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Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams out of his boot

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers, if healthy, but he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry Stackhouse has Reached out to Lionel Hollins about Coaching Opportunity in Brooklyn

(Photo Credit via Matthew D. Britt)                                                                                                                                           Two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is very eager to get into coaching.  Rumors have circulated regarding his interest in coaching for...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Nets Free Agent Signings

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the league’s worst teams last season.  They will continue to be among the league’s playoff contenders, but they also lost in the playoffs last season, and lost one of their key players in Paul Pierce in the off-season.  They did make some re-signings of their own, and I will grade those here:Andrei KirilenkoGrade: B This wasn’t exactly a signing...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Brooklyn Nets final 15-man roster

Photo: NBA/AP This morning, the Brooklyn Nets signed two of their second round picks that they purchased in the 2014 NBA Draft, inking Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson to rookie minimum contracts. With those two signings, the Nets officially have 15 players under contract, the maximum that an NBA team is allowed to employ. Since they will no longer be players on the free agent market...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Bogdanovic, Jefferson, and Brown

The Brooklyn Nets were a busy team the last two days, announcing they have officially inked three players to contracts: Croatian swingman Bojan Bogdanovic, second-round pick Markel Brown and fellow second-rounder Cory Jefferson.Bogdanovic, whose rights the Nets had acquired in a draft night trade all the way back in 2011 from the Miami Heat, had initially agreed to a contract all...
Via Nets Take Over
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev to Join Team Russia This Weekend

Sergey Karasev, acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the three-team trade that sent Marcus Thornton to Boston and also brought back Jarrett Jack from Cleveland, will join the Russian National Team this Friday, prior to two international friendlies, according to NetsDaily. Karasev’s status for those games is unknown as of now.The 20-year old guard/forward played one game...
Via Nets Take Over
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Nets Trade Deron Williams?

Deron Williams, the guy the Nets inked to a max contract just two years ago, was a complete disaster in the 2013-2014 season. His per game averages took major dips, and the guy who was once thought to be the best point guard in the NBA was nowhere to be seen. His fan-base has dwindled as a lot of people have lost all faith in him as a franchise player. Things couldn't possibly...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd couldn’t handle pressure of New York

Andrei Kirilenko played 19 minutes per game with the Brooklyn Nets last season, which was by far the lowest total of his career. It was hardly a secret that Kirilenko was not Jason Kidd’s favorite player, so AK47 must have been glad when Kidd forced his way to Milwaukee. A recent interview he gave with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd “Couldn’t Handle” the Pressure

  Shots fired. According to a story via the Score, Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko took some shots at his former head coach Jason Kidd during an interview with Russian Sports publication SovSports. In it, the Russian forward bluntly said that the Nets job was simple too much for Kidd to handle. “So the pressure is huge. And Kidd couldn’t handle it,” Kirilenko said...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko critical of Jason Kidd's tenure with Nets

PHOTO COURTESY: NED DISMAN/GETTY IMAGES VIA BLEACHER REPORT New York can be a tough place to live, especially if you are an athlete.  Some guys simply can’t hack the constant pressure that the Big Apple brings. Was that the case for Jason Kidd?  Andrei Kirilenko thinks so. In an interview with a Russian tabloid SovSport, Kirilenko took some shots at his former coach Kidd when...
Via New York Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets open to trading Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets were expecting to be serious title contenders last season, but age and injuries shut those hopes down. Deron Williams has dealt with multiple injuries over the past couple of seasons, and the Nets could be looking to move on from him if they get a fair offer. According to a report from Rick Reeves, the Nets are open to moving Williams, but it is unknown if they...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets set to pay record luxury tax bill for 2013-14 season

The Brooklyn Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have never been shy about spending money, but this is a little crazy. On Wednesday the NBA released its audit of teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year (which starts at midnight) and the Nets will pay a ridiculous, record luxury bill. According to Brian Windhorst, the Nets owe $90.57 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season...
Via Rumors and Rants
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett slapped with lawsuit by neighbor

So much for good neighborly relations.According to TMZ Sports, Kevin Garnett is being sued by his Malibu neighbor for allegedly undergoing an illegal renovation on his $9.5 million mansion, which blocks the neighbor's view of the Pacific Ocean, among other things.The suit states that Garnett never obtained the correct building permits when he began the remodeling endeavor in...
Via Bush League Chronicle
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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