The Nets need to start changing their D-League philosophies

When the Nets announced the addition of their own, personal D-League affiliate earlier this season, that was a step in the right direction. A franchise that usually has things backwards was finally trending toward the same place the league was. It was smart, and the Nets seemed like they were becoming a little more innovative than we thought they could be.That being said, with the...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Sloan, Willie Reed snag the Nets' final two roster spots

The Nets entered training camp with 20 guys under contract, and now, like the rest of the teams in the NBA, they've finalized their roster, cutting the number of players down to the league-mandated 15 for the start of the season, which kicks off tonight.So, who's gone? Who's remaining? Tim Bontemps of the New York Post has the answers:The waiving of Harper and Jones means the Nets...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets' Reed has thumb surgery, could miss 2 months

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets center Willie Reed could miss two months after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Reed was hurt Wednesday against Boston in his first action of the preseason and had surgery Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Nets said his injury was a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The team says he is expected to miss six to eight...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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:The good news is the injury doesn't appear to be too serious for now. Here's more from Boone...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Everyone is ruled out for the Nets' preseason game against the Pistons

The Nets are scheduled to play the Pistons in a preseason game Thursday evening. Note the language there: They're scheduled to play the Pistons. That doesn't mean all of them are doing it.Brooklyn announced Thursday morning that nine—yes, nine—Nets aren't playing against Detroit tonight: Jarrett Jack, Markel Brown, Joe Johnson, Sergey Karasev, Thomas Robinson, Willie Reed, Bojan...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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:McCullough...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nets sign Chris Daniels

The Nets have officially filled out their training camp roster.Daniels brings the Brooklyn roster to the maximum 20 players, something it would have been at had Yanick Moreira, who was supposed to join the Nets for training camp until he injured his left foot this week.Here's more from the Nets' press release:The Nets can bring 20 to training camp, but must shave their roster down...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Yanick Moreira injures foot, will miss camp

The Nets invited Yanick Moreira to training camp late last week. Now, it appears Moreira's opportunity has been stunted.From Sportando:The Nets presumably brought Justin Harper to camp to replace Moreira since he won't be able to participate.This is a real slight to a kid who had an outside (very outside) shot at making the Brooklyn roster. The Nets are bringing the maximum of 20...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reviewing The Orlando Summer League

The 2015 Orlando Summer League wrapped up on Friday with the Memphis Grizzlies winning the championship over the Orlando Magic White squad in double overtime. RealGM's All-Tournament Team Russ Smith, Memphis Grizzlies STATS: 5 GP, 14.8 PPG, 6.2 APG, 3.2 SPG Memphis won the Orlando Summer League behind the play of Smith, who had the game-winning floater in double overtime to...
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July 13, 2015  |  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...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Reed Reaches One-Year Deal With Nets

Free agent center Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Reed, who has starred on the Miami Heat’s summer league entry in Orlando, will sign a mostly guaranteed deal, sources said. When reached to confirm, Reed’s agent, Joel Bell, declined comment. In four summer league games for the Heat, Reed has averaged...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets Waive Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Willie Reed. Reed, who was signed to the Nets' training camp roster on September 25, 2014, posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests.
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward/center Willie Reed, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Reed averaged 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in the NBA Development League last season in 49 games with the Springfield Armor and Reno Bighorns. Undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft out of St. Louis University...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 3: 2014 Orlando Summer League

Elfrid Payton, one of the hometown Magic’s high first-round picks, excelled Monday, nearly recording a triple-double. Pacers 96 – 77  Celtics  After trailing by as many as 18 in the second quarter, the Pacers fought hard to earn their first summer league win. It was mainly a collective effort from the Pacers, but former St. Louis forward Willie Reed really set the tone on...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five observations from third day of Summer League

Summer League continued Monday in Orlando with three games of varying intrigue. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted yesterday, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily recaps of Summer League...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Reed Released By Kings, Will Play For Pacers In Summer League

Willie Reed has been released by the Sacramento Kings and has reached an agreement to play for the Indiana Pacers in the Orlando summer league, league sources told RealGM. Reed, a 6-foot-10 big man, had signed with the Kings late last season, with a team option for the 2014-15 season. Reed also spent time on the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster two seasons ago. He’s showcased his activity...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Assign Willie Reed To D-League

The Sacramento Kings assigned forward Willie Reed to their D-League affiliate Reno Bighorns. Reed has averaged 13.6 points (.649 FG%, .800 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists 2.4 blocks, and 25.0 minutes per game in five games off the bench for the Bighorns this season.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Reed To Sign With Kings For Remainder Of Season

Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Sacramento Kings on a contract for the remainder of the season, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM. The deal contains a team option for next season. Reed, a 6-foot-10 forward with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League, has averaged 14.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 59 percent shooting this season. He went to training camp with...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Leaguers: A Look at the Springfield Armor Standouts

For years, NBA executives have touted the NBA Development League as a place to experiment with potential NBA rules for young talent to rise. In 2005, the D League officially became a minor league farm system for the NBA, much in the same way that Major League Baseball teams use AAA, AA and A teams to bring up talent. Nets fans may remember the frequency with which Tyshawn Taylor...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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