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Nets release statement on the passing of Darryl Dawkins

The basketball world was shook Thursday with the announcement of the passing of Darryl Dawkins, the first man to go straight from high school to the NBA. Dawkins played most of his 14 pro seasons with the 76ers, but did spend five years with the Nets, whose ownership and management released an official statement shortly after reports of his passing: Dawkins was one of the league...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WWE champ Seth Rollins on the Nets: 'They all kind of stink'

Summer Jam is going on at Barclays Center right now, which means lots of trash talk is going on where the Nets play their home games. I just bet they weren't guessing they'd be the center of attention when it came to all that bashing.WWE champion Seth Rollins had some words for the Nets when he mentioned the event was being held at the home arena of Mikhail Prokhorov's team: "There...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How a Spurs assistant went all-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

    Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision. Ime Udoka...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins’ Golf Swing Isn’t Great

Everyone’s reign at the top comes to an end someday. For Charles Barkley, his stranglehold on the honor of “worst...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Markel Brown is hanging out with WWE superstars

Markel Brown proved to be a ball of energy during his rookie season with the Nets. Now, he's taking that fire into the ring...kind of. Brown spent some time this week chilling with WWE superstars at Barclays Center. That's a pretty cool way for a going-on-second-year player to spend his time. Here are some of the pictures: Brown started the final 29 games of the year for the Nets...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jarrett Jack actually take on a starting point guard role?

Here's a sad truth in Brooklyn: the Nets might have the worst point-guard roster in the NBA.  With Jarrett Jack, Donald Sloan, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright all on the team, Brooklyn has quantity, but the quality certainly isn't there. Sloan has consistently been a third point guard in his career, except for during moments last season. Larkin has never proven himself in the league...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie kudos for Johnson, Hollis-Jefferson, Booker

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson can defend, when he's not making you smile. Devin Booker can stroke the jumper. Stanley Johnson can just about do it all. Welcome to the conclusions of nba.com's annual rookie survey. The 10-question survey was conducted during the annual Panini Rookie Photo Shoot at the Knicks' practice facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., earlier this month, which was attended by...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson wins a couple of Rookie Survey awards

Every year, NBA.com polls the rookies about the rest of the newest incoming class. It'll ask questions like, who will win Rookie of the Year? Or who will have the best career? Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson walked away with two awards. Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game has more: The Nets acquired Hollis-Jefferson in a draft-day trade that included Mason Plumlee going to...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Sergey Karasev dunk on his surgically repaired knee

Sergey Karasev has been recovering from a knee injury for the past five months after dislocating his patella and tearing his MCL back in March. He's not nearly all the way back, yet, but he is getting closer.Karasev wants the world to know he's now throwing down:It's a great feeling to come back from a major injury and do something you haven't been physically able to accomplish for...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Miller and Sloan Signing Grades

(Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Quincy Miller Contract- One Season, Minimum Contract Miller has had an odd four years. He was the number five recruit in the country, was an elite talent, tore his ACL in his one college season, made a mistake by going to the NBA, was drafted in the second round and just hasn’t gotten...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason Review: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are now two seasons removed from going all-in and attempting to win a title when they traded three first round picks and the rights to swap picks to Boston for one season of Paul Pierce, a season a half of Kevin Garnett and a partial season of Jason Terry. This is after trading future picks and swaps to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson only a year earlier. This...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Who Has a Better Chance of Reaching the Playoffs?

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net as Lance Thomas #42 of the New York Knicks defends at the Barclays Center on February 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will be competing for a playoff berth next season, after both teams saw major changes this offseason. The Knicks...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets sign journeyman point guard Donald Sloan

The Nets have one of the least-formidable point-guard rotations in the NBA, but they apparently aren't done mending it. The team announced in a press release Monday that it has signed free-agent and former Pacers floor general Donald Sloan. Here it is, courtesy of NBC Sports:The Nets now have Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Ryan Boatright as well as Sloan at the point. Considering...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cost of Winning: Does Payroll Translate to Prosperity?

There's a lot of variance when it comes to the ways NBA owners run their teams. Some owners (like Mikhail Prokhorov of Brooklyn) with a net worth of ~$10B spend whatever it takes to win (whether their team's actually winning or not) while the prior Maloof brothers' ownership of the Sacramento Kings were so desperate to spend less that they were trading players for straight cash...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 28, 2015 – Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Nets starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Jarrett Jack After Deron Williams’ departure, Jarrett Jack has locked up the starting role for the Brooklyn Nets and there’s little argument...
Via HoopStuff
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins Expresses his Excitement Over the Brooklyn Nets 2015 Roster

Head coach Lionel Hollins of the Brooklyn Nets is interviewed at the post game press conference after Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the 2015 NBA Playoffs. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/ Getty Images) After an Interview with Mike Mazzeo, Lionel Hollins made it clear that he is excited to have Jarrett Jack as his new starting point guard...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani claims he would have played for free just so he can prove himself to the Nets

I think everyone will agree that Brooklyn Nets big man Andrea Bargnani has been an above average player since coming into the NBA. After getting drafted with the first pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Bargnani never become the player that scouts envisioned he would be. After a disappointing stint with the New York Knicks, Bargnani signed with the Nets hoping to rebound from last season...
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Waiving Earl Clark

The Brooklyn Nets are waiving forward Earl Clark this week, obliging his request to pursue a deal elsewhere, league sources told RealGM. A six-year NBA veteran, Clark played 10 games for the Nets in 2015 after the Chinese Basketball Association season. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game. Clark has played for the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles...
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Nets’ offseason has been far more productive than many had hoped coming into the summer. It appeared as if Brook Lopez was ready to relocate and the Nets were going to be stuck as an undesirable free agent destination with the a massive amount of their cap space invested in the underperforming...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson wants to be a Net for a while

Thomas Robinson has wanted on the Nets for such a long time.He wanted to be picked by them when he entered the draft in 2012, but Brooklyn traded its pick tot he Trail Blazers. He wanted to sign with them again this season when the Nuggets waived him, but the 76ers claimed him before he could hit the open market.Now, he's officially a Net though, after signing with them this summer...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins talks about Nets' offseason, Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack

Over at ESPN, Mike Mazzeo sat down with Nets coach Lionel Hollins to discuss many topics. Hollins, always honest, had some thoughts on the Nets' offseason, including the new point guard situation which will include Jarrett Jack entering the starting lineup now that Deron Williams is out of town.Hollins, though, has as much confidence in Jack as you'd imagine:He also offered some...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Brooklyn Nets look to get back into the Eastern Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they had a pretty remarkable run last year. The Nets led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and center Brook Lopez played the Atlanta Hawks to a close first round playoff series before being eliminated. Check out some of the Nets best plays from last season in the below video: *** Nets...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Bench may be Achilles Heel in 2016

In 2014-2015 the Brooklyn Nets squeaked into the playoffs with a 38-44 record. After putting up a decent fight against the first place Atlanta Hawks,  the Nets unceremoniously bowed out and began their off season. Fast forward to the Summer and the Nets were active in changing the dynamics of their team. Out went franchise player Deron Williams and in came an influx of young talent...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Johnson 'pumped' about the Deron Williams buyout

Joe Johnson is a quiet, introverted guy. Deron Williams, meanwhile, is not the most beloved player in the NBA. Apparently, those personalities didn't work together this past season. A report from NetsDaily furthers that narrative:Johnson had possibly his worst season as a Net this past year, though it wasn't his first season playing alongside Williams. NetsDaily has also reported...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Nets’ Offseason Grade

(Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Nets Added: Andrea Bargnani (two seasons, minimum, player option), Shane Larkin (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Thomas Robinson (two seasons, 2 million, player option), Wayne Ellington (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (pick 23), Chris McCullough...
Via HoopStuff
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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