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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nets interested in unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters?

The Brooklyn Nets have 14 -- possibly, yet, 15 -- players under contract for the 2016-17 NBA season. Still, they have some $21 million in cap space left to spend, if they so do choose, and very few tires out there worth kicking. One of said tires, however, could be Dion Waiters, says a speculative Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. This after he reported that the Thunder has rescinded...
Via Nets Daily
8 hours ago

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
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Press conference, Open House scheduled for Wednesday

The Nets will introduce seven of their 10 new players Wednesday at a press conference and an Open House, both in Brooklyn. The press conference will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at HSS Training Center in Sunset Park.  The press conference will be televised live on the YES Network and streamed live on both the Nets' Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BrooklynNets) and brooklynnets...
Via Nets Daily
12 hours ago

Their best games - Highlights from the newest Nets

We started this last year.  As each new player joined the team, we sought out a video of his best game, optimists that we are. Sometimes, it was easy, with a lot of games to choose from.  Other times, it was more difficult since the player had little experience.  Or their best games were a few years back.  All that said, here we go again.  Enjoy. Jeremy Lin, 38 points/7...
Via Nets Daily
18 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets make moves to fill out roster

The Brooklyn Nets went into this offseason with a clear goal in mind, do not make the same mistakes the previous regime did that put the organization into disarray. With little to no resources Sean Marks has to be creative to rebuild the Nets back to relevancy. Plan a for free agency involved taking a chance on young free agents that could blossom into all-stars. Allen Crabbe and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin explains why he signed with the Brooklyn Nets

Jeremy Lin spent most of his only season with the Charlotte Hornets as a backup but had some impressive performances in the playoffs and landed a big pay raise in the offseason.Lin opted out of his deal with the Hornets and signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets (which will be his sixth team in seven seasons), where he's expected to be a starter. During the NBA's Summer...
Via Fox Sports
7 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat sign Wayne Ellington to two-year deal

Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Ellington, 28, has played on six different teams in the last seven years. He averaged 7.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting last season with the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat signing Ellington makes it appear they won’t be matching Tyler Johnson’s...
Via The Sports Daily
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets and the free agent waiting game

The Brooklyn Nets went into the offseason knowing that they were not going to compete for a championship. Sean Marks was hired as general manager to put the team in a new direction that would not have them forge their future to gather a team that did not have a real chance to win the title. This has forced Brooklyn to rebuild whether they want to or not. Marks has appeared to learn...
Via isportsweb.com
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Tyler Johnson agrees to sign $50M offer with Nets

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Tyler Johnson has agreed to sign a $50 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets later this week. Johnson can sign the deal on Thursday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the talks are ongoing. Once it's signed, the Miami Heat - the team that Johnson has played with...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: What the addition of Trevor Booker means to the team

NBA free agency thus far this summer has been absolutely wild. Average players in the association are receiving outrageous deals for their services with the salary cap dramatically rising to $94 million next season. With that said, the Nets and former Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker agreed to a very modest yet valuable contract worth $18 million over the course of two years. Without...
Via isportsweb.com
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets trying to trade Jarrett Jack before waiving him

The Brooklyn Nets are trying to trade Jarrett Jack before his buyout date comes up on Thursday. If they are unable to deal him, they are likely to waive him, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the news about Jack, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in January. The Nets apparently have some concerns about paying the $6.3 million for Jack next...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 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
23 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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