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D'Angelo Russell, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 21, 2019 3:22 PM

D'Angelo Russell and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 14 (Jan. 14-20).

Russell averaged 28.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Nets went 3-0.

Harden averaged 54.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists as the Rockets went 2-1.

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Kenneth Faried Agrees To Buyout With Nets, Will Join Rockets

Jan 19, 2019 12:35 AM

Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.

The 29-year-old Faried is expected to join the Rockets once he clears waivers on Monday.

The Rockets have until then to make room for Faried's roster spot. With Clint Capela's injury, Faried will step into the lineup immediately and play significant minutes.

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Alan Williams Signs Two-Way Deal With Nets

Jan 11, 2019 11:46 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward/center Alan Williams to a two-way contract. 

Williams originally signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn on Sept. 24 and was waived on Jan. 2.

Williams had planned to sign in China.

In 17 games for Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, Williams has recorded season averages of 21.0 points and 14.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per contest. He has yet to appear in a game for Brooklyn.

In 62 games over three seasons (2015-18) with the Phoenix Suns, Williams holds career NBA averages of 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game while shooting 50.2 percent (155-of-309) from the field.

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Lakers, Nets To Play Two Preseason Games In China Next Season

Jan 8, 2019 12:20 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers will play back-to-back preseason games in China in 2019. The October 10th game will take place in Shanghai, with the October 12th rematch in Shenzhen. 

The trip marks the Nets' third appearance in China (minority owner Joe Tsai is the Executive Vice Chairman of the e-commerce platform Alibaba). This will be the second trip to China for the Lakers, and their first since 2013. 

The preseason games are part of the NBA China Games 2019.

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Nets Waive Alan Williams From Two-Way Deal

Jan 2, 2019 1:07 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Alan Williams.

Williams, who was signed to a two-way contract on Sept. 24, played in 17 games for Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, where he averaged 21.0 points and a league leading 14.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per contest. He did not appear in a game for Brooklyn this season.

The Nets roster now stands at 16 players.

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Kenny Atkinson Fined $25,000 Following Ejection

Dec 22, 2018 6:54 PM

The NBA fined Kenny Atkinson $25,000 following his ejection in the Brooklyn Nets 114-106 loss against the Indiana Pacers.

The league said he was fined for "verbally abusing game officials and failing to leave the court in a timely manner".

The ejection occurred following a non-foul call with the Nets down by 5 points with 1:09 left in the game. 

"We've just got to be mentally stronger, and I've got to be mentally stronger, fighting through those situations. Just frustration on my part. I have to coach myself. I don't love that scene out there. That's not what I'm there for. I'm not here to make a show. So I apologize for that. That's not who I am," said Atkinson. 


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Jared Dudley: Joe Harris Is Modern JJ Redick

Dec 21, 2018 5:07 PM

Jared Dudley compared Joe Harris' movement and playmaking off screens to JJ Redick.

"Joe Harris now is the modern JJ Redick...he's taking over, coming off a lot of ball screens, can put it down. The thing about him compared to JJ, I think we all can say his layup package, going into the lane, finishing, is one of the better on our team".

Dudley added that he doesn't see a limit for the 27-year-old.

"Aside from Spencer (Dinwiddie) I would put him No. 2 in finishing, connecting at the paint. You look at him, white guy, 6-4, 6-5 out there, doesn't look like a ball player and next thing you know he's got 16, 18 points and showing you he's going at you...I think the sky's the limit. I think that people don't really take him seriously. After he has about 16, hit three or four threes, they do".

Harris is averaging 15 points and 3.8 assists on 55.2% from the 3-point line in his last six games. 

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Spencer Dinwiddie Agrees To Three-Year, $34M Extension With Nets

Dec 13, 2018 5:23 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $34 million contract extension with Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie recently became eligible for an extension.

Dinwiddie will have a player option for Year 3 of the deal.

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Tristan Thompson Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Gesture

Dec 6, 2018 4:07 PM

Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an inappropriate gesture toward a spectator.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Cavaliers’ 99-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 3 at Barclays Center.

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Caris LeVert Won't Need Surgery, Could Play Again In 18-19

Nov 13, 2018 1:57 PM

Caris LeVert returned to New York with the team last night and was evaluated today by Nets’ Team Orthopedist Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Following the evaluation, LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.

“Fortunately, tests performed this morning revealed that there are no fractures and only moderate ligament damage,” said Dr. O’Malley. “While the optics of this injury may have appeared to be more severe, surgery will not be required. Caris will begin a period of rehabilitation with the Nets’ performance staff, following which he is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season.”

LeVert has averaged a career-high 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.7 minutes per contest. 

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Caris LeVert Taken To Hospital With Serious Right Leg Injury
Caris LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Interested In Extension With Nets
The most Brooklyn can offer Spencer Dinwiddie is $48 million over four seasons.

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Treveon Graham Out Two Months With Torn Left Hamstring
Treveon Graham signed a two-year deal with the Nets at the veteran's minimum.

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DeMarre Carroll Out Indefinitely With Ankle Surgery
Kenny Atkinson did not provide a timetable for DeMarre Carroll's return.


Nets Exercise 19-20 Options On Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert
Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert were selected by the Nets in the twenties.

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Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Shannon Scott
Tahjere McCall played for the Long Island Nets last season.

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Nets Waive Jordan McLaughlin, Nuni Omot
Brooklyn's roster now stands at 18 players.

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Nets Convert Theo Pinson To Two-Way Contract
Theo Pinson went undrafted in 2018 out of North Carolina.

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Jahlil Okafor Reveals Struggles With Depression, Anxiety
A staff member of the Nets helped Jahlil Okafor realize he might have been dealing with depression and anxiety.

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Nets Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal With Nuni Omot
Nuni Omot went undrafted out of Baylor in 2018 and played in Summer League for the Warriors.

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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler
The Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Clippers, 76ers, Blazers and Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Jimmy Butler.

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Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns
Jimmy Butler has the Nets third behind the Clippers and Knicks.

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Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Wolves
Jimmy Butler would prefer a trade to the Nets, Clippers or Knicks.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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Alan Williams To Sign Two-Way Deal With Nets
Alan Williams has played for the Suns since the 15-16 season.

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Kenneth Faried Cited For Marijuana Possession
Kenneth Faried was with two other men in a car stopped at a DWI sobriety checkpoint.


Nets Sign Mitchell Creek, Jordan McLaughlin
Jordan McLaughlin played for the Nets in Summer League while Mitchell Creek played for the Mavs.

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Adelaide 36ers Seeking Compensation From Brooklyn For Mitch Creek
The Adelaide 36ers of the Australian NBL have gone to court in Australia to stop Mitch Creek from signing with the Brooklyn Nets without compensation.

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Theo Pinson Signs With Nets
Theo Pinson had averages of 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Nets, Knicks Expected To Pursue Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving will be a free agent in 2019.

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