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Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have pursued trade scenarios involving Brook Lopez, but his preference is to remain with the franchise. Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the teams purusing a trade for Lopez.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nets close to a mega-deal for Joe Johnson?

Photo Credit: NewYorkTimes.com   The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly heated-up trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets. This new trade would potentially send Joe Johnson, and his nearly $50 million contract. Johnson is owed roughly $24 million over each of the next two seasons, respectively. The Nets went all in on a few bad contracts, broken pieces, and corpses of formal champions...
Via Pass The Pill
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nets Trying to Trade Joe Johnson to Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson for Lance Stephenson according to Yahoo Sports. Both teams are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin Williams. The Nets have dropped eight of 10 games, and fallen a half-game behind the...
Via Thacover2
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee to represent Brooklyn Nets in dunk contest

Second year star Mason Plumlee is best known for his game winning block on Lebron James’ last second dunk attempt last season. That block solidified the Brooklyn Nets regular season sweep of the Miami Heat. But other than that, Plumlee has been electrifying fans with his emphatic dunks. For Nets fans it’s no surprise he has been named a participant in this years NBA Dunk Contest...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets forward Teletovic has blood clots in lungs, out for season

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets say Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic is in a Los Angeles hospital with blood clots in his lungs and will miss the rest of the NBA season. The 29-year-old Teletovic was taken there after he had shortness of breath during Thursday's game against the Clippers. He was given blood thinners to reduce the clots, and will remain in Los Angeles until he is cleared...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Mirza Teletovic Out For Season With Blood Clots In His Lungs

This is sad and truly scary. According to reports, Brooklyn Nets big man Mirza Teletovic will miss the remainder of the season. The Nets announced Friday morning that Teletovic has multiple blood clots in his lungs. Teletovic left the Nets game Thursday night due to shortness of breath, and it was at an LA hospital where the clots were found. Nets announce Mirza Teletovic is...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Deron Williams still out with rib injury, won't play on road trip

  The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams' injured rib will sideline the point guard through their three-game road trip. Williams is working his way back from fractured left rib cartilage. He missed his seventh consecutive game Wednesday night at Sacramento. The Nets say Williams ''has begun on-court non-contact work,'' but is still experiencing pain. The former All-Star has battled...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets say Deron Williams will not play on road trip

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets say Deron Williams' injured rib will sideline the point guard through their three-game road trip. Williams is working his way back from fractured left rib cartilage. He missed his seventh consecutive game Wednesday night at Sacramento. The Nets say Williams ''has begun on-court non-contact work,'' but is still experiencing pain. The former All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Trade Rumor: Brook Lopez To Thunder, Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn?

Yahoo! Sports reports the latest NBA trade rumor sees a deal that would sent Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Lance Stephenson to the Brooklyn Nets. Sources say OKC and Charlotte have already agreed and it’s up to Brooklyn now to finalize it. The proposed trade would be: Oklahoma City Thunder receiving Brook Lopez. Brooklyn Nets receiving Lance Stephenson and Kendrick...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat interested in Brook Lopez

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been a potential trade piece for what seems like years now and the Miami Heat have shown interest in him now. The Nets are talking to several teams about moving the seven-footer who is averaging 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds through 28 games this season, including 19 starts. The 26-year-old has spent his entire NBA career (all of seven years)...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Fall to Grizzlies for Seventh Straight Loss

Coming off of a blowout loss to the Houston Rockets, the Nets took on the Memphis Grizzlies in Lionel Hollins' first game against his former team. The Nets were no match for the Grizzlies, as they lost their seventh consecutive game.  The Nets started the game on a 10-4 run, but Memphis responded with an early run of their own. Mason Plumlee put on an early dunk display, and...
Via Nets Take Over
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: slump continues as team put up for sale

The Brooklyn Nets were beaten handily by the Houston Rockets at Barclays Center on Monday, 113-99.  They sit now at 16-22, losers of 6 straight after winning 6 of their previous 7.  A Brooklyn team that looked poised to right the ship is now floating without direction in a weak Eastern Conference. With just over seven minutes to go in the first quarter against Houston, the Nets...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Taking Offers; Sale Of Team Not Imminent

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mikhail Prokhorov is still open to offers for the Brooklyn Nets, but a spokesperson for the Russian billionaire said Tuesday no sale is imminent. “As we have said for many months, ownership is always open to listening to offers — that’s just good business,” Ellen Pinchuk said in a statement. “There is nothing imminent...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets Are Already For Sale

When Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the Brooklyn Nets — then, the New Jersey Nets — five years ago for $223 million, he made promises of supplanting the New York Knicks as the hot ticket in town, as well as winning a championship. Well, the Nets have supplanted the Knicks in one regard: they’re not the worst Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brooklyn Nets could be for sale

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has decided to sell the team according to Bloomberg News. Prokhorov has reportedly retained Evercore Partners to sell the franchise he acquired majority ownership of in May 2010 for $223 million. The Nets have spent exorbitant amounts of money during the Russian’s tenure as owner and lost $144 million in basketball-related business last season...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Blast Off From Three, Hand Nets Sixth Straight Loss

The Nets (16-22), previously losers of five straight games, welcomed the Houston Rockets (27-11), winners of three straight, to the Barclays Center for the first and last time this season. Brooklyn wasn't able to hang around with one of the western conference's best teams, and they fell to the Rockets for their sixth straight loss.  The game started off as a back-and-forth...
Via Nets Take Over
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett head-butts Dwight Howard

Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett isn’t one to walk away from a fight. And in the first quarter of Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets, he nearly started one during an altercation with Dwight Howard. The two had some words at the end of a play, and Howard slapped him in the chest. Garnett responded by throwing the basketball at Howard, and then head-butting him...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams Out Indefinitely With Fractured Rib

Bad news for the Brooklyn Nets as Deron Williams is out indefinitely with a fractured rib. According to ESPN, Deron Williams is out indefinitely for the Brooklyn Nets due to a fractured rib. After suffering the injury on Sunday vs. the Miami Heat, Williams attempted to return Wednesday night vs. the Boston Celtics but had to leave that game after four minutes due to aggravating...
Via Basketball Bicker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy basketball: Evaluating the Deron Williams injury

On the heels of an already disappointing season for the Brooklyn Nets, their 2015 outlook took a turn for the worse after the announcement that star point guard Deron Williams has been ruled out indefinitely with a fractured rib. Despite his inability to live up to his contract (worth roughly $19.7 M in 2014-2015) and reclaim his spot as one of the league’s primer floor generals...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets G partied with three strippers day of game?

Brooklyn Nets guard Sergey Karasev did not have one of his better games of the season against the Miami Heat on Sunday, finishing with just two points, two rebounds, an assist and two turnovers in 22 minutes of action. Did the time he allegedly spent with some “hot, busty strippers” on the morning of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez to play Wookiee in new 'Star Wars' movie?

  Brook Lopez: Stanford alum, NBA All-Star, “Star Wars” Wookiee?   The first two facts about the Brooklyn Nets center are true, but according to Lopez, that third item could come to fruition as well. Apparently the 26-year-old is a big science fiction fan, and after a recent Nets practice, he told reporters he’s hoping to score a role as one of the hairy bipeds...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

BOSTON — Lionel Hollins knows greatness when he sees it. The Brooklyn Nets bench boss has coached Kevin Garnett for just a few short months, but he could not praise the veteran big man enough when speaking with reporters Friday morning. “I’m honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to coach Kevin,” Hollins said before the Nets’ matchup with Garnett’s former...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

I loved it when jet-skiing multi-billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov made his dramatic entrance into the NBA, armed with a thick wallet he wanted to make lighter. Prokhorov’s willingness to spend large on his team has been the motivation for some of the league’s most thrilling trades. There’s the blockbuster that brought Deron Williams to Brooklyn in exchange for Derrick Favors...
Via The Sports Post
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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