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Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Shannon Scott

Oct 12, 2018 1:49 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guards Tahjere McCall and Shannon Scott. 

McCall (6’5”, 190) joins Brooklyn after playing last season for the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate. In 37 games (31 starts) for Long Island, McCall recorded averages of 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 28.2 minutes per contest. On the collegiate level, McCall played two seasons at Tennessee State (2015-17) after spending his first two years at Niagara University (2012-14). 

Scott (6’1”, 185) joins the Nets after most recently appearing in seven games with Panteras de Miranda in Venezuela. He also played in 49 games (41 starts) for the Long Island Nets last season, averaging 7.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 28.3 minutes per contest and finishing the year ranked second in the NBA G League in steals per game (2.3). 

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Nets Waive Jordan McLaughlin, Nuni Omot

Oct 11, 2018 5:08 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Jordan McLaughlin and forward Nuni Omot.

McLaughlin originally signed as a free agent with the Nets on Aug. 20, while Omot inked a deal with Brooklyn on Sept. 25. McLaughlin and Omot each appeared in the Nets’ preseason game versus the New York Knicks on Oct. 3.

Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 18 players.

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Nets Convert Theo Pinson To Two-Way Contract

Oct 11, 2018 4:58 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have converted the contract of Theo Pinson into a two-way deal.

Pinson went undrafted in 2018 out of North Carolina.

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Jahlil Okafor Reveals Struggles With Depression, Anxiety

Oct 9, 2018 1:21 PM

Shortly after Jahlil Okafor was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets, he sat down with a staff member of his new team who helped him realize he might have been dealing with depression and anxiety.

“I didn’t know I was dealing with depression and anxiety myself,” Okafor told The Athletic. “When I was in Brooklyn after the Philly trade, I started to talk to somebody there. That was the first I heard about it. Then, during the season, I didn’t act on it.

“I was in a dark place, man. I didn’t act on what was told to me, and I ignored it and shut it down.”

Okafor appeared in only 26 games for the Nets and before the end of the season, he had an epiphany about his situation.

“A week before the season ended, I looked at myself in the mirror and knew I not only had to get my body right but my mind right,” Okafor said. “I went straight to Miami and changed my diet and worked out. But most importantly, I started talking to a therapist to help me get through the depression and anxiety that I was going through, and it’s something I’m still dealing with. But I’m coping with it a lot better, and I’m learning ways to continue to feel good.

“I thanked Kevin Love because when I was reading his piece, I realized that this is normal and some of the stuff he was talking about … damn, I deal with some of the same things. Kevin Love, we know how successful he’s been in the NBA, but to hear somebody of his stature come out and talk about this is super inspiring to me.

“I lost my mom when I was 9, and it goes way deeper than me playing the game of basketball. It’s my life. It’s my trials. I wouldn’t blame Philly, wouldn’t blame the media or anybody.”

Okafor worked to transform his body and lost 17 pounds over the offseason.

“There was no bullshit with Jah, and I have a no (expletive) approach,” trainer David Alexander said. “We clicked, and it was organic from the beginning. I knew that with Jah, it would be work both mentally and physically. It goes hand in hand. He’s had some unfortunate situations, some setbacks and organizations that weren’t a great fit. I understand the psychological side. With someone like Jah, I understood the space and where he’s coming from. From what I felt and saw, he wouldn’t have benefit from the drill sergeant approach, or the fuck you mentality. The more he believed in himself and his body, the more successful he would be.

“He was extremely inflamed, extremely bloated, when he arrived here to start the offseason program. He wasn’t a fat guy, but he doesn’t have the physique he has now. And when you’re not successful at something you’ve been successful at your whole life, it can eat at you. It can tear you apart. You can’t look at the glass half empty, and I told him he’s got to believe in himself, that he’s young enough to be one of the better big men in this league. He built himself back up.”

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Tags: Jahlil Okafor, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Nets Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal With Nuni Omot

Sep 25, 2018 11:26 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with Nuni Omot.

Omot went undrafted out of Baylor in 2018 and played in Summer League for the Golden State Warriors.

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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler

Sep 24, 2018 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Butler.

Butler requested a trade from the Wolves last week.

Glen Taylor and Butler want a deal completed before the Timberwolves' first day of practice on Tuesday.

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Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns

Sep 19, 2018 11:06 PM

Jimmy Butler is most interested in a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources.

Butler likes the Clippers' odds of signing a second superstar during the 2019 offseason as they have two max contract slots. Sources say the Clippers are emerging as the frontrunner to sign Kawhi Leonard.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he would prefer a trade and plans to leave in free agency. Butler has also prioritized the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler is downplaying his fractured relationship with Towns as a reason for wanting a trade, league sources said.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Wolves

Sep 19, 2018 2:28 PM

Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Wolves acquired Butler on draft night in 2017 from the Chicago Bulls.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he has no intention of signing a long-term contract with the Wolves as a free agent in 2019.

Butler had hoped the Wolves would sign him to a renegotiate and extension of his contract this offseason, but that would have required the team to cut an enormous amount of salary. The Wolves could only offer a four-year, $110 million extension based on their current cap situation, and Butler understandably turned that down as he could sign a far more lucrative deal next offseason.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler would prefer a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers or New York Knicks. All three teams have cap space to sign Butler outright next offseason as a free agent. Wojnarowski also reports Thibodeau has no interest in dealing Butler for now.

Nick Wiggins, brother of Andrew Wiggins, tweeted “Hallelujah” in response to the news, a post he later deleted. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Alan Williams To Sign Two-Way Deal With Nets

Sep 14, 2018 5:16 PM

Alan Williams has agreed to sign a two-way deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Williams has played for the Phoenix Suns since the 15-16 season.

Williams suffered a partially torn meniscus last September.

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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.

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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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RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of The Athletic go in-depth on the NBAs Atlantic Division.

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder
Ed Davis signed a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Nets.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Talking To Other Stars About 2019 Free Agency Plans
Kawhi Leonard has been in conversation with other players about playing in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.

Bruce Arthur/Toronto Star

Nets Agree To Two-Year Deal With Treveon Graham
The Hornets declined Treveon Graham's qualifying offer before the start of free agency.

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Nets Sign Rodions Kurucs To Multi-Year Deal
Rodions Kurucs was the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Shabazz Napier Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nets
The Nets have a team option on the second season of the deal with Shabazz Napier.

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Hawks Acquire Jeremy Lin, Nuggets Unload Kenneth Faried, Darrel Arthur, 2019 FRP To Nets
Jeremy Lin will join the Hawks.

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Nets Have Yet To Discuss Extension With D'Angelo Russell
The Nets are prioritizing cap space for the summer of 2019 when they'll potentially have cap space to sign two max contract players.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Celtics Receiving Sign-And-Trade Interest On Marcus Smart From Nets, Grizzlies
The Celtics have had zero communication with Marcus Smart.

Jordan Schultz/Yahoo! Sports

Dwight Howard Gave Back $5M In Buyout With Nets
Dwight Howard agreed upon a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Wizards Agree To Sign Dwight Howard To One-Year, $5.3M Deal
The Wizards can offer Dwight Howard their starting center job.

Jared Weiss/The Athletic

Nik Stauskas Agrees To One-Year Minimum Deal With Blazers
Nik Stauskas was traded by the 76ers to the Nets last season.

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Ed Davis Agrees Upon One-Year, $4.4M Deal With Nets
Ed Davis had been with the Blazers since 2015.

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Joe Harris Agrees Upon Two-Year, $16M Deal With Nets
Joe Harris has agreed to re-sign with the Nets.

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Warriors Insist They're Not Interested In Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard is expected to reach a buyout with the Nets.

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