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Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic to Start at Small Forward

The Brooklyn Nets starting small forward this year will be Bojan Bogdanovic. But really. The rookie with plenty of international experience has been getting the start alongside Deron Williams and Joe Johnson throughout the preseason so far, and coach Lionel Hollins likes what he’s seen so far in camp. Via the New York Post: Bojan Bogdanovic appears to have the fifth starting spot...
Via Standing O Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prokhorov not looking to sell, "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time"

In an interview Friday with Reuters, Brett Yormark once again tried to put to rest rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to sell the Nets --or take on investors-- and "plans to be an owner for a very long period of time." Asked by a Reuters reporter in Shanghai if the a Chinese investor in the Nets would help the team brand in China, Yormark replied... "Mikhail...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four takeaways from Brooklyn Nets’ win over Maccabi Telaviv

On Tuesday night, October 7th the Brooklyn Nets played their first preseason game at home against Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Nets won 111- 94. Although the game was against inferior competition, the win showed some things that the Nets are capable of. The starters and the bench both showed some potential. Here are some things the team can take away from they’re first win: 1. The Big...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Brooklyn Nets: Rising Down

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our...
Via Hoops Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Back from injuries, Lopez, Williams sharp for Nets vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

  Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets' 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn's preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lopez, Williams sharp in Nets' preseason opener

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets' 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn's preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett updates the world on what's going on with Rasheed Wallace

From New York Times reporter Andrew Keh:"I talked to Sheed the other day," Kevin Garnett said. "He was at home, on the couch, being fat."— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) October 6, 2014This sounds about right to me.  My guess is that as he prepares for his 20th NBA season, KG is probably more than a little jealous.Follow Mark Vandeusen on twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett gives his biggest rival, Tim Duncan, his respect

Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan have been considered two of the best power forwards of this generation of the NBA. Both have excelled on the court, winning titles and made several All-Star appearances. But that is where the similarities end. Their personalities are strikingly different with Duncan letting his game do the talking while Garnett […]
Via Project Spurs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Lionel Hollis Wants Brook Lopez to Toughen Up

Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins wants Brook Lopez to toughen up and play in the paint more. Yeah, like he hasn’t heard that before. Via the New  York Daily News: “Just being more aggressive, being tougher, rebounding better. Just being a force in the paint,” Hollins said when asked how he wants his 26-year-old center to improve. “When you’re 7-feet and 260 pounds, I’d...
Via Standing O Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett gives hilarious response on returning for a 20th season

Kevin Garnett is returning so he doesn’t get fat! Kevin Garnett gave us an update on his return to the NBA, while using friend Rasheed Wallace as his inspiration, apparently. When asked about returning to the Brooklyn Nets for his 20th season, KG gave a classic response.   Kevin Garnett on 20th season: “Talked to ‘Sheed the other day. He was home on the couch being fat. So...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams and other players expect another NBA lockout

Deron Williams thinks the new T.V. deal is going to lead to a lockout Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams was asked if he was looking forward to the open market after the NBA announced it had signed a 9-year extension worth $24 billion. Williams said he’s not excited for the open market because he feels the new extension is going to lead to another potential lockout.   Was...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets season preview: Roster analysis

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins will be coming into Brooklyn with a roster that may not seem very deep on the surface, but has the potential to have a number of contributors offensively and defensively. The starting five will most likely be all returning players; Deron Williams at point guard, Joe Johnson at shooting guard, Alan Anderson/Andrei Kirilenko at small forward...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets for sale?

The ownership groups of the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in “ongoing discussions” for a “combination of assets,” according to NetsDaily. Mikhail Prokhorov, majority owner of the Nets, would retain control of the team if the deal goes through with the Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports. Prokhorov would also be able to parlay some of his assets into...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams engage in war of words

It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his productivity. So it is imperative that the 2014-15 season is a good one for Deron, who has to prove...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett admits he thought about retirement

If Kevin Garnett had decided to retire after last season, few would have been shocked to hear the news. After the worst season of his career and a disappointing playoff elimination for the Brooklyn Nets, it would have been understandable for Garnett to want to throw in the towel, especially after longtime teammate Paul Pierce chose to depart for the Washington Wizards in his free...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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