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D'Angelo Russell Undergoes Surgery On Left Knee

Nov 17, 2017 6:13 PM

D'Angelo Russell has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Updates regarding Russell’s return will be issued as appropriate. 

Russell has played in 12 games for Brooklyn this season posting team-leading averages of 20.9 points and 5.7 assists along with 4.7 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game.

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D'Angelo Russell: I Went Through A Lot With Lakers

Nov 4, 2017 3:57 PM

D'Angelo Russell admitted to being irked by comments from Magic Johnson about his leadership.

When explaining the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to trade away Russell and build around Lonzo Ball, Johnson said the franchise "needed a leader" and someone who "can make the other players better."

Russell had previously downplayed Johnson's comments and declined to respond despite being asked about it repeatedly, including at his introductory news conference in Brooklyn this summer.

"I would say it ruffled a few feathers," Russell said on Friday. "But you control what you can control. He's in a position to say what he wants, so I just try to do what I can do at the end of the day."

Russell has played well to begin his career with the Nets and admitted that there were challenges while playing with the Lakers.

"I went through a lot when I was here," Russell said of his time in L.A. "It's nothing I could really control. It was out of my hands by that point [when he was traded].

"I went through a lot -- Kobe's farewell, everything. ... So just to overcome that, I salute myself for that."

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Spencer Dinwiddie's Salary Protection Increasing To $250k

Oct 31, 2017 10:30 AM

Spencer Dinwiddie's salary protection will increase to $250,000 by remaining on the Brooklyn Nets' roster past Oct. 31st.

Dinwiddie signed a three-year contract last December.

Dinwiddie's cap hit this season is $1.5 million with a non-guaranteed salary of $1.7 million in 18-19.

“He continues to play like this, we have to find more minutes for him,” Kenny Atkinson said. “There’s just no choice.”

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Nets Sell 49 Percent Stake Of Franchise At $2.3 Billion Valuation

Oct 27, 2017 8:06 AM

The Brooklyn Nets will sell a 49 percent stake of the franchise to Joseph Tsai.

The purchase price will be based upon a $2.3 billion valuation of the team.

Tsai is the executive vice chairman and co-founder of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Tsai has the option to acquire a controlling interest in the future.

Mikhail Prokhorov will remain principal and operating owner of the Nets for an additional four years, with a presumption that he will sell his majority stake upon the triggering of Tsai's option.

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Jeremy Lin Undergoes Successful Surgery

Oct 20, 2017 1:47 PM

Jeremy Lin had successful surgery this morning to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams, III at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Lin will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Jeremy Lin Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon

Oct 19, 2017 10:43 AM

Jeremy Lin will be out for the entire 17-18 season with a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.

Lin suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of the Brooklyn Nets' season opener.

Lin is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal.

“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season," said Sean Marks. "We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role.”

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Nets Fear Jeremy Lin Suffered Significant Right Knee Injury

Oct 18, 2017 10:56 PM

The Brooklyn Nets fear Jeremy Lin suffered a serious right knee injury in Wednesday's opener.

Lin landed awkwardly on a drive to the basket and his emotional reaction appeared to indicate he feared a significant injury.

Lin will undergo further tests on Thursday.

Lin was limited to just 36 games in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets in 16-17.

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Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Kamari Murphy

Oct 12, 2017 6:26 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Tahjere McCall and forward Kamari Murphy. 

McCall (6’5”, 195) finished his collegiate career at Tennessee State (2015-17) after spending two years at Niagara University (2012-14). While at Tennessee State, McCall earned All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team honors twice and was the conference’s defensive player of the year in both seasons. The Philadelphia native saw action in 117 career collegiate games (93 starts), recording averages of 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 26.0 minutes per game. 

Murphy (6’9”, 218) played the last two seasons (2015-17) at the University of Miami after beginning his collegiate career at Oklahoma State University (2012-14). He started all 33 games with the Hurricanes during his senior campaign, averaging 7.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. The Brooklyn native appeared in 131 games (97 starts) over the course of his four-year collegiate career, averaging 5.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 24.6 minutes per contest.

Both McCall and 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

Oct 12, 2017 6:24 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2018-19 contract options for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert.

Hollis-Jefferson, selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by Portland and acquired by the Nets via trade on draft night, has appeared in 107 career games (67 starts) in two seasons, registering averages of 7.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. During the 2016-17 season, the 22-year-old saw action in a team-high 78 contests (50 starts) and averaged 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals in 22.6 minutes per contest.

Russell spent the first two seasons of his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers before being acquired by the Nets via trade on June 22, 2017. He was selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.2 minutes per game in 80 games (48 starts) in his inaugural season en route to All-Rookie Second Team honors. In the 2016-17 season, the 21-year-old appeared in 63 games (60 starts) and increased his production across the board, averaging 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 28.7 minutes per game.

LeVert saw action in 57 games (26 starts) in his rookie season, recording averages of 8.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. The 23-year-old was originally selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers before being acquired in a trade by Brooklyn on July 7, 2016.

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Nets Waive Milton Doyle, Jeremy Senglin, Akil Mitchell

Oct 11, 2017 11:34 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin and forward Akil Mitchell.

Doyle and Senglin originally signed as free agents with the Nets on Aug. 4, while Mitchell signed a free agent deal with Brooklyn on Sept. 24.

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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Cavs To Receive Nets' 2018 FRP From Celtics In Proposed Trade
The Celtics are prepared to trade away Brooklyn's first round pick in 2018.

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D'Angelo Russell 'Excited For New Opportunity To Start Over' With Nets
D'Angelo Russell realizes the way he was treated by the Lakers was part of the business.

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K.J. McDaniels Agrees Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal With Raptors
In 20 games with the Nets, K.J. McDaniels averaged 6.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.7 minutes.

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Nets Sign Jacob Wiley To Two-Way Contract
Jacob Wiley appeared in 34 games for Eastern Washington, recording averages of 20.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of CLNS Media go in-depth on the NBA's Atlantic Division.

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Nets Receiving Interest In Buying Franchise From Several Parties
Mikhail Prokhorov has hoped to fetch around $2 billion for the franchise.

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Nets Sign Milton Doyle, Jeremy Senglin
Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin were both members of Brooklyn’s 2017 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.

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Nets 'Need To Show Progress Out Of Respect For Ownership'
Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson are beginning their second full season with the Nets.

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Nets Nearly Hired Bryan Colangelo Over Sean Marks
Bryan Colangelo went on to join the 76ers after the Nets hired Sean Marks.

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Blazers Trade Allen Crabbe To Nets For Andrew Nicholson
The Blazers will waive and stretch Andrew Nicholson.

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Nets Sign Yakuba Ouattara To Two-Way Contract
Yakuba Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league.

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Nets Expect To Balance Touches, Minutes Between Jeremy Lin, D'Angelo Russell
D'Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin are each at their best when they have the ball in their hands.

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Kenny Atkinson Explains Why He Coached Nets In Summer League
Kenny Atkinson coached the Nets in Summer League, which is rare amongst the NBA coaching fraternity as they typically delegate the duties to one of their assistants.

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