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BILLY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
16 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
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy King Could Be Close To Extension With Nets

Billy King could be on the cusp of signing a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets. King became general manager of the Nets in 2010. The front office dynamics of the Nets appears to be in some level of turmoil as they did not pick up their option on the contract of Bobby Marks. Marks has been with the Nets for 20 years and is expert on cap matters.
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA GMs on the hot seat

When a general manager’s job is believed to be in jeopardy, it can be a moment of dramatic decisions and wildly diverging forks in the road for an NBA franchise. Picture this: let’s say that the team’s 12th man believes that his job is in jeopardy. Suddenly, that 12th man is very uninterested in whether his team wins or loses—instead, he is totally interested in putting...
Via The Sports Post
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy King: Brook Lopez may have put on too much weight

The Brooklyn Nets have had a kind of unexpected season. Brook Lopez, who gained a lot of weight (in muscle) during the off-season as he rehabbed, was someone Nets fan really wanted to see succeed alongside Kevin Garnett and the rest of the new additions.Clearly, that did not work out that well as Lopez ended up injuring himself once again and has borderline become injury-prone over...
Via Nets Take Over
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

'20 Out of 30 Teams' are Interested in Trading for Bojan Bogdanovic

With the trade deadline coming up, many are wondering if Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King will make a move within the next two weeks. Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, an Paul Pierce are some names that have been speculated as possible trade pieces – but one Nets asset that has been perhaps a bit overlooked is European phenom Bojan Bogdanović.Bogdanović, a 24-year-old swingman...
Via Nets Take Over
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy King: We've Found Our Personality With Smaller Lineups

The Brooklyn Nets have an 11-4 record since New Year's, finding success around smaller lineups. "We’ve found our personality,” said Billy King. “You have to have a sense of structure and an identity,” said Jason Kidd. “You have to know who you are, and how you’re going to play both ends. And now we do.” The Nets are playing in a style that would have been difficult...
Via RealGM
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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