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Brooklyn Nets: Nets’ Offseason Grade

(Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Nets Added: Andrea Bargnani (two seasons, minimum, player option), Shane Larkin (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Thomas Robinson (two seasons, 2 million, player option), Wayne Ellington (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (pick 23), Chris McCullough...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov leaves video message for Nets fans on team website

Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't talk publicly about the Nets often, so when he does, people listen.The Brooklyn owner left a video message on the team's website Tuesday, though, explaining some thoughts on the offseason and the results of his broken marriage promise that he made upon purchasing the team five years ago.Click here to watch the video. Here is a transcription of it, courtesy...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins, Billy King to represent Nets in NBA Africa game

The NBA will be putting together a game in South Africa, playing Aug. 1. With the competition just around the corner, the Nets have announced two integral additions to the contest: Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins and general manager Billy King.Here's more from the team's website:The game will air on ESPN at 9 a.m. EST Aug. 1. (h/t Brooklyn Nets.)
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets project as fifth-worst team in NBA

Just about no one thinks the Nets are going to be any good this year. Coming off just a 38-win season, Brooklyn lost Deron Williams, and though it brought in some decent young talent, it didn't exactly replace any of its missing pieces. Sports Illustrated apparently agrees with the general consensus, ranking the Nets as the fifth-worst team in the league heading into the year, giving...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunc'd On Pod: Bobby Marks On Offseasons Of 2015, 2016; Former Role With Nets

Former Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager and cap guru Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to discuss the 2015 offseason, his projections for 2016, and his roles with the Nets over the years. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Find Themselves in NBA No-Man’s Land

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts as he walks to the bench past referee Monty McCutchen during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) When the Brooklyn Nets moved across the Hudson in 2012-13, they wanted to have...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

There Will Be Competition at Point Guard for the Brooklyn Nets This Season

Jarrett Jack (left) and Shane Larkin (right), now teammates with the Brooklyn Nets, will be competing at the point guard position this season. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) With the exit of Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets will enter the era of a new point guard, the question is; who will be the guy to usher it in? One of the leaders of the Nets team from last year is...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets a Playoff Team in 2016?

After the fallout of the Deron Williams buyout and the free agency moves the team made this Summer, the Brooklyn Nets look like a very different team.  Gone is the former franchise player and focal point of the team, and now begins a youth movement that the team is genuinely excited about.  The team locked up cornerstones Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to long-term contracts and...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani signs with Nets

Free agent forward Andrea Bargnani will remain in New York by signing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. #Nets have signed forward/center Andrea Bargnani, General Manager Billy King announced today. http://t.co/CNAz7E77uj— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 17, 2015 The Nets have not released the details of Bargnani’s contract, however he signs with the Nets...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons trade for Nets G Steve Blake

According to RealGM.com, the Pistons have acquired Nets guard Steve Blake in exchange for Quincy Miller. Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller (reports @ShamsCharania): http://t.co/M3VjJABpZE pic.twitter.com/9wb9YOIE8M — RealGM (@RealGM) July 13, 2015 The 35-year old Blake has averaged 6.7 PPG whose not bad at distributing the ball and taking looks from downtown...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani Signs With Brooklyn Nets

One day after the Brooklyn Nets erase one of their worst contracts, they make a bold and frugal move. The Nets sign forward Andrea Bargnani to a two-year deal. The news of the Andrea Bargnani signing was announced on Twitter. Continue Reading...
Via Outside Analysis
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets teammate asked media to take it easy on fragile Deron Williams

Deron Williams’ time with the Brooklyn Nets has come to an end, but the stories about how negatively things went with him are still trickling out. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Williams had such a fragile psyche in his final season with the team that a teammate asked a media...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets and free agency so far (part 2)

Thomas Robinson Even with relatively small cap space, the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the more active teams during this year’s free agency period. For example, they kicked off July by re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to three and four-year deals respectively. Although this deal’s importance cannot be undervalued, the Nets nevertheless made their most significant...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The fallout of the Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams buyout

Deron Williams’ time in a Brooklyn Nets uniform is officially over after the Friday buyout of the former franchise player. It didn’t take long for Williams to move on as he quickly signed a deal to join the Dallas Mavericks as they continue to regroup after the DeAndre Jordan fiasco. The Nets meanwhile have moved in a new direction and here are a few short and long term ramifications...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams was restrained from going after coach

The same day a report emerged that Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn, we’re learning that he had a major conflict with Nets coach Lionel Hollins. According to the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, Williams had to be restrained from going after Hollins around the All-Star break: Around AS break, sources say Deron Williams...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: I’m ‘Robin Lopez Kryptonite’, Brother ‘Loses Better Than I Do’

Brook Lopez is staying in New York, having signed a three-year, $60-million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. By the sound of it, he’s thrilled to have his twin brother coming, too — not to hang out with, but to kick around. Robin Lopez also is becoming a New Yorker, as the 7-footer reportedly agreed to a four-year, $54 million deal with the Knicks as a free agent. Brook joined...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Reed signs deal with Nets

Free agent Willie Reed has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets according to Shams Charania. Free agent Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year deal, mostly guaranteed, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2015 Reed played on the Nets’ Summer League team and earned his way to a contract...
Via Hoops-Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs and Nets reportedly discussing Joe Johnson trade

The wheel o’ rumors keeps on spinning, spinning, spinning, and the latest stop has the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets talking about a trade built around seven-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Cavs would send the Nets Brendan Haywood and his $10.5 million nonguaranteed contract, which Brooklyn could immediately waive and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently ready to cater to LeBron James in an attempt to build a better team than the one that found itself two games from winning the NBA title this past season. With James still waiting for the team to work out a new deal with Tristan Thompson and add another veteran or two before engaging in contract discussions, the Cavaliers seem to be interested...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn trashes the Nets on a hot mic

Much of the focus this NBA offseason has been on the Knicks and Lakers hilariously striking out on every free agent they’re pursuing, but what about the Brooklyn Nets not doing anything? That was the question Linda Cohn had on SportsCenter when she was caught with a hot mic, and well…she has a point! Let’s be honest here – the hockey-loving Cohn is probably just irritated...
Via Awful Announcing
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn caught trash talking Brooklyn Nets on ESPN (Video)

ESPN anchor Linda Cohn was burned by a hot mic during an episode of “SportsCenter” on Thursday. Cohn must have been having a conversation off air about NBA free agency, because when the show re-joined and went live, she was caught on-air talking some trash about the Brookly Nets. “You know who hasn’t done a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets Take Care of Their Own at the Start of Free Agency

Brook Lopez #11 high fives Thaddeus Young #30 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Playoffs. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) The Brooklyn Nets were quick about getting their guys resigned after free agency opened on Wednesday at 12am. They renewed contracts with both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus young...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez expected to re-sign with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are working to retain both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young in free agency this offseason, and it appears that there is a very good chance that they will be able to make that happen. According to a report from Michael Scotto, Lopez is expected to re-sign with the Nets when free agency opens up. Brook Lopez is expected to re-sign with the Nets. He wants to stay....
Via Hoops-Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Alexander to play for Nets in summer league

Just a year ago, Cliff Alexander was a Kansas-bound five-star recruit, and one of the five best players in the loaded 2014 recruiting class. After a brief, rocky Kansas career, Alexander was not selected in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Now, he must try to latch on with a team and show out this summer if he wants to make a roster for the fall, which is no easy task. Alexander’s...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets seek lottery pick, dangle Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets are dangling center Mason Plumlee in hopes of landing a lottery pick in return. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the rumor. Brooklyn continues to be aggressive trying to move up into lottery. Mason Plumlee being actively shopped, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 25, 2015 The Nets currently own the 29th pick in the first round and are on the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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