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Brook Lopez: "I'm going to be better than I’ve ever been"

Don't tell Brook Lopez that he's a question mark! In an interview with reporters at the Nets' first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez expressed optimism and enthusiasm about the upcoming season ... in no uncertain terms. "Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions," Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. "I’m confident I’m gonna...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: “I’m Going To Be Better Than I’ve Ever Been”

Brook Lopez is lighter after losing weight, and appears to be pain free after missing most of last season with a broken foot. In an interview with reporters at the Nets‘ first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez vowed to return better than he’s ever been before.  “Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions,” Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. ...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: “I’m Going To Be Better Than I’ve Ever Been”

Brook Lopez is lighter after losing weight, and appears to be pain free after missing most of last season with a broken foot. In an interview with reporters at the Nets‘ first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez vowed to return better than he’s ever been before.  “Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions,” Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. “I’m...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Will Joe Johnson See Less Playing Time?

The forgotten man of the Brooklyn Nets offseason has been Joe Johnson. The 33-year-old enters the fifth year of a six-year, $123 million contract he signed with the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2010 and is faced with competition for playing time this season. Now Johnson hasn’t averaged less than 25 minutes per game […] Brooklyn Nets: Will Joe Johnson See Less Playing Time?...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Kobe Bryant Quote of All Time

“I would go 0 for 30 before I went 0 for 9.” — Kobe Bryant SI recently released their piece on Kobe last week and today, SI’s Chris Ballard shared some extra that missed the cut. Here it is in context: Gotham Chopra, the director of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, an upcoming documentary on Bryant, told a story about being with Kobe and watching the Nets and the Heat play. Recounts...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lithuania Loses Mantas Kalneitis In Friendly With Croatia

In the final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup in Spain Lithuania lost their second game in a row, but far more devastating was the loss of starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas had a strong game in the post for Lithuania scoring 16 points on 5-8 from the field. For Croatia, the Brooklyn Nets Bojan Bogdanovic had a monster game with 24 points...
Via Pro Bball Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Worst Draft Picks In Last 10 Years

The Brooklyn Nets, formerly of New Jersey, have been a part of the NBA for 37 years and have had a multitude of bad draft picks. The team has enjoyed success over the years with the picks of Hall of Famer Bernard King and P.J. Brown but there have been plenty of questionable decisions. There […] Brooklyn Nets: Worst Draft Picks In Last 10 Years - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Mason Plumlee’s Stellar Summer

Mason Plumlee‘s stock is on the rise and rightfully so. The Duke product followed up an impressive rookie season with the Brooklyn Nets with an even more impressive summer. Plumlee dominated NBA Summer League play, averaging 18 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block per game. His time in Orlando began with a 23-point, […] Brooklyn Nets: Mason Plumlee’s Stellar Summer...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Why Mason Plumlee Made the USA Team

USA Basketball made its final cuts on Saturday, a day after their exhibition game against Puerto Rico. Brooklyn Nets’ own Mason Plumlee made the team, alongside fellow bigs Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Andre Drummond. Plumlee shocked many when it was revealed he was in the running for a roster spot, as he was originally […] Brooklyn Nets: Why Mason Plumlee Made the USA...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

This Nets big man is leaner and aiming for a bounce-back season

The Nets will be getting a visibly thinner Brook Lopez when training camp begins next month. Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing at a weight several pounds lighter, looked noticeably thinner while participating in a youth healthy lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins will wait till summer's end to decide on career

There's no indication the Nets are interested in bringing Jason Collins back next season, and Collins has spent much of the summer promoting a human rights agenda. Now, he tells the Washington Blade that he's not giving up on the possibility of playing again, that he's been working out and will make a decision at summer's end.
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jarrett Jack make Brooklyn Nets fans forget about Shaun Livingston?

Jarrett Jack is, more or less, the forgotten man of the off-season. With so much attention focused on the health of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, the silence of Kevin Garnett, the departure of Paul Pierce, the emergence of Mason Plumlee and the "youth movement," Jack's acquisition hasn't gotten much attention. But last week's announcement that the man he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season. The Nets believed that losing Lopez made a deep run into last season's playoffs impossible. "Missing (Brook Lopez) didn't allow us to go further (last season)..right now, there isn't a plan to put any restrictions on him," said Billy King.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Grading Alan Anderson’s Signing

Brooklyn Nets: Alan Anderson Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 2.5 million (Player Option) Anderson was semi-productive for the Nets in his 1st Brooklyn season, gives them needed perimeter depth and could even start. They are very thin at small forward, as Andrei Kirilenko is their only veteran at the position and they only have...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cavaliers

Amidst the free agency chaos currently taking the NBA by storm the Brooklyn Nets get a nice little pick up in Jarrett Jack in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. The trade sent Brooklyn’s Marcus Thornton to Boston along with the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman, Christian Drejer and Edin Bavcic to Cleveland. The Celtics come out of the trade...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko donated salary to Russian orphange

http://sports-kings.com/nysportskings/nets-andrei-kirilenko-donated-salary-russian-orphange/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko donated salary to Russian orphange

AP Image Andrei Kirilenko has made a lot of money in his time in the NBA.  The Russian forward who plays for the Brooklyn Nets after stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz in a career spanning over a decade. In an interview with Russia’s proSports magazine (translated by Rush’n Hoops), Kirilenko revealed that he donated almost all of his $5 million salary to a...
Via New York Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Andrei Kirilenko helped a Moscow orphanage

In an interview with Russia's PROSport magazine, translated by Rush'n Hoops, Andrei Kirilenko reveals for the first time that he donated most of his 2011-12 salary to a Moscow orphanage. Kirilenko played that year for CSKA Moscow, where he earned an estimated 4 million euros --or about $5 million-- after taxes. Stanislav Gridassov, editor-in-chief of PROsport magazine and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirza Teletovic on Bojan Bogdanovic: "Adjustment will be hard" but "We will make a great tandem"

Mirza Teletovic spoke with Sportske Novosti, a Croatian sports site, about his new teammate and fellow Croatian speaker, Bojan Bogdanovic. He is excited about playing with a player he played against so often growing up. Many thanks for the translation provided by NetsDaily poster eunets. Bottom line: Bogdanovic will have a tough transition but Teletovic is prepared to help him and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets 2014-2015 Schedule Released; Jason Kidd Returns November 19

Today, at 6 P.M., the entire 2014-2015 Nets schedule, along with the rest of the NBA, was released on a special on NBATV.The Nets will be opening on October 29 in Boston, and will be hosting Oklahoma City on November 3 for their home opener. Both games will begin at 7:30 PM.Key games for this upcoming season include:The Nets will play the Knicks for the first metting between the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets to Open 2014-15 season in Boston; host Oklahoma City in Home Opener

The Brooklyn Nets will be opening up the 2014-2015 NBA season in Boston against the Celtics on Wednesday, October 29, according to NetsDaily. They will then play another road game (against Washington), then will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, November 3 for their home opener.NetsDaily is also saying that the Nets will not play on Christmas Day nor New Years’ Day, as...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets guard Markel Brown out 4-6 weeks with broken right hand

  Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks. The Nets said Brown was injured while working out Monday in Las Vegas and was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. His hand was placed in a cast. Brown was drafted by Minnesota with the No. 44...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets rookie Brown out with broken right hand

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks. The Nets said Brown was injured while working out Monday in Las Vegas and was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. His hand was placed in a cast. Brown was drafted by Minnesota with...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Markel Brown Breaks Hand While Working Out

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand. Brown, who was injured while working out in Las Vegas earlier on Monday, had his hand placed in a cast and will be held out of basketball activities for a period of 4-6 weeks. Brown, the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired from the Minnesota...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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