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Brooklyn Nets next steps after draft

This past week has been eventful for the Brooklyn Nets. They were prevalent in the pre-draft buzz trading away Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Laker for former number two overall pick D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov. Lopez was finally traded after years of speculation and rumors of the organization looking to move him. Brook was on the last year...
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Larry Nance Jr. on D’Angelo Russell: “I hope he averages 40”

Awkward. Just as Magic Johnson was calling out D’Angelo Russell as someone others don’t want to play with, one of Russell’s teammates told Alex Kennedy on the Hoopshype podcast, about his bond with Russell and his hopes for a rebirth in Brooklyn. Larry Nance Jr., who was drafted in the same class as Russell and Julius Randle two years ago, described his reaction to the...
Via Nets Daily
7 hours ago

Lin sees no problems incorporating “good kid” Russell into Nets system

In a lengthy interview with Greg Logan, Jeremy Lin thinks he and D’Angelo Russell is “really good kid” and the two guard will get along just fine in Kenny Atkinson’s motion offense. “I think at the end of the day, he’s a really good kid,” Lin said of Russell. “He has a good heart, and he’s a tremendous basketball player. Once he meets our team and gets in our...
Via Nets Daily
8 hours ago

Getting young was only first step of Nets’ grand plan

Youth will be served in Brooklyn — or at least get major playing time. How fast the Nets can rebuild will depend on how quickly they guide their youngsters through growing pains. Bereft of lottery picks, general manager Sean Marks’ long-term plan is finding young talents such as Jarrett Allen and D’Angelo Russell. That means...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Sean Marks: Jeremy Lin “definitely” the Nets leader

In an interview Friday with Michael Kay and Dom LaGreca, Sean Marks left no doubt as to who the Nets leader will be this season now that Brook Lopez is gone. It’s Jeremy Lin, but Marks wouldn’t say Lin is untouchable. “We’ve got young players. He’s definitely the leader of that clubhouse, with his work ethic and the stuff he does in there. He’s tremendous. The guy’s...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

‘Rare when you get your guy’: Nets thrilled with 1st-round pick

Everybody from Jarrett Allen to foes to scouts assumed the Texas teen was going to be a lottery pick. The Nets are thankful he wasn’t. Long before the Nets traded away all-time leading scorer Brook Lopez, they scouted and identified Allen. They spent much of Thursday exploring ways to move up to get him. But...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Magic Johnson takes parting shot at D’Angelo Russell’s leadership qualities

Days after sending D’Angelo Russell packing, Magic Johnson continues to show him no mercy and no chill.Addressing the media at Lonzo Ball’s introductory press conference on Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations took a parting shot at Russell and his perceived lack of leadership qualities.“D’Angelo is an excellent player,” said Johnson, per Baxter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell’s maturity not a concern for Nets GM

Now that the Nets’ trade for D’Angelo Russell finally is official, they can weigh in on the addition of their young building block. And general manager Sean Marks insisted he’s more interested in tapping the former No. 2 pick’s talent than worrying about the 21-year-old’s purported immaturity. “When you’re able to get a talent like...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Brooklyn Nets NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: A look back at NBA Draft history before 2017

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Report: Mavs were unwilling to give up No. 9 pick for D’Angelo Russell

Many saw the return that the Los Angeles Lakers got from the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell as somewhat low, but that may have had something to do with his perceived trade value around the league.Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reported on Tuesday that the Dallas Mavericks were unwilling to give up the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft for Russell. The 21-year-old Russell, himself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Sean Marks continues aggressive approach in landing potential star D’Angelo Russell

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks isn’t afraid to take big, risky swings to improve his asset-depleted squad and on Tuesday, the second-year exec hit a home run. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reported the Nets acquired D’Angelo Russell and the bloated contract of Timofey Mozgov in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. To make...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trading D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, pick

The Los Angeles Lakers are making some moves ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers are trading D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday’s draft. Russell was the No. 2 overall pick by the Lakers in 2015, but he could become expendable if the team is planning on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets looking to package two first-round picks to move up

Most of the basketball talk in New York City has surrounded the Knicks. And for good reason. Not only are the Knicks a complete dumpster fire, they have been the subject of multiple trade rumors.Though, it does look like the Brooklyn Nets are attempting to get involved in the trade circuit heading into Thursday’s 2017 NBA Draft. Picking 22nd and 27th overall, Brooklyn is attempting...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Updated free agent watch list

The Brooklyn Nets are still very much in the rebuilding stage as an NBA franchise, but it might be fair to say that last season was the year that was going to be really ugly, and it was. The 2017-2018 season could be a brighter campaign, however, as the Nets have the money to spend on free agents that could fit their scheme and culture of playing hard on the court while being professional...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Forgetten Nets–No. 2: Jarvis Hayes

With the 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets stuck to the NBA’s cellar for yet another season, I’m going to take some time to commemorate some of the organization’s former players. Not the most talented ones — they have gotten enough coverage — but the ones that hung around for a few seasons, before inevitably serving as key members of championship teams elsewhere, playing overseas,...
Via Brooklyn Balling
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The evolution of the worst trade in NBA history

The Nets were attempting to make a splash having just moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. The idea was to get this re-energized New York City neighborhood excited about the return of professional sports.The year was 2013, and the conference-rival Boston Celtics had just been eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Fans were growing tired of a lack of contention after Boston...
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May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

David Stern blasts Nets for resting starters

Resting players is a major topic in the NBA right now and former commissioner David Stern has finally weighed in on the matter.In some ways, resting players is part of a playoff team’s strategy down the stretch and a byproduct of the NBA’s brutal schedule. Teams want to win titles and entering the playoffs well-rested can help.But for teams out of the running there is little...
Via The Sports Daily
April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: “I’m not a host, bro. I’m not going to be able to get through tag lines.”

Plenty of former athletes have gone into broadcasting, but most frequently in the well-defined traditional roles of color commentators or studio analysts. We’re starting to see more unusual spins on that, though, and one of the most interesting may be what Turner Sports is doing with Kevin Garnett. Rather than put Garnett on their Inside the NBA panel or assign him to color commentary...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks shares offseason vision

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks talks about evaluating the roster during the offseason after his team finished last in the Eastern Conference.
Via SNY
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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