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T.J. Zanin To Become Hornets' Director Of College Scouting

Aug 13, 2015 11:11 AM

T.J. Zanin will leave the Brooklyn Nets for a bigger role with the Charlotte Hornets.

Zanin was had been the Nets' West Coast scout and will become the Hornets' director of college scouting.

Zanin's brother, Frank Zanin, is the Nets' assistant general manager.

Nets Daily

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Phil Jackson: Andrea Bargnani Was 'Malingerer', Had 'Bad Effect On Team'

Aug 11, 2015 5:00 AM

Phil Jackson criticized Andrea Bargnani, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason after a disappointing two seasons with the New York Knicks.

“AB was and still is a big tease,” Jackson said on April 23rd.

“When he was injured he refused to do simple non-contact activities like dummy our offense in practice,” Jackson said. “He seemed to be a malingerer and this had a bad effect on the team, and also on the way the Knicks fans reacted to him. When he was on the court, he had a hard time staying intense, didn’t hustle back in offense-to-defense transition, wasn’t active enough in defending screen-rolls.”

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Tags: Andrea Bargnani, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Donald Sloan Signs With Nets

Aug 10, 2015 2:12 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Donald Sloan.

Sloan (6’3”, 205) has appeared in 157 games (33 starts) in four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks (2011-12), New Orleans Hornets (2011-12, 2012-13), Cleveland Cavaliers (2011-13) and Indiana Pacers (2013-15), registering averages of 4.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 15.5 minutes per game.

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Nets Waiving Earl Clark

Aug 3, 2015 9:02 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are waiving forward Earl Clark this week, obliging his request to pursue a deal elsewhere, league sources told RealGM.

A six-year NBA veteran, Clark played 10 games for the Nets in 2015 after the Chinese Basketball Association season. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.

Clark has played for the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Nets, averaging 4.4 points and three rebounds for his career. The 6-foot-10 forward will now scan interest from teams.

Clark was the 14th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Bobby Marks On Offseasons Of 2015, 2016; Former Role With Nets

Jul 24, 2015 10:30 AM

Former Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager and cap guru Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to discuss the 2015 offseason, his projections for 2016, and his roles with the Nets over the years.

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Pistons Acquire Steve Blake From Nets For Quincy Miller

Jul 13, 2015 7:32 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM.

Miller will likely be released by the Nets.

Blake was acquired by the Nets in a draft night trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Pistons already have Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings on the depth chart at point guard.

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Tags: Steve Blake, Quincy Miller, Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Waive Cory Jefferson

Jul 13, 2015 5:24 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Cory Jefferson.

Jefferson (6’9”, 220) was originally selected with the 60th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and was traded to the Nets (via Philadelphia) on draft night in exchange for cash considerations.

In 50 games (one start) in his rookie season, Jefferson averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game. 

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Nets Beat Out Kings To Sign Andrea Bargnani

Jul 12, 2015 11:23 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Andrea Bargnani.

Bargnani was close to a deal with the Sacramento Kings, who were offering more money than the Nets. The Kings, sources say, believed a deal was imminent Sunday, after ESPN reported on Saturday that Sacramento and Bargnani were in advanced negotiations and closing in on a deal.

Bargnani instead accepted the Nets offer of a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum that includes a player option.

The New York Knicks acquired Bargnani during the 2013 offseason from the Toronto Raptors.

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Tags: Andrea Bargnani, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wayne Ellington Signs With Nets

Jul 10, 2015 8:31 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Wayne Ellington.

"Wayne is a proven shooter who will give us added depth on the wing," said Billy King.

Ellington (6’4”, 200) has appeared in 377 career games (71 starts) with Minnesota (2009-12), Memphis (2012-13), Cleveland (2013), Dallas (2013-14) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2014-15), posting averages of 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes per game while shooting .416 from the field and .382 from three-point range.

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Nets Intend To Keep Joe Johnson

Jul 10, 2015 8:16 PM

The Brooklyn Nets intend to keep Joe Johnson following their buyout agreement with Deron Williams.

Williams took a significantly reduced buyout that gets the Nets under the luxury tax.

Johnson had some level of trade value and will help the Nets remain competitive this season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in Johnson.

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Deron Williams, Nets Agree Upon Buyout; Will Sign With Mavs
Deron Williams will sign a two-year, $5 million deal with the Mavericks.

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Deron Williams Discusses Buyout With Nets, Wants To Play For Mavs
Deron Williams has two seasons and $43.3 million remaining on his contract with the Nets.

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Mirza Teletovic, Suns Agree Upon One-Year $5.5M Deal
Mirza Teletovic and the Suns have agreed upon a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

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Willie Reed Reaches One-Year Deal With Nets
Willie Reed has reached agreement with the Nets on a one-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Alan Anderson Agrees To One-Year, $4M Deal With Wizards
Alan Anderson will receive part of Washington's mid-level exception that they were hoping David West would take.

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Cavs Interested In Trading For Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson is owed $24.8 million for the 15-16 season and trading him for Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract would save the Nets millions.

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Kenyon Martin Retires From NBA
Kenyon Martin was the number one overall pick by the Nets in 2000 and later played for the Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Thomas Robinson Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nets
The Nets had interest in Robinson last year when he was waived by the Nuggets, but he was claimed by the 76ers.

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Shane Larkin, Nets Agree Upon Two-Year, $3M Deal
Shane Larkin gives the Nets depth in the backcourt though they also currently have Deron Williams, Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Finalize New Contracts With Nets
Brook Lopez will receive a three-year, $60 million max contract, while Thaddeus Young will get a four-year, $50 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Mike Dunleavy Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards; Bulls Remain Favorites
The Bulls remain the favorites to re-sign Mike Dunleavy, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs
Carlos Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Bulls.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Darius Morris Waived By Nets
The Nets have requested waivers on guard Darius Morris.

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Nets Optimistic Of Finding Joe Johnson Trade This Offseason
The Nets and Grizzlies recently discussed a trade centered on Joe Johnson.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dunc'd On Podcast: Offseason Previews For Spurs, Blazers, Nets, Pacers
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Nets and Pacers.

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Ryan Boatright Reaches Free-Agent Deal To Join Nets
Ryan Boatright has reached agreement on a free-agent deal with the Nets, a league source told RealGM.

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Lopez, Young Opt Out With Strong Probability Of Re-Signing With Nets
The Nets are prepared to re-sign Brook Lopez to a deal in the three-year, $60 million range.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jordan Aboudou Negotiating Possible Release From BCM Gravelines To Join NBA Summer League
Jordan Aboudou has received invitations to NBA summer league with the Grizzlies, Nets and Mavericks.

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Nets Trade Mason Plumlee, Connaughton To Blazers For Hollis-Jefferson, Blake
Mason Plumlee spent two seasons with the Nets.

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Nets, Spurs Interested In Acquiring Sasha Kaun's Draft Rights From Cavs
Sasha Kaun was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2008 out of Kansas, but he's since been playing in Russia for CSKA Moscow.

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