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Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic Signing Grade

Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 years, 10 million After being selected 31st overall in 2011 by the Heat and having his rights traded to the Nets, Bojan Bogdanovic has played the past three seasons in the Adriatic League with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of Turkey. Now he is finally making the trek overseas...
Via HoopStuff
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Offers Perfect Response To Tony Dungy’s Comments (Video)

One of the weird things about the ongoing Michael Sam “distraction” debate is that there was an openly gay male professional athlete in a major sport this year, and it was such a distraction that a lot of people seem to have forgotten all about it. Jason Collins broke down barriers when he signed with the Brooklyn Nets last season, and it was huge news — for a couple of weeks...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams out of his boot

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers, if healthy, but he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Weighs In On Tony Dungy’s Comments About Michael Sam

Jason Collins got an opportunity to talk about Tony Dungy’s comments on Michael Sam and Collins beautifully shot down Dungy’s concerns over Sam’s sexuality being a distraction. Collins made history by becoming the first active openly gay NBA player when he played for the Brooklyn Nets last season. Guess how much irreparable harm the signing of Jason Collins caused the Nets...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry Stackhouse has Reached out to Lionel Hollins about Coaching Opportunity in Brooklyn

(Photo Credit via Matthew D. Britt)                                                                                                                                           Two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is very eager to get into coaching.  Rumors have circulated regarding his interest in coaching for...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Nets Free Agent Signings

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the league’s worst teams last season.  They will continue to be among the league’s playoff contenders, but they also lost in the playoffs last season, and lost one of their key players in Paul Pierce in the off-season.  They did make some re-signings of their own, and I will grade those here:Andrei KirilenkoGrade: B This wasn’t exactly a signing...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Brooklyn Nets final 15-man roster

Photo: NBA/AP This morning, the Brooklyn Nets signed two of their second round picks that they purchased in the 2014 NBA Draft, inking Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson to rookie minimum contracts. With those two signings, the Nets officially have 15 players under contract, the maximum that an NBA team is allowed to employ. Since they will no longer be players on the free agent market...
Via New York Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Bogdanovic, Jefferson, and Brown

The Brooklyn Nets were a busy team the last two days, announcing they have officially inked three players to contracts: Croatian swingman Bojan Bogdanovic, second-round pick Markel Brown and fellow second-rounder Cory Jefferson.Bogdanovic, whose rights the Nets had acquired in a draft night trade all the way back in 2011 from the Miami Heat, had initially agreed to a contract all...
Via Nets Take Over
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev to Join Team Russia This Weekend

Sergey Karasev, acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the three-team trade that sent Marcus Thornton to Boston and also brought back Jarrett Jack from Cleveland, will join the Russian National Team this Friday, prior to two international friendlies, according to NetsDaily. Karasev’s status for those games is unknown as of now.The 20-year old guard/forward played one game...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

R.I.P BrooklyKnight... Now What?

Late on July 9, Grantland’s Zach Lowe, noted mascot aficionado, broke some news that made a bunch of Nets fans happy: the BrooklyKnight, the Marvel-created mascot who was most known for looking like a Power Ranger, scaring children, and missing dunks, would not be returning for the 2014-15 season.Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next season, may place...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirilenko Clarifies his "Negativity" Towards Kidd

Andrei Kirilenko made comments about Jason Kidd that may have been taken out of context. He said that Kidd "couldn't handle" coaching in New York, but AK47 told ESPN New York that he has no negativity towards Kidd leaving; he just is unsure of why he left.“It sounds in the article like I have a negativity [about Jason leaving], but that’s completely untrue,”...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Nets Trade Deron Williams?

Deron Williams, the guy the Nets inked to a max contract just two years ago, was a complete disaster in the 2013-2014 season. His per game averages took major dips, and the guy who was once thought to be the best point guard in the NBA was nowhere to be seen. His fan-base has dwindled as a lot of people have lost all faith in him as a franchise player. Things couldn't possibly...
Via Nets Take Over
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Says Kidd 'couldn't handle' the Pressure of New York

As we all are fully aware, Jason Kidd decided to attempt a power play with the Nets several weeks ago, which lead to his being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd wanted more power, but the Nets were no going to oblige.Not many players have spoken to the media about the situation, but Andrei Kirilenko decided he would.Kirilenko had trouble finding consistent minutes under Kidd, both...
Via Nets Take Over
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd couldn’t handle pressure of New York

Andrei Kirilenko played 19 minutes per game with the Brooklyn Nets last season, which was by far the lowest total of his career. It was hardly a secret that Kirilenko was not Jason Kidd’s favorite player, so AK47 must have been glad when Kidd forced his way to Milwaukee. A recent interview he gave with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd “Couldn’t Handle” the Pressure

  Shots fired. According to a story via the Score, Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko took some shots at his former head coach Jason Kidd during an interview with Russian Sports publication SovSports. In it, the Russian forward bluntly said that the Nets job was simple too much for Kidd to handle. “So the pressure is huge. And Kidd couldn’t handle it,” Kirilenko said...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Criticizes Jason Kidd

After the entire Jason Kidd soap opera played out in Brooklyn earlier this offseason, current members of the Nets were swept under the rug. The primary focus was on Kidd’s relationship with the ownership group and his eventual move to the Milwaukee Bucks.  This doesn’t mean that Nets players are without an opinion on this topic. Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko had this to...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins appears a good fit to coach Nets

For the past year, Lionel Hollins lived in that coaching purgatory, still smarting over his firing by the Memphis Grizzlies, waiting for the right opportunity and fully realizing it may require more patience. Suddenly, Jason Kidd asked the Brooklyn Nets for more power and was flatly denied. The Milwaukee Bucks pursued Kidd and the Nets were determined to find a new coach. This all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko critical of Jason Kidd's tenure with Nets

PHOTO COURTESY: NED DISMAN/GETTY IMAGES VIA BLEACHER REPORT New York can be a tough place to live, especially if you are an athlete.  Some guys simply can’t hack the constant pressure that the Big Apple brings. Was that the case for Jason Kidd?  Andrei Kirilenko thinks so. In an interview with a Russian tabloid SovSport, Kirilenko took some shots at his former coach Kidd when...
Via New York Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets open to trading Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets were expecting to be serious title contenders last season, but age and injuries shut those hopes down. Deron Williams has dealt with multiple injuries over the past couple of seasons, and the Nets could be looking to move on from him if they get a fair offer. According to a report from Rick Reeves, the Nets are open to moving Williams, but it is unknown if they...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alan Anderson Agrees to New Deal with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a new two-year deal with Alan Anderson that will be worth approximately $3 million. The second year of the deal will have a player option. The post Alan Anderson Agrees to New Deal with Nets appeared first on Overtime.
Via Overtime
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Re-Sign Alan Anderson

The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed Alan Anderson, according to Tim Bontemps of New York Post. He will make near $3 million over two years. The second year of his contract will be a player option. The veteran forward is expected to see more minutes next season, due to Paul Pierce’s departure from... The post Nets Re-Sign Alan Anderson appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Joining Wizards Pulls Celtics Star Further Into NBA Reality

He’s not ours anymore. That must have been the thought of many a Boston Celtics fan after beloved former captain Paul Pierce agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards on Sunday. After 15 seasons in Boston and one with the Brooklyn Nets, the 36-year-old Pierce is moving on to his third — and possibly not his last — NBA team. Oh, he still belongs to the Celtics in the hearts...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

With Paul Pierce off to Washington, Kevin Garnett will remain with the Brooklyn Nets

Over the weekend, former Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce signed a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards. While most people applauded the move the Wizards made, others started to wonder what will it mean for Kevin Garnett. With the season that Garnett just had, most people felt like retirement is knocking on his door. Well according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Garnett...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Cassell Instrumental In Selling Paul Pierce On Wizards

Paul Pierce might not be headed to the Washington Wizards if not for a nudge by a former teammate. Sam Cassell, who played alongside Pierce on the Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship team, was instrumental in convincing Pierce to sign with the Wizards, according to an inside account by The Washington Post of how the signing was orchestrated. Now an assistant in Washington, Cassell...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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