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Nets Evaluating Lionel Hollins

Jan 26, 2015 5:12 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have launched an in-season evaluation on various aspects of the team, including the performance of Lionel Hollins as head coach.

Hollins is in the first season of a four-year deal worth more than $20 million.

Sources said Monday that the Nets, in hopes of sparking a change to their fortunes, will continue to pursue a shake-up trade or two before the Feb. 19 deadline. 


The Nets considered firing Jason Kidd last December when they started slowly.

Marc Stein, Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brook Lopez Prefers To Remain With Nets

Jan 26, 2015 1:33 PM

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.

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Tags: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets, Hornets Discuss Trade Involving Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

Jan 26, 2015 12:24 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have restarted trade discussions that involve Joe Johnson, according to sources.

The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams.

Charlotte owner Michael Jordan has been intrigued with the possibility of Johnson, who has struggled recently with tendinitis.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mirza Teletovic Out For Season With Blood Clots In Lungs

Jan 23, 2015 10:59 AM

Mirza Teletovic was taken to a local Los Angeles hospital after experiencing shortness of breath during last night's game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Following a series of tests including a CT scan, Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs). He will remain hospitalized in Los Angeles to undergo further diagnostic testing and to begin treatment, which includes blood thinners being administered. Due to the nature of blood thinners, Teletovic will be unable to play for the remainder of the season. 

In 40 games this season, Teletovic posted averages of 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Over 165 career games (11 starts), the third-year pro holds averages of 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.9 minutes per game.

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Giannis, Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Confirmed For Dunk Contest

Jan 21, 2015 4:02 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee are three of the participants in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest.

Another strong possibility is Zach LaVine, who has a 44-inch vertical.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mason Plumlee, Victor Oladipo, Zach Lavine, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Brook Lopez Expected To Exercise $16.7M Option For 15-16

Jan 21, 2015 11:08 AM

Brook Lopez has a $16.7 million player option for the 15-16 season and most executives around the NBA expect him to exercise it.

Lopez figures to receive a lower annual amount in his next contract.

The Brooklyn Nets have held trade talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a trade centered upon Lopez.

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Tags: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant: I Like What We Have In Here, Low Post Scoring Not Our Problem

Jan 16, 2015 7:29 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder were working towards a Brook Lopez trade this week before the Brooklyn Nets decided to keep him for now.

Kevin Durant was asked if he believes the Thunder need more post scoring.

"We put up a lot of points," said Durant. "That's what we do. No matter where it comes from, we score a lot. Adding a good player to your team always helps, but I like what have in here. We put up points. That's not our problem."

The Thunder would have traded away Kendrick Perkins as part of the deal for Lopez.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Tags: Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Nets Decide To Keep Brook Lopez For Now

Jan 16, 2015 2:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have ceased trade talks involving Brook Lopez.

The Nets had discussed both two-team and three-team trades with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"Standing pat at this time," one Nets source told Yahoo Sports. "There was nothing we liked."

The Nets backed away from the idea of simply moving Lopez on a salary dump, without the ability to bring back value on his talent, league sources said.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brook Lopez, Kendrick Perkins, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thaddeus Young Drawing Interest From Nets

Jan 16, 2015 12:25 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in trading for Thaddeus Young if they are able to complete a deal involving Brook Lopez for Kendrick Perkins.

The Nets would look to flip Perkins for Young.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to trade Young, who was acquired this past offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Nets, Thunder Progressing On Brook Lopez For Perkins, Lamb Trade
Three-team talks with the Hornets that would have sent Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn are dead.

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Nets Put Lopez, Stephenson Talks On Hold
The Nets pulled back from three-team talks involving Brook Lopez and Lance Stephenson on Friday.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Thunder, Nets, Hornets Discuss Three-Team Brook Lopez, Stephenson Deal
Brook Lopez would go to the Thunder under the discussed trade, while Lance Stephenson would be dealt to the Nets.

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Nets Accelerate Brook Lopez Trade Talks
The Nets are in talks with several teams regarding Brook Lopez with Lance Stephenson a viable option.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Show Strong Interest In Trading For Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season and becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

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Nets Put Up For Sale By Mikhail Prokhorov
Mike Prokhorov has hired Evercore to help with the sale of the Nets.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

Kevin Garnett Suspended One Game, Dwight Howard Fined $15K For Altercation
Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA for his altercation with Dwight Howard in Monday's game between the Nets and Rockets, the league announced.

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76ers Reneged On Agreement To Waive Andrei Kirilenko
The 76ers haven't released Andrei Kirilenko believing they could trade him before the deadline.

Bob Ford/Philadelphia Inquirer

Deron Williams Out Indefinitely With Rib Fracture
The Nets will reevaluate Deron Williams' injury in one week.

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Gerald Wallace: Nets' Get-Rich-Quick Scheme Backfired
Gerald Wallace himself was acquired from the Blazers in 2012 for a lottery pick despite hitting free agency that offseason.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Nets Waive Brandon Davies
The Nets have waived Brandon Davies.

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Thunder, Nets Recently Discussed Brook Lopez Trade
Under the discussed deal, the Thunder would have sent Kendrick Perkins, Perry Jones III and Lance Thomas to the Nets for Brook Lopez.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Kevin Garnett Receives Technical For Blowing In David West's Ear
Kevin Garnett fouled David West, then got in his face and blew in his ear, causing West to push him.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Nets, Kings Cool Trade Talks With Mason Plumlee Not Available
The Kings hoped being willing to take on Deron Williams would help get a deal done for Mason Plumlee.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

76ers Want Andrei Kirilenko To Report
Andrei Kirilenko wants the balance of the $3.3 million owed to him this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings, Nets Discussing Deron Williams Trade
The Kings and Nets are discussing a deal centered on Deron Williams.

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Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Exercise $16.7M Option For 15-16
Brook Lopez has reportedly been shopped in trades by the Nets.

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Pacers, Nets, Clippers Show Interest In Lance Stephenson
The Pacers, Nets and Clippers have varying degrees of interest in Lance Stephenson.

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Brett Brown Upset By 76ers' Decision To Trade Brandon Davies
Brett Brown said "there is a human side of it that bothers me because you are trying to grow chemistry, you are trying to grow a culture."

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Darius Morris Signs With Nets
Darius Morris was one of the Blazers' final cuts this preseason.

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