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Brook Lopez receives an All-NBA vote

The NBA has released its All-NBA lineups, and there are no Nets on the list. But that doesn't mean none were given consideration.Brook Lopez's strong push near the end of the year was enough for him to garner one Third-Team vote, as pointed out by Benny Nadeau at The Brooklyn Game:The vote came from ESPN's Israel Guttierez. (H/t to The Brooklyn Game for the find.)Photo Credit:...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: The Perfect Nets Offseason

  Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… With the Brooklyn Nets abysmal season coming to a relatively disappointing end despite giving Atlanta a respectable first round challenge, there’s few front offices in the league facing the extensive amounts of decisions Brooklyn must begin making this offseason. The team once regarded...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Brooklyn Nets can improve for next season

Brook Lopez Unlike the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets are not in a favorable position heading into the summer of 2015. First, the three players that they signed away from the Boston Celtics almost two years ago (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry) all have departed. Second, their two superstars’ (Deron Williams and Joe Johnson) statistical outputs are on a steady...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Nets might not be done paying insane luxury tax bills

The Nets have made it clear they've wanted to save a little more money than usual over the past year.They've placed Brook Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson on the trade block all at some point this season. Williams and Johnson are apparently still there. They traded Andrei Kirilenko back in December. That didn't just unload the $3.3 million they owed him but also an addition...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brook Lopez could join Bucks

Jason Kidd didn't leave the Brooklyn Nets with a lot of bridges intact. The Current Milwaukee Bucks head coach had a famously sudden, dramatic exit from his post with New York's second team. It was an episode that opened a can of NBA insider rumor worms.But while Kidd may have caused fires within management offices, the roster he left behind seems not to feel so aggrieved by his...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks expected to make a run at Brook Lopez if he opts out

The Milwaukee Bucks surprised everyone by making the playoffs in head coach Jason Kidd’s first season. With the Bucks considered to be young and upcoming, they will be looking for free agents to help them get to the next level. While they are not expected to be in the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes, the Bucks have their eyes focused on another big man. According to Gery Woelfel...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets face uncertainty in the offseason

Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King said the Nets are going to “explore all options” heading into the offseason. While nothing is being left out, the key to the offseason for the Nets will be the contract decisions of big man Brook Lopez and recently acquired Thaddeus Young. Both can decide to opt out and test free agency this summer, although both have expressed how much they have enjoyed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Billy King wants Thad Young, Brook Lopez back

Nets general manager Billy King spoke to the media Wednesday and revealed his biggest plan for the offseason: retaining potential free agents Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez."Internally, the next big step is to keep Brook and Thaddeus here," King said, per ESPN's Mike Mazzeo. "They both have shown indications they want to be here in their exit interviews, and we want them here, so...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

King wants to keep Lopez, try to build Nets around him

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The big blockbusters haven't done much for the Brooklyn Nets. So now general manager Billy King is looking to improve from within. Just don't rule out another trade. Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn's core. ''Joe may have summed it up best,'' King said...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets focused on re-signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were big pieces for the Brooklyn Nets this season as they made their playoff run and secured the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are also both going to be free agents this offseason, and the Nets are prioritizing re-signing both of them for next season. King says first goal for the summer is...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson remain under contract for 15-16. "Will there be a trade? There could be," said King. King also said that the Nets could have traded multiple...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' strategy of intentionally fouling Mason Plumlee is dooming Brook Lopez, Nets

It would appear that Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer learned well from his former mentor, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.Pop is the foremost practitioner of the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy of intentionally fouling bad free throw shooters, but Budenholzer hasn't hesitated to chop and screw an NBA game with a bit of intentional fouling of his own in the past. And that willingness has reared its...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets, the Next No. 8 Seed to Upset No. 1 Seed?

By Sam Henry Since the NBA expanded to its current sixteen-team playoff format in 1984, the No. 8 seed has beaten the No. 1 seed five times.  With four of the eight matchups complete in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, only one series is tied.  The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks and the No. 8 seed Brooklyn Nets series is tied at two games apiece. Thus far...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets still struggling to earn respect among fellow NYC franchises

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Surrounded by disappointment, over-paid superstars, and low expectations, the Brooklyn Nets have become one of New York City’s biggest surprises since reaching the NBA playoffs, and on Monday, the local long-shots tied their opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks with a 120-115, overtime-win in Game 4 at the Barclay’s Center. Thanks to a...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Re-Sign With Nets On Max Contract

The thinking around the NBA is that Brook Lopez will opt out of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets and re-sign on a max contract. Lopez has $16.7 million remaining on his contract for the 15-16 season. “If he walks, where are they going? They don’t have draft picks. They’re flip-flopping their pick [with Atlanta]. They’re getting the 29th instead of the 15th. For their future...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack defends Deron Williams, fires back at Paul Pierce

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce said earlier this month that former teammate, Nets guard Deron Williams, has no desire to be a star.  On Monday, Jarrett Jack fired back at Pierce after Williams 35-point performance in a victory over the Atlanta Hawks. “I’m not worried about people that’s saying stuff that’s not inside this locker...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brook Lopez Is No Longer The Dumbest Person On Camera

Brooklyn Nets‘ Brook Lopez never sounded like the brightest bulb, but after a hell of a game against the Atlanta Hawks, a stupified sports reporter Sarah Kustok just made him look like a genius.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Nets Beat Hawks, Even Series at Two

The Brooklyn Nets were on the verge of falling down 3-0 against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Saturday afternoon before pulling off an eight-point win to pull to within 2-1 in the series. The Nets continued their momentum Monday night by taking their second consecutive game against Mike Budenholzer and company. Deron Williams matches his career playoff high with 35 points to...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: How To Win Round 1

(Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) Brooklyn Nets: How To Win Round 1 By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/HoopStuff… After the team’s best regular season to date, the Atlanta Hawks’ ability to compete at an elite level remained doubted by some in the media, as their lack of a clear-cut star and a defensive post presence gave reason for many analysts to count the Hawks...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks know key to stopping Nets is focusing on Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez

After surrendering Game 3 to the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks seem to have figured out the key to stopping Brooklyn's offense. Whether they can actually execute on the intelligence they've gathered is another question.“We know what they are trying to run, who they are trying to get the ball to,’’ Paul Millsap said, per the New York Post. “It’s just us trying to stop...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets’ Deron Williams dealing with ‘severe’ tendinitis

Kevin Liles-USA TODAY SportsThe Brooklyn Nets were able to win Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks to cut their deficit to 2-1. Deron Williams hasn’t been much of a factor for the Nets, and part of that has to do with health concerns. According to a report from Stefan Bondy, Williams is dealing with “severe” tendinitis. Joe Johnson says DWill...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series. The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets take down Hawks, pull within 2-1 in series

NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series. The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets not the Hawks' focus heading into Game 2

The Brooklyn Nets showed in Game 1 that the Atlanta Hawks would be foolhardy to take the 8-seed lightly, hanging tough in a 99-92 loss. Yet the Hawks, cut from the same cloth as the San Antonio Spurs, weren't exactly concerned with the Nets during practice on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. In fact, Brooklyn was hardly a topic of conversation for the vast majority...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets drop first playoff game

The Brooklyn Nets crawled into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season after beating the Orlando Magic and getting some help from the Memphis Grizzlies, who beat the Indiana Pacers. Great for them earning a playoff seed but the bad thing is that they earned the right to play the Eastern Conference’s best team this season, the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks won all four meetings...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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