Mar 05, 2014 11:22 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract after working out him and Darius Johnson-Odom this week.
Gutierrez was one of the Nets' final cuts in training camp this season.
The Nets have signed Jason Collins to two 10-day contracts and have one roster spot available.
Mar 03, 2014 5:03 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract.
Collins' first 10-day contract expires on Tuesday.
Feb 27, 2014 12:16 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets are "all but certain" to sign Jason Collins to a contract for the remainder of the season.
Collins' first 10-day contract expires early next week.
Collins began the fourth quarter on Wednesday and played just over seven minutes.
Feb 24, 2014 12:03 AM EST
Kobe Bryant believes the Brooklyn Nets' signing of Jason Collins will have a "domino effect" beyond the gay and sports communities.
"His impact [Sunday night] is greater than what people think," Bryant said. "You look at it from the context of having the first openly gay player. But they missed the domino effect that it has way beyond sports."
Bryant believes Collins will teach the youth "it's OK to be yourself." Collins became the first openly gay player in North American professional sports on Sunday night when he posted two rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It's fantastic. It sets an incredible precedent," Bryant added. "I think the most important part about it, what I've learned on the issue is that one person coming out is showing this type of courage that gives others that same type of courage.
"There is a kid out there who … is going to say, 'Jason gave me strength in dark moments to be brave. He gave me courage to step up and accept myself for who I am despite what others might be saying or the public pressures. He gave me strength and bravery to be myself.'"
Feb 23, 2014 1:18 PM EST
Even after upcoming signings in the frontcourt, the Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets remain possible suitors for Ivan Johnson, league sources told RealGM.
Johnson has been in dialogue with other interested NBA teams, too, and has recently worked out for several organizations. No frontrunner has emerged. The Clippers had been a finalist for Johnson in free agency last offseason.
After failing to receive a desired free-agent contract, Johnson signed with Zhejiang of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged 26 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 steals in 24 games with Zhejiang this season, before his release in late January.
Both the Clippers and Nets will have roster space after signing Glen Davis and Jason Collins, respectively.
As one of the most productive available players, Johnson, 29, averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game in two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, establishing himself as a relentlessly active, rugged presence.
Feb 23, 2014 12:25 PM EST
Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, the team announced on Sunday afternoon.
Collins will be available to play on Sunday night.
Collins would become the first openly gay player in North America's four recognized major team sports.
Feb 20, 2014 8:03 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets are considering signing Jason Collins to a 10-day contract.
Collins would become the first openly gay player in any of America's four major professional men's sports.
“He's obviously on the list,” GM Billy King said. “We're looking at any guy guys that are free agents and he's one of the guys, but we've got other guys that we're going to look at. (Jason Kidd) and I will visit tomorrow, he's got the list, I've got the list, ownership has got the list ... we're going to look at it and try to find the best guy possible for us.”
Collins worked out for the Nets during the All-Star break.
The Clippers are also interested in signing Collins.
“We’re going to bring in a basketball player,” King said. “It’s not about marketing or anything like that... if we’re bringing somebody in, we’re bringing them in because we feel they can help our basketball team.”
Feb 20, 2014 2:01 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have "essentially ended" trade discussions with the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Hamilton.
The Lakers sought a second round pick from the Nets for Hill.
Hill also has contract bonuses that could cost an additional $1 million in taxes.
The Lakers are also discussing a Hill trade with other teams.
Feb 20, 2014 10:40 AM EST
The Los Angeles Lakers are seeking a second round pick in their trade talks involving Jordan Hill, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the New Orleans Pelicans are backing out of trade talks.
The Brooklyn Nets are also interested in Hill.
Feb 19, 2014 1:44 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets are now willing to go forward with a trade for Jordan Hill despite a huge tax hit.
The Nets can acquire Hill using their Disabled Player Exception.
The Los Angeles Lakers are talking to multiple teams about Hill, who does not figure in their long-term plans.
The cost of acquiring Hill would be approximately $17 million to the Nets.
The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have also discussed a trade for Hill with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
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Feb 19, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Marcus Thornton has fallen in the Kings' rotation, while the Nets could use an individual scorer in the backcourt.
Marcus Thornton is being shopped by the Kings in multiple scenarios.
Acquiring Jordan Hill's contract would be worth nearly $17 million for the Nets after luxury taxes.
A source says the Nets could send Jason Terry to the Cavaliers for Jarrett Jack.
Brook Lopez has mostly been bedridden for the past several weeks.
Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are the same age, but their career salary earnings are considerably different due to their decisions on when to enter the NBA.
The Nets have an 11-4 record since New Year's, finding success around smaller lineups.
Jason Kidd and David Joerger have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month for January.
The Nets could have zero salary commitments entering the 2016 offseason depending on whether Deron Williams picks up his one-year option.
JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche were teammates with the Wizards.
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have needed to increase their roles due to injury problems.
Tyshawn Taylor appeared in 29 games this season for the Nets and averaged 3.9 points, 1.6 assists and 0.5 steals in 11.7 minutes per game.
Tornike Shengelia has been dealt to the Bulls for Marquis Teague.
Deron Williams has missed five games since undergoing cortisone shots and platelet-rich plasma injections in both of his ankles.
The Nets have agreed in principle to acquire Marquis Teague from the Bulls for Tornike Shengelia, according to sources.
Jan 15, 2014 | Peter Vecsey
The Nets, Clippers, Suns, Rockets and Warriors are interested in Jordan Crawford.
The Nets have turned around their season, winning five of their past six games to improve to 15-22.
The Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
The Rockets are no longer interested in dealing for Deron Williams due to his health.
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