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Nets Sign Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward/center Willie Reed, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Reed averaged 14.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in the NBA Development League last season in 49 games with the Springfield Armor and Reno Bighorns. 

Undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft out of St. Louis University, Reed was selected in the second round (30th overall) of the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Springfield Armor.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lawrence Frank To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Lawrence Frank has agreed to a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets and will join the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Frank was previously a member of Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Boston Celtics.

Via Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Hamady Ndiaye Likely To Sign In China After Nets Void Deal

After the Brooklyn Nets voided his free-agent deal due to a failed physical, Hamady Ndiaye will most likely sign in the Chinese Basketball Association when his injury recovers to full strength, a source told RealGM.

Several Chinese teams have been in discussions with Ndiaye before and after his decision to join the Nets for training camp.

A seven-footer out of Senegal, Ndiaye was a second-round draft acquisition in 2010 to the Washington Wizards, with whom he spent two seasons. The 27-year-old earned a spot on the Sacramento Kings out of camp last season and appeared in 14 games.

Ndiaye has played 33 NBA games in parts of three seasons — including stints in the Development League. He spent the 2012-13 season in China with Tianjin.

Ndiaye played his college basketball at the Univerity of Rutgers.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

RealGM Radio: On The Atlantic Division With Kharpertian, Weiss

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) focuses on the Atlantic Division with Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game (@uuords) and Jared Weiss of CLSN Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss). 

The three work through an eventful off-season in terms of players and coaches alike from the Jason Kidd fiasco to the major New York / Dallas trade that brought Jose Calderon to the Knicks.

In addition, they also preview the upcoming season including ranking the teams in the division 1-5 and predicting how many of them will make the playoffs.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Hamady N'Diaye Signs Camp Deal With Nets

Hamady N'Diaye has agreed to a camp contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

N'Diaye will compete for the third center spot on the Nets' roster this season.

N'Diaye played collegiately at Rutgers.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Deron Williams: Haven't Spoken To Jason Kidd Since He Left Nets

Deron Williams said Monday that he has not spoken to Jason Kidd since Kidd left the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks in July.

Williams and Kidd had a close relationship at one point.

Kidd spent one season as Nets' coach.

Via Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Kevin Garnett Still Hasn't Informed Nets If He'll Play In 14-15

Kevin Garnett is expected to play a 20th NBA season, but he still hasn't given the Brookly Nets an indication that he will return.

Garnett has one season and $12 million remaining on his contract.

Garnett was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Nets in the 2013 offseason.

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Jerome Jordan Signs With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent center Jerome Jordan.

Jordan spent last season with Virtus Bologna in the Italian League, after the 7’0” center split the 2012-13 season playing in the NBA Development League for the Reno Bighorns (24 games) and the Los Angeles D-Fenders (18 games). Jordan was named to the 2013 All-NBA D-League Third Team after averaging 12.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 42 games (36 starts).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Deron Williams Finds Living In New York 'Challenging'

Deron Williams has lived in the New York area since 2011 when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets by the Utah Jazz, but he recently expressed being displeased with his life in the area.

"I’m not going to lie. I don’t really feel so much like a New Yorker," said Williams to Resident Magazine. "I grew up in an apartment in Texas where you could send your kids outside like ‘yeah, go play in the sun.’ Here it’s more challenging. The process of getting them into school is a nightmare. Even private schools where you pay are an ordeal. In Utah, you just send your kids to the first public school in the area because they’re all great. Truth is, we enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle and going back to Utah every summer. It’s a relief to take that timeout. No traffic. No crowds. My daughters still have their friends there. There’s a big backyard. They go to the pool; the playground and they jump on the trampoline. Kids running wild and free here (in New York)…? I don’t think so."

Via Charles Curtis/Star-Ledger

Brook Lopez Weighs 15 Pounds Less Than He Did Last Fall

Brook Lopez has lost weight since arriving at training camp last fall weighing 290 pounds.

“I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez said with a laugh. “I can attribute that to laying in bed for months, but I’m back to the weight that’s normal for me. Last I checked, I was just under 275 [pounds].”

Lopez does not believe carrying more weight caused him to fractured the fifth metatarsal in his foot last December.

“I may have been five pounds heavier, but that’s not what injured me,” he said.

 

Via Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Brooklyn Nets Archives

Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season.

Markel Brown Breaks Hand While Working Out

Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand.

Nets Hire Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf, Jay Humphries On Coaching Staff

The Nets have named Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries as assistant coaches.

Nets Sold Kyle Korver To Cover 2003 Summer League, Purchase Copy Machine

The Nets picked Kyle Korver with the 51st overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft and sold his draft rights to the 76ers for $125,000.

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

Bojan Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.

Cassell, Kidd's Departure Led To Pierce Signing With Wizards

The Wizards sent Sam Cassell to meet with Paul Pierce in Las Vegas.

Alan Anderson Agrees To Two-Year, $3M Deal With Nets

Alan Anderson has signed a two-year deal with the Nets worth approximately $3 million.

Paul Pierce Agrees To Sign With Wizards On Two-Year, $11M Deal

The Wizards were on the market for a small forward following the departure of Trevor Ariza and have reached a deal with Paul Pierce.

Bucks Hire Joe Prunty As Top Assistant Coach

Joe Prunty was an assistant coach last season with the Nets.

Cavs, Nets, Celtics Agree Upon Three-Team Trade

The trade allows the Cavaliers to create approximately $24 million in cap space, with LeBron James' max contract being worth $20.7 million.

Andray Blatche Meets With Raptors

Andray Blatche has been with the Nets since 2012 and turns 28 in August.

Paul Pierce Seeking Two-Year Deal, $10M Per Season

Paul Pierce spent last season with the Nets and there is mutual interest for his return.

In Pursuit Of Max Contract Slot For LeBron, Cavs Searching For 3rd Team To Take Thornton

The Cavaliers are attempting to find a team willing to take Marcus Thornton in a three-team trade in order to create a max contract slot for LeBron James by unloading Jarrett Jack.

Nets Working On Bojan Bogdanovic Deal

Bojan Bogdanovic will sign for the taxpayer's midlevel, according to reports.

Nets Negotiating With Pierce, Uninterested In Sign-And-Trade To Clippers

The Nets are in negotiations to retain Paul Pierce.

Clippers, Nets Discuss Paul Pierce Sign-And-Trade

Paul Pierce is interested in reuniting with Doc Rivers with the Clippers.

Nets Agree To Four-Year Deal With Lionel Hollins

The Nets are on the verge of hiring Lionel Hollins as their next head coach with a deal expected later on Wednesday.

Warriors Reach Three-Year, $16M Deal With Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston had an outstanding season with the Nets and gives the Warriors a versatile backcourt player with good size.

Paul Pierce Receives Interest From Clippers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavs, Rockets

The Clippers believe they have a legitimate shot of signing Paul Pierce following Jason Kidd's move to the Bucks.

Lakers, Bulls, Rockets, Celtics, Thunder Lead NBA In 14-15 Profits

The Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit for the 13-14 NBA season, comfortably the best in the NBA.
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