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Justin Harper Signs With Nets

Sep 18, 2015 10:23 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Justin Harper.

Harper (6’10”, 225) joins the Nets after spending the 2014-15 season with S.S. Felice Scandone in Italy’s Serie A.

Originally selected with the 32nd pick (second round) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Harper was dealt to the Orlando Magic on draft night. He appeared in 14 games with the Magic during his rookie season, averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game. He also saw action in one postseason game. Following his rookie season, Harper competed for the D-League’s Idaho Stampede (2012-13) and Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League (2013-14) before landing in Italy.

Most recently, Harper was a member of the Phoenix Suns’ entry in the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League.

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Deron Williams' Struggles With Nets Both Physical, Mental

Sep 17, 2015 5:30 PM

The issues Deron Williams faced during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets were both physical and mental, according to sources close to the situation.

Williams was acquired by the Nets in 2011 in a costly trade and he signed a new deal in 2012 worth more than $100 million.

"He played a lot better with less than he did with more, when he was more of a focal point," former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks said.


Williams' leadership was also criticized by Paul Pierce.

"Before I got there, I looked at Deron as an MVP candidate," Pierce said. "But I felt once we got there, that's not what he wanted to be. He just didn't want that.

"I think a lot of the pressure got to him sometimes," Pierce said. "This was his first time in the national spotlight. The media in Utah is not the same as the media in New York, so that can wear on some people. I think it really affected him."

Williams is getting a fresh start this season with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Nets Agree Upon Non-Guaranteed Deal With Yanick Moreira

Sep 16, 2015 8:49 PM

Yanick Moreira has agreed upon a non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Moreira played collegiately at SMU and was with the Los Angeles Clippers for Summer League.

Moreria is a 6-11 center from Angola.

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Nets Allow Xavier Thames To Become Free Agent

Sep 10, 2015 10:59 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have declined to extend their non-guarantee tender to Xavier Thames, making him a free agent.

Thames was the 59th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of San Diego State and was traded by the Toronto Raptors to the Nets on draft night.

Thames played last season in Spain and in the D-League before joining the Nets for Summer League.

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Joe Johnson Leaves Wasserman For Jeff Schwartz

Sep 9, 2015 1:10 PM

Joe Johnson has changed agents, leaving Wasserman for Jeff Schwartz of Excel.

Johnson's longtime agent, Arn Tellem, left Wasserman to join the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson is entering the final season of his contract.

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Dahntay Jones Agrees To Deal With Nets

Sep 7, 2015 2:49 PM

Dahntay Jones has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets have 12 guaranteed contracts and several on partial guarantees.

Jones is familiar with Lionel Hollins, who was a Memphis assistant during Jones' stint with the team from 2003-07.

Jones finished last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Prokhorov Nearing Deal To Become Sole Owner Of Nets, Barclays Center

Sep 3, 2015 12:44 PM

Mikhail Prokhorov is nearing a deal to buy Brett Ratner's share of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.

Prokhorov has been in talks to buy the 55 percent of the arena and 20 percent of the NBA team he does not already own. 


Selling the sports interests would make it easier for Ratner's Forest City to pull off a complicated conversion to a tax-advantaged real estate investment trust, which would help boost its share price.

“People can’t wait for them to sell these assets so they can focus on real estate development,” said one analyst who follows the company.

The team is valued at an estimated $700 million, according to the analyst who follows Forest City. After subtracting $210 million of debt, the franchise has an equity value of $490 million.

Josh Kosman, Tim Bontemps/New York Post

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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.

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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

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

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Dunc'd On Pod: Bobby Marks On Offseasons Of 2015, 2016; Former Role With Nets
Former Nets assistant general manager and cap guru Bobby Marks joins Nate Duncan 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
The Nets have agreed to trade Steve Blake to the Pistons for Quincy Miller, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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

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Wayne Ellington Signs With Nets
Wayne Ellington has career 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
The Nets intend to keep Joe Johnson following their buyout agreement with Deron Williams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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