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D'Angelo Russell Reached Out To LeBron James For Advice Last Summer

Feb 14, 2019 1:50 AM

D'Angelo Russell reached out to LeBron James over the offseason, looking for advice on how to become a more consistent player.

Russell said that James told him to be "prepared mentally to go out and dominate every game, and then [Russell's teammates] will follow that".  

Russell then implemented a strict routine for each day throughout the season.

Russell added that he sympathized with former Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, saying he was happy to leave behind the constant speculation that surrounded the team.

“I can’t imagine what they’re trying to block out...if [the Lakers] didn’t let me go then, they were gonna let me go now, and I’d be going through what they’re going through. Best thing that happened in my career," said Russell.


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Tags: D'Angelo Russell, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List

Feb 13, 2019 9:33 AM

Kristaps Porzingis had a wish list of four teams for a potential trade with the Dallas Mavericks omitted. 

Porzingis had the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors on his list, according to two people with knowledge of the list.

The initial reporting following the trade indicated that Porzingis planned to sign the qualifying offer with the Mavericks as a restricted free agent. Comments made since then have suggested a long-term deal between the Mavericks and Porzingis now has a better probability. 

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Release Mitch Creek From 10-Day Contract

Feb 8, 2019 10:20 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have released forward Mitch Creek from his 10-day contract.

Creek originally signed a 10-day contract with the Nets on Jan. 25 and signed a second 10-day deal on Feb. 4. In four games, he recorded averages of 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 8.9 minutes per contest.

Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 16 players.

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Tags: Mitchell Creek, Brooklyn Nets, Long Island Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Caris LeVert To Make Nets Return On Friday

Feb 8, 2019 12:59 AM

Caris LeVert will make his return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup on Friday against the Chicago Bulls.

"He's in tomorrow," said Kenny Atkinson.

LeVert dislocated his foot on November 12th. He is averaging 18.4 points on the season. 

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Tags: Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Nets Acquire Greg Monroe From Raptors

Feb 7, 2019 3:14 PM

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade Greg Monroe and a second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors added Marc Gasol at the deadline.

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Jazz, Blazers, Spurs, Nets Interested In Acquiring Nikola Mirotic

Feb 7, 2019 1:40 AM

The Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Brooklyn Nets have all expressed interest in trading for Nikola Mirotic.

The Pelicans are looking for a 1st-round pick in return. 

Mirotic will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. 

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Tags: Nikola Mirotic, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers On Trade List But Not Mavericks

Feb 5, 2019 3:24 PM

The New York Knicks were provided a list of four teams Kristaps Porzingis deemed acceptable as trade partners. The list was provided by Porzingis' agent and brother, Janis Porzingis.

The Dallas Mavericks weren't on the list, though the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers were included.

The Knicks called the Mavericks shortly after receiving the list that they were prepared to do the deal.

Porzingis said on Monday that “there might be a time when I go into more detail” about the depths of his discontent as a Knick and the reasons that led him to push for his departure. 

The Knicks were convinced no team beyond the Mavericks was willing to offer cap space, a young player with upside and future first round picks. The Knicks also were concerned that letting the offer from the Mavericks linger would have enabled Porzingis to scare them off.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Caris LeVert May Return To Nets Before All-Star Break

Feb 4, 2019 12:39 PM

Caris LeVert is set to return to 5 on 5 practice with an eye towards a return to the Brooklyn Nets lineup before the mid-February All-Star Break.

LeVert suffered a dislocated right foot on November 12th.

He was averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists this season. 

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Tags: Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Nets Sign Mitch Creek To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 4, 2019 9:47 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Mitch Creek to a second 10-day contract.

Creek (6’6”, 225) signed his first 10-day contract with Brooklyn on Jan. 25. In three games, the Australian native has averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per contest. Creek joined Brooklyn from the team’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. In 26 games (21 starts) for Long Island, Creek has recorded averages of 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.6 minutes per contest while shooting 54.2 percent (142-of-262) from the field.

The 26-year-old previously spent eight seasons playing internationally for Adelaide of the Australian National Basketball League (2010-18) and BG Gottingen of the German Basketball League (2018). Overall, the Australian native appeared in 200 games (101 starts) for Adelaide, averaging 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.0 minutes per contest.

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D'Angelo Russell Named All-Star Game Injury Replacement

Feb 1, 2019 4:08 PM

D'Angelo Russell has been named the injury replacement for Victor Oladipo.

Russell is in his second season with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Spencer Dinwiddie To Have Thumb Surgery, Out 3-6 Weeks
Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points and 5.0 assists on the season.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Could 'Play Through Pain', Avoid Surgery
Dinwiddie is set to see other specialists before deciding on surgery.

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Mitch Creek Signs 10-Day Contract With Nets
Creek averaged 14.4 points for the Long Island Nets.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Suffers Torn Ligaments In Right Thumb
Spencer Dinwiddie is evaluating his options for surgery.

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D'Angelo Russell, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week
D'Angelo Russell averaged 28.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Nets went 3-0.

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Kenneth Faried Agrees To Buyout With Nets, Will Join Rockets
Faried will join the Rockets after he clears waivers on Monday.

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Alan Williams Signs Two-Way Deal With Nets
Alan Williams had planned to sign in China.

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Lakers, Nets To Play Two Preseason Games In China Next Season
The two preseason games are a part of the NBA China Games 2019.

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Nets Waive Alan Williams From Two-Way Deal
Alan Williams averaged 21.0 points and a league leading 14.7 rebounds in 26.9 minutes in the G League.

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Kenny Atkinson Fined $25,000 Following Ejection
Atkinson was ejected for arguing a non-foul call with 1:09 left in a loss against the Pacers.

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Jared Dudley: Joe Harris Is Modern JJ Redick
Jared Dudley added that Joe Harris is the second best finisher in the paint on the Nets.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Agrees To Three-Year, $34M Extension With Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie recently became eligible for an extension.

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Tristan Thompson Fined $15,000 For Inappropriate Gesture
Tristan Thompson made an inappropriate gesture toward a fan.

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Caris LeVert Won't Need Surgery, Could Play Again In 18-19
Caris LeVert was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot.

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Caris LeVert Taken To Hospital With Serious Right Leg Injury
Caris LeVert came down hard on his right leg after colliding with Jeff Teague on an attempted chase-down block.

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Spencer Dinwiddie Interested In Extension With Nets
The most Brooklyn can offer Spencer Dinwiddie is $48 million over four seasons.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Treveon Graham Out Two Months With Torn Left Hamstring
Treveon Graham signed a two-year deal with the Nets at the veteran's minimum.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

DeMarre Carroll Out Indefinitely With Ankle Surgery
Kenny Atkinson did not provide a timetable for DeMarre Carroll's return.

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Nets Exercise 19-20 Options On Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert
Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert were selected by the Nets in the twenties.

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Nets Sign Tahjere McCall, Shannon Scott
Tahjere McCall played for the Long Island Nets last season.

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