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Brooklyn Nets: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Brooklyn Nets: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… After a year that started at downright ugly and ended at underwhelming, the Brooklyn Nets have some work to do. With Jason Kidd gone after just one year, Lionel Hollins will step into a roster with aging players and little cap space. The question is now is who Hollins should put on the...
Via HoopStuff
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev feeling "comfortable" with Russia's Nets

Sergey Karasev is back in Moscow working out with Team Russia as it prepares for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Round next month. European teams that didn't make the World Championships this summer are vying for places in the 2015 FIBA European championships. In the complicated system, Russia plays Switzerland and Italy in home-and-away sets. But local reporters who covered his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett could have role in Nets organization after he retires

Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This could be just the start of a long-term relationship," Eagle said. "Kevin&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett slapped with lawsuit by neighbor

So much for good neighborly relations.According to TMZ Sports, Kevin Garnett is being sued by his Malibu neighbor for allegedly undergoing an illegal renovation on his $9.5 million mansion, which blocks the neighbor's view of the Pacific Ocean, among other things.The suit states that Garnett never obtained the correct building permits when he began the remodeling endeavor in...
Via Bush League Chronicle
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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