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...
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Nets to host Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in exhibition game

The Nets won't just be playing NBA squads during the preseason. From Bleacher Report's Fred Katz:Brooklyn has a history of playing internationally in the preseason. Of course, the Nets have a Russian ownership group led by Mikhail Prokhorov. Brooklyn has also gone to China during the exhibition season in the past.Now, Fenerbahce Ulker will be coming to their place.The team includes...
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Why it now makes sense for the Nets to retain Joe Johnson

The Nets are finally under the luxury tax, and because of that, it makes sense for them to hold onto Joe Johnson, whom they have been trying to unload for the past year.Over at Bleacher Report, Fred Katz says the Deron Williams buyout changed everything in regards to Johnson:Click here to read the full piece.(h/t Bleacher Report.)
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Mikhail Prokhorov leaves video message for Nets fans on team website

Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't talk publicly about the Nets often, so when he does, people listen.The Brooklyn owner left a video message on the team's website Tuesday, though, explaining some thoughts on the offseason and the results of his broken marriage promise that he made upon purchasing the team five years ago.Click here to watch the video. Here is a transcription of it, courtesy...
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Shane Larkin: I 'couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in'

Phil Jackson threw some shade Shane Larkin's way, but the Miami product came back firing.Larkin wasn't exactly quiet after Jackson called him out in his latest version of the Phil Files at ESPN, where Jackson said, "Unfortunately, Shane hasn’t grown any since the start of the season."So, here's what Larkin tweeted:Larkin has since left the Knicks and signed a deal with the crosstown...
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Lionel Hollins, Billy King to represent Nets in NBA Africa game

The NBA will be putting together a game in South Africa, playing Aug. 1. With the competition just around the corner, the Nets have announced two integral additions to the contest: Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins and general manager Billy King.Here's more from the team's website:The game will air on ESPN at 9 a.m. EST Aug. 1. (h/t Brooklyn Nets.)
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Report: Kings meeting with former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks

Bobby Marks has spent the past month or so becoming one of NBA Twitter's must-follows. Before that, though, he actually had a basketball career, as assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets. Clearly, Marks' intellect spewing on Twitter is part of a ploy to get back into the game, showing off exactly how much he knows and how well he knows it. Apparently, the Sacramento Kings...
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Nets project as fifth-worst team in NBA

Just about no one thinks the Nets are going to be any good this year. Coming off just a 38-win season, Brooklyn lost Deron Williams, and though it brought in some decent young talent, it didn't exactly replace any of its missing pieces. Sports Illustrated apparently agrees with the general consensus, ranking the Nets as the fifth-worst team in the league heading into the year, giving...
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Dunc'd On Pod: Bobby Marks On Offseasons Of 2015, 2016; Former Role With Nets

Former Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager and cap guru Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to discuss the 2015 offseason, his projections for 2016, and his roles with the Nets over the years. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
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Brooklyn Nets Find Themselves in NBA No-Man’s Land

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts as he walks to the bench past referee Monty McCutchen during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) When the Brooklyn Nets moved across the Hudson in 2012-13, they wanted to have...
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There Will Be Competition at Point Guard for the Brooklyn Nets This Season

Jarrett Jack (left) and Shane Larkin (right), now teammates with the Brooklyn Nets, will be competing at the point guard position this season. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) With the exit of Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets will enter the era of a new point guard, the question is; who will be the guy to usher it in? One of the leaders of the Nets team from last year is...
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Are the Brooklyn Nets a Playoff Team in 2016?

After the fallout of the Deron Williams buyout and the free agency moves the team made this Summer, the Brooklyn Nets look like a very different team.  Gone is the former franchise player and focal point of the team, and now begins a youth movement that the team is genuinely excited about.  The team locked up cornerstones Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to long-term contracts and...
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Andrea Bargnani signs with Nets

Free agent forward Andrea Bargnani will remain in New York by signing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. #Nets have signed forward/center Andrea Bargnani, General Manager Billy King announced today.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 17, 2015 The Nets have not released the details of Bargnani’s contract, however he signs with the Nets...
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Does Deron Williams Make the Dallas Mavericks a Title Contender?

Deron Williams wasn’t happy playing for the Brooklyn Nets. So, instead of completing the final two seasons of his contract, the point guard accepted a buyout and soon agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was excited about the addition. He said of Williams: “I’m a longtime fan. When this situation popped up, it was...
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Report: Nets trade newly acquired Steve Blake for Quincy Miller

Just a couple of days ago, the Nets had too many point guards. Now, they don't have enough.From Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:The Nets acquired Blake on draft night as part of the trade which brought Rondae Hollis-Jefferson over and sent Mason Plumlee to Portland. Brooklyn is now down to just Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin after dealing Blake Monday and buying out Deron Williams...
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Brooklyn Nets Add Depth in the Frontcourt, Sign Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani played in just 29 games last season and will look to help revitalize this Brooklyn Nets offense. (Mandatory Credit: Nathaniel S./ Getty Images) After rumors of Andrea Bargnani signing with the Sacramento Kings surfaced a few days earlier, the Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that they had in fact signed the former number one overall pick. Brooklyn’s officials stated...
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Report: Pistons trade for Nets G Steve Blake

According to, the Pistons have acquired Nets guard Steve Blake in exchange for Quincy Miller. Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller (reports @ShamsCharania): — RealGM (@RealGM) July 13, 2015 The 35-year old Blake has averaged 6.7 PPG whose not bad at distributing the ball and taking looks from downtown...
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Nets Waive Cory Jefferson

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Cory Jefferson. Jefferson (6’9”, 220) was originally selected with the 60th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and was traded to the Nets (via Philadelphia) on draft night in exchange for cash considerations. In 50 games (one start) in his rookie season, Jefferson averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10...
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Brooklyn Nets: Andrea Bargnani Signing Grade

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Brooklyn Nets pulled off one of the best contracts value-wise this offseason, obtaining talented stretch-five Andrea Bargnani on a veteran’s minimum contract. Bargnani, who somewhat struggled due to plaguing injuries in his time with the Knicks, took a notable pay...
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Andrea Bargnani Signs With Brooklyn Nets

One day after the Brooklyn Nets erase one of their worst contracts, they make a bold and frugal move. The Nets sign forward Andrea Bargnani to a two-year deal. The news of the Andrea Bargnani signing was announced on Twitter. Continue Reading...
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Report: Nets teammate asked media to take it easy on fragile Deron Williams

Deron Williams’ time with the Brooklyn Nets has come to an end, but the stories about how negatively things went with him are still trickling out. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Williams had such a fragile psyche in his final season with the team that a teammate asked a media...Read More
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The Brooklyn Nets and free agency so far (part 2)

Thomas Robinson Even with relatively small cap space, the Brooklyn Nets have been one of the more active teams during this year’s free agency period. For example, they kicked off July by re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young to three and four-year deals respectively. Although this deal’s importance cannot be undervalued, the Nets nevertheless made their most significant...
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Brooklyn Nets: Wayne Ellington Signing Grade

(Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Brooklyn Nets continued their intriguing offseason with the acquisition of backup wingman Wayne Ellington, signing him to a deal worth approximately $1.9 million dollars next season. After losing out on re-signing knockdown shooters Alan Anderson and Mirza Teletovic, adding Ellington...
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Deron Williams Joins Mavs After Nets Buyout

He's Going Home. @DeronWilliams @dmwmama — Mike King (@MikeKing00) July 10, 2015 Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets have come to terms on a buyout of the final two years of his contract. Allowing the veteran point guard to sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year, $10 million deal. Hearing that Deron Williams' buyout is going to be $27.5 million...
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The fallout of the Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams buyout

Deron Williams’ time in a Brooklyn Nets uniform is officially over after the Friday buyout of the former franchise player. It didn’t take long for Williams to move on as he quickly signed a deal to join the Dallas Mavericks as they continue to regroup after the DeAndre Jordan fiasco. The Nets meanwhile have moved in a new direction and here are a few short and long term ramifications...
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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