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, […]

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) […]

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Around the Nets, where Andrea Bargnani makes a weird face

Here’s the latest Nets news & notes from around the ‘net: The Italian men’s national basketball team, led in part by Brooklyn Nets center Andrea Bargnani picked up a key 89-82 victory over Germany yesterday in FIBA Eurobasket, improving to 3-1 in Group B. (Highlights here.) Though Danilo Gallinari stole the show and Bargnani fouled […]

Top 10 Nets Games You Should Go To, Ranked

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The NBA season schedule is out, which means it’s time to mark your calendar for Nets nights. Here’s one crack at a top 10 list. The criteria, in no particular order: overall quality of opponent, interesting or fascinating players, returning Nets, scarcity of games (the Warriors coming once means more than the Cavaliers coming twice), […]

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 […]

Deron Williams seeking buyout from Nets so he can join Dallas Mavericks: Report

Deron Williams (AP)

Deron Williams is reportedly seeking a buyout from his contract with the Nets with the hopes of joining his hometown Dallas Mavericks, according to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN.com. “It’s 60 to 70 percent that [Williams] winds up in Dallas,” one source told ESPN.com. The positives to a buyout are crystal clear. Cutting […]

Nets sign Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington (AP)

At the stroke of midnight, free agent forward DeAndre Jordan had a sudden change of heart, signing a five-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Nah, just kidding. But they did get Wayne Ellington! The Nets officially announced their 17th player under contract Thursday morning, agreeing in principle to terms with free agent guard Wayne Ellington. […]

With free agency moratorium lifted, Nets officially sign Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Thomas Robinson, Shane Larkin

Brook Lopez, Tony Wroten, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes

The NBA’s free agency moratorium has come and gone, and though it came with its share of theatrics — just Google “DeAndre Jordan house” if you want to climb down the rabbit hole — the Brooklyn Nets stuck to a simple script. Shortly after the stroke of midnight, the Nets officially announced the four signings […]

Nets Roundtable: Trades, High Points, Low Points, Dunks!

We’re 51 games into the Nets season at the All-Star Break. Going around the horn on where the Nets stand: High Point: best of the first half: Zach Fisch: The win against the Spurs on December 3rd. The Nets gutted out an overtime win against the defending champs, their first win of the year over […]