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Nets Sign Akil Mitchell

Sep 25, 2017 1:16 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Akil Mitchell. 

Mitchell (6’9”, 250) appeared in four games for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, during the 2016-17 season, averaging 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.6 minutes per contest. He joined the team in late February after his rights were originally acquired by Long Island in the fourth round of the 2016 NBA G League Expansion Draft.

Prior to his time with the LI Nets, Mitchell appeared in 25 games for the New Zealand Breakers in Australia’s National Basketball League last season, averaging 9.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.7 minutes per game while shooting .556 from the field (105-of-189).

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Tyler Zeller Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Nets

Sep 11, 2017 8:35 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed upon a two-year deal with Tyler Zeller.

Zeller spent the past three seasons with the Boston Celtics.

Zeller's deal is guaranteed for 17-18 and non-guaranteed for 18-19.

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Nets Considering Tyler Zeller

Sep 8, 2017 6:51 PM

The Brooklyn Nets recently hosted Tyler Zeller for a workout.

Zeller spent the past three seasons with the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics signed Zeller in 2016 on a two-year, $8 million deal with the second year non-guaranteed. The Celtics waived Zeller in early July to create cap space to sign Gordon Hayward.

Brooklyn has also hosted Jared Sullinger for a workout.

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Jared Sullinger Discussing Deal With Nets

Aug 29, 2017 12:56 PM

Jared Sullinger and the Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal.

Sullinger posted for a photo wearing Nets gear with D'Angelo Russell from their team's practice facility on Tuesday.

"I'm a big fan of the coach (Kenny Atkinson)," agent David Falk said. "He's a great motivator, and they have a great facility.

"(Sullinger) is a talented big man and we're looking into an opportunity."

The Nets have an open roster spot.

Sullinger played 11 games last season with the Toronto Raptors before undergoing foot surgery. Sullinger was waived by the Phoenix Suns following a deadline move.

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D'Angelo Russell: I Want Teams To Hate The Nets

Aug 24, 2017 9:17 PM

D'Angelo Russell is resetting his career with the Brooklyn Nets after two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I want teams to hate us,” Russell said at the Nets Inaugural Basketball Camp at Battery Park City. “We’ve struggled over the last few years in Brooklyn. Teams are used to coming in and taking nights off. I just want to rebuild that and make it a place where people come and say, ‘alright we got the crowd against us. It’s New York.’”

Russell is ready to prove doubters wrong after the Lakers gave up on him to clear cap space.

“It goes back to the chip on my shoulder," said Russell. "I wouldn’t say, ‘it’s D’Angelo’s team’ or anything like that, but I feel like it’s up for everybody to make their imprint as a team. Me coming in with a chip on my shoulder, A.C. [Allen Crabbe] coming in with a chip on his shoulder, I feel like we’re going to blend together and we’re going to be a great team. As long as we’re making strides that’s all I could really ask for.”

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Cavs To Receive Nets' 2018 FRP From Celtics In Proposed Trade

Aug 22, 2017 7:20 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will receive the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first round pick from the Boston Celtics as part of the Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas trade.

Boston has been reluctant to trade away any future traded picks in other trade scenarios over the past few years.

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D'Angelo Russell 'Excited For New Opportunity To Start Over' With Nets

Aug 18, 2017 10:28 PM

D'Angelo Russell was asked whether he believes he was treated fairly by the Los Angeles Lakers.

“It’s business, man," said Russell. "That’s how I got to look at it. A lot of things happen in this league and you don’t agree with it or however you may feel about it and at the end of the day realize it’s business.”

Russell was asked for his reaction to the trade to the Brooklyn Nets. 

“I was excited. I was excited to get a new opportunity to start over, but it definitely caught me off guard. You see guys get traded you never think it would have to be you until it does. New step for me.”

WFAN (via Anthony Puccio/Nets Daily)

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K.J. McDaniels Agrees Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal With Raptors

Aug 17, 2017 5:12 PM

K.J. McDaniels has agreed upon a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.

McDaniels finished the 16-17 season with the Brooklyn Nets. In 20 games with the Nets, 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

Aug 14, 2017 4:37 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Jacob Wiley to a two-way contract. 

Wiley (6’8”, 213) appeared in 34 games for Eastern Washington University last season (2016-17), recording averages of 20.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 34.3 minutes per contest while shooting 64.3 percent (265-of-412) from the field. He was named the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player and earned first team honors after finishing the season ranked first in the conference in field goal percentage, rebounding and blocked shots per game and sixth in scoring. The Newport, Wash., native was also named an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press while ranking sixth in NCAA Division I basketball in field goal percentage and eighth in blocked shots per game.

Wiley also played two seasons (2014-16) for Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and one season (2012-13) for the University of Montana. He most recently was a member of Brooklyn’s 2017 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.

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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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Wizards Match Otto Porter's Four-Year $106.5M Offer Sheet With Nets
Otto Porter will be the Wizards' highest paid player next season at $24.8 million.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

Raptors Trade DeMarre Carroll, 2018 1st, 2nd To Nets For Justin Hamilton
DeMarre Carroll was owed $30 million over the next two seasons.

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Wizards Receive Otto Porter's Four-Year, $106M Offer Sheet With Nets
The Wizards are expected to match Otto Porter's offer sheet.

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Kelly Olynyk Receiving Interest From Nets, Pacers, Kings, Jazz
Kelly Olynyk is one of the better available stretch big men on the open market.

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Wizards To Match Otto Porter's Four-Year, $106M Offer Sheet With Nets
The Nets and Otto Porter have agreed upon a four-year, $106 million offer sheet.

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J.J. Redick Rules Out Re-Signing With Clippers
J.J. Redick is receiving interest from the 76ers, Wolves and Nets in free agency.

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Amir Johnson Expected To Receive Interest From Bulls, Raptors, Nets
Amir Johnson is coming off a two-year contract with the Celtics.

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Strong Pursuit Of Otto Porter, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Expected By Nets
Otto Porter and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are the two best young wings on the restricted market.

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Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala
The Warriors still hope to re-sign Andre Iguodala.

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76ers, Nets Expected To Pursue J.J. Redick
J.J. Redick is coming off a four-year, $27 million contract with the Clippers he signed in 2013.

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Nets Decline $3.48M Option On K.J. McDaniels
K.J. McDaniels helped move the Nets towards the salary cap floor.

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