Brooklyn Nets WiretapDecember 2013 Brooklyn Nets Wiretap

Brook Lopez To Undergo Surgery On Jan. 4

Dec 29, 2013 1:51 PM

Brook Lopez will undergo surgery on his injured right foot on Jan. 4.

This will be the third surgery on the same foot of Lopez.

Lopez originally fractured the bone in December 2011.

Kevin Manahan/Star Ledger

Tags: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Injury

Terrence Williams Has No Plans To Return To Nets' D-League Affiliate

Dec 29, 2013 1:46 PM

Terrence Williams has no plan to return to the Brooklyn Nets' D-League affiliate, the Springfield Armor.

Williams is talking to other teams, a source has told Shams Charania of RealGM.

Williams signed with Turk Telekom in October, but parted ways after just two games.

Williams finished the 12-13 season with the Boston Celtics.

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Tags: Terrence Williams, Brooklyn Nets, Springfield Armor, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams, D-League Signing Rumor, D-League Misc Rumor

Jason Kidd Isolating Himself From Players, Front Office

Dec 27, 2013 6:06 PM

Jason Kidd has increasingly isolated himself within the locker room and organization of the Brooklyn Nets as their season continues to disappoint, according to sources.

Kidd has shown an inability to manage the situation and maintain the respect of his players.

Kidd believes he can spare himself blame and responsibility for the season. 

Several players have expressed confusion to Kidd about their roles, according to sources.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

Sources: Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets

Dec 27, 2013 2:53 PM

Luol Deng is already receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets among others, according to sources.

The Bulls have reportedly decided they will try to re-sign Deng in free agency.

“I’ve moved around a lot, but this is the longest I’ve been in one place my whole life and I came here at 19," Deng said. "I’m 28 now. I pretty much grew up here. So for me to think about being somewhere else, it’s a weird feeling. But at the same time, I don’t know what it’s like to be somewhere else. I’ve been here my whole career. Maybe it’s better, maybe it’s not. I don’t know that. The best thing I can do is play, be the best I can be and hope it works out. I don’t know if it will be here, if it will be somewhere else. I don’t know that.

"But right now, I can’t hang on to that. I can’t control that. I think when the season’s over and everything is done, then you sit down and you go through that stuff. But for me to think about it now, it’s just a waste of energy because I don’t even know — what am I supposed to think about? I don’t know what city. So it’s just a waste of time.”

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Tags: Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Sources: Jason Kidd Yelled At Nets After Christmas Day Loss

Dec 25, 2013 9:13 PM

Jason Kidd called out the Brooklyn Nets and yelled at players after the team's blowout defeat to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, according to sources.

Kevin Garnett also vented his frustrations in the locker room and sources said his anger with some of his teammates' lack of fight has been growing.

The Nets lost by 17 points or more for the second consecutive contest Wednesday.

Garnett reportedly supports Kidd as head coach.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Tags: Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Deron Williams: Nets' Season 'Like A Nightmare'

Dec 25, 2013 5:34 PM

The Brooklyn Nets fell to 9-19 this season and have lost seven of their past eight games.

Deron Williams compared the season to a "nightmare" after a blowout loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

“It’s like a nightmare,” Williams said. “The way the injuries have been and the things we talk about every day: the lack of energy, the lack of effort. I didn’t see that being a problem when we put this team together."

Jason Kidd benched his starters late in Wednesday's loss.

“The bottom line is effort,” Kidd said. “We’re not doing that right now. The big thing is when we don’t score the ball, we tend to hang our heads… We don’t get back. If you’re not giving energy or effort, I’ve got to take you out."

Filip Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Nets Could Become 'Sellers' At Deadline

Dec 24, 2013 1:29 PM

An executive of the Brooklyn Nets told a gathering of season ticket holders on Monday that the team could become "sellers" closer to the deadline.

The Nets have struggled to gel this season coming out of an offseason in which they hoped to become title contenders by acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko.

Brook Lopez is out for the season with a broken foot.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul Pierce Fined $15,000 For Hit On George Hill

Dec 24, 2013 1:15 PM

Paul Pierce has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for his "excessive and unnecessary contact" with George Hill in the Brooklyn Nets' loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Pierce was ejected and left the game without scoring a point.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Suspension

Garnett: I Don't Think We Have An Identity

Dec 24, 2013 10:57 AM

The Brooklyn Nets lost a 103-86 decision to the Indiana Pacers at home on Monday to fall to 9-18 on the season. After winning four out of five between Dec. 7 and Dec. 16, the Nets have lost three in a row.

"I don't think we have an identity," said Garnett.

Garnett also disagreed with Jason Kidd's assessment that the Nets have become comfortable with losing.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Nets Recall Tornike Shengelia, Tyshawn Taylor From D-League

Dec 23, 2013 12:44 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have recalled forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.

Both players will be available for the team's game on Monday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia, Brooklyn Nets, Springfield Armor, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction, D-League, D-League Transaction, D-League Teams

Rockets, Nets Briefly Discussed Deron Williams For Asik, Lin Trade
The Nets and Rockets discussed a trade of Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik for Deron Williams.

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Thaddeus Young Sorry To Have Been Involved In Brook Lopez's Broken Foot
Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez have been friends since the 10th grade.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Nets Not Planning To Make Trade To Replace Brook Lopez
The Nets also do not expect to be a "seller" ahead of the deadline.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Nets Assign Shengelia, Taylor To D-League
Tornike Shengelia averaged 24.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 36.6 minutes per game.

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Brook Lopez Out For Season With Broken Foot
The Nets have lost Brook Lopez for the remainder of the season with a broken foot.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Nets Won't Deal Bogdanovic Or Future First Rounder To Raptors For Lowry
Bojan Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft currently playing for Fenerbahce Ulker.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Nets Unsure, Hopeful Of Andrei Kirilenko's Timetable
Andrei Kirilenko has missed 18 straight games because of back issues.

Roderick Boone/Newsday

Kidd Told Frank: I'm The Coach Of This (13-Letter Word) Team
Jason Kidd tried to put his own imprint on the Brooklyn Nets, but found it difficult with the way Lawrence Frank carried himself.

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Kidd: Nets' Coaching Evaluation Begins 'By Being Whole'
Jason Kidd was asked to evaluate himself as Nets' head coach following the team's 113-83 blowout loss to the Knicks on Thursday night.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Byron Scott Not Surprised With Split Between Kidd, Frank
Byron Scott coached Jason Kidd to two NBA Finals appearances with the Nets in 2002 and 2003, when Lawrence Frank was on his coaching staff.

Fred Kerber/New York Post

Lawrence Frank To Hire Legal Counsel For Likely Buyout Settlement
Lawrence Frank signed a six-year, roughly $6 million deal with the Nets in the offseason to be Jason Kidd's lead assistant coach.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Nets Reassign Lawrence Frank
Lawrence Frank was Jason Kidd's top assistant coach and responsible for the defense.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Paul Pierce Out 2-4 Weeks With Broken Hand
Paul Pierce is averaging 12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Nets this season.

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