Woj: Nets, Sean Kilpatrick close to multi-year deal

Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick, left shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Brooklyn Nets and Sean Kilpatrick are on the verge of completing a multi-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Kilpatrick, who earned a second 10-day contract after his D-League call-up in late February, will have a guarantee for the 2016-2017 season. The sharpshooter had short stays with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets in the past, but […]

Nets take on Hornets before hitting the road

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The Nets (15-40) got back to business on the court on Friday, beating the crosstown rival New York Knicks 109-98 at Barclays Center. Brook Lopez picked up right where he left off scoring a season-high 33 points along with eight rebounds and four blocks. Bojan Bogdanovic, as he did in the January 13th win over […]

Bojan Bogdanovic on Team World for Rising Stars Challenge

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It’s hard to imagine anyone from the Nets headed to Toronto for the All-Star Game, but at least one player will make the trip up for a secondary challenge. Second-year guard Bojan Bogdanovic will join Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge to be held on Friday night of All-Star Weekend, as the […]

Mikhail Prokhorov wants Nets to be a championship contender next year: “We have everything the best”

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Speaking with reporters at Barclays Center shortly after firing head coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigning general manager Billy King, Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said that while he’d learned hard lessons about being an NBA owner, he also expected the team to compete for a championship next season. “I’m sure next season, we’ll be, I […]

Nets take on the Mavericks — likely minus D-Will

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The Nets (8-20) snapped a five-game losing skid by beating the Chicago Bulls (15-11) 105-102 at the United Center on Monday. Brook Lopez (21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks) and Thaddeus Young (16 points, 13 rebounds) led the offense, and 38 bench points — highlighted by Wayne Ellington’s 13 — carried the rest. “We came […]

5 Things We Saw In Nets-Bulls: Andrea Bargnani, Brook Lopez, & More

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Here’s five things we saw during the Nets’ 115-100 loss to the Chicago Bulls: Brook Lopez, making decent passes (early). One thing we’ve mentioned often is Brook Lopez’s need to make smart passes out of the post if he wants to become a more complete post player. That means reading double-teams quickly and finding the […]

Jarrett Jack (hamstring) OUT opening night vs. Bulls

Jarrett Jack is going to be himself. When asked if he felt he had to change his approach as the de facto starter, Jack replied with a flat no. "The only thing that's different is just the personnel I'm on the court with," he said. "You try to just incorporate that into the overall gameplan as far as how you start off games and matchups you want to take advantage of, playcalling, but other than that, it's the same preparation that I use for every game, no matter whether I'm coming off the bench or I'm starting. Just come out there and control the tempo, and read & direct situations." If I can get multiple ballhandlers involved, then there will be times where he won't be on the ball, and he'll be on the weak side coming off the ball," Lionel Hollins said about Jack's new role. "I've told Jarrett before, I know he can do a lot of things. It's just a matter of setting a priority, and if he's a starter, obviously his priorities have to be to the team. "If you go back and look at him when he did start, he did play the way that I would like for him to play. But coming off the bench he had a different role. I think everybody looks at his role off the bench and thinks that that's the only way that he can play." As a starter, Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 turnovers in 35.6 minutes per game, which were all per-possession increases over his numbers as a reserve (yes, turnovers too). His plus-minus was also slightly better as a starter (-5.7 points per 100 possessions) than off the bench (-8.1), though that might have to do with quality of teammates. Deron Williams had to adjust his game when his body no longer could support his old methods. So he turned from an attacking guard into a pick-and-roll prober, finding Brook Lopez with quick pocket passes for easy shots in the paint. Jack will have to find his clicking spot with Lopez and the rest of the Nets scorers, but he doesn't see himself as a Williams replacement. "I'm just gonna be myself. I don't know how to try to be a clone of another person or another player, personality or game-wise. You know what I mean? "I don't mean to speak in the third person, but being Jarrett Jack has worked pretty good for me."

Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack has been ruled out for the team’s opening night game against the Chicago Bulls, after missing his fourth straight practice with a sore left hamstring. Jack was also diagnosed with a sore left hamstring this past February, which rendered him inactive for five days. The Nets open Wednesday night at […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson surprised his mother with a house for her birthday

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The enigmatic Brooklyn Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made one of his dreams come true on Friday as he bought his mother a new home her for birthday. Hollis-Jefferson, who grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania, spent time this summer with his brother, uncle, and realtor searching for the perfect place for his mother, Rylanda.  In his weekly […]

Nets run out of gas in final preseason game, lose 111-105 against Celtics

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In what was supposed to be a quiet finale, having left Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, and Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, the Nets took part in an offensive onslaught, didn’t play much defense, and lost to the Boston Celtics by the score of 111-105. Of course, several other Nets were missing through injury so […]

Nets escape with preseason victory over 76ers

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If Lionel Hollins saw today as a warmup for the regular season, well… at least they won the game. The Nets needed a late turnover from the 76ers and some free throw line heroics from Brook Lopez, who joined the rest of the team’s starters on the floor in crunch time, to take down the […]