Report: NBA, Adam Silver forces Celtics to return Nets’ draft picks from 2013 blockbuster

Jason Terry (right), with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. (AP)

In a stunning turn of events, commissioner Adam Silver has mandated that the Boston Celtics return their draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets, a source reports. In case you’ve forgotten, the Nets traded their 2014, 2016, and 2018 picks to the Celtics in a 2013 draft day blockbuster that brought them Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, […]

Kobe Bryant will sit for his last game vs. Nets

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Opponent: Los Angeles Lakers Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles) Time: 10:30 PM EST Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app The Nets (17-43) lost their first game of the Sean Marks Era Monday night, a 105-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. After a 33-point third quarter cut the Clippers lead […]

Joe Johnson, carrying heavy minutes load, QUESTIONABLE vs. Raptors

Joe Johnson, the team leader in minutes played and one of only four players to have appeared in all 34 games, is listed as questionable in Wednesday night’s contest against the Toronto Raptors with a left thigh contusion. Johnson has endured a brutal season per his standards: he’s shooting a career-low 36.3% from the field […]

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin two-man game too much for Nets

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Hack-A can only get you so far. The Nets staged a furious fourth-quarter comeback against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night, trimming an eighteen-point lead to just two in the final minutes thanks to a well-timed intentional fouls on career 41.5% free throw shooter DeAndre Jordan and some quick buckets from their outside shooters. “(Hack-A-Jordan) […]

Longtime Utah Jazz physician: Deron Williams “just decided he didn’t need coaching”

Williams (AP)

It’s no secret that Deron Williams and the Nets didn’t get along by the end. He took $16 million less (now more like $5 million after signing his two-year deal with the Mavericks) to break his contract and become a free agent. When speaking with the official Mavericks team reporter, Williams cited the “stability” that […]

Lionel Hollins, Billy King head to Africa for first NBA game on continent

Lionel Hollins will coach Team World vs. Team Africa. (AP)

With the Nets offseason all but wrapped up, two core members of the organization will head to Africa this week for the first-ever NBA-sanctioned game on the continent. Nets coach Lionel Hollins will coach “Team World,” with Celtics coach Brad Stevens as his assistant, while Nets general manager Billy King will be a co-general manager […]

The Los Angeles Clippers now have the NBA’s most expensive “Big 3”

DeAndre Jordan is all smiles after returning to the Clippers. (AP)

After re-signing DeAndre Jordan to a max deal following the Great Free Agency Emoji War of 2015, the Los Angeles Clippers now have the most expensive “Big 3” in the NBA, clocking in at a little over $60 million in salary for Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul. With Griffin, Jordan, and Paul all commanding […]

The danger for the Nets in 2016 free agency

Durant & LeBron are 2016's big names. (AP)

Barring the type of Grand & Unexpected Wild Offseason Move the team trademarked between 2011 and 2014, this year’s Brooklyn Nets roster is close to set. Thirteen players are on guaranteed contracts, with at least four more vying for the final two spots out of Nets training camp. The Nets don’t look primed to make […]

George Lucas De Paula cites Deron Williams as an influence

George De Paula at the NBA Draft Combine. (AP)

In the past few years, the Nets have made a habit of selecting seniors in the NBA Draft. But their latest workout featured three teenagers: 19-year-olds Dakari Johnson (Kentucky), George Lucas De Paula (Brazil), and Lucas Dias Silva (Brazil). The three were joined by Stanford senior forward Anthony Brown, Wisconsin senior guard Josh Gasser, and […]

Fantasy Basketball: Week 24 Steals

Fantasy Basketball is all about outsmarting your opponents, and much of that is done through grabbing the unfound star in free agency. Here’s our best way to do that in Week 24, the final week of seasonal leagues. Note: All OWN%’s come from ESPN Fantasy Leagues. Point Guard: MIN- Zach LaVine (18.3%) We all knew […]