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Assistant GM Bobby Marks, Nets Part Ways

May 26, 2015 1:35 PM

Bobby Marks has parted ways with the Brooklyn Nets after 20 years with the franchise.

Marks was most recently assistant general manager and is especially well-versed on cap matters.

It is believed that Nets' ownership is determined to cut costs across the board.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rival Execs Expect Nets To Explore Market For Mason Plumlee

May 26, 2015 1:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets were not believed to have shopped Mason Plumlee hard during the season.

However, some rival executives believe the Nets could go explore the marketplace for Plumlee anyway.

Plumlee averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 82 games this season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Not Interested In Using Stretch Provision On Deron Williams

May 12, 2015 11:52 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are not interested in a buyout agreement with Deron Williams.

The Nets could save millions of dollars via the stretch provision, but the franchise is not interested in paying Williams his remaining $43 million not to play.

Williams has not been as productive as the Nets were expecting when they re-signed him on a max contract in 2013.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Tags: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

May 6, 2015 11:12 AM

Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.

King says the Nets' long-term plan is to build around Lopez and Young.

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson remain under contract for 15-16.

"Will there be a trade? There could be," said King.

King also said that the Nets could have traded multiple large contracts at the deadline.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

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

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Billy King Could Be Close To Extension With Nets

May 5, 2015 12:44 PM

Billy King could be on the cusp of signing a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets.

King became general manager of the Nets in 2010.

The front office dynamics of the Nets appears to be in some level of turmoil as they did not pick up their option on the contract of Bobby Marks. Marks has been with the Nets for 20 years and is expert on cap matters.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hollins: Deron Williams No Longer Franchise Player

May 2, 2015 6:12 PM

Lionel Hollins admitted he no longer considers Deron Williams to be a franchise type player.

"He's not a franchise player anymore," Hollins said on Saturday morning during break-up day. "He's a good player, he's a solid player, but I don't think he's a franchise player anymore. That's just my opinion. He's a good player. I'm proud of the way he's bounced back and played, and there's so much pressure on him to be a franchise player, and everybody talks about a franchise player, but we need to have a franchise team.

 

"That means we have everybody going out there and playing hard, playing together, sharing the ball. If a guy is open, he makes a shot. If a guy is not open, he passes to another guy and he makes the shot. To me, that's what basketball is about. It's not about a franchise player. I mean, those guys come along once in a lifetime, and everybody doesn't get a chance to coach one. When you don't have one, you can't say you can't win. There are teams that have won championships without franchise players, what everyone considers a franchise player. I'm not worried about that. That's something you guys talk about and worry about. I worry about us going out there and playing hard, playing together and trying to scratch and claw to win a game. That's what it's all about."

 

NBA general managers voted Williams the best point guard in the NBA in 2010.

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.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Tags: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Alan Anderson To Decline Player Option For Next Season

May 2, 2015 4:02 PM

Alan Anderson will decline his player option for next season and become a free agent.

Anderson has played for the Brooklyn Nets over the past two seasons.

Anderson averaged 7.3 points this season.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Tags: Alan Anderson, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Re-Sign With Nets On Max Contract

Apr 28, 2015 2:09 PM

The thinking around the NBA is that Brook Lopez will opt out of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets and re-sign on a max contract.

Lopez has $16.7 million remaining on his contract for the 15-16 season.

“If he walks, where are they going? They don’t have draft picks. They’re flip-flopping their pick [with Atlanta]. They’re getting the 29th instead of the 15th. For their future, I don’t see how they can lose him,” the GM said. “If Brook wants to stay there, he should be able to get whatever he wants.”

Lopez was nearly traded multiple times at the deadline, but the Nets kept him and he played some of the best basketball of his career.

The Nets can offer Lopez an extra season on his next contract.

“Why would they let him go?” an exec from the Central Division said. “Everything I see, he’s a good kid. And he can [bleeping] play.”

“If he leaves, then they are starting all over again,” yet another rival executive said. “He has proven he is healthy. There’s no question he’s always been a good basketball player. The question was ‘Can he come back from the injury?’ He’s shown he can, especially the last two months.”

Fred Kerber/New York Post

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

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Mirza Teletovic Cleared For Basketball Activities

Apr 18, 2015 1:53 PM

Mirza Teletovic has been cleared for basketball activities after having blood clots in his lungs earlier in the season and being ruled out for the season.

"Mirza has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities," Billy King said in a statement. "Mirza will be listed as OUT for games, and if his status changes, we will update at the appropriate time."

“Over the last three months, Mirza has been closely monitored on blood thinners and follow-up testing has met our expectations," Dr. Michael Farber said. "The most recent bloodwork was normal and Mirza has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities.

Teletovic last appeared in a game on January 22 at the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tags: Mirza Teletovic, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups

Apr 15, 2015 11:30 PM

The following are the matchups for the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
3. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6. San Antonio Spurs
4. Portland Trailblazers vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Eastern Conference
1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 8. Brooklyn Nets
2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 7. Boston Celtics
3. Chicago Bulls vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks
4. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

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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.

Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

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.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Opt Out
Brook Lopez has a PER of 25.8 after the All-Star Game compared to 19.8 beforehand.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Brook Lopez, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
Brook Lopez led the Nets to a 3-1 week, averaging 20.8 ppg on 59.4 percent shooting, 10.3 rpg and 2.0 bpg in 36.0 mpg.

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Nets Receive Summer League Commitment From Darius Adams
Darius Adams is currently playing for Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague and Liga ACB.

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Earl Clark Signs Two-Year Deal With Nets
Earl Clark signed a 10-day contract with the Nets following the end of his season in China.

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Stephen Curry, Brook Lopez Named NBA Players Of The Week
Stephen Curry averaged 30.0 points and 8.0 assists, and connected on 24-of-38 three-point field goals (63.2 percent).

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Earl Clark Signs 10-Day Contract With Nets
Earl Clark played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association this season after leaving the D-League.

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Exec: John Calipari Driven Nuts By NBA Failure, Wants Another Chance
John Calipari did not succeed in his stint in the NBA with the Nets.

Steve Popper/Bergen Record

Sergey Karasev To Undergo Surgery For Dislocated Patella, Torn MCL
Sergey Karasev played in 33 games (16 starts) for Brooklyn this season.

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Nets Receiving Interest From Geffen, China, Qatar
Chinese conglomerate Fosun and the Qatari government’s investment fund have signaled an interest in buying the Nets from Mikhail Prokhorov.

Josh Kosman, Claire Atkinson/New York Post

76ers Claim Thomas Robinson On Waivers
Thomas Robinson was prepared to sign with the Nets if he cleared waivers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Andrei Kirilenko Signs With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko said "the time has come to think about ending my career at the professional level" and that he wants to do that at CSKA.

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Thomas Robinson Agrees To Sign With Nets
Thomas Robinson has agreed to sign with the Nets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Andrei Kirilenko To Sign With CSKA
Andrei Kirilenko and the 76ers agreed upon a buyout this weekend.

David Pick/Eurobasket

Kevin Garnett Traded Back To Wolves For Thad Young
Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to return to the Wolves.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Nets, Jazz, Pacers, Pistons Interested In Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent in the offseason after he rejected a four-year, $48 million offer from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets, Thunder Close To Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade
The deal could also be expanded to send Jarrett Jack to the Wizards and Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nets Interested In Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade With Thunder
The Nets need to believe they will be able to convince Reggie Jackson to re-sign in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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