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Wayne Ellington opts out, increasing Brooklyn Nets cap space

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports that Wayne Ellington has officially opted out of his player option for 2016-17. Both Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin opted out of their respective final years with the Brooklyn Nets @BBallInsiders — Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) June 30, 2016 Larkin's intentions have been well known for two weeks, but Ellington's plans were unknown...
Via Nets Daily
44 minutes ago

Nets secure meeting with Rajon Rondo; Jeremy Lin also in mix

The Nets have landed a meeting with with Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo, one of the best point guards on the free-agent market, The Post has learned. The 30-year-old Rondo – who averaged an NBA-best 11.7 assists last season while on a one-year contract with the Kings – is believed to favor a return to a major...
Via New York Post
46 minutes ago

Scotto: Brooklyn Nets interested in Ryan Anderson

After the Nets traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers on Draft Day, they were left without a starting caliber power forward. Now, Mike Scotto reports they may have interest in former Net, Ryan Anderson. Sources: Brooklyn Nets have interest in Ryan Anderson. With the Thaddeus Young trade, there's a gaping whole at power forward he could fill. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto...
Via Nets Daily
1 hour ago

Nets pocket roughly $6M by cutting Jarrett Jack

The Nets are officially in the point guard market after waiving last season’s starter Jarrett Jack. Jack had a salary of $6.3 million for next season, but the Nets had until Thursday night to waive him and owe him only $500,000. The team will stretch that sum over three years to save every possible penny of...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

Nets have money but still might not be able to attract talent

When NBA free agency starts just at 12:01 a.m. Friday, the Nets will be among the league leaders in both cap space and holes to fill. So where will they spend all that money, and how will they use all those resources? “Undervalued guys, guys that might be a little under the radar that can...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

WATCH: Isaiah Whitehead comes home to Brooklyn with the Nets

Coney Island native and Seton Hall guard Isiah Whitehead discusses playing for his hometown team, the Brooklyn Nets, after being selected by the Nets in the NBA Draft.
Via SNY
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo interested in joining Nets

Rajon Rondo reportedly has his sights set on the east coast. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, Rondo is interested in playing for the Brooklyn Nets. He also had interest in the New York Knicks before the Derrick Rose trade ruled them out as an option. Speaking of Kings, source said their free agent Rajon Rondo is open to staying but also had interest in Knicks &...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Seriously and Correctly Rebuilding with Draft-Day Moves

Youth. Cap space. Draft picks. No championship guarantees, and no former superstars with ridiculous contracts. Those are not traits the Brooklyn Nets have had the luxury of possessing during Mikhail Prokhorov’s tenure as owner since he bought the team in 2010. Prokhorov told Nets fans the team would win a championship within five years, a deadline that has since passed. He then...
Via The Sports Journal
4 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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: draft recap

The Brooklyn Nets came into the NBA draft trading for a first round pick for the second year in a row as they traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th overall selection. General manager, Sean Marks, found it necessary to add young talent as the only pick the organization had was 55th overall. With the rebuilding process in full effect, Brooklyn needs be successful...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Transcript: Caris LeVert reacts to being selected 20th overall

After battling through three foot injuries, Caris LeVert still heard his name called during the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Brooklyn Nets (via Indiana) selected LeVert with the No. 20 pick in the draft. Here are LeVert’s comments on the podium after being selected. CARIS LeVERT: I’m really blessed to be in this situation. None of this was possible without God, my...
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: NBA Draft preview

The Brooklyn Nets have traded power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick in the 2016 NBA draft and a future second round pick. The trade comes as the first trade by new general manager Sean Marks. In 2015, Young averaged 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds, and was one bright spot in an extremely dark 21-61 Brooklyn Nets season. Part of the reason for the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

The Brooklyn Nets will be picking in the first round of the draft Thursday after trading forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the No. 20 pick and a future second-round selection, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Brooklyn has traded forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick and a future 2nd rounder, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: A look back at last seasons egregious roster

There is one glaring reason as to why the Brooklyn Nets finished the 2015-2016 NBA season with a 21-61 record. Poor coaching, management, and community involvement only augmented the particular issue that plagued the Nets throughout the season. And that was the Nets’ lack of having NBA quality players to put out on the court each and every night. Disclaimer: we will omit Joe Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Brooklyn Nets introduce Sean Marks

The Nets introduce their new GM Sean Marks and talk about his road to the position as well as the culture he will instill in Brooklyn.
Via YES Network
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cheerleaders audition to be dancers for the Brooklyn Nets

The final day for 17 potential ladies to win spots as cheerleaders for the Brooklyn Nets.
Via YES Network
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett to work out for Nets

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett is getting another shot to make it in the NBA. Bennett, who played 19 games with the Toronto Raptors this season before being waived, will work out for the Brooklyn Nets this week, according to a report. Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is expected to be among the group of veteran FAs working out at the Nets' minicamp this week...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy King 'thought I could have turned it around' with Nets

Billy King could have turned things around with the Brooklyn Nets, if only he was given more time. Well, that’s at least the opinion of King, who said as much in his first interview since being fired. “I know some of the mistakes that were made here and I, I thought I could have turned it around but ownership … that’s their prerogative, [but] you still spent time trying...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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