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Lakers Trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov To Nets For Brook Lopez, No. 27

Jun 20, 2017 6:10 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick.

Lopez has one season remaining on his deal at $22.6 million.

Mozgov signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the Lakers last offseason that almost immediately became a clear mistake. This move unburdens the Lakers of that deal to create cap space for 2018 when they will pursue both LeBron James and Paul George.

Russell was the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but his future with the team appeared uncertain with the Lakers expected to take Lonzo Ball in the draft.

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Kevin Garnett's Inclusion In 2013 Trade Added Two Extra Pick Assets For Celtics

Jun 17, 2017 5:04 PM

The inclusion of Kevin Garnett in the Brooklyn Nets' trade with the Boston Celtics in 2013 is what made the deal one of the worst in NBA history.

If the Nets had traded for only Paul Pierce, they would have sent one draft pick and spare parts to match salary.

Garnett didn't waive his no trade clause until near the end of the first round of the draft and that expanded it to include Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph and Keith Bogans for Garnett, Pierce and Jason Terry. Brooklyn sent an additional future first round pick and a pick swap in 2017 that resulted in the top overall pick in May's lottery.

“The arrogance in the room was that we were going to roll, we were going to win these next couple of years,” said a former Nets staff member who was in the draft room. “Maybe not the championship, but we were going to win the next couple of years and have sustainable success. We were going to keep signing free agents. We were always going to draft between 20 and 30. So if we’re going to swap with the Celtics, who gives a f--k? That definitely was the thought.”

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Nets Hire Travon Bryant As Assistant Player Development Coach

Jun 15, 2017 1:48 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have named Travon Bryant as an assistant player development coach on Kenny Atkinson’s staff.

Bryant joins the Nets after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA Development League’s Oklahoma City Blue.

The Long Beach, Calif., native played collegiately at the University of Missouri (2000-04) before embarking on an 11-year pro career overseas, most recently with Japan’s Akita Northern Happinets in 2015. Bryant also played in Greece, Italy, Germany, Ukraine and France during his time abroad.

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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks

Jun 5, 2017 12:01 PM

Jan Vesely is receiving interest from multiple teams about a return to the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks have each expressed interest in Vesely.

Vesely was the sixth overall pick in 2011 by the Washington Wizards ahead of both Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson.

Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.

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Tags: Jan Vesely, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick

May 18, 2017 2:32 AM

The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick in free agency.

While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere.

The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in Redick.

“Brooklyn, the Knicks are teams that have interest in Redick. We'll see how far they're willing to pay,” said Adrian Wojnarowski.

Redick has been connected to the Knicks with the possibility of the Clippers revisiting trade talks for Carmelo Anthony.

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Tags: J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Archie Goodwin Excited For Opportunity With Nets

May 7, 2017 4:05 AM

Archie Goodwin has had a slow start to his career after being a one-and-done with Kentucky.

Goodwin was drafted by the Phoenix Suns and never received consistent minutes, but he doesn't regret leaving school early.

“It just taught me to stay ready mentally,” he said. “Just being prepared for whatever comes my way. You know, this year has been a long one, it’s been one of the craziest years that I’ve ever experienced. So just being mentally strong the whole time and working and trusting God’s plan is the biggest thing."

Goodwin is currently with the Brooklyn Nets.

“This is a business, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes with certain situations people just don’t do the right things,” Goodwin said. “But that’s just how the cookie crumbles. I guess certain organizations, they just don’t do things the right way. You can see differences in teams that are on the right track, and I’m just happy to be in a great situation that I’m in now [with the Nets]. They’re actually going to give me an opportunity and this summer is going to be a big, big summer for me. I’m going to take advantage of it.”

Goodwin played only three games with the Pelicans before he was waived this season.

“I don’t live my life with regrets,” he said. “Whatever happens from here on is God’s plan. I’m just going to try to execute it. I don’t regret leaving early. I felt like I did what was best for me. If I go to a better situation [coming out of Kentucky], I wouldn’t even have been in the situation I am in now. Truth be told, I don’t feel like I should have went through that [in Phoenix]. It was just bad timing, when I was released by Phoenix.

“And then I went to a situation in New Orleans where I really shouldn’t have done that. That was my first time being released. I was so ready to get back into the league that I would have done anything. But that wasn’t the right situation for me.”


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Irina Pavlova Leaving Position With Nets

Apr 12, 2017 8:16 PM

Irina Pavlova is leaving the Brooklyn Nets next month.

Pavlova has served as a U.S.-based liaison for the Nets’ Russian-based ownership group since 2010 and was a top advisor to Mikhail Prokhorov.

Pavlova serves on the board of directors for the Nets and Brooklyn Arena LLC, the company that runs the Barclays Center.

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Nets To Again Pursue RFAs With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Otto Porter Targeted

Apr 7, 2017 12:33 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue both Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Otto Porter in restricted free agency.

Both Caldwell-Pope and Porter will be restricted free agents this offseason.

During last year's offseason, the Nets signed both Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson as restricted free agents to offer sheets. The Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat matched the Nets' aggressive offers for both Crabbe and Johnson respectively.

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Nets Creatively Honored Agreements With Cliff Alexander, Prince Ibeh

Apr 4, 2017 6:11 PM

The Brooklyn Nets made a series of moves over the weekend that will have no impact on the court this year, but could pay off down the line.
 
Earlier this season, Brooklyn agreed to sign Cliff Alexander and Prince Ibeh, who both played for the Nets' D-League affiliate in Long Island, to 10-day contracts. Injuries to both players scuttled those plans and the Nets moved in different directions. With the opportunity to keep their word and curry some favor with agents and players alike, Brooklyn made good on their promise in a somewhat unconventional way.
 
On Sunday, the Nets early terminated the second 10-day contract for Archie Goodwin. They then signed Alexander to a 10-day contract and immediately terminated it by waiving him. They completed the same actions with Ibeh. This guaranteed both Alexander and Ibeh the 10-day salary of $31,969 and gave both credit for a year of service in the NBA. This brings Alexander to two years and Ibeh to one. Brooklyn then moved on to sign Goodwin to a multi-year contract on Tuesday, as was their original plan all along.
 
With a series of six transactions and a total cost of just under $64,000, Brooklyn made good on three promises: 10-day deals for Alexander and Ibeh and signing Goodwin long-term.
 
This type of dealing shows that Sean Marks and the Nets ownership are committed to keeping their word and will be seen favorably by agents, and thus their players, around the league. And for Alexander and Ibeh, in addition to some extra pay, they can now sign contracts for higher veteran minimums. Alexander is now eligible for $1.47 million versus $1.31 million, and Ibeh eligible for $1.31 million vs $800 thousand. That extra potential money will go a long way for two players who spent most of the year in the D-League.

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Tags: Cliff Alexander, Prince Ibeh, Archie Goodwin, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Archie Goodwin To Sign Two-Year Deal With Nets

Apr 3, 2017 11:33 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a two-year contract with Archie Goodwin.

Goodwin's second 10-day contract with the Nets expires on Monday.

Goodwin's deal will include guarantee dates for 17-18.

In seven games for the Nets, Goodwin has averaged 6.6 points and 1.9 assists, while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

Goodwin was the 29th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Kentucky.

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Nets Sign Archie Goodwin To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Archie Goodwin was released by the Suns before the start of the season.

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Nets To Pursue Kentavious Caldwell-Pope In Free Agency
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has become the most important player on the Pistons over the past year.

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Dwight Howard Expected Magic To Trade Him To Brooklyn In 2011
Now that Dwight Howard has had a quiet and productive existence with the Hawks, he talked about the end of his time with the Magic.

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Archie Goodwin To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets
Archie Goodwin averaged 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.7 minutes over 34 games with Greensboro.

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Mikhail Prokhorov 'Trying To Be Zen About Process'
Mikhail Prokhorov's initial approach was to run the Nets 'in the same way I've approached my business.'

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Nets Waive Luis Scola
Luis Scola appeared in 36 games for Brooklyn this season, recording averages of 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game

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Rockets Trade K.J. McDaniels To Nets
The Rockets will be able to use K.J. McDaniels' $3 million cap space on the buyout market.

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Wizards Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic From Nets
The Nets haver agreed to trade Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards.

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Nets Drop Asking Price For Brook Lopez
The Nets have been seeking two first round picks in exchange for Brook Lopez, but they now are willing to accept a first round pick and a second round pick.

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Nets Sell $8M Annual Jersey Sponsorship To Infor
Info is a closely held software company backed by Koch Industries Inc.

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Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nets
Quincy Acy has been on two 10-day contracts with the Nets.

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Jeremy Lin Out 3-5 More Weeks After Re-Aggravating Hamstring
Jeremy Lin has only played in 12 out of the Nets' 41 games this season.

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Nets Sign Quincy Acy To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Quincy Acy has averaged 6.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games of his first 10-day with the Nets.

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Quincy Acy To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets
In 12 games in the D-League this season, Quincy Acy is averaging 17.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.9 minutes per game.

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Nets Waive Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett appeared in 23 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.

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Nets Asking For Two First Rounders For Brook Lopez
After struggling with injuries earlier in his career, Brook Lopez has remained healthy over the past few seasons.

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Nets Assign Chris McCullough To D-League
Chris McCullough has averages of 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game in the D-League.

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Jeremy Lin Returns From Strained Left Hamstring
Jeremy Lin played in his first game since Nov. 2nd when he suffered a strained left hamstring.

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Nets Sign Spencer Dinwiddie To Partially Guaranteed Three-Year Deal
Spencer Dinwiddie was averaging 19.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists in nine games in the D-League this season.

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Nets Waive Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell appeared in 10 games for the Nets posting averages of 5.4 points and 1.7 assists in 15.1 minutes per game.

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