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Is Justin Hamilton the prototypical “Diamond in Rough” hopeful for Marks and Nets?

Like most Nets, Justin Hamilton is playing with a chip on his shoulder. Selected in the second round in 2012, Hamilton has played for three different teams overseas, six months in Croatia and four months in Latvia in 2012-13, then one season in Spain in 2015-2016. He’s also bounced around the NBA, in between his European gigs, playing 49 games with three different NBA teams along...
Via Nets Daily
7 hours ago

New ESPN projection has Brooklyn Nets at 29 wins, up nine from summer

Back at the end of July, Kevin Pelton of ESPN wrote up the network's summer consensus of how all 30 teams would do this season. He put the Nets number at 20, one fewer than last season's win total.  His colleague Bradford Doolittle,using a statistical model, had the Nets at 16.  Pretty bad. But wait! In an update published this week and based this time, primarily, on ESPN's...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Want to try out for (Long Island) Nets? Here’s your chance

There’s a lot of basketball talent in Brooklyn and environs. So the Nets new D-League affiliate is holding an open tryout at LIU next month to see if any of them can make the Long Island club. The Long Island Nets will hold a local player tryout on September 24 at the Pratt Recreation Center on LIU Post’s campus, which is located at 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville, N.Y. Player...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

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...
2 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: A breakout year coming for Bojan Bogdanovic?

  For the past two NBA seasons, Bojan Bogdanovic has been a long range sniper for one of the worst teams in the league. He averaged 9.0 points per game in his rookie year and was good for 11.2 points a night this past season. Bogdanovic has been a key cog off the bench for the Nets, looking like the best scoring option on the floor when Brook Lopez is on the bench. But for the 27...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Brooklyn Nets WILL NOT be the worst team in the NBA this season

The Nets had the third-worst record in the NBA last season at 21-61. Pretty downright horrible, I know. The team will still rack up a jaw-dropping amount of losses this coming season, but based on a positive Summer League performance and other offseason buzz generated about their young guys, the team will improve tenfold throughout the season, morphing into one of the more impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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.
Via SNY
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lin on his vision for Nets

Jeremy Lin discusses why he chose to play with the Nets and the vision he has for the team.
Via YES Network
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Introducing the new 2016-17 Brooklyn Nets

The new Nets players for 2016-17 discuss what they hope to accomplish this season and how they will fit into head coach Kenny Atkinson's style of play.
Via YES Network
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson introduce the new Nets

Nets General Manager Sean Marks and Head Coach Kenny Atkinson discuss how the new players will fit in with the team and what they bring to it.
Via YES Network
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin debuts yet another rocking hairdo, everyone (pic)

Jeremy Lin has rocked many-a-unique hairstyle during his NBA career, most notably last season. But the new Brooklyn Nets guard recently debuted perhaps his coolest hairdo yet: Braids. Two of ’em, starting on the front of his forehead and going all the way back. Bleacher Report’s Thomas Duffy shared an image of Lin’s new look via Twitter. Jeremy Lin's latest hairstyle goes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former No. 1 draft pick Anthony Bennett reportedly agrees to deal with Nets

Anthony Bennett was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but has yet to come close to living up to the lofty expectations that come along with being taken first overall.He's played sparingly for three teams in three seasons, and will now get a shot with a fourth after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal to join the Brooklyn Nets. Bennett...
Via FOX Sports
July 14, 2016  |  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
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett, Nets reportedly have mutual interest

The floundering basketball dream of former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett has just been tossed a life jacket. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Sunday, Bennett, who has been playing for his native Canada in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, shares mutual interest with the Brooklyn Nets in a potential deal. Sources: Former No. 1 pick Anthony...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2016  |  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
July 11, 2016  |  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
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Former UNC Star Wayne Ellington Agrees To 2-Year Deal With The Heat

Former North Carolina star Wayne Ellington will play for one of the NBA’s best franchises next season.  The 28-year-old guard has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Miami Heat, according to Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical.  Ellington played for the Brooklyn Nets last season.  Free agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12M-plus deal with the Miami...
Via College Spun
July 10, 2016  |  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
July 10, 2016  |  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
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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