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Adelaide 36ers Seeking Compensation From Brooklyn For Mitch Creek

Aug 9, 2018 3:11 AM

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.

Creek had one year of a three-year deal left to run with the 36ers in the 2018-19 season but triggered his European/NBA out clause to join a top-level German club, Wurzberg. Wurzberg gave Creek its clearance but Adelaide claims it must get its approval as well.

"We are ensuring in the event that he gets a spot on the final roster that there is some sort of compensation (for Adelaide)," 36ers chief executive Ben Kavenagh told The Advertiser.

Former teammate Josh Childress has taken to social media pleading for the 36ers to come to their senses and allow Creek to follow his dream.

https://twitter.com/JChillin/status/1027414334933282816

The Nets are looking at offering Creek a camp invite.

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Tags: Mitchell Creek, Josh Childress, Brooklyn Nets, Adelaide, Australian NBL, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Theo Pinson Signs With Nets

Aug 6, 2018 4:30 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard/forward Theo Pinson. 

Pinson (6’6”, 210) joins the Nets after a four-year collegiate career at the University of North Carolina. In 122 games (58 starts) for the Tar Heels, Pinson recorded averages of 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 21.7 minutes per contest. 

Pinson appeared in all five of Brooklyn’s games at the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League, posting averages of 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game.

 

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Tags: Theo Pinson, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets, Knicks Expected To Pursue Kyrie Irving

Aug 1, 2018 11:51 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are widely expected to pursue Kyrie Irving in free agency next season.

Irving will be a free agent in 2019 as an extension with the Boston Celtics would represent far less than what he can make on the open market.

There have been no firm indications from Irving or his camp that he is seriously considering leaving the Celtics as some have speculated.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division

Aug 1, 2018 4:15 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of The Athletic (@JaredWeissNBA) go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the Celtics, Raptors, 76ers, Knicks and Nets fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder

Jul 26, 2018 9:50 AM

Ed Davis received interest from the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers before agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

“The main thing is they definitely came out aggressive when July 1 hit, so I definitely wanted to go to where I was wanted, so that had a lot to do with it,” Davis said on a conference call. “Then, I talked to Allen (Crabbe) and Jeremy (Lin) a little bit about the coaching staff and things like that and how the organization was run, and it was nothing but great things. Then, I think this team has potential definitely. We can try to make this push into the playoffs this year, and it’s going to be a challenge, but that’s one of the reasons why I’m here.”

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Tags: Ed Davis, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Talking To Other Stars About 2019 Free Agency Plans

Jul 18, 2018 5:50 PM

While Kawhi Leonard has been silent with the media, Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star said on the Back To Back Podcast on Wednesday that he has been in conversations with other impending 2019 free agents about possibly playing together.

"One thing I was told last night is that Kawhi Leonard had already been planning out his free agency for next year and he had already been in contact with other star players in the league and saying 'Hey, where might you want to play with me? What are we looking at?'

"It wasn't just L.A. he was talking about," added Arthur. "Brooklyn was maybe somewhere. They're going to have a ton of cap space. That might have been a possibility.

"So Kawhi has already been thinking ahead to pairing up and playing at a highest level."

The 2019 free agent class includes Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Agree To Two-Year Deal With Treveon Graham

Jul 17, 2018 7:50 PM

Treveon Graham has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The first season of Graham's deal with the Nets is fully guaranteed.

Graham went undrafted out of VCU in 2015 and joined the Charlotte Hornets in 2016. The Hornets declined Graham's qualifying offer before the start of free agency.

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Tags: Treveon Graham, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Sign Rodions Kurucs To Multi-Year Deal

Jul 16, 2018 6:24 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Rodions Kurucs, the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, to a multi-year contract. 

Kurucs (6’9”, 220), a forward from Cesis, Latvia, played the past three seasons for FC Barcelona II of Spanish LEB Gold. In 2017-18, the 20-year-old appeared in 16 games, averaging 10.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 20.8 minutes per game. Kurucs has also had stints with FC Barcelona in both ACB and Euroleague competition. He began his professional career with VEF Riga in his native Latvia.

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Shabazz Napier Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nets

Jul 14, 2018 4:29 PM

Shabazz Napier has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets have a team option on the second season of the deal.

Napier will join a guard rotation for the Nets that includes D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris.

Napier has emerged as a rotation guard during his past two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Tags: Shabazz Napier, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hawks Acquire Jeremy Lin, Nuggets Unload Kenneth Faried, Darrel Arthur, 2019 FRP To Nets

Jul 13, 2018 12:13 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have traded Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Nets will acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round pick and a future second round pick from the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets will receive Isaiah Whitehead in the deal. Denver's 2019 first round pick to the Nets is protected 1-12.

For Denver, they were looking to clear salary to stay under the luxury tax.

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Tags: Jeremy Lin, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Nets Won't Tender Qualifying Offer To Nik Stauskas
Nik Stauskas will become an unrestricted free agent.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Celtics Remain Very Confident In Re-Signing Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has been linked with both the Knicks and Nets.

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Nets Agree To Four-Year Deal With Rodions Kurucs
The Nets used the 40th overall pick in the draft on Rodions Kurucs.

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Theo Pinson Agrees To Two-Way Deal With Nets
Theo Pinson went undrafted out of North Carolina.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Dwight Howard, Nets To Agree Upon Buyout
Dwight Howard will join the 2018 free agency class.

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Tiago Splitter Hired By Nets As Pro Scout
Tiago Splitter joined the NBA in 2010 with the Spurs.

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Nets Hire Pablo Prigioni As Assistant Coach
Pablo Prigioni first arrived in the NBA at the age of 35.

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Jahlil Okafor: My Career Has Been Surprising
Despite a fresh start with the Nets, Jahlil Okafor's place in the NBA remains uncertain as he heads to unrestricted free agency.

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Kenny Atkinson: We Haven't Given Jahlil Okafor Great Opportunity To Play
Jahlil Okafor has played sparingly for the Nets.

Brian Lewis/New York Post

Milton Doyle Named G League Player Of The Week
Milton Doyle led the Nets to a 2-0 week, averaging 29.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 29.8 minutes per game.

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Jeremy Lin Exercises $12.5M Player Option For 18-19 With Nets
Jeremy Lin was widely expected to opt-in as he recovers from a right patella tendon injury.

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