TAG: Brooklyn Nets

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Won’t Commit To 2014-2015 As His Final Season

Kevin Garnett

The Brooklyn Nets officially met the media for the first of the 2014-2015 season today. Though all players had at least some contact with reporters throughout the offseason, there was one extremely notable exception: Kevin Garnett. The Big Ticket’s future was in limbo for the majority of the summer, a reality owed as much to his silence as Brooklyn’s collective insistence that it was unaware of his plans for 2014-2015. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Andray Blatche Signs One-Year Deal In China

Andray Blatche

Say it ain’t so, Andray Blatche. According to his agency, Blatche has signed a one-year with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

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The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When it was announced in late May that Williams had double surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle and a loose bone fragment from his right, it hardly spelled a comeback for a player many once considered the league’s best point guard. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn’t Matter”

Lionel Hollins

Under the leadership of owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets have always operated as a win now team. This year will be no different, as the Nets look to compete in the Eastern Conference with a core led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and a healthy Brook Lopez. This week, new head coach Lionel Hollins spoke about the Nets being ranked dead last in ESPN’s Future Rankings. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 6, 2014 / 11:30 am

Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team USA Win

Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee (photo. gifdsports Vine)

It didn’t count, but who cares? During the final minutes of Team USA’s 86-63 win over Mexico in the FIBA World Cup’s Round of 16, Mason Plumlee completed what would have been the dunk of the tournament for the Americans – if Andre Drummond hadn’t committed an offensive foul by shoving Gustavo Ayon. Read More »

Smack / Sep 3, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Deron Williams Says “It’s A Relief” To Leave New York And Spend Time In Utah

Deron Williams

Deron Williams hasn’t been the franchise cornerstone for the Brooklyn Nets that so many anticipated. After a solid debut season with the team in 2011-2012, Williams’ play has deteriorated enough over the past two years that he’s become a relative salary albatross – a reality even darker considering the infinitely deep pockets of owner Mikhail Prokhorov. As the re-vamped Nets ready for the 2014-2015 season under the guidance of Lionel Hollins, Williams’ place in the team’s future has never been more tenuous. If he’s to salvage his time with the Nets, basically, it needs to happen soon. That much is clear. What’s much less so is whether or not Williams even wants to continue his career in New York for the long-haul. Read More »

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Larry Drew On Bucks Firing: “No Hard Feelings”

Larry Drew, Ekpe Udoh

Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew talked about his abrupt dismissal in a recent interview, and while he was miffed at his dismissal, he doesn’t hold any ill-will after it all went down. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm

A Lighter Brook Lopez Is Ready For His Return

Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez appeared in just 17 games last season. He had season-ending foot surgery in January, and is eager to get back on the court. Lopez was at a youth health lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center yesterday and looked noticeably thinner. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

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Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, Cleveland LeBrons, Dallas Grassy Knolls, Memphis Ribs and Utah Mormons. Mande sent out an open invite on Twitter for fans to create logos for these team names, and he’s gotten a lot of great responses. Read More »