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Brooklyn Nets Logo Concept

Designer Derrick Lee from Portland, Oregon created this mock re-branding of the Brooklyn Nets, by adding a few subtle touches to the current and still very new branding concept. Here is his design rational: ”My version references the same iconic subway destination signs as the original. I juxtaposed the gothic style custom sans serif typeface with textures that pay homage to...
Via Hooped Up
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Should the Nets prefer moving Joe Johnson or Deron Williams?

The Brooklyn Nets have entered cost-cutting mode for the first time in the Mikhail Prokhorov era. So, that means they'll try to unload some of the heavier contracts on the team, which includes those belonging to Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack, though Williams and Johnson are the clear big names and high-impact guys there. Over at Bleacher Report, Fred Katz asks, which...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets exploring trades involving Mason Plumlee

There was a time just this year when the Nets had Mason Plumlee cleanly off the table in any deal. Actually, back before February's trade deadline, an unwillingness to deal the second-year big man is what eventually led to the fall of Deron Williams-related trade talks with the Kings. But that was when Plumlee was playing his best basketball ever, looking like a legitimate piece...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets readying for NBA prospect workouts

It's already May 27. That means we're less than a week away from the Nets hosting some prospect workouts, less than a month away from June 25th's NBA draft, held at the home of the Nets, Barclays Center. Brooklyn has two picks in the upcoming draft: The 29th and the 41st, and it'll start working out potentially guys to take with those picks June 1. Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets to shop Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson to get under luxury tax

The Nets almost traded Deron Williams midseason, but didn't end up doing it once Mason Plumlee's name started coming up in deals. Now, they're trying to shed money, but moving Williams isn't much of an option anymore. With two years left on his monstrous deal, he's hardly an asset anyone wants to take. But that doesn't mean Brooklyn is lacking in other ways to get under the luxury...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' cost cutting bodes well for Celtics

Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks announced on Twitter yesterday that he is parting ways with the team. Marks has been noted for his knowledge of the salary cap, and was even referred to as a "cap wiz" by Howard Beck. With the way the Nets intentionally ignored the cap and forced the luxury tax Gods to smite them, finding out that Brooklyn paid and had access to a "cap wiz...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lopez twins to co-host NBA blooper show on Disney XD

NEW YORK (AP) Twin brothers Brook and Robin Lopez will co-host three specials featuring funny moments involving NBA players on and off the court. ''NBA Slam Funk!'' will run Monday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 3 on Disney XD. The 15-minute specials will include NBA bloopers, fan and mascot antics, circus shots and player outtakes. Brook Lopez, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets part ways with assistant GM Bobby Marks

The rumblings over the past few weeks have finally materialized. Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks is out, according to his Twitter account (h/t to Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski):Brooklyn wasn't going to unload general manager Billy King after Mikhail Prokhorov mostly endorsed him only a month-and-a-half ago, but if the Nets were searching...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant GM Bobby Marks, Nets Part Ways

Bobby Marks has parted ways with the Brooklyn Nets after 20 years with the franchise. Marks was most recently assistant general manager and is especially well-versed on cap matters. It is believed that Nets' ownership is determined to cut costs across the board.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rival Execs Expect Nets To Explore Market For Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets were not believed to have shopped Mason Plumlee hard during the season. However, some rival executives believe the Nets could go explore the marketplace for Plumlee anyway. Plumlee averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 82 games this season.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The problem with Brook Lopez in the post

People think of Brook Lopez as a post-up player since he's a skilled offensive center, but that wasn't necessarily the case this past season.In reality, Lopez is most effective scoring out of the pick-and-roll, using a bevy of floaters, hook shots and touch flicks to rack up 20-plus points on the regular. Now, Devin Kharpertian explains over at The Brooklyn Game exactly why Lopez...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Brooklyn Nets should pursue Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez As a result of the Joe Johnson trade in 2012, the Brooklyn Nets will not have a pick in this year’s draft until late in the first round. Because of this, and considering that this year’s draft class is not as deep as previous year’s, the Nets will need to look toward free agency in order to address any roster needs. Nonetheless, unlike the draft, this year’s...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack responds to Stephen Curry's praise

Normally, when you see an NBA player "responding" through the media to another, it's because you have a trash talk war going. But when you're talking about Jarrett Jack and Stephen Curry, two of the nicest guys in the NBA, only the opposite is possible.Curry heaps tons of praise on Jack. Jack responds by doing the exact same.There's no drama. Valerie Malone would be beyond bored...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry says Jarrett Jack taught him how to be a leader

Jarrett Jack just finished up his first year in Brooklyn, but only a few years ago, he was the backup point guard to Stephen Curry in Golden State. Now the MVP, Curry still remembers playing alongside Jack fondly.Actually, as NetsDaily caught, Curry is still talking about the impact Jack has had on his career. From Net Income at NetsDaily:"The leader I learned from the most? Probably...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Jarrett Jack to be guest analyst on NBA TV

Jarrett Jack has always had the personality to star on TV. Now, it appears he's actually going to do it.From ESPN's Mike Mazzeo:The Brooklyn Game's Benny Nadeau lists off the plenty of players NBATV has used before:"Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack will be a guest analyst on NBA TV tonight, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN. Jack joins a long list of NBA players to appear on the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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:...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets to participate in both Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League

The NBA's set-up for summer league is empirically strange. With two different leagues, not every team is participating at the same time.  One summer league takes place in Orlando. The other is in Las Vegas. Usually, the Nets will head to Florida for the first week of July, steering clear of Sin City during the hottest time of the year. This year, that all changes. The Nets will...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev talks about Lionel Hollins, his injury, his wedding and more

Sergey Karasev seems like a suave dude. So, it's not wonder that when he gave an interview with R-Sport in his home country of Russia, he came across that way. R-Sport is one of the more popular sports magazines in Russia. Here are some highlights of the interview in English, courtesy of NetsDaily. On his somewhat bumpy relationship with Lionel Hollins: On rehabbing his knee: On...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets assistant coach John Welch leaves Brooklyn for Sacramento

The Nets have lost their first asset of the summer. Let the offseason attrition begin.  NetsDaily had further words on Welsh: "Welch ran the offense for Kidd and Hollins but was also largely responsible for player development.  Fans may recall Welch's pre-game workouts with Joe Johnson. Joe Wolf, the Nets big man coach, was reportedly in contention for a college coaching job at...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets trainer Tim Walsh wins Trainer of the Year Award for the second straight year

Brooklyn Nets trainer Tim Walsh is one of the best respected people inside his profession. Now, he's being honored for it once again. Walsh was named Jim O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year award over the weekend, as originally tweeted out (reported?) by his daughter, Lauren. The Nets trainer gained even more respect (and notoriety) than he had already garnered when he noticed...
Via Fox Sports
12 days 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets not making qualifying offer to Jerome Jordan

The Nets will not make a qualifying offer to third-string center Jerome Jordan, according to a report from NetsDaily. Just because Brooklyn isn't making him a qualifying offer doesn't mean he won't return to wearing black and white next season. He just won't become a restricted free agent. From the NetsDaily report: The 28-year-old Jordan averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8...
Via Fox Sports
16 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...
Via isportsweb.com
17 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...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets to host NBA Draft for third straight year at Barclays Center

  The NBA Draft will be held at Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, on June 25. The league announced Tuesday that Brooklyn will host the draft for the third consecutive year. The NBA Draft lottery, held on May 19 in New York and broadcast on ESPN, will determine the first 14 picks of the draft. Minnesota holds the highest chance of obtaining the No. 1 pick, followed...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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