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Chronicling Sean Marks’ long, strange trip to the Nets

How did a kid from New Zealand — two small islands way down in the South Pacific, as he called it — end up as the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, running a team in this country’s biggest city? It was a heck of a journey for Sean Marks, but he’s used to that....
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WATCH: Brook Lopez on the Nets loss to the Lakers

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WATCH: Sean Kilpatrick talks about his time with the Nets

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D’Angelo Russell has great celebration after hitting clutch shot

D'Angelo Russell pulled out a great celebration after making a huge 3-pointer to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-101 win over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Russell, who at many times this season has been in head coach Byron Scott's doghouse, broke out with a 39-point effort in which he shot 14-of-21, including 8-for-12 on threes. He made a big three to put the Lakers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Nets’ new GM is convincing Prokhorov to take it slow

Less than two months ago, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said his team was just one or two players away from contending for a title next season. But on Tuesday, new general manager Sean Marks said his notoriously impatient boss now knows how big a rebuilding job this is. In his first interview since being hired,...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

NBA 2K16 Nets Rebuild Project

With the NBA trade deadline behind us, we fast forward to this summer's NBA Draft and attempt to rebuild NBA franchises that are in need of desperate help.We move onto the Brooklyn Nets. We limited our rebuild projects to the end of the 2020 NBA Finals.Sixers Rebuild Project 2015-16 NBA Season 2015-2016 Season MVP Stephen Curry Jahlil Okafor Rookie Of the Year Golden State...
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Nets’ brief win streak evaporates as Ellington exits early

LOS ANGELES — The Nets lost a game and lost a starting guard. Now we’ll see if they lost their momentum as well. The Nets fell 105-95 to the Clippers on Monday at Staples Center to end their modest winning streak. They had won five of their last nine games and were coming off their...
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3 days ago

WATCH: Brook Lopez impressed with Nets effort in win over Jazz

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Brooklyn Nets hit the Mark with GM Hire

Sean Marks, The Brooklyn Nets newly hired general manager, has been quite busy since he was given the job roughly 10 ago. In the short time he has run the franchise he has managed to negotiate buyouts for both the disappointing Andrea Bargnani and the long-tenured Joe Johnson. Both moves were done for different reasons. In Bargnani’s case it was simply a matter of getting rid of...
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Report: Jason Kidd at odds with Bucks ownership over personnel power

Is Jason Kidd having some issues with ownership in his second job, too? The Bucks coach is reportedly at odds with ownership, according to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, with the team’s ownership group reportedly vetoing a “massive deal” with New Orleans that Kidd had put together. “At last week’s trade deadline, Kidd tried to engineer a massive deal with New Orleans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Brooklyn Nets waive Joe Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets and shooting guard Joe Johnson reached a buy-out agreement today. The seven-time All-Star played mostly small forward this year. He played and started in all 57 games for the Nets, averaging 11.8 points, 4.1 assist, and 3.9 rebounds. The last time he scored under 12 points per game was his second year in the league with the Phoenix Suns. The 15-year veteran was...
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Brooklyn Nets waive Joe Johnson, allowing him to sign with playoff contender

Has there ever been an NBA free agent contract more destined to fail than that of Joe Johnson’s? During the wild summer of 2010, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Amar’e Stoudemire all hit free agency at the same time, it was Johnson who cashed in biggest, securing a six-year, $123.7 million contract from the Atlanta Hawks. Only two years later, the Hawks gave up...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets cut Joe Johnson, but could he be heading toward a contender?

The woeful Brooklyn Nets have cut ties with their most expensive player.Veteran shooting guard Joe Johnson was waived by the team Thursday after the team announced a buyout for what was left of his $24.9 million salary this season. But the 15-42 Nets did Johnson a favor, letting him before March 1 allows him to sign with another team and he would be eligible for the playoffs.First...
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Nets waive former All-Star Joe Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have waived Joe Johnson, allowing the seven-time All-Star to leave one of the NBA's worst teams and join a contender. The Nets announced the move Thursday after agreeing to a buyout of the remainder of Johnson's contract - one of the largest in the NBA. Players have to be waived by March 1 in order to sign with another team and be eligible for the...
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Brooklyn Nets Buyout Talks Begin with Joe Johnson

After a crippling six year deal worth $124 million, of which the Nets absorbed four years and $89.3 million, the Nets are talking buyout with Joe Johnson. As long as Johnson is released by Tuesday he will be playoff eligible for his next team. GM Sean Marks looks to make this happen. “I think he’s deserved the right to [play on a playoff team if that’s what he wants],” Marks...
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Celtics could be biggest winners of Nets buying out Joe Johnson

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics have to love the idea of the Brooklyn Nets buying out Joe Johnson. No, the Nets, 14th in the Eastern Conference at 15-42, won’t harm the Celtics in the standings either way. Boston will remain in the thick of things where it currently sits third in the conference. But there are present and long-reaching implications to the Nets buying out Johnson...
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Nets reportedly begin buyout talks with Andrea Bargnani

Shield your eyes, Primo Pasta enthusiasts. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Saturday, the Brooklyn Nets have opened up contract buyout negotiations with veteran big man Andrea Bargnani. ESPN sources say that the Nets and veteran forward Andrea Bargnani have opened buyout negotiations — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 20, 2016 Bargnani, 30, signed a two-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Andray Blatche throws headband at ref in China

Andray Blatche averaged 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over a nine-year NBA career, spending seven years with the Washington Wizards, and two years with the Brooklyn Nets (with his last season being in 2013-2014). Now, the 29-year-old is playing basketball for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. And during a Flying Tigers playoff game this week...
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Andray Blatche throws headband at ref in China (Video)

Former NBA big man Andray Blatche threw his headband at a referee during a playoff game in the Chinese Basketball Association on Wednesday.Blatche, who spent time with the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets, currently plays for the CBA's Xinjiang Flying Tigers, who held a 1-0 series lead over defending CBA champion Beijing Ducks in the best-of-5 first round matchup.In the second...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out the Brooklyn Nets' New 70,000-Square-Foot Training Center

[caption id="attachment_236220" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Photos via nets.com[/caption] The Brooklyn Nets are mired in a season they will be glad to forget. At the All-Star break, their record is an atrocious 14-40, and they are in talks to buy out Joe Johnson, the last remaining piece from their free agency spending spree a few years ago to begin a much-needed rebuilding...
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Brook Lopez is the NBA's most underrated big man

Brook Lopez could make any NBA team better. At seven feet tall, Lopez possesses offensive skills that many NBA bigs couldn't dream of. As the trade deadline approaches, it would be wise for potential contenders to consider adding him as the final piece to a championship puzzle. Lopez is an offensive freak. He is second in the NBA this season among centers in points per game with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets’ Joe Johnson would ‘welcome’ a trade

The Brooklyn Nets seem like one of the biggest sellers ahead of the NBA trade deadline, though most wouldn’t expect veteran guard Joe Jonson to be one of the names on the move. Johnson is certainly a piece the Nets might like to move were it not for a contract that pays the Arkansas product Kobe Bryant money. According to BasketballInsiders.com’s Moke Hamilton, even Johnson...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson may be open to buyout

Last month, Joe Johnson reportedly had no interest in seeking a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. And why would he when he’s making nearly $25 million to play in Brooklyn this season? But at Nets practice on Tuesday, Johnson said he didn’t know for sure if that’s what he still wants. From Andy Vasquez of The Record: Joe Johnson said he won...
Via The Sports Daily
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets’ GM search reportedly down to four candidates

Alongside Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ferry, the Brooklyn Nets reportedly have two other candidates in mind for their vacant general manager position. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Arturas Karnisovas and Gersson Rosas have become serious candidates in the Nets’ search in addition to Colangelo and Ferry. Karnisovas is currently the assistant GM in Denver with the Nuggets...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

A five-step plan to fix the Nets

With limited draft assets, a middling roster without much upside and no vision for the future, it's hard to imagine the Brooklyn Nets becoming relevant anytime in the near future. In short, the Nets are a mess. So this being the internet and all, we took a stab at a 5-step plan to get this franchise back on track. Step 1: Identify whether Brook Lopez is a player you can (realistically...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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