NETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brooklyn Nets, Brandon Jennings, Rajon Rondo have "mutual interest?"

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, taking questions from Nets fans suggested Monday night that the Nets and two free agent point guards, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Jennings, have "mutual interest." Was told interest in both Rondo and Jennings is mutual. We'll see what that translates to in offers and others. https://t.co/Gzbjyw9aam — Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 27, 2016...
Via Nets Daily
1 hour ago

David Pick: Brooklyn Nets hire European legend Mike Batiste as big man coach

David Pick, the European hoops writer, tweets that the Nets have hired Mike Batiste, a former Euroleague great, as their big man coach. Source: Brooklyn Nets hire D-League assistant, Euroleague legend Mike Batiste as big man coach. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 27, 2016 Batiste, a 6'9" center/power forward, spend 12 years in Greece in Turkey after a short NBA career...
Via Nets Daily
7 hours ago

As free agency looms large, what's the Brooklyn Nets strategy?

So are the Nets going after Rajon Rondo, Jeremy Lin and Jamal Crawford or Al Horford?  Or are they going overseas to grab Sergio Rodriguez and Jan Vesely?  Keeping Jarrett Jack?  And what about Wayne Ellington's contract?  Anthony Bennett anyone? Beats us!  This off-season isn't so much critical --they're not contending for a title or anything else, but it's the first in the...
Via Nets Daily
9 hours ago

Report: Rajon Rondo interested in joining Nets

Rajon Rondo reportedly has his sights set on the east coast. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Rondo is interested in playing for the Brooklyn Nets. He also had interest in the New York Knicks before the Derrick Rose trade ruled them out as an option. Speaking of Kings, source said their free agent Rajon Rondo is open to staying but also had interest in Knicks &...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Seriously and Correctly Rebuilding with Draft-Day Moves

Youth. Cap space. Draft picks. No championship guarantees, and no former superstars with ridiculous contracts. Those are not traits the Brooklyn Nets have had the luxury of possessing during Mikhail Prokhorov’s tenure as owner since he bought the team in 2010. Prokhorov told Nets fans the team would win a championship within five years, a deadline that has since passed. He then...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Brooklyn Sticks To A Plan

The Brooklyn Nets have turned a new leaf, and stuck to their plan throughout the NBA Draft. What is the plan, and is it a good one? Every year the NBA Draft is a chaotic tapestry of anxiety, excitement, and the not-quite. Trades allow teams to fly around the draft board, acquiring picks, players, and questions from fans and writers alike. Going into Thursday night’s draft, four...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets double down on rebuild after Thaddeus Young trade

The Brooklyn Nets went 21-61 last season with a bare-bones roster built around Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. Under new management led by general manager Sean Marks and new head coach Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn doubled down on its rebuilding process by sending Young to Indiana on Thursday for the 20th overall pick in the draft. The night ended with two new rookies looking to grow...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: draft recap

The Brooklyn Nets came into the NBA draft trading for a first round pick for the second year in a row as they traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th overall selection. General manager, Sean Marks, found it necessary to add young talent as the only pick the organization had was 55th overall. With the rebuilding process in full effect, Brooklyn needs be successful...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Whitehead stays home with Nets: ‘Dream come true’

The disappointment of falling out of the first round became a distant memory. When Isaiah Whitehead knew his name was about to be called by the Jazz — and traded to his hometown Nets for the 55th pick and cash considerations — family and friends surrounded him, and section No. 25 at Barclays Center exploded...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Transcript: Caris LeVert reacts to being selected 20th overall

After battling through three foot injuries, Caris LeVert still heard his name called during the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana) selected LeVert with the No. 20 pick in the draft. Here are LeVert’s comments on the podium after being selected. CARIS LeVERT: I’m really blessed to be in this situation. None of this was possible without God, my...
Via UM Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

The Brooklyn Nets will be picking in the first round of the draft Thursday after trading forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the No. 20 pick and a future second-round selection, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Brooklyn has traded forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick and a future 2nd rounder, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets deal Thaddeus Young for first-round pick

The Brooklyn Nets moved into the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, acquiring the 20th overall pick from the Indiana Pacers for Thaddeus Young, according to The Vertical. The Nets also received a future second-round pick in the deal. After the season, Young said management had insisted that he would not be traded, and was looking...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Nets Working To Trade Thaddeus Young For First Rounder

The Brooklyn Nets have been working to trade Thaddeus Young to the highest bidder. The Nets will get into the first round via the trade. Several Western Conference teams have been aggressive on dealing for Young.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets hope to buy their way into first round of NBA draft

There will be no joy in Brooklyn when the Celtics hit the clock with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center with a chance at Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Dragan Bender or Jaylen Brown. That should have been the Nets’ pick, but they are still being tortured by...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: A look back at last seasons egregious roster

There is one glaring reason as to why the Brooklyn Nets finished the 2015-2016 NBA season with a 21-61 record. Poor coaching, management, and community involvement only augmented the particular issue that plagued the Nets throughout the season. And that was the Nets’ lack of having NBA quality players to put out on the court each and every night. Disclaimer: we will omit Joe Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Brooklyn Nets introduce Sean Marks

The Nets introduce their new GM Sean Marks and talk about his road to the position as well as the culture he will instill in Brooklyn.
Via YES Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cheerleaders audition to be dancers for the Brooklyn Nets

The final day for 17 potential ladies to win spots as cheerleaders for the Brooklyn Nets.
Via YES Network
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: A decade full of draft blunders

2010: With the third pick in the draft the Nets took Derrick Favors, a dynamic big man from Georgia Tech who entered the NBA at just 19 years old. Favors only played 55 games for the Nets before being shipped off to Utah as part of a deal for Deron Williams. Of course, once he left New Jersey he began to come into his own as a solid power forward in the league. This year, Favors...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett to work out for Nets

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett is getting another shot to make it in the NBA. Bennett, who played 19 games with the Toronto Raptors this season before being waived, will work out for the Brooklyn Nets this week, according to a report. Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is expected to be among the group of veteran FAs working out at the Nets' minicamp this week...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young says he and Brook Lopez will return to Nets

Next year’s Brooklyn Nets will look very similar to this year’s team, at least at the top of the roster. Andy Vasquez from The Record quoted forward Thaddeus Young saying that both he and center Brook Lopez will be back. Thaddeus Young: "I've been told I'll be here, along with Brook." #Nets — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 16, 2016 It’s not surprising that they’ll...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy King 'thought I could have turned it around' with Nets

Billy King could have turned things around with the Brooklyn Nets, if only he was given more time. Well, that’s at least the opinion of King, who said as much in his first interview since being fired. “I know some of the mistakes that were made here and I, I thought I could have turned it around but ownership … that’s their prerogative, [but] you still spent time trying...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets name Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson head coach

The Brooklyn Nets have announced Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as their new head coach. The Nets formally announced the hire on Sunday, with the stipulation that Atkinson will remain with the Hawks until their playoff run concludes. The 48-year-old has been an assistant with Atlanta since 2012 under Larry Drew and now Mike Budenholzer. Prior to that, he spent four seasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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