NETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Greivis Vasquez out of Olympics, needs to get back to "full strength"

Greivis Vasquez, the Nets back-up point guard, will not participate as planned in the Rio Olympics, according to statements released early Friday morning by Sean Marks and Vasquez.  The reasoning is that Vasquez, recovering from bone spur surgery last January while will the Bucks, will need "time to get back to full strength." The statements were put out on the Nets twitter account...
Via Nets Daily
9 hours ago

The Nets abandoned N.J., but a building they left behind could help thousands

The Meadowlands YMCA will have a community center for the first time in its nearly 100-year history. EAST RUTHERFORD -- Jim Kirkos, CEO of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, remembers sending his son to swimming lessons at the local YMCA. They took place in a "makeshift pool" in the back of a tractor-trailer. The Meadowlands Area...
Via NJ.com
13 hours ago

Is Justin Hamilton Brooklyn's mystery man?

The Nets talked a lot about going overseas to make up for lost draft picks, and did sign two international players --Luis Scola and Greivis Vasquez -- to contracts, but the Argentine and Venezuelan are NBA veterans, not diamonds-in-rough. So the closest the Nets came was Justin Hamilton, a 7-foot American who played in Spain last season after two years on the bench in the NBA. His...
Via Nets Daily
13 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets start promoting Jeremy Lin to New York's Chinese and Chinese-American community

That didn't take long. Nets reps were in Flushing Tuesday to promote Jeremy Lin's arrival in New York, meeting with local community leaders and explaining what the arrival of Jeremy Lin means for the Nets and New York's Chinese and Chinese-American communities. There are 570,000 New Yorkers with Chinese or Taiwanese heritage and 200,000 of them live in Brooklyn.  Flushing hosts...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Jeremy Lin reportedly looking to trademark phrase ‘Brook-Lin’

In just 35 games with the New York Knicks a few seasons ago, Jeremy Lin basically became his own brand. The term “Linsanity” was born almost immediately, and the undrafted player out of Harvard was not prepared for it. That won’t be an issue in Brooklyn. Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets this offseason, has already submitted an application to trademark...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin fan helps him make money off Brooklyn move

The proud owner of the trademark “Linsanity” has applied to expand his portfolio. A quick-thinking Jeremy Lin fan filed for the trademark “Brook-Lin” on July 1, following Lin’s signing with the Nets, and subsequently transferred it to Lin, according to NetsDaily. The pending application on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website says the term “Brook-Lin”...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Nets’ Luis Scola isn’t fan of New York rental prices

Luis Scola is getting a taste of the big-city life with the Brooklyn Nets. The 36-year-old forward inked a deal with Brooklyn this offseason and had to relocate after spending last year with the Toronto Raptors. It’s been quite an adjustment for the big man from a rental standpoint, as he told Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I think New York is one of the best cities in...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Jeremy Lin buying into Nets’ rebuild

When Jeremy Lin signed a three year, 36 million dollar contract to play for the Brooklyn Nets, it left many wondering why he didn’t demand more money. When Allen Crabbe is getting $75 million, Lin easily could have gotten more. But, Jeremy Lin has shown that he is here to be part of a rebuild, and to develop both as a man and as a player. Money was not the answer for Lin, as he...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin heads to Brooklyn with braids

The Brooklyn Nets unveil their offseason additions, including point guard Jeremy Lin, who showed off a new braided hairstyle.
Via SNY
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lin on his vision for Nets

Jeremy Lin discusses why he chose to play with the Nets and the vision he has for the team.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Atkinson says Jeremy Lin will be Nets’ full-time point guard

Jeremy Lin has historically fared well in the New York metropolitan area, and the Brooklyn Nets are hoping that continues into the 2016-17 season. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said on Wednesday that the Nets will be looking to Lin for leadership next year and that the Harvard product will be the team’s full-time point guard, per Andy Vasquez of The Record. Coach Kenny Atkinson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Introducing the new 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets

The new Nets players for 2016-17 discuss what they hope to accomplish this season and how they will fit into head coach Kenny Atkinson's style of play.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson introduce the new Nets

Nets General Manager Sean Marks and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson discuss how the new players will fit in with the team and what they bring to it.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin debuts yet another rocking hairdo, everyone (pic)

Jeremy Lin has rocked many-a-unique hairstyle during his NBA career, most notably last season. But the new Brooklyn Nets guard recently debuted perhaps his coolest hairdo yet: Braids. Two of ’em, starting on the front of his forehead and going all the way back. Bleacher Report’s Thomas Duffy shared an image of Lin’s new look via Twitter. Jeremy Lin's latest hairstyle goes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Brooklyn Nets

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets.  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Brooklyn Nets...
Via Razzball Basketball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets SG Bogdanovic escaped Turkey by boat during coup

Brooklyn Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic was in Turkey for a relaxation period before getting ready to play in the Rio Olympics in a couple of weeks. Bojan posted a beautiful photo on his Instagram account, showing what appears to be a very relaxing place to be: La Ga No...Par dana odmora prije nastavka misije Rio #sretnanovagodina #elbabo #bzb #rioparty #cacemicopcabana...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: What we learned from the Las Vegas Summer League

  The Nets won three out of the five games they played in this years Summer League. For a Brooklyn franchise in serious turmoil, going three for five this summer means a lot to this team regardless of the competition and meaningfulness of the games played. The wide array of players who suited up for black and white enabled Nets fans to get a glimpse at the some of the future cornerstones...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets sign former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett

NEW YORK (AP) Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is getting another chance in the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets signed Bennett on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bennett averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 19 games last season for Toronto, his third team since Cleveland surprisingly took him with the top pick of the 2013 draft. Bennett, 23, has averaged 4...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett reportedly agrees to deal with Nets

Anthony Bennett was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but has yet to come close to living up to the lofty expectations that come along with being taken first overall.He's played sparingly for three teams in three seasons, and will now get a shot with a fourth after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal to join the Brooklyn Nets. Bennett...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets to sign Luis Scola

Free agent forward Luis Scola has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Scola, 36, was a member of the Raptors team that made the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015-16. He started 76 regular-season games for Toronto, averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. In nine NBA seasons, the Argentine...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets heading in right direction, despite matched offer sheets to Crabbe, Johnson

Sean Marks had one of the tallest tasks of the offseason, taking over as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets. The former Spurs assistant GM joined an entirely different situation. The Nets didn’t have top draft picks (the previous regime mortgaged the future for short term gain) and outside of Brook Lopez, the returning roster didn’t offer much. The rookie GM had to be aggressive...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to match Brooklyn’s offer sheet for Tyler Johnson

Here’s one free agent who won’t be leaving Miami this summer. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Sunday, the Heat have decided to match Brooklyn’s $50 million offer sheet for restricted free agent guard Tyler Johnson. The Miami Heat have matched Brooklyn's $50M offer sheet for Tyler Johnson, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeremy Lin Worth the Investment for the Brooklyn Nets?

Heading into his seventh year in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has landed on the sixth NBA team by signing a three-year $36 million deal to return to New York and play for the Brooklyn Nets. Lin wants the opportunity to be a starting point guard and the Nets have this opportunity open to him for Lin to seize. Lin understands his role coming to the Nets and he is embracing it to ensure he lives...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams re-signs with Mavericks on a one-year deal

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed point guard Deron Williams on a one-year deal for $10 million, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The three-time All-Star signed with the Mavericks a year ago after taking a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets. He played in 65 games last season, averaging 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Deron Williams shot an eFG% of 68% on open spot up jumpers...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets are proving you can tank without picks

There was never a right way for Sean Marks to rebuild the Nets. He took over a team with worse current players than just about anyone else, but without his own draft picks until 2019 traditional rebuilding flew out the window as well. A lesser GM would’ve made a bunch of high-risk moves trying to win now. And yes, Derrick Rose was available and there were attainable potential...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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