Random notes from Nets Media Day

If you’re looking for a good quote on the atmosphere at Nets training camp, maybe Anthony Bennett said it best... “Everybody’s pretty cool, pretty chill. No egos ... That’s kind of new for me,” said the four-year vet who’s looking for a new opportunity. There was a lot of talk, a LOT of talk, about the culture, in its many forms, accountability, performance, team building...
Via Nets Daily
11 hours ago

Nets won’t measure season in wins and (lots and lots of) losses

The Nets had better make up for in accountability what they lack in ability. When Brooklyn tips off training camp Tuesday, it will be as the team most experts and oddsmakers think will be the worst in the NBA. After winning just 21 games last season, and adding no star power to help Brook Lopez...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

Caris LeVert: Doc says latest surgery should fix things ... for good

The Nets reportedly had Caris LeVert at No. 11 on their internal mock draft. It’s probably where he would have taken without that nasty record of foot injuries: three fractures and three surgeries in three years at Michigan. A lot of draftniks thought it was a stretch for the Nets to take him at No. 20, after acquiring the pick from Indiana for Thaddeus Young. None of the big...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Lin gets another chance to start, this time in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) Jeremy Lin knows he'll carry the weight of ''Linsanity'' as wide as the Brooklyn Bridge heading into the new NBA season. ''People are quicker to discount me or say certain things because of my race,'' said Lin, the league's first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. ''In some ways, Linsanity wouldn't have been Linsanity if I was a different skin...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yormark: Four brands interested in Nets uniform patch, but sales are tough

In an article on how the marketing of uniform patches on NBA jersey is slow going, Brett Yormark says he has four “brands” interested in buying a small piece of the Nets jerseys. Yormark, the CEO of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the Nets parent company, didn’t identify the brands nor give a timeline for when a deal could be done. According to Sports Business Journal...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Preseason expectations leave Nets nowhere to go but up

After the Nets posted the third-worst record (21-61) in the NBA last season, Las Vegas oddsmakers have tabbed them to be dead-last this time around. Brooklyn has a new general manager in Sean Marks, a rookie head coach in Kenny Atkinson, a few intriguing young pieces and a hefty $17 million in cap space. It...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Why Vegas is Wrong About the Brooklyn Nets

It was no surprise—it’s the Brooklyn Nets. The laughing stock of the NBA, the team known for the single worst trade in NBA history, and perhaps most importantly, the team with no future. That’s what they’ll tell you, but they’re wrong. The Nets do have a future, and they will most certainty win more than 20.5 games this season. Vegas released its over/under win total projections...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson talk Jeremy Lin and the Nets

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks, along with new head coach Kenny Atkinson, addressed the media about Jeremy Lin and the upcoming NBA season.
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Prokhorov OK with new Nets regime taking it slow on rebuild

Las Vegas isn’t just projecting the Nets to be bad this season — they’re calling them the worst team in the NBA. Brooklyn comes into the season with no pressure, and expectations so low that even notoriously impatient owner Mikhail Prokhorov is resigned to a low, slow rebuilding. “The season won’t be measured in wins...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Expectations low, but Nets no longer worry about winning now

NEW YORK (AP) Jeremy Lin will be urged to become a better leader. Brook Lopez will be challenged to rebound and defend better. Kenny Atkinson believes in being direct and honest with his players, but there's one thing the new Brooklyn Nets coach won't discuss with them. After all, the players already know some people don't think very much of them. ''I think those guys are aware...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brook Lopez talks Jeremy Lin and new Nets season

Brook Lopez chats with SNY about how the Brooklyn Nets are going to rebound next season, being the stabilizing force for the team, and the addition of Jeremy Lin.
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Hamilton is Brooklyn’s X-Factor

The Nets are bound to be among the bottom handful of teams again in 2016-17, with only Boston’s first round pick at the end of the tunnel. However, Justin Hamilton has the goods to survive and thrive as a stretch-5. Standing 6-11 with a near 7-2 wingspan, Hamilton has the height, speed, and stroke to succeed in today’s NBA. Draft Express lists Spencer Hawes as Hamilton’s best...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: What it must feel like to be Brook Lopez in the Big Apple

Brook Lopez has been on the Nets since they played in the dumpy Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Yeah, it has been that long. After eight seasons already under his belt in the league, Lopez seems like a fossil in today’s NBA even though he is only 28 years old. Maybe it’s the injuries that have made him look beleaguered physically or maybe it’s the fact that he has...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the Brooklyn Nets since 1989

In the first year that the NBA moved the draft to a two round selection process in 1989, the Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets made a solid pick in the first round, but ultimately landed out of the playoffs. This lead to a lottery win and the number one overall pick in 1990. The Nets have had a fare share of hits and misses in the draft. How many of their first-round picks can you name...
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets selling ‘BROOKLIN’ and “BROOK-Linsanity’ t-shirts

The Brooklyn Nets are bringing back a familiar nickname for new starting point guard Jeremy Lin. Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the rebuilding Nets this offseason. The organization has started marketing their new star, using a play on words to showcase Lin, center Brook Lopez, and the New York borough they play in. Brooklyn will be selling two different types of...
Via The Comeback
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Predicting the Brooklyn Nets 2016 starting lineup

The 2016-2017 season can be an exciting one for Brooklyn Nets fans. With a new regime, young talent, and new coaches all coming together, a new era of Brooklyn Nets basketball is soon to be ushered in. The upcoming season will probably not end with Jeremy Lin lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy in front of a packed house at the Barclays Center, but this season will be the first on...
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The Four Techniques Sean Marks Has Used To Begin Rebuilding Nets

Even since the initial cursory phone call between first-year general manager Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets, the only possible topic of conversation has been the several-years rebuilding process that the team inevitably faces. In recent years, Sam Hinkie was undoubtedly the face of modern rebuilding with his non-stop series of envelope-pushing, future-focused moves. We're about...
Via RealGM - NBA
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Can’t Afford to Stop Being Creative

If you’re in the business of winning, the Brooklyn Nets are not a smart investment – at least not yet.  This team has been dealt an incredibly bad hand by Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov. However, smart management in the past year has given Brooklyn fans a glimmer of hope for the future. This is quite an accomplishment considering the circumstances. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin reportedly looking to trademark phrase ‘Brook-Lin’

In just 35 games with the New York Knicks a few seasons ago, Jeremy Lin basically became his own brand. The term “Linsanity” was born almost immediately, and the undrafted player out of Harvard was not prepared for it. That won’t be an issue in Brooklyn. Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets this offseason, has already submitted an application to trademark...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets’ Luis Scola isn’t fan of New York rental prices

Luis Scola is getting a taste of the big-city life with the Brooklyn Nets. The 36-year-old forward inked a deal with Brooklyn this offseason and had to relocate after spending last year with the Toronto Raptors. It’s been quite an adjustment for the big man from a rental standpoint, as he told Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I think New York is one of the best cities in...
Via The Sports Daily
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeremy Lin heads to Brooklyn with braids

The Brooklyn Nets unveil their offseason additions, including point guard Jeremy Lin, who showed off a new braided hairstyle.
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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