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Who the Brooklyn Nets should part ways with

Mason Plumlee The NBA Draft, and free agency are widely viewed as the two main avenues that teams can use in order to enhance their roster. Yet, another, often overlooked, avenue includes the release of players that are hindering a team from taking the next step. Whether that step is a deeper run in the playoffs or a shot at the title depends upon that respective team’s goals...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins compares Tony Dungy to Donald Sterling: ‘Some people don’t recognize their own racism, homophobia’

Last summer, on the subject of former NFL rookie and openly gay defensive end Michael Sam, former NFL coach and current NBA analayst Tony Dungy admitted that he would not have drafted Sam if he had been in the position to do so. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play,” Dungy told the Tampa Tribune, “but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of...
Via Low Brow Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy's homophobia = Donald Sterling's racism: Jason Collins

Jason Collins mentioned Tony Dungy in a discussion with USA Today Sports about a new international study on homophobia.“If you were to ask Tony Dungy if he feels like homophobia is in his level of thinking or if he’s homophobic, he’d say no,” Collins said. “Well, if you were to ask Donald Sterling if he sees how his comments are racist, he said no, too. Some people don’t...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why trading Mason Plumlee would be a mistake for the Nets

The Nets made Mason Plumlee untradable when they were trying to unload Deron Williams during the middle of the season. Now, after Plumlee has come back to Earth (he was playing the best basketball of his life back in December when the Nets refused to include him in any D-Will deals), that looks like a mistake. Maybe the Nets should've jettisoned Williams when they had a chance....
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets have no plans to buy out Deron Williams, GM Billy King says

The Nets have hardly been quiet in their quest to move Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, but that doesn't mean they're willing to do everything to get those guys out of town.Some of the rumors which have complemented the trade talk have involved the Nets and Williams talking about a buyout. The Brooklyn point guard has two years remaining on his deal, and if Brooklyn really wanted...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Won't Waive Deron Williams Using Buyout Or Stretch Provision

Billy King said the Brooklyn Nets will not waive Deron Williams through a buyout or stretch provision. There has been speculation that the Nets would attempt to part with Williams. Williams averaged 13 points and 6.6 assists this season.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets leave Deron Williams and Joe Johnson out of letter to fans about future

The Nets have made it no secret that they're trying to trade Joe Johnson and/or Deron Williams. Now, they're making it even more obvious.In a letter written to the fans, Brooklyn mentioned its future and the core it plans on moving forward with. Two big-time names, though, were left off the list. I'll give you a hint: They're mentioned in the first sentence of this article.Here's...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Logo Concept

Designer Derrick Lee from Portland, Oregon created this mock re-branding of the Brooklyn Nets, by adding a few subtle touches to the current and still very new branding concept. Here is his design rational: ”My version references the same iconic subway destination signs as the original. I juxtaposed the gothic style custom sans serif typeface with textures that pay homage to...
Via Hooped Up
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' cost cutting bodes well for Celtics

Brooklyn Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks announced on Twitter yesterday that he is parting ways with the team. Marks has been noted for his knowledge of the salary cap, and was even referred to as a "cap wiz" by Howard Beck. With the way the Nets intentionally ignored the cap and forced the luxury tax Gods to smite them, finding out that Brooklyn paid and had access to a "cap wiz...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rival Execs Expect Nets To Explore Market For Mason Plumlee

The Brooklyn Nets were not believed to have shopped Mason Plumlee hard during the season. However, some rival executives believe the Nets could go explore the marketplace for Plumlee anyway. Plumlee averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 82 games this season.
Via RealGM
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Brooklyn Nets should pursue Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez As a result of the Joe Johnson trade in 2012, the Brooklyn Nets will not have a pick in this year’s draft until late in the first round. Because of this, and considering that this year’s draft class is not as deep as previous year’s, the Nets will need to look toward free agency in order to address any roster needs. Nonetheless, unlike the draft, this year’s...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: The Perfect Nets Offseason

  Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… With the Brooklyn Nets abysmal season coming to a relatively disappointing end despite giving Atlanta a respectable first round challenge, there’s few front offices in the league facing the extensive amounts of decisions Brooklyn must begin making this offseason. The team once regarded...
Via HoopStuff
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Brooklyn Nets can improve for next season

Brook Lopez Unlike the New York Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets are not in a favorable position heading into the summer of 2015. First, the three players that they signed away from the Boston Celtics almost two years ago (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry) all have departed. Second, their two superstars’ (Deron Williams and Joe Johnson) statistical outputs are on a steady...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Alan Anderson threw down a monster jam for the Nets

With the Nets losing momentum at the end of the second quarter, Alan Anderson took Kent Bazemore off the dribble and absolutely destroyed this huge dunk! Anderson drives baseline and CRUSHES the 2-handed dunk on @NBAonTNT! #NBARapidReplay http://t.co/cOcp862PfB — NBA (@NBA) April 30, 2015   Anderson was 6 of 6 in the first half for 16 points. The nets went into half-time...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA: Referees made mistakes in final minutes of Nets-Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly have taken two of the first four games in their first-round playoff series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. They had a bit of help from the zebras in their second win, however. The NBA released a report Tuesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating the referees made four incorrect calls or non-calls in the final two minutes and overtime...
Via NESN.com
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Net Losses: Brooklyn May Have Won, But Let’s Be Honest — This Organization Remains An Embarrassment

Winning may disguise a team’s shortcomings for a period of time, but there are instances when everyone already knows the deal. Yeah, yeah: the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta on Monday night to continue in their quest to move forward in the playoffs. Yet, the winning of a single game hasn’t hidden a reality most already know about them — Brooklyn was built to win “now” a few...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets forward Teletovic listed as probable for Game 2

The Brooklyn Nets may receive some help as they look to even up their playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. The team announced that forward Mirza Teletovic, who has been out since January 22 with blood clots, will be listed as probable for tomorrow’s crucial second game in the team’s first round playoff matchup. Brooklyn dropped the first game of the series 99-92 to the top...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce on his time with Brooklyn Nets: It was ‘horrible’

Paul Pierce has embraced his role as a bench player for the Washington Wizards this season, and that is partly because it is such a better experience than what he endured last season. Pierce, along with Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets before last season. The three were expected to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez throws epic shade at twin Brook for winning Player of the Week

Brook Lopez on Monday received his second straight Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, which is a pretty nice honor. Unfortunately he had his smart aleck twin brother around to bring him down a couple of pegs. Robin, whose Phoenix Suns were in Brooklyn for a clash against Brook’s Nets later that evening, threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Markel Brown blows alley oop, crashes onto court (Video)

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown paid dearly for blowing an alley oop, crashing hard onto the floor during Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks.Brown was a little too close to the rim when he made his leap to catch the pass. As a result, he was stuffed by the rim, causing him to take a scary fall as he appeared to hit the floor face first.Fortunately, Brown recovered...
Via Holdout Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Thaddeus Young Out for Nets Game Against Cleveland on Friday

The Brooklyn Nets will be without the services of forward Thaddeus Young for at least one game, the team announced Thursday. Young suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Nets victory in Charlotte on Wednesday. Thaddeus Young Update: MRI revealed a left knee strain. Listed as OUT for tomorrow vs. Cavs and DOUBTFUL for Sunday’s game vs. Lakers. #Nets — Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportsnaut
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Executive: Deron Williams Not Even the Best Point Guard on the Nets

Deron Williams is the NBA’s eighth highest-paid player, and the league’s second highest-paid point guard behind Chris Paul. Unfortunately for the Brooklyn Nets, his production has declined steadily since signing his monster contract, and he’s no longer considered among the elite point guards in the league. Just how far has Williams fallen? According to an anonymous poll conducted...
Via Sportsnaut
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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