Landon Donovan, Julius Erving, and the unretirement

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On Thursday, the internet was captivated by of the news of Landon Donovan coming out of retirement to play, once again, for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Donovan, the best American-born men’s soccer player in history, walked away in 2014 following the Galaxy’s victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup. The United States’ […]

Chris McCullough and Isaiah Whitehead team up for back-to-school giveaway

Chris McCullough Per-Game Statistics:24 G, 4 GS, 15.1 MIN, 4.7 PTS, 2.8 REB, 0.4 AST, 1.2 STL, 0.5 BLK, 0.6 TOV, .404 FG%, .382 3PT%, .478 FT%, .463 eFG%, .470 TS%, 12.2 PER It’s hard to grade Chris McCullough after rehabbing a major injury, but he deserves some sort of extra credit for just making it on the court. There’s a long way to go for the Syracuse product, but you can see the traces of a draft steal. A smooth jumper that needs just a little bit of refinement to be consistent, the speed and activity on defense to defend the pick-and-roll and make the extra rotation, the height and vertical to protect the rim and put an opposing player on the wrong end of a poster. The traces of a modern power forward are there, it’s up to Mr. McCullough to do the work. -Ryan Carbain

A couple of New York-born ballers will spend the day tomorrow giving back to the community, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Chris McCullough, raised in the Bronx, and rookie Isaiah Whitehead, who, of course, is from Brooklyn, will give away backpacks and school supplies at MCU Park from 4-6PM on September 7th. Always good to see […]

Bondy: Kris Humphries has a strong possibility of returning to Nets

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There’s a “strong possibility” that Kris Humphries will return to the Brooklyn Nets, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Kris Humphries is a strong possibility to return to the Nets, according to a source. — Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) July 2, 2016 Humphries, an unrestricted free agent, has bounced around the league since […]

Rumor Mill: Nets looking for quick rebuild, want to add established veterans

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The Brooklyn Nets and Sean Marks are looking to bring established veterans to the team this summer, reports Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. Marks, who has said over and over that the Nets will build the right way this time around, may be deviating from the plan he’s preached since Kenny Atkinson was unveiled as head coach […]

Woj: Nets trade Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for 20th overall pick

Thaddeus Young projects to have the Nets' highest WAR next season. (AP)

Update: The Nets have traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick in the draft. Brooklyn has traded forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick and a future 2nd rounder, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016 Along with the news of Young’s departure, […]

Was this the worst season in Nets history?

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In their closing act of the 2015-16 season, what remained of the Brooklyn Nets fell apart in the second half against what remained of the Toronto Raptors, blowing a 21-4 lead and losing 103-96 to a team that rested almost all of its rotation players. It was a fitting ending to a dismal season. The […]

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, […]

Brooklyn Nets: Then and Now

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Did you know Brook (and his twin, Robin) played baseball when they were little? Did you know Tony Brown was a Nets player before he was coach? Here are some past and present photos of your Brooklyn Nets! Ed. Note: Originally posted November 27, 2014. Updated Mar. 18, 2015 to include Nets Thaddeus Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, […]

Paul Pierce has no shortage of ammunition for Brooklyn Nets

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Paul Pierce has said a lot about his time in Brooklyn, mostly all negative: he called his one-year stint with the franchise “horrible,” and bemonaned “veterans who didn’t want to play and didn’t want to practice.” A master of jabber, Pierce has continued emptying his clip about the Nets, most recently noting that it was […]

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 […]