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Greivis Vasquez progressing early in training camp

Sean Marks was non-committal when discussing the status of Greivis Vasquez at the preseason press conference a little less than two weeks ago. Vasquez, who had surgery on his ankle last season, was sidelined for 59 games. As we wrote last Tuesday… Marks was only slightly more optimistic, saying the 6'6" back-up point guard from Venezuela is coming along but is unlikely...
Via Nets Daily
1 hour ago

For love of the game, players try for gold ring at D-League tryout

When the Nets offered an open tryout for Long Island Nets last month, the cast turned out to be what you might expect in terms of former NBA and D-League players, itinerant lovers of the game who fill their passports with stamps, and just kids hoping for a miracle. But, as Scott Cacciola of the Times writes Sunday, the individual stories are what makes each D-League workout (and...
Via Nets Daily
3 hours ago

Brooklyn Brigade remains positive about Nets rebuild

The Brooklyn Brigade will be out in full force and full voice Saturday morning at the Nets annual Open Practice, which this year will be held at the Steinberg Wellness Center on the LIU Brooklyn campus. That’s one subway stop away from Barclays Center Nets have officially transitioned from a win-now team to a group that is looking and rebuilding towards the future. The Deron Williams...
Via Nets Daily
6 hours ago

Nets’ hopes rest on budding relationship of their Big Two

Brook Lopez has kind-of, sort-of known Jeremy Lin since they were in high school; but they’ve never been teammates, and certainly never perfected running the pick-and-roll together. They had better do it quick. If the Nets are going to improve on last year’s 21-61 mark, they only will go as far as Brook-Lin can take...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Jeremy Lin’s social protest view gets backing from Nets

Jeremy Lin has said if the Nets engage in any form of social protest, they would do it as a team or not at all. And that is just fine with coach Kenny Atkinson. Brooklyn’s first-year coach said the team encouraged its players to stand for the anthem but respected their right to protest social...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Who should start at power forward for the Brooklyn Nets?

For years, the Brooklyn Nets have tried to find a consistent power forward capable of meshing well with Brook Lopez. For a couple of years, it seemed like Kris Humphries could be the answer, but a failed marriage with reality TV star Kim Kardashian was only the start to the failed project. In came future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett after the doomed Humphries experiment, and we all...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Luis Scola brings to Nets that goes beyond score sheet

The Nets didn’t just sign Luis Scola to score or rebound, but to lead and teach. On that front, coach Kenny Atkinson insists the veteran Argentinian is worth every penny. “I don’t think you can overstate it, everything he brings to the table, how he’s shown our young guys how to work, how to be...
Via New York Post
2 days 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
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.
Via SNY
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Brooklyn Nets

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Let’s start in the Atlantic Division out East. Projected Conference Finish: 15th Best Move of Offseason: I commend the Nets for being smart enough to tank without even having their own first round pick until 2019. Caris LeVert is just more valuable as an asset to have for this particular team than Thaddeus Young...
Via The Sports Post
11 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.
Via SNY
15 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
17 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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 28, 2016  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 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
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