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Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Finalize New Contracts With Nets

Jul 1, 2015 1:52 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have finalized agreements with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.

Lopez will receive a three-year, $60 million max contract that will include protections should he again have foot issues. The deal does not have a player for the third year, according to Howard Beck.

Young, who opted out of $10.2 million owed him next season, will sign a four-year, $50 million deal, sources said.

The Nets acquired Young at the deadline from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.

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Tags: Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Dunleavy Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards; Bulls Remain Favorites

Jul 1, 2015 12:38 AM

Mike Dunleavy is receiving free agent interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, league sources tell RealGM.

The Chicago Bulls remain the favorites to re-sign Dunleavy.

Dunleavy joined the Bulls in 2013 in free agency.

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Tags: Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs

Jun 30, 2015 8:06 PM

Carlos Boozer is expected to receive interest from at least six teams in free agency.

The Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have been mentioned as teams interested in Boozer.

Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls.

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Tags: Carlos Boozer, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Darius Morris Waived By Nets

Jun 29, 2015 7:53 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Darius Morris.

Morris, who was originally signed as a free agent by the Nets on December 11, 2014, appeared in 38 games with Brooklyn during the 2014-15 season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 assists in 7.9 minutes per game.

The 41st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, Morris has appeared in 132 career games (17 starts) with Brooklyn, Memphis, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia and the Lakers, posting averages of 3.3 points and 1.4 assists in 11.1 minutes per game.

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Nets Optimistic Of Finding Joe Johnson Trade This Offseason

Jun 29, 2015 10:21 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies recently discussed a trade centered on Joe Johnson.

The two sides were unable to find a framework suitable for both side.

But the Nets came away from the discussions encouraged they will find a trade partner this offseason for Johnson.

Johnson will be paid $24.9 million in the final season of his contract.

The Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons have also expressed interest in Johnson, but both teams have recently completed trades that would likely mean they won't deal for him.

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Tags: Joe Johnson, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On Podcast: Offseason Previews For Spurs, Blazers, Nets, Pacers

Jun 28, 2015 11:13 AM

Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) preview the upcoming offseason for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Nets and Pacers.

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, Dunc'd On

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Ryan Boatright Reaches Free-Agent Deal To Join Nets

Jun 27, 2015 1:54 PM

Undrafted University of Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright has reached agreement on a free-agent deal with the Brooklyn Nets, a league source told RealGM.

Boatright will appear in the NBA Summer League with Brooklyn.

Boatright, a four-year standout at UConn and a starter on its 2014 NCAA championship team, averaged 17.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists this past season. The 6-foot guard also shot 41.1 percent from three-point range on over six attempts per game.

Boatright, 22, played his high school basketball in Aurora, Ill.

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Tags: Ryan Boatright, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lopez, Young Opt Out With Strong Probability Of Re-Signing With Nets

Jun 27, 2015 10:15 AM

Brook Lopez has opted out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Brooklyn Nets.

Lopez is seeking a three-year, $60 million contract with the Nets, though the agreement could include some financial protections for the team if there is a recurrence of his foot issues.

Lopez could agree upon a deal that includes a player option for the third season.

Both Lopez and Thaddeus Young opted out with strong intentions of reaching new deals with Brooklyn.

Young, 27, who opted out of $10.2 million owed him next season, is on course for a four-year, $48 million-plus deal in free agency.

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Tags: Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Aboudou Negotiating Possible Release From BCM Gravelines To Join NBA Summer League

Jun 26, 2015 9:08 PM

French forward Jordan Aboudou has received invitations to NBA summer league with the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks as he negotiates his release from BCM Gravelines in France, a source told RealGM.

Aboudou, a 6-foot-6 product, averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds last season with Gravelines.

Aboudou went unselected in the 2013 NBA draft.

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Tags: Jordan Aboudou, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, BCM Gravelines, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International Misc Rumor, NBA Summer League

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Nets Trade Mason Plumlee, Connaughton To Blazers For Hollis-Jefferson, Blake

Jun 25, 2015 11:38 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake to the Brooklyn Nets for Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton.

Hollis-Jefferson and Connaughton were drafted on Thursday.

Plumlee spent two seasons with the Nets and fell out of Lionel Hollins' rotation.

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Tags: Mason Plumlee, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Pat Connaughton, Steve Blake, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn 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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Nets Trying To Trade Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee fell out of Lionel Hollins' rotation this past season.

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Thaddeus Young Opts Out Of 15-16 Deal With Nets
Thaddeus Young was acquired by the Nets from the Wolves at the deadline for Kevin Garnett.

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Lou Williams' Expected Free Agent Interest Gives Raptors Competition
Lou Williams is expected to receive strong interest from teams that include the Kings, Lakers, Knicks and Nets, sources tell RealGM.

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Nets Trying To Trade Up By Offering Mason Plumlee
Brooklyn will draft 29th instead of 15th due to a pick swap with the Atlanta Hawks due to the Joe Johnson trade.

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Bucks To Pursue Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler is 32 and would give the Bucks a veteran rim protector, while Brook Lopez is still just 27 and would help improve their offense.

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Nets Won't Waive Deron Williams Using Buyout Or Stretch Provision
Billy King said the Nets will not waive Deron Williams through a buyout or stretch provision.

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Assistant GM Bobby Marks, Nets Part Ways
Bobby Marks was most recently assistant general manager and is especially well-versed on cap matters.

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Rival Execs Expect Nets To Explore Market For Mason Plumlee
Some rival executives believe the Nets could go explore the marketplace for Mason Plumlee anyway.

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Nets Not Interested In Using Stretch Provision On Deron Williams
Deron Williams has not been as productive as the Nets were expecting when they re-signed him on a max contract in 2013.

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Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason
Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Billy King Could Be Close To Extension With Nets
Billy King became general manager of the Nets in 2010.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Hollins: Deron Williams No Longer Franchise Player
Deron Williams is owed $21 million next season and $22.3 million in 2016-17, assuming he does not opt out of the final year of his contract.

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Alan Anderson To Decline Player Option For Next Season
Alan Anderson will decline his player option for next season and become a free agent.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Re-Sign With Nets On Max Contract
Brook Lopez was nearly traded multiple times at the deadline.

Fred Kerber/New York Post

Mirza Teletovic Cleared For Basketball Activities
Mirza Teletovic last appeared in a game on January 22 at the Clippers.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Pierce: Garnett Wasn't Appreciated In Brooklyn
Paul Pierce wanted to remain with the Nets in order to stay with Kevin Garnett.

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Paul Pierce Believes Deron Williams Didn't Want MVP Pressure, Nets' Vets Lacked Drive
Paul Pierce believes the Nets' veterans lacked the drive to elevate the team with he and Kevin Garnett as older players.

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Thaddeus Young Trade Praised For Surge Of Nets, Brook Lopez
Stefan Bondy reports that Billy King had been working on the Kevin Garnett for Thaddeus Young trade all season.

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