How many millions did the Nets lose last season?

The Brooklyn Nets have become the NBA’s big spenders. They have the largest payroll in the league at $102.8 million and a tax bill that was nearly that much. The Nets will remain a heavy taxpayer next year — without options, the Nets owe $85.9 million for next year’s roster — and there is very little relief in sight. Not helping matters is the dismal performance of Deron...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kidd wanted to trade Brook Lopez to Bucks after season

If the last few days have gotten you all riled up about Jason Kidd, wait until you hear this. According to a New York Post report, Kidd, still coach of the Nets at the time, wanted to trade Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova after Brooklyn was eliminated by the Heat in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Looking at this...
Via Standing O Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd wanted Nets to trade Brook Lopez for Larry Sanders

Here's the latest in Jason Kidd controversy, as the Nets and Bucks discuss compensation for Kidd's proposed move to Milwaukee as president of basketball operations, following his failure to secure the same job with the Nets. League sources tell NetsDaily... --There is no deal among Nets, Kidd and Bucks as of late Saturday. The Nets will not fire Kidd but his days with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: can they compete for a championship next season?

It was almost a year ago when the Brooklyn Nets agreed on the blockbuster deal of 2013 with the Boston Celtics. The Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce while at the same time shipping to Boston a bunch of non–factor players. Brooklyn’s payroll skyrocketed and in fact, the Nets became the most expensive team in the NBA and the only one above the $100 million mark. All...
Via The Sports Bank
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 Areas that the Nets Need the Most Improvement In

The Nets had expectations of championship or bust last season, that all changed of course when Brook Lopez suffered a season ending foot injury. Still there are areas where the Nets need to improve on to be successful. I will discuss the top 5 areas where the Nets need to improve the most.
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets must swing for fences again this off-season

After acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce last off-season, the Brooklyn Nets were expected to compete for the NBA Championship this past season. Instead, they barely kept their heads above water and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs. Brook Lopez’s season-ending injury certainly factored into that disappointing finish but so did the continuing decline of aging...
Via The Sports Bank
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the old Nets have one more run left in them?

The Nets' season ended on a disappointing note. For a team that was supposed to give the Miami Heat a run for their money, Brooklyn disappointed in the second round after beating the Toronto Raptors in gave seven of the first round. The Nets lasted just five games against Miami in round two, but they didn't get crushed by the Heat by any means.We saw some promise in the old...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez is “Very” Available; Cavs Interested in Lopez

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets is very available. Amico was on CBS Cleveland Radio show talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers future, and he was asked who Cleveland might be interested in this off-season. He mentioned names like DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love but said it’s a long shot to get either one of them...
Via The Sideline
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez progressing in rehab from season-ending surgery

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday by the score of 96-94. The loss ended the season for the Nets after a 44-win regular season and first round playoff upset over the Toronto Raptors. The is good news on the injury front, as center Brook Lopez is progressing nicely from surgery in March on his foot and ankle and expects...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brook Lopez Problem Josh HillOn the night of December 20th the Nets suffered one of their worst losses of the season to the woeful Philadelphia 76ers. While the loss itself was disgraceful, the Nets lost more than just a game, they lost their center and best player, Brook Lopez, to a season ending broken foot injury. The loss put them at 9-17 and for most Nets fans, the season felt finished...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy King: Brook Lopez may have put on too much weight

The Brooklyn Nets have had a kind of unexpected season. Brook Lopez, who gained a lot of weight (in muscle) during the off-season as he rehabbed, was someone Nets fan really wanted to see succeed alongside Kevin Garnett and the rest of the new additions.Clearly, that did not work out that well as Lopez ended up injuring himself once again and has borderline become injury-prone over...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets ownership headed to Russia?

Could Brooklyn Nets stars such as Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Paul Pierce wind up playing for a team that’s actually headquartered in Russia? Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he planned to relocate his company that runs the Nets to Russia, in keeping with the Kremlin’s call on Russian businessmen to repatriate their assets to help combat new U.S sanctions.    
Via Intrigue Sports
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez Underwent Ankle Surgery, On Track To Return To Court In June

Brook Lopez underwent successful surgery on his left ankle earlier in March and the procedure will not affect his rehabilitation from foot surgery on Jan. 4. Lopez was lost for the season after breaking a bone in his foot in late December. The Brooklyn Nets expect Lopez to return to the court in June. Lopez averaged 20.7 points and six rebounds in 17 games.
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets stomp Boston for 11th straight home win

When Brook Lopez was lost for the season on Dec. 20 with the latest fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, it appeared a season the Nets had, only a couple of months earlier, anticipated with so much optimism was on the edge of chaos. The Nets were 9-17 at that time — and were 10-21 a week-and-a-half later after being blown out in San Antonio on New Year’s Eve....
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez will be out of boot soon, timetable for return is June

The Brooklyn Nets entered Friday's game with the Celtics on a two game winning streak and a 35-31 record, second in the Atlantic Division. They have played all but 17 games this season without the services of their big man Brook Lopez, who has been battling foot and ankle injuries all season. A variety of lineup combinations along with backup center Andray Blatche have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets GM says Lopez had ankle surgery on March 3

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said before Friday night's game against Boston that Brook Lopez had surgery earlier this month that ''cleaned out'' his left ankle.
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert would pick Brook Lopez to be his mentor

With all the talk about Indiana Pacers guard Paul George wanting LeBron James to mentor him, let’s not forget that there are other NBA players looking to help from their peers. Recently, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star decided to ask Pacers center Roy Hibbert about a current NBA player that he would like to be mentor by. The first name that came up was Brooklyn Nets center...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Only ‘a slim chance’ Nets make a move before the trade deadline

There are plenty of teams that will be obvious buyers or sellers at the upcoming Feb. 20 trade deadline. But the situation with the Nets is a bit less clear. Brooklyn went all-in this season as much as possible, putting together a team whose payroll including luxury tax payments will reach the $180 million range when all is said and done. Injuries have derailed their aspirations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez staying positive despite foot injury

Brook Lopez isn’t a doctor, but he’s dealt with enough issues with his right foot he didn’t need one to tell him what had happened when the X-rays came back after he awkwardly fell on it during the Nets’ loss to the 76ers in December. “I’ve seen enough before,” Lopez said Sunday night at halftime of the Nets’ 93-81 win over the Pelicans, “to recognize that line...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez - I'm Not Done

On December 20 in Philadelphia, Nets’ All-Star center Brook Lopez broke his right foot on an awkward fall midway through the fourth quarter. Lopez didn't come out of the game, however, and played the rest of the fourth and overtime on the broken foot. The next day, the Nets announced that Lopez had broken the fifth metatarsal of his right foot and would miss the rest of the...
Via Nets Take Over
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lopez optimistic, but history says recovery will be no slam dunk

One year ago, Brook Lopez was a first-time All-Star for the Nets, recently signed to a four-year, $60 million contract. But now, one week away from the NBA’s annual All-Star bash, Lopez is recuperating from his fourth surgical procedure on his right foot. There are reasons for optimism. But there are reasons for caution. For Yao Ming, Houston’s 7-foot-6 All-Star center, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Nets have trade assets? Yes if they're willing to trade Lopez, Williams

Amin Elhassan and Bradfood Doolittle of ESPN try ranking teams' trade assets with less than a month to go before the trade deadline. Who's No. 1, based on two criteria: who a team would want to trade and what those assets could return? Elhassan and Doolittle say the Nets have the most valuable trade assets IF they are willing to deal Brook Lopez or Deron WIlliams. That&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

In Brook Lopez' absence, the rest of the Nets' frontcourt players have stepped up to the ...

Lopez broke his foot back on December 20th. The Nets have been 9-5 since. When it was announced around a month ago that Nets' center Brook Lopez would miss the rest of the 2013-14 season with a broken foot, the Nets were a lowly 9-17. The injury news sounded like a final death knell to a team that went through, quite possibly, the most disappointing opening 26 games...
Via Brooklyn Balling
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

First Nets Take Over Mailbag: Expectations, Offense and Lopez

Thank you everyone who contributed to our very first mailbag by submitting answers. All five of us, the Starting Five, did our best to answer your questions to help tip-off this week.1) Do you think the Nets are in contention to win 45+ games? - Twitter user @steve_hc10Sam: While the Nets have arguably the easiest schedule in the NBA for the rest of the season, winning 45+ games...
Via Nets Take Over
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Approves of Disabled Player Exception for Brooklyn Nets

Shortly after Brook Lopez went down, the Brooklyn Nets applied for a Disabled Player Exception (DPE). This exception would allow the Brooklyn Nets to spend $5.25 million on a player to essentially "replace" Brook Lopez. Adrian Wojnowski tweeted the news.The NBA has approved a $5.25M Disabled Player Exception for the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian...
Via Nets Take Over
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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