talking to. One of them was former North Carolina Basketball player Jerry Stackhouse. The 17 year veteran, who spent most last year coming off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks while averaging 3.6 points per game, has signed a one year deal worth $ 1...
Kris Humphries looked "mortified" when he was thrown out of a Hollywood hotspot Wednesday night by none other Kelly Osbourne— better known as Ozzy's daughter.
A source told The New York Post's Page Six that Osbourne was aghast when the 72-day husband of her BFF Kim Kardashian walked into Beacher's Madhouse after the ESPY's. She summoned security who...
Almost like a man without a home. Dwight Howard was hoping to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets from the Orlando Magic but the Nets have recently signed center Brook Lopez, all but ending Howard's hopes of joining the team. Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan had said earlier that the odds of the Magic and the Nets reaching some sort of agreement was low. The Magic are still in...
The NBA's moratorium on free agents was lifted at midnight, and the Brooklyn Nets public relations staff didn't waste any time sending out the most important press release in the team's young history. Just over an hour past midnight (1:21 a.m.) on Wednesdsay, the Nets officially released the news that had been readily known for a few days, that All-Star guard Deron...
One of the darkest periods in the history of the Dallas Mavericks has been interrupted with a dash of good news. After being staggered by Deron Williams' decision to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, the Mavs provided fans with their first glimpse at the recovery process.
And as far as good omens go, you could do a lot worse than landing an ex-Hornet center. The Mavs signed former...