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Nets Sign Jacob Wiley To 10-Day 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

Aug 11, 2017 2:54 AM

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

They discuss how the Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, 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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Nets Receiving Interest In Buying Franchise From Several Parties

Aug 6, 2017 6:27 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have received several expressions of interest from parties looking to purchase the franchise. 

Mikhail Prokhorov has hoped to fetch around $2 billion for the franchise.

Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai has expressed an interest in the team, according to a source.

The majority stake sale comes after a failed attempt to sell a minority interest in the team.

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Nets Sign Milton Doyle, Jeremy Senglin

Aug 4, 2017 5:34 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin. 

Doyle and Senglin were both members of Brooklyn’s 2017 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Doyle (6’4”, 180) joins the Nets after a four-year career (2013-17) at Loyola University Chicago. In 121 career games (98 starts), Doyle recorded averages of 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 30.4 minutes per contest. He became the first player in program history to earn All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honors after averaging 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 32.6 minutes per game during his senior season, while scoring in double figures in all but one of his 32 games. 

Senglin (6’2”, 190), a native of Arlington, Texas, played four collegiate seasons (2013-17) for Weber State. In 124 career games (123 starts), he averaged 16.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33.7 minutes per contest. 

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Nets 'Need To Show Progress Out Of Respect For Ownership'

Aug 3, 2017 5:56 PM

The Brooklyn Nets may not have any meaningful cap space until 2020 after taking on the salaries of Allen Crabbe, Timofey Mozgov and DeMarre Carroll this offseason.

"There is a limit to how much dead money you can take," Sean Marks said. "You end up with a roster of 21-year-olds and dead salary."

"We need to show progress," Kenny Atkinson said, "out of respect for ownership."

"If you sign the wrong guy to $15 million or $20 million," Marks said before the Crabbe deal, "they might become untradeable."

Marks and Atkinson are beginning their second full season with the Nets.

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Nets Nearly Hired Bryan Colangelo Over Sean Marks

Aug 3, 2017 2:32 PM

The Brooklyn Nets were leaning towards hiring Bryan Colangelo to run their front office leading up to the All-Star Game in 2016.

During the weekend, Nets' chairman Dmitry Razumov had a long talk with R.C. Buford about Sean Marks. Buford told the Nets that they may not let Marks interview unless he would get to run the team his way.

Bob Myers and several other executives praised Marks to Razumov during the weekend.

Marks was hired less than a week later and given a mandate to rebuild the franchise patiently. 

Colangelo soon thereafter was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Blazers Trade Allen Crabbe To Nets For Andrew Nicholson

Jul 25, 2017 2:34 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets for Andrew Nicholson.

The Blazers will waive and stretch Nicholson. According to Bobby Marks, the Blazers will have their luxury tax bill for 17-18 drop from $48.3 million to $4.4 million due to the trade.

Brooklyn signed Crabbe to a four-year, $75 million offer sheet during the 2016 offseason that the Blazers matched. Crabbe has a player option in the 2019 offseason.

Crabbe averaged 10.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists with a PER of 11.6 in 28.5 minutes per game last season. Crabbe hit 44 percent of his three-point attempts. 

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Nets Sign Yakuba Ouattara To Two-Way Contract

Jul 21, 2017 2:02 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Ouattara (6’3”, 185) spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league. In 32 total games, he averaged 11.8 points on 51.4 percent (147-of-286) shooting from the floor, including a 40.0 percent (40-of-100) clip from beyond the arc, while pulling down 3.3 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per contest. 

A native of Tepa, Ghana, Ouattara has been a member of the French national team because of the unavailability of a Ghanaian national team. The 25-year-old began playing professionally in 2012 and spent two seasons playing for Elan Chalon (2012-14) in the French LNB Pro A league before joining AS Monaco Basket for the past two seasons (2015-17).

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Nets Expect To Balance Touches, Minutes Between Jeremy Lin, D'Angelo Russell

Jul 17, 2017 2:52 PM

The Brooklyn Nets don't anticipate any issues with getting Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell enough minutes and enough time on the ball.

The Nets traded for Russell in June.

“I think Brad Stevens said this the other day: We don’t even look at the roster like 1-2-3-4-5. We have our smalls, our perimeters that can handle the ball. Then we have our wings, then you have your shooting bigs and your rolling bigs. It’s like, I don’t anticipate any problems," said Kenny Atkinson.

"The way we play offense, it’s very conducive to both of them getting enough touches. You look at C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard — and I don’t want to compare the players — but they end up both playing a ton of point guard. They just stagger the minutes. So believe me, there’s gonna be enough minutes, enough touches for both of those guys.

"I look at it for myself as like, we just got another really good player. Jeremy’s really good, he’s really good. Now it’s up to our coaching staff to figure out how we can use them best.”

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Kenny Atkinson Explains Why He Coached Nets In Summer League

Jul 17, 2017 2:50 PM

Kenny Atkinson coached the Brooklyn Nets in Summer League, which is rare amongst the NBA coaching fraternity as they typically delegate the duties to one of their assistants.

“I think it’s three-fold: One - I think this is a young core we’re trying to build with so I thought that was important," said Atkinson. "If I’m gonna ask them to play — guys like Spencer [Dinwiddie], Rondae doesn’t have to play — if I’m gonna ask them to do it, then I feel like I should be with them. I think this is the best way I can coach them. I can be hands-on, have film sessions. To me, this is kind of like a dress rehearsal. It’s hard to do that just working guys out in the summer and just doing skill work.

"So I think there’s real value [through Summer League] in helping them improve. And I just value Summer League a lot. For a staff, figuring out issues. I think it’s undervalued honestly.

“Lastly, even improving myself. Even [in their July 13 win over the Nuggets], there were 2 or 3 situations where I could have played it better. It’s like I’m taking a test. You’ve really got to have the answer. I obviously don’t have a lot of experience being a head coach. This just gives me more time in a flight simulator.

"And it’s hard to get during the offseason. You get six months off in the offseason. So this gets me back, gets the juices flowing.”

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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.

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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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Magic Johnson On D'Angelo Russell: I Needed Somebody Players Want To Play With
Magic Johnson was critical of D'Angelo Russell in his comments after the Lakers traded him to the Nets.

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Lakers Trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov To Nets For Brook Lopez, No. 27
The Lakers have cleared cap space long-term by moving Timofey Mozgov.

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Kevin Garnett's Inclusion In 2013 Trade Added Two Extra Pick Assets For Celtics
If the Nets had traded for only Paul Pierce, they would have sent one draft pick and spare parts to match salary.

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Nets Hire Travon Bryant As Assistant Player Development Coach
Travon Bryant joins the Nets after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Blue.

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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks
Jan Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.

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76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick
The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in J.J. Redick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical (via Nets Daily)

Archie Goodwin Excited For Opportunity With Nets
Archie Goodwin was drafted by the Suns and never received consistent minutes, but he doesn't regret leaving school early.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Irina Pavlova Leaving Position With Nets
Irina Pavlova has served as a U.S.-based liaison for the Nets and was a top advisor to Mikhail Prokhorov.

Chris Mannix/The Vertical

Nets To Again Pursue RFAs With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Otto Porter Targeted
During last year's offseason, the Nets signed both Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson as restricted free agents to offer sheets.

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