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BILLY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nets GM Billy King 'confident' Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young will return

Thaddeus Young has already opted out of his contract for next season. And though Brook Lopez hasn't yet informed the Nets he plans to pass on his $16.7 million player option for next season, that doesn't mean he's any less likely to do so than before.So, the Nets two best players are going to become free agents. But speaking with the media yesterday, general manager Billy King said...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Thaddeus Young opts out of contract, will test free agency

  Thaddeus Young has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will become a free agent, and general manager Billy King says they want to keep the forward and center Brook Lopez. Young told the Nets on Monday, bypassing the $10.2 million he would have made next season in the final year of his contract. King says the Nets were expecting the decision. Young was acquired from Minnesota for Kevin...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Young opts out; GM King says he wants to keep him

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Thaddeus Young has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will become a free agent, and general manager Billy King says they want to keep the forward and center Brook Lopez. Young told the Nets on Monday, bypassing the $10.2 million he would have made next season in the final year of his contract. King says the Nets were expecting the decision. Young was acquired...
Via AP on Fox
15 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
May 06, 2015  |  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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