Nets sign Yakuba “Billy” Ouattara of Ghana to two way deal

The Nets have announced Friday the signing of their first two-way player, Yakuba “Billy” Ouattara. He’s a 25-year-old, 6’4” shooting guard from Ghana who has played for Monaco in the French league and for the French national team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. In several previous cases, NBA teams have provided small guarantees, no greater than...
Via Nets Daily
18 hours ago

Russell says Nets, Atkinson, have greeted him with “open arms”

In an interview with Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, D’Angelo Russell has broad praise for how the Nets have treated him since the Draft Night trade that brought him to Brooklyn ... and sees no problems playing with Jeremy Lin. Asked about any unease he may have felt leaving the Lakers —with all the attendant controversy over Magic Johnson’s remarks— Russell took the...
Via Nets Daily
20 hours ago

While fans debate Lin vs. Russell, the players are cool with pairing

In their latest interviews, D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin say it doesn’t matter which guard spot they play. Whatever coach wants, they’re ready. Fans may debate the pairing but the players are cool. You have your ball-handlers, wings and bigs. That’s the NBA today. There is no longer a set 1 through 5 positions, rather five players on the floor that fall under one of those...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

A rare peek at the surprisingly funny Nets billionaire owner

At a time when U.S.-Russian relations seemingly go from bad to worse every day, enter Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and his deadpan comedic stylings. Prokhorov appeared on “The Late Show” Wednesday night for the third day of “Russia Week.” He was ostensibly teaching Stephen Colbert “how to be an oligarch,” but he was really humanizing...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Experiences Life Of Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov

Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert is currently celebrating “Russia Week” on The Late Show, and his latest segment dove headfirst into the sports world. Colbert made his way over to Russia for a one-on-one meeting with none other than billionaire Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Prokhorov invited Colbert into his home where all...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago

Stephen Jackson trashes DeMarre Carroll: 'He’s not good enough to have an opinion'

Stephen Jackson is an excellent basketball commentator, and the sports media world is better with him in it. One of the reasons: Captain Jack simply tells it like it is. Whereas some analysts are wary of hurting others’ feelings, Jackson just shares what’s on his mind — unfiltered.Wednesday on ESPN’s The Jump, Jackson trashed new Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll. Since...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll: Nets a better fit for me than the Raptors

DeMarre Carroll may be a southerner at heart, but the newest Net says coming to Brooklyn will be like a family reunion. And coach Kenny Atkinson is that family. By far the two best seasons of Carroll’s career came in Atlanta while Atkinson was the Hawks’ lead assistant. After the small forward struggled in Toronto,...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Nets owner tells Colbert what it’s like to be a Russian billionaire

Want to know how to live the millionaire lifestyle? The Brooklyn Nets owner is showing viewers how to do one better in a segment called “Lessons on how to live the oligarch lifestyle from Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.” The segment will air Wednesday night on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert (11:30 p.m., CBS). No...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Jeremy Lin: Nets will make playoffs next season

The Brooklyn Nets were by far the worst team in the NBA last season, but that doesn’t phase guard Jeremy Lin at all.In an Instagram Live video over the weekend, Lin responded to a question about how well he thinks the Nets will do next season by declaring, “We’re making the playoffs. I don’t care what anybody else says.” It should be quite the uphill climb to say the least...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets done with free agency?

Free agency rumors have slowed down across the NBA, especially for the Brooklyn Nets. Once the trade for DeMarre Carroll became official, the Nets were expected to become active in free agency. Having among the most cap space left of any team, there was an expectancy that the Nets would get the best players left. It became even more surprising when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jonathon...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Three things we learned from the Summer League r

Summer time is a time of signings and transactions for the NBA, but what it also provides is a stage to watch the young talent in the NBA showcase their capabilities. The NBA summer league is a platform for the younger players to continue improving and meet each other as they begin/continue their young NBA careers. The Nets competed in the Las Vegas Summer League and were eliminated...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell still has high opinion of Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson didn’t have the kindest things to say about D’Angelo Russell after Magic traded the young guard to the Brooklyn Nets.“D’Angelo is an excellent player … but what I needed is a leader,” Magic said.You’d expect Russell to be hurt by that, and initially, it seemed like he was. Russell called the criticism “irrelevant.” It was a pretty shady thing to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does D'Angelo Russell Fit In Brooklyn?

Remember back about three weeks ago when we all went crazy over the D'Angelo Russell/Brook Lopez trade? It seemed like a huge move at the time, one that would be a highlight of and graciously usher us into NBA free agency. The latter turned out to be more true, as free agency exploded with teams stockpiling stars in an attempt to dethrone the evidently unconquerable Golden State...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets trade for DeMarre Carroll, draft picks

The Brooklyn Nets were active on the trade market again. Late Saturday night, the Toronto Raptors traded DeMarre Carroll, a lottery protected 2018 first round selection, and 2018 second round pick to the Nets for Justin Hamilton. Brooklyn has already taken on a salary dump this offseason from the Los Angeles Lakers with Timofey Mozgov to acquire D’Angelo Russell. This is the case...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets absolutely bamboozled Raptors in DeMarre Carroll trade

The Brooklyn Nets made their second absolutely shocking trade of the summer on Saturday night, reportedly acquiring veteran wing DeMarre Carroll as well as a 2018 first and second-round pick from the Toronto Raptors for reserve center Justin Hamilton. This comes on the heels of Brooklyn acquiring D’Angelo Russell and former Los Angeles Lakers free agent bust Timofey Mozgov in exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets make big splash in free agency by trying to steal Otto Porter Jr. from Wizards

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t playing around when it comes to one of the NBA’s most significant rebuilds. With free agents willingly coming to town unlikely, the Nets have tried to make a major move for themselves by inking Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter Jr. to an offer sheet. Shams Charania of The Vertical had the report: Unfortunately for the Nets, it might...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Long Road Back: How The Brooklyn Nets Are Returning To Relevance

Last week, nearly four years to the day after acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets traded Brook Lopez to the Los Angeles Lakers for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov. Lopez, of course, was the last remaining member of that Big 5 that never was. He survived the disintegration of Brooklyn’s “superteam” and the win-less, pick...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell Is Already Grinding in Brooklyn with Late Night Workouts

D'Angelo Russell wasted no time getting into the gym after being traded to the Brooklyn Nets last week. The former, No. 2 overall pick, was dealt away in a surprising move by the Lakers, but it looks like he's embracing his new situation and being a key player and leader for the Nets as they continue to rebuild. Check out Russell working on his ball handling and shooting off...
Via Stack
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets welcome D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov

After acquiring them in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers for Brook Lopez, the Brooklyn Nets introduced their new players, D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on Monday night.
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tahjere McCall to play for Brooklyn Nets in Summer League

It looks like you will see Philadelphia native and former Tennessee State standout Tahjere McCall playing on a summer league court next month.According to his Twitter, McCall on Friday tweeted out that he will be playing for the Brooklyn Nets’ Las Vegas Summer League team. The Nets along with the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards were the only teams that reportedly worked...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Sean Marks continues aggressive approach in landing potential star D’Angelo Russell

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks isn’t afraid to take big, risky swings to improve his asset-depleted squad and on Tuesday, the second-year exec hit a home run. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reported the Nets acquired D’Angelo Russell and the bloated contract of Timofey Mozgov in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. To make...
Via The Comeback
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Nets acquire D'Anglo Russell, Lakers dump salary

Atoning for one of the final mistakes of the Mitch Kupchak/Jim Buss era, the Los Angeles Lakers traded away the three years remaining on the burdensome, regrettable contract of Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft. The cost, however, was D'Angelo Russell, who the Lakers picked in 2015 over Kristaps Porzingis.The future of Russell with...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Nets looking to package two first-round picks to move up

Most of the basketball talk in New York City has surrounded the Knicks. And for good reason. Not only are the Knicks a complete dumpster fire, they have been the subject of multiple trade rumors.Though, it does look like the Brooklyn Nets are attempting to get involved in the trade circuit heading into Thursday’s 2017 NBA Draft. Picking 22nd and 27th overall, Brooklyn is attempting...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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