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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 hours 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
6 hours 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
7 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett not bothered by Pierce leaving, likely not retiring

I reported yesterday that KG may not come back after Pierce departed for the Wizards. It sounds like he's going to give it a go with the Nets anyway. ESPNDespite the loss of Paul Pierce via free agency, Kevin Garnett likes the direction of the Brooklyn Nets and is "excited" about joining them for the upcoming season, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard...
Via Celtics Today
8 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets set to pay record luxury tax bill for 2013-14 season

The Brooklyn Nets and owner Mikhail Prokhorov have never been shy about spending money, but this is a little crazy. On Wednesday the NBA released its audit of teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year (which starts at midnight) and the Nets will pay a ridiculous, record luxury bill. According to Brian Windhorst, the Nets owe $90.57 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce competes in the World Series Of Poker

NBA veteran Paul Pierce knows by now how to best spend an NBA offseason. Even though he’s in the middle of free agency, The Truth decided to kick back and participate in a $10,000 pot limit tournament in Omaha. Playin in WSOP today wish me luck pic.twitter.com/R08LsUgfhG — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 7, 2014 So how’d he do? And @paulpierce34 wins another pot in the $10K...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers, Nets discussing Paul Pierce sign-and-trade

The Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a sign-and-trade that would reunite small forward Paul Pierce with Doc Rivers, reports Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com. And while the Clippers could simply sign Pierce as a free agent using their midlevel exception at $5.3 million, they are interested in pursuing sign-and-trade scenarios that would allow...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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