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Milton Doyle Named G League Player Of The Week

Feb 12, 2018 5:35 PM

The NBA G League announced that Brooklyn Nets two-way guard Milton Doyle was named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 11. This is the first NBA G League Player of the Week honor in Long Island Nets history and the first of Doyle’s career.

Doyle led the Long Island Nets to a 2-0 week, averaging 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 29.8 minutes per game while shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from 3-point range.

In Long Island’s 125-119 home victory over the Raptors 905 on Feb. 6, Doyle scored a franchise-record and career-high 42 points with a career-high 11 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He also made a franchise-record 11 3-pointers in the win. Doyle then posted 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the LI Nets’ 120-111 road win over the Wisconsin Herd on Feb. 10.

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Jeremy Lin Exercises $12.5M Player Option For 18-19 With Nets

Feb 9, 2018 10:13 AM

Jeremy Lin has opted in to his $12.5 million player option for the 18-19 season with the Brooklyn Nets.

Lin was widely expected to opt-in as he recovers from a right patella tendon injury.

Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets in 2016.

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Pelicans Trade Dante Cunningham To Nets For Rashad Vaughn

Feb 8, 2018 2:27 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade Dante Cunningham to the Brooklyn Nets for Rashad Vaughn.

The Nets recently acquired Vaughn in a deal with the Bucks.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)


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Bucks Acquire Tyler Zeller From Nets

Feb 5, 2018 9:04 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have sent a protected second round pick and Rashad Vaughn to the Brooklyn Nets for Tyler Zeller.

The Nets have $3.5 million in salary-cap space available, as well as a $6 million disabled player exception from the season-ending Jeremy Lin injury.

Zeller provides depth at center for the Bucks.

The Bucks will send the 2018 second-round pick to the Nets should it fall between 31 and 47 in the draft. If the Bucks pick doesn't convey in 2018, Milwaukee will send its unprotected second-round pick in 2020 to Brooklyn

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Jeremy Lin Won't Change Attacking Style Despite Injury

Feb 3, 2018 10:52 AM

While Jeremy Lin will be more deliberate and safer in his movements and landings, he has no plans to change his attacking style.

Lin ruptured his patella tendon on opening night in October.

"I am not going to change the bread and butter of who I am, which is downhill, attacking, dynamic playmaking. I will always be that player," Lin said. "Maybe the type of risks ... I don't know, I never really saw them as risks, but what we will see is probably a similar style but in a safer way. I will still be in the paint heavy, but I won't be landing on my legs the same way, getting off-balanced unless obviously I am forced to, but the landing, taking contact, being able to engage certain muscles before contact, before I take off, all those things are really, really important ... A lot of other muscles will be absorbing impact that maybe joints shouldn't be."

Lin has been rehabbing in Vancouver.

"It's going really smooth," said Lin, who pointed out that the rehab center in Vancouver is in constant communication with the Nets. "Everything is how we would expect it to be. No issues on that end. I think one of the big reasons [for rehabbing in Vancouver] is just that it's hard with the team traveling back and forth, especially early on after surgery when you can't really fly ... This process is something that requires quite a bit of time. It's really become a lifestyle for me in terms of devoting [time]."

"It's just addressing a lot of muscle imbalances, movement deficiencies, all these different things," he added. "The way I sit, the way I stand, the way I squat, run, jump and shoot, all the way down the line. We're fixing everything so I can look as close to picture-perfect, I mean, perfection in this situation is kind of a ghost, but it's as much improvement as you can get. You want to chase it and get as close as you can so that you move more healthily, you reduce chances of injury, and I'm also going to be more explosive and faster and better and more on balance because of it. I expect to see that translate to things like shooting percentage when it comes to balance, defense, things like that. So a lot of posture work, a lot of firing muscles that used to not fire."

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Nets Granted $6M Disabled Player Exception For Jeremy Lin

Jan 17, 2018 9:38 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have been granted a $6 million disabled player exception for Jeremy Lin.

Lin was injured and ruled out for the season following his opening night injury in which he suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.

The Nets do not own their first round draft pick this season

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Nets Sign James Webb III To Two-Way Contract

Jan 15, 2018 12:29 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign James Webb III to a two-way contract.

Webb is averaging 11.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.4 minutes per game in the G League for Delaware.

Webb went undrafted out of Boise State in 2016.

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Nets Sign Milton Doyle To Two-Way Contract

Dec 18, 2017 9:46 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Milton Doyle to a two-way contract.

Doyle has played well for the Nets' G-League affiliate.

Brooklyn waived Yakuba Ouattara, who was on a two-way contract.

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Nets Waive Yakuba Ouattara

Dec 17, 2017 11:18 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Yakuba Ouattara. 

Ouattara originally signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn on July 21. He appeared in one game for Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, recording 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

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Jahlil Okafor: I Feel Like I Got Drafted All Over Again
The Nets are not sure when Jahlil Okafor will play as they work to incorporate him into the team.

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Sean Marks Continuing To 'Bet On Staff' With Nets' Trades
The Nets have made a pair of "second draft" moves in trading for Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell.

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76ers Trade Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas To Nets For Trevor Booker
The 76ers are nearing an agreement to trade Jahlil Okafor to the Nets for a second round pick and Trevor Booker.

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D'Angelo Russell Undergoes Surgery On Left Knee
D'Angelo Russell will be out indefinitely following knee surgery.

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D'Angelo Russell: I Went Through A Lot With Lakers
D'Angelo Russell cited the farewell tour of Kobe Bryant as one of the obstacles while he was with the Lakers.

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Spencer Dinwiddie's Salary Protection Increasing To $250k
Spencer Dinwiddie signed a three-year contract last December.

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Nets Sell 49 Percent Stake Of Franchise At $2.3 Billion Valuation
Joseph Tsai will own a 49 percent stake with the option to have controlling interest in four years.

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Jeremy Lin Undergoes Successful Surgery
Jeremy Lin is expected to make a full recovery.

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Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon
Jeremy Lin will be out for the entire 17-18 season with a ruptured patella tendon.

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Nets Fear Jeremy Lin Suffered Significant Right Knee Injury
Jeremy Lin landed awkwardly on a drive to the basket.

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Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Kamari Murphy
Tahjere McCall and Kamari Murphy were members of the Nets’ 2017 Las Vegas Summer League team.

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Nets Exercise 18-19 Options On Hollis-Jefferson, D'Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and D'Angelo Russell were in the 2015 draft class.

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Nets Waive Milton Doyle, Jeremy Senglin, Akil Mitchell
Brooklyn's roster now stands at 17 players.

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Mikhail Prokhorov Nearing 49 Percent Sale Of Nets
Mikhail Prokhorov is seeking a valuation of the Nets at more than $2 billion.

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Nets Sign Akil Mitchell
Akil Mitchell averaged 9.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.7 minutes per game for the New Zealand Breakers.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Tyler Zeller Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Nets
Tyler Zeller's deal is guaranteed for 17-18 and non-guaranteed for 18-19.

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Nets Considering Tyler Zeller
The Celtics waived Tyler Zeller in early July to create cap space to sign Gordon Hayward.

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Jared Sullinger Discussing Deal With Nets
The Nets have an open roster spot.

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D'Angelo Russell: I Want Teams To Hate The Nets
D'angelo Russell is ready to prove doubters wrong after the Lakers gave up on him to clear cap space.

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