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Kevin Durant To Serve An All-Star Game Captain Despite Injury

Feb 28, 2021 12:09 AM

Kevin Durant will remain an All-Star Game captain despite having to sit out due to a hamstring injury.

Durant and LeBron James will draft their All-Star Game rosters on March 4th. 

It is unclear whether Durant will travel to Atlanta for the All-Star Game on March 7th.

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Kyrie Irving Out Saturday Versus Mavs Due To Right Shoulder Injury Recovery

Feb 27, 2021 2:32 PM

Kyrie Irving will miss the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night due to right shoulder injury recovery.

The Nets are currently on an eight-game win streak. 

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Pistons Reportedly Interested In Acquiring Spencer Dinwiddie

Feb 27, 2021 12:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons are one of several teams who have interest in trading for Spencer Dinwiddie, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported earlier that the Nets were shopping Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie is currently recovering from a partially torn ACL, and may not return this season.

The guard has a $12.3 million player option for the 2021-22 season.

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Nets Sign Iman Shumpert, Andre Roberson To 10-Day Contracts

Feb 27, 2021 2:02 AM

The Brooklyn Nets signed Iman Shumpert and Andre Roberson to 10-day contracts on Friday.

Shumpert, Roberson, and Noah Vonleh were waived on February 23rd.

Shumpert and Vonleh were brought back closer to the date to guarantee contracts for the rest of the season. 

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Kyrie Irving On Leadership Growth: 'It's Not On Me To Lead The Group By Myself'

Feb 26, 2021 1:32 AM

Kyrie Irving discussed his growth as a leader on the Brooklyn Nets this season, adding that he had learned from his previous experiences with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.

"You gotta be able to galvanize the group, even when it's low and even when it's high. It's the balance of leadership. There isn't one leader. And I've had to accept that too, it's not on me to lead the group by myself, and be the hero that everybody wants," said Irving on Thursday.

The Nets currently have an eight-game win streak, with Irving averaging 27.4 points on the season.

Irving added that he now takes accountability for past failures of leadership.

"I'm grateful to be in this position to be able to set a better example now than I did then. And I take accountability for not necessarily stepping up to the plate or stepping up the responsibility for my own actions. I had a lot to do with success and failures of the teams I was on. I take my role very serious in terms of that, and I've been able to learn lessons from that to give to other. That's been the most beautiful part, is just to learn." 

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Nets Waive Noah Vonleh, Iman Shumpert, Andre Roberson, Will Sign Tyler Cook To 10-Day Deal

Feb 24, 2021 1:09 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are set to waive Noah Vonleh, Iman Shumpert, and Andre Roberson ahead of the deadline to guarantee deals for the rest of the season, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The team is also planning to sign Tyler Cook to a 10-day contract.

Cook averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds in the G League bubble. 

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Kevin Durant Expected To Return From Hamstring Injury Before All-Star Break

Feb 23, 2021 9:39 PM

The Brooklyn Nets expect Kevin Durant to return from his strained left hamstring before the All-Star break. Durant has missed five straight games.

“Yeah, I do,” said Steve Nash when asked if he expects Durant to play before the All-Star break. “But again, we’re just trying to monitor and be cautious. We definitely have kind of slowed things down in that respect — not putting any pressure on him, not trying to rush him back in any capacity and just make sure that we give him the right amount of time to be more than healed, to be strong and conditioned to come back to the team.

“So we’re monitoring it. We’re not in a rush. But I don’t think he’ll be out until the All-Star break.”

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James Harden, Damian Lillard Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Feb 22, 2021 5:26 PM

James Harden and Damian Lillard have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 9.

Harden averaged 31.8 points, 10.8 assists and 9.0 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets went 4-0.

Lillard averaged 36.3 points, 12.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers went 2-1.

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Kevin Durant To Miss Fourth Consecutive Game, Steve Nash Says Nets Will Be 'Cautious'

Feb 20, 2021 1:39 PM

Kevin Durant will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Durant has been out due to a hamstring strain. 

Steve Nash said that he doesn't believe it is a long-term injury, but that the team will be cautious.

"Like I keep saying, I don't think this is a long-term thing. But there is elements of maybe it being, taking a few more days than we thought or just being cautious. I think right now both are necessary. I don't think he's ready, I think he needs more time, but we're also definitely going to be cautious," said Nash. 

Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden have only played seven games together.

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Nets-Lakers Averages 1.9 Million Viewers, Becomes Most-Watched Game On Cable For Season

Feb 19, 2021 11:34 PM

The game between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers averaged 1.9 million viewers on TNT, making it the most-watched game on cable for this season.

That number represented an 88% increase between the Rockets and Warriors on a comparable February date last season.

The previous night's game between the Heat and Warriors averaged 1.05 million, while the Rockets and Sixers averaged 749,000.

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Kevin Durant Out For Lakers' Game, Kyrie Irving Probable

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James Harden After Nets Hit Franchise Record 27 3-Pointers: 'This Was The Vision Right Here'

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Nets Sign Andre Roberson, Waive Norvel Pelle

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Nets Considered Signing Andre Roberson

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Kevin Durant To Miss At Least Two Games With Hamstring Strain

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Kevin Durant On Return To Warriors: 'It Was A Good Vibe All Day'

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Kyrie Irving To James Harden: 'You're The Point Guard, And I'm Gonna Play Shooting Guard'

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James Harden Doesn't Like How Exit From Rockets Played Out

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Kevin Durant Cleared To Play At Warriors On Saturday

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Heat, Clippers, Bucks, Nets Were Also Interested In Derrick Rose

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Noah Vonleh To Sign With Nets

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Kevin Durant To Miss Three Games, Eligible To Rejoin Team Next Friday

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Kevin Durant Ruled Out For Saturday Game Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Kevin Durant Plays After Initially Being Held Out Due To Protocols, Pulled Again By NBA

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Nets Just Plus-4 In 155 Minutes With Durant, Harden, Irving On Floor Together

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Nets Outperforming Knicks By 10% In Local TV Viewership Since James Harden Debut

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Kevin Durant: James Harden Underrated As All-Around Defender

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James Harden, Nikola Jokic Named NBA's Players Of The Week

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Nets, Sixers, Celtics Emerge As Potential Trade Destinations For JJ Redick

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James Harden Out Sunday Due To Thigh Contusion

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