NETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Deadlines and Commitments No. 101

The schedule is out and the Nets are at 18 players after the signings of Jacob Wiley, Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin. Timofey Mozgov and Yakuba Ouattara are set to play for their national teams in FIBA Europe. And we’re three to four weeks away from the opening of training camp!! We only list the regular season highlights, not the full schedule. That can be found here. ...
Via Nets Daily
10 hours ago

D’Angelo Russell is the ‘face’ of the Nets in NBA 2K18 trailer

The trailer for NBA 2K18 has been released and the talk for Nets fans has been D’Angelo Russell, who was shown in the preview a couple of times reppin’ the black and white. Mozgov was in it momentarily, too. Of course, zero Nets were in the preview last year, so Russell gives them a little relevance. He was in the preview as a Laker in 2K17. He’s a popular player among...
Via Nets Daily
17 hours ago

Nets stash Aleks Vezenkov goes for 18 in final FIBA pre-qualifier

Aleksandar Vezenkov, taken by the Nets in the second round of the NBA Draft, led Bulgaria to its fourth win in four games Wednesday, outscoring Belarus, 84-70 in the FIBA World Cup pre-qualifying tournament in Minsk, the Belarussian capital. Vezenkov finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. The 6’9” forward, who turned 22 during the tournament, shot 5-of-9, including 2-of...
Via Nets Daily
18 hours ago

Nets schedule gets intriguing amid old scores, new grudges

The Nets’ 2017-18 regular season schedule is out, with Brooklyn tipping off Oct. 18 at Indiana and playing their home opener two days later against Orlando. But there are far juicier games on the docket, with both fans and players alike surely circling dates with Los Angeles and in Mexico. The Nets hosts the Warriors...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Nets rookie doesn’t care what you think about his hobbies

Jarrett Allen had read all the rumors and heard all the haters. He doesn’t love basketball, they assumed. He isn’t committed to the game, they accused. Rubbish, he replied. Allen said being a dedicated pro and well-rounded person aren’t mutually exclusive. Brooklyn’s first-round pick insists he loves the sport — and considering how much the...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

The rebirth of D’Angelo Russell starts at Dyckman Park

This is a public service announcement supported by Ron Hamp of The Sports Fan Journal. My fellow people, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I present this article as a living testament and the rebirth of D’Angelo Russell. D’Loading couldn’t have scripted a better introduction in New York City. Like most cities, the playground is where you gain respect of your peers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell mobbed after making winning shot at Dyckman Park

D’Angelo Russell was the hero at Dyckman Park on Wednesday night.The former Los Angeles Lakers guard was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June and is already getting comfortable on the East Coast. While many NBA players are getting run this summer playing in the Drew League or at UCLA on the West Coast, some others have opted to stay sharp by playing at Dyckman in the Bronx.Russell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell is Brooklyn’s X-Factor

D’Angelo Russell is the Brooklyn Nets’ prospect with the highest ceiling, and he immediately becomes the x-factor going into his first season with the franchise. Russell and the Nets have a great opportunity to show significant progress in 2017-18. When a franchise is in the midst of a steady rebuild, the x-factors are usually young prospects that have the potential to become...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nets’ two-game trip to Mexico is official

The NBA finally made the Nets’ long-rumored trip to Mexico official, announcing that Brooklyn will play the Thunder on Thursday, Dec. 7, and face the Heat two days later. Both games will be at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, as part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2017. “I’m pleased to be extending the Nets’...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Report: 'Several' parties interested in purchasing Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been at least partially up for sale for the past few years, but Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is still the majority stakeholder. After failed attempts to sell off minority stakes in the NBA franchise, the majority stake is up for grabs, though as of yet nothing official has happened on that front.That could soon change.Josh Kosman of the New York Post...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets’ Joe Harris: Team tracks color of players’ urine

Talk about advanced analytics and the like. In speaking to ESPN’s Zach Lowe recently, Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris had a pretty stunning revelation about his organization. The former second-round pick indicated that the Nets do in fact track the color of players’ urine as a way to see whether said individual is hydrated enough.Really.“They even track the color of your piss...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets nearly hired Bryan Colangelo as GM over Sean Marks

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has done admirably in his attempts to lift the team out of their abyss, but now we’re learning that he almost didn’t even get the job in the first place.ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on Thursday that the Nets were originally leaning towards Bryan Colangelo as their new GM after the 2016 ousting of Billy King before ultimately changing course...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets acquire Allen Crabbe

The Brooklyn Nets finally got their man from last year in Allen Crabbe by trading Andrew Nicholson to the Portland Trailblazers. Last offseason, the Nets and Crabbe agreed to a $75 million offer sheet that was subsequently matched by the Trailblazers. Sean Mark was adamant about getting his man and he had to wait one year to be able to acquire him after his offer sheet was matched...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe to Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers have cleared some room against the salary cap, reportedly trading high-priced guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. This move is interesting in that this teams Crabbe back up with a Nets squad that signed him to an offer sheet when he was a restricted free agent last summer. Ultimately, that led to Portland having...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 17, 2017  |  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
July 10, 2017  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 09, 2017  |  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
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: How does Jarrett Allen fit?

Some time has past since the Nets made the 22nd pick in the NBA draft, and that time has allowed us to digest what they received in their selection. Jarrett Allen wasn’t blowing up draft boards, but his name was known around the league based on his sheer size when you look at him. The big man out of Texas uses his length and big frame to make an impact on the floor, both offensively...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2017  |  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
June 30, 2017  |  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
June 29, 2017  |  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.
Via SNY
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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