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Dodgers-Nets parent companies uniting unlikely

The parent companies of the LA Dodgers and the Brooklyn Nets will not be getting hitched after all, The Post has learned. Although the two sides held talks recently, they have broken down and are unlikely to begin again, sources tell The Post. “Guggenheim doesn’t have money,” a source close to the situation said. “Will a deal ever happen? Probably no.” Just a week ago...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Brooklyn Nets: Rising Down

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our...
Via Hoops Manifesto
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Garnett unsure of minutes load, but not ‘fat’ like Rasheed

Since before training camp began, Lionel Hollins has said Kevin Garnett is going to play more minutes and have a bigger role this season than he had a year ago. But when the same questions were posed to Garnett following Monday’s practice at the team’s facility ahead of Tuesday’s preseason opener against reigning Euroleague champions Maccabi Tel Aviv at Barclays Center, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Back from injuries, Lopez, Williams sharp for Nets vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

  Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets' 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn's preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the Sacramento...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lopez, Williams sharp in Nets' preseason opener

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets' 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. Williams had 17 points and seven assists in Brooklyn's preseason opener. The Nets now head to China, where they will play exhibition games against the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Says Owner Isn’t Selling Team

The Russian Billionaire isn’t selling the Nets after all. Well, that’s if you believe general manager Billy King. Billy King on Mikhail Prokhorov: "He's not selling." — Stefan Bondy (@nydninternets) October 7, 2014 Prokhorov bought the team for $200 million four years ago. He would’ve been able to demand about $1.5 billion for the franchise now, but it doesn’t...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

The most disappointing season belonged to the Brooklyn Nets last year.  Poised to accomplish great things last season with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to join Deron Williams, Joe Johnston and Brook Lopez, they fell short of even making the Eastern Conference Finals.The offseason has been uneventful for them.  Paul Pierce left for greener (or redder, Washington...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett updates the world on what's going on with Rasheed Wallace

From New York Times reporter Andrew Keh:"I talked to Sheed the other day," Kevin Garnett said. "He was at home, on the couch, being fat."— Andrew Keh (@andrewkeh) October 6, 2014This sounds about right to me.  My guess is that as he prepares for his 20th NBA season, KG is probably more than a little jealous.Follow Mark Vandeusen on twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett gives his biggest rival, Tim Duncan, his respect

Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan have been considered two of the best power forwards of this generation of the NBA. Both have excelled on the court, winning titles and made several All-Star appearances. But that is where the similarities end. Their personalities are strikingly different with Duncan letting his game do the talking while Garnett […]
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Lionel Hollis Wants Brook Lopez to Toughen Up

Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins wants Brook Lopez to toughen up and play in the paint more. Yeah, like he hasn’t heard that before. Via the New  York Daily News: “Just being more aggressive, being tougher, rebounding better. Just being a force in the paint,” Hollins said when asked how he wants his 26-year-old center to improve. “When you’re 7-feet and 260 pounds, I’d...
Via Standing O Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett gives hilarious response on returning for a 20th season

Kevin Garnett is returning so he doesn’t get fat! Kevin Garnett gave us an update on his return to the NBA, while using friend Rasheed Wallace as his inspiration, apparently. When asked about returning to the Brooklyn Nets for his 20th season, KG gave a classic response.   Kevin Garnett on 20th season: “Talked to ‘Sheed the other day. He was home on the couch being fat. So...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams and other players expect another NBA lockout

Deron Williams thinks the new T.V. deal is going to lead to a lockout Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams was asked if he was looking forward to the open market after the NBA announced it had signed a 9-year extension worth $24 billion. Williams said he’s not excited for the open market because he feels the new extension is going to lead to another potential lockout.   Was...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets season preview: Roster analysis

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins will be coming into Brooklyn with a roster that may not seem very deep on the surface, but has the potential to have a number of contributors offensively and defensively. The starting five will most likely be all returning players; Deron Williams at point guard, Joe Johnson at shooting guard, Alan Anderson/Andrei Kirilenko at small forward...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets for sale?

The ownership groups of the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in “ongoing discussions” for a “combination of assets,” according to NetsDaily. Mikhail Prokhorov, majority owner of the Nets, would retain control of the team if the deal goes through with the Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports. Prokhorov would also be able to parlay some of his assets into...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams engage in war of words

It is no secret Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has not been all that great in the past few seasons. He was consistently one of the few best point guards in the NBA throughout his time in Utah, and after a decent start with New Jersey/Brooklyn, injuries have claimed a lot of his productivity. So it is imperative that the 2014-15 season is a good one for Deron, who has to prove...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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