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TLM Podcast Ep. 50: Looking back on 1-49, and discussing the Brooklyn Nets with Reed Wallach

Looking back at some of the podcast’s greater moments, and discussing the Brooklyn Nets with guest Reed Wallach of NetsDaily.com. We have reached the historic 50th episode of The Lottery Mafia Podcast. I know, we’re just as surprised as you are. To mark the occasion, James Plowright and I dedicated the first 27 minutes of the episode to reflecting back on all the fun we...
Via The Lottery Mafia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nets F Teletovic released from hospital after blood clots

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets say forward Mirza Teletovic, hospitalized last week in Los Angeles with blood clots in his lungs, is being released and traveling home. Team physician Dr. Michael Farber says Wednesday he expects Teletovic to make a full recovery. Teletovic was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus following a loss to the Clippers last Thursday and started on blood-thinning...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Mason Plumlee Learned the Value of Leg Days and a Good Night's Sleep

The Brooklyn Nets weren't supposed to be Mason Plumlee's team. Not this early, anyway. But injuries to Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez earlier in the season forced the
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets evaluating coach Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets, with a record of 2-10 in their last 12 games, are in the process of evaluating head coach Lionel Hollins, according to Marc Stein and Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. ESPN reported Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is monitoring the situation closely. The Nets, with their recent slide, have fallen out of the top 8 in the Eastern conference. The Nets (18-26), currently sit...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins’ job already in question with Nets

Lionel Hollins’ job as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets already seems to be in jeopardy as the team slides in the standings. The Nets have gone 2-10 over their past 12 games, including a stretch of seven straight losses, and they’re now ninth in the East with an 18-26 record. Their last two losses,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Already Considering Firing Coach Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets are evaluating head coach Lionel Hollins, and every facet of the team in the wake of a 2-10 slide that coincides with the franchise being up for sale. The Nets lost consecutive road games last week to the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz by 39 and 35 points, respectively, sparking concern within the organization about whether Hollins’ message is getting through...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Evaluating Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets have launched an in-season evaluation on various aspects of the team, including the performance of Lionel Hollins as head coach. Hollins is in the first season of a four-year deal worth more than $20 million. Sources said Monday that the Nets, in hopes of sparking a change to their fortunes, will continue to pursue a shake-up trade or two before the Feb. 19 deadline...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have pursued trade scenarios involving Brook Lopez, but his preference is to remain with the franchise. Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the teams purusing a trade for Lopez.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Trying to Trade Joe Johnson to Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson for Lance Stephenson according to Yahoo Sports. Both teams are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin Williams. The Nets have dropped eight of 10 games, and fallen a half-game behind the...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets forward Teletovic has blood clots in lungs, out for season

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets say Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic is in a Los Angeles hospital with blood clots in his lungs and will miss the rest of the NBA season. The 29-year-old Teletovic was taken there after he had shortness of breath during Thursday's game against the Clippers. He was given blood thinners to reduce the clots, and will remain in Los Angeles until he is cleared...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Mirza Teletovic Out For Season With Blood Clots In His Lungs

This is sad and truly scary. According to reports, Brooklyn Nets big man Mirza Teletovic will miss the remainder of the season. The Nets announced Friday morning that Teletovic has multiple blood clots in his lungs. Teletovic left the Nets game Thursday night due to shortness of breath, and it was at an LA hospital where the clots were found. Nets announce Mirza Teletovic is...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Deron Williams still out with rib injury, won't play on road trip

  The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams' injured rib will sideline the point guard through their three-game road trip. Williams is working his way back from fractured left rib cartilage. He missed his seventh consecutive game Wednesday night at Sacramento. The Nets say Williams ''has begun on-court non-contact work,'' but is still experiencing pain. The former All-Star has battled...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: slump continues as team put up for sale

The Brooklyn Nets were beaten handily by the Houston Rockets at Barclays Center on Monday, 113-99.  They sit now at 16-22, losers of 6 straight after winning 6 of their previous 7.  A Brooklyn team that looked poised to right the ship is now floating without direction in a weak Eastern Conference. With just over seven minutes to go in the first quarter against Houston, the Nets...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Taking Offers; Sale Of Team Not Imminent

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mikhail Prokhorov is still open to offers for the Brooklyn Nets, but a spokesperson for the Russian billionaire said Tuesday no sale is imminent. “As we have said for many months, ownership is always open to listening to offers — that’s just good business,” Ellen Pinchuk said in a statement. “There is nothing imminent...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brooklyn Nets could be for sale

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has decided to sell the team according to Bloomberg News. Prokhorov has reportedly retained Evercore Partners to sell the franchise he acquired majority ownership of in May 2010 for $223 million. The Nets have spent exorbitant amounts of money during the Russian’s tenure as owner and lost $144 million in basketball-related business last season...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett head-butts Dwight Howard

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett isn’t one to walk away from a fight. And in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, he nearly started one during an altercation with Dwight Howard. The two had some words at the end of a play, and Howard slapped him in the chest. Garnett responded by throwing the basketball at Howard, and then head-butting him...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams Out Indefinitely With Fractured Rib

Bad news for the Brooklyn Nets as Deron Williams is out indefinitely with a fractured rib. According to ESPN, Deron Williams is out indefinitely for the Brooklyn Nets due to a fractured rib. After suffering the injury on Sunday vs. the Miami Heat, Williams attempted to return Wednesday night vs. the Boston Celtics but had to leave that game after four minutes due to aggravating...
Via Basketball Bicker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy basketball: Evaluating the Deron Williams injury

On the heels of an already disappointing season for the Brooklyn Nets, their 2015 outlook took a turn for the worse after the announcement that star point guard Deron Williams has been ruled out indefinitely with a fractured rib. Despite his inability to live up to his contract (worth roughly $19.7 M in 2014-2015) and reclaim his spot as one of the league’s primer floor generals...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: The first chapter

With the Brooklyn Nets’ announcement making essentially all of their core players available for trade, the first chapter of the re-introduction of Brooklyn sports is drawing to a close. The popular focus around this franchise recently revolves around how they have effectively made it impossible for themselves to compete anytime in the near future. Perhaps they were overeager to...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets G partied with three strippers day of game?

Brooklyn Nets guard Sergey Karasev did not have one of his better games of the season against the Miami Heat on Sunday, finishing with just two points, two rebounds, an assist and two turnovers in 22 minutes of action. Did the time he allegedly spent with some “hot, busty strippers” on the morning of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez to play Wookiee in new 'Star Wars' movie?

  Brook Lopez: Stanford alum, NBA All-Star, “Star Wars” Wookiee?   The first two facts about the Brooklyn Nets center are true, but according to Lopez, that third item could come to fruition as well. Apparently the 26-year-old is a big science fiction fan, and after a recent Nets practice, he told reporters he’s hoping to score a role as one of the hairy bipeds...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

BOSTON — Lionel Hollins knows greatness when he sees it. The Brooklyn Nets bench boss has coached Kevin Garnett for just a few short months, but he could not praise the veteran big man enough when speaking with reporters Friday morning. “I’m honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to coach Kevin,” Hollins said before the Nets’ matchup with Garnett’s former...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

I loved it when jet-skiing multi-billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov made his dramatic entrance into the NBA, armed with a thick wallet he wanted to make lighter. Prokhorov’s willingness to spend large on his team has been the motivation for some of the league’s most thrilling trades. There’s the blockbuster that brought Deron Williams to Brooklyn in exchange for Derrick Favors...
Via The Sports Post
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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