Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sprains ankle during loss to 76ers

The Nets have had their fair share of injuries so far this preseason. Chris McCullough, Willie Reed, Markel Brown and Andrea Bargnani have all missed time due to health issues. Now, it appears Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be joining them on the pine.Here's more from Rod Boone of Newsday:Rondae Hollis-[Jefferson] was in the midst of another educational experience, trying to navigate...
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Even the smallest preseason injuries can be more harmful than you think

It's preseason, so the token response for anything and everything that happens is, "It's so early. It doesn't matter right now."Except what if basketball moves do mean something at the moment, even if it's in the subtlest of ways? Preseason results may not be easy to define, but the process, building a culture and a system all starts during the exhibition games. If the players are...
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The NBA’s 30 Men Of Intrigue: José Calderón

José Calderón (José!) 2014-15 New York Knicks: 17-65 We picked Calderón because though the Knicks will eventually hand over the starting point guard job to rookie Jerian Grant, a far more talented team than last year’s will help the veteran point guard thrive as a starter or second-unit floor general. Look, we know that the 2014-15 campaign was the worst in franchise history...
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Report: Andrea Bargnani undergoes MRI on hamstring

Andrea Bargnani has had to deal with serious injury concerns throughout his career, so it only makes sense he would begin his first preseason with the Nets dealing with another physical ailment. This time, it's the hamstring. And though Bargs doesn't appear in need of an amputation, there isn't all perfect news coming from Brooklyn.Here's more from Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Restoring Respectibility: New York Knicks 2015-16 Season Preview

While they aren’t quite a playoff team yet, New York’s offseason additions will make them a much more competitive team this season. Last Year’s Record: 17-65 Key Additions: Robin Lopez Arron Afflalo Kyle O’Quinn Kristaps Porzingis Jerian Grant Derrick Williams Key Departures: Jason Smith Andrea Bargnani Alexey Shved Shane Larkin Season Outlook: The Knicks were...
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Andrea Bargnani, Markel Brown, Willie Reed OUT for Nets' preseason opener

The Nets are starting out the preseason on a cautious note. Brooklyn begins its exhibition season Monday night against Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, Bojan Bogdanovic's former team which is traveling in from Turkey. But the Nets will be missing two players who stand a chance to crack Lionel Hollins' rotation this year. Here's more from Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:The Nets...
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Andrea Bargnani and Brook Lopez might play together

There was a time when Andrea Bargnani was a legitimately effective three-point shooter. Unfortunately for him and the Nets, that time isn't now—or at least it hasn't been for the past four years.Bargnani has made just 30.2 percent of his threes since the start of the 2011-12 season, but he still finds himself hanging around the arc most of the time. In theory, that should provide...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: New York Knicks

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's is the next installment of our series on the New York Knicks. 2014-15 Record: 17-65 Notable Acquisitions: Robin Lopez (FA), Kristaps Porzingis (Draft), Derrick Williams (FA), Arron Afflalo (FA), Jerian Grant (Draft) Notable Departures: Andrea Bargnani, Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr. Temperature Check: After...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the next installment of our series as we examine the Brooklyn Nets. 2014-15 Record: 38-44 Notable Acquisitions: Andrea Bargnani (FA), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Draft), Thomas Robinson (FA), Shane Larkin (FA) Notable Departures: Deron Williams, Mason Plumlee, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic Temperature Check...
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Al Jefferson calls Andrea Bargnani 'a poor man's Dirk'

In a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson talked about several different topics, including weight loss, how the team can make the playoffs next year, Frank Kaminsky and so much more.One interesting comment, though, came when asked about the steady migration big men have made from the paint to the perimeter. Brooklyn Nets big man Andrea...
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Andrea Bargnani suffers calf injury in Eurobasket

Andrea Bargnani got hurt during Italy's Eurobasket semifinal game against Israel, but the Italian team was able to move on, anyway. Unfortunately, we still don't know the state of that injury.From David Pick:Detailed, huh? Bargnani has battled calf injuries, and Sportando actually did confirm that the issue was with the calf in a later report, while also reporting his status for...
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Saunders takes leave of absence for fight with cancer

    Timberwolves head coach and general manager Flip Saunders has officially taken a leave of absence from the team to focus on his health in the wake of complications from his treatment for Hodgkin’s Lyphoma. Saunders was diagnosed with the disease a month ago, but was originally expected to continue with his duties uninterrupted. On Friday, the Timberwolves announced that...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: New York Knicks

The New York Knicks entered the 14-15 season hoping to rebound and make the playoffs after missing out during the 13-14 season. Ultimately, injuries marred the entire season and sent the team on an early downward spiral. The only Knicks player to appear in all 82 games was backup big man Jason Smith. And he was a late signing that was more an afterthought than anything else. Carmelo...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani: losing 'leaves me with a sense of sadness that in the early years wasn't there'

Andrea Bargnani has earned a reputation of being somewhat of a locker room mope throughout the early part of his career. That's part of what he's received so much backlash both in Toronto and New York, after underperforming a major contract the Raptors gave him four years back.Now, though, Bargs is just a minimum player, after signing the cheapest deal possible with the Nets over...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani Confirms What Raptors Fans Believed

At this point it can only be taken as cold comfort, everything Toronto Raptors fans thought was wrong about their team's former number one overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani was true. Bargnani really was putting himself first. Bargnani told RAI (Italy) in a recent interview, that is quoted in SB Nation's Nets Daily, his own personal results were more important than winning.
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Andrea Bargnani hurts ankle, injury 'not serious'

Bojan Bogdanovic hurt his ankle while playing in Eurobasket friendlies last week. Now, we can travel over to Italy to see that Andrea Bargnani has done the exact same thing.From Sportando over the weekend:"Italian National Team big man Andrea Bargnani left the game against Georgia with an ankle injury during the first quarter and did not return. Il Mago will have the MRI on Saturday...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani, Bojan Bogdanovic participate in Eurobasket friendlies

Andrea Bargnani has only been a Net for a couple of months. Bojan Bogdanovic has only been in Brooklyn for a year. But they've both been participating in Eurobasket for far longer. They continued that over the weekend.Both Bargs and Bojan participated in Eurobasket friendlies, though with limited minutes. Here's more from NetsDaily:(h/t NetsDaily)
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Andrea Bargnani Was 'Malingerer', Had 'Bad Effect On Team'

Phil Jackson criticized Andrea Bargnani, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason after a disappointing two seasons with the New York Knicks. “AB was and still is a big tease,” Jackson said on April 23rd. “When he was injured he refused to do simple non-contact activities like dummy our offense in practice,” Jackson said. “He seemed to be a malingerer and this had...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson calls Andrea Bargnani ‘a big tease’

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is taking absolutely no prisoners when it comes to ex-Knicks. After recently calling out J.R Smith for his “delinquent behavior”, now the face of Primo Pasta, Andrea Bargnani, is the object of the Zen Master’s ire. For the final edition of his Phil Jackson chronicles, which was published on Monday, ESPN’s Charley Rosen asked...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

An optimist's view of Andrea Bargnani

Basketball fans don't exactly hold one of the newest members of the Nets, Andrea Bargnani, in the highest esteem. That is especially true for Knicks fans, who saw their favorite team give up three draft picks for a former No. 1 overall pick who would eventually disappoint in New York over and over again. But just because there are some bad numbers on Bargs doesn't mean they all...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani claims he would have played for free just so he can prove himself to the Nets

I think everyone will agree that Brooklyn Nets big man Andrea Bargnani has been an above average player since coming into the NBA. After getting drafted with the first pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Bargnani never become the player that scouts envisioned he would be. After a disappointing stint with the New York Knicks, Bargnani signed with the Nets hoping to rebound from last season...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani says he would have played 'for free'

Andrea Bargnani took a minimum deal to play for the Nets, and though there wasn't a ton of demand for him this time around, there were reports that he turned down an offer to play for the Kings for more money. Bargnani, though, wasn't prioritizing the money after coming off a huge contract he signed with the Toronto Raptors five years ago. Actually, NetsDaily translated an interview...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Someone made a highlight reel of Andrea Bargnani blocking tons of shots

See former Knick Andrea Bargnani licking his lips there? That's him really going for a block. He knows it's going to happen. He just feels it. And tastes it. The newest Net isn't exactly known for his defense. So, when some random person put together a YouTube compilation of his best blocks, people must've been like, "Wait, what?" But this now exists. Let's watch and enjoy some of...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets hope for nice return after betting low on Andrea Bargnani

Lots of Nets fans were upset when the team signed Andrea Bargnani, but they may only be basing their opinions on the guy when he was making $11 million a year. For a minimum contract, the Bargnani deal is an understandable one.Over at Bleacher Report, Fred Katz writes that Bargs could actually prove to be a decent signing if Brooklyn figures out a way for him to improve:(h/t Bleacher...
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July 21, 2015  |  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.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 17, 2015 The Nets have not released the details of Bargnani’s contract, however he signs with the Nets...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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