Woj: Trail Blazers match 4-year, 75 million offer sheet on Allen Crabbe

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The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the Brooklyn Nets’ 4-year, 75 million offer sheet that restricted free agent Allen Crabbe signed this week, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Allen Crabbe's four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016 So, […]

Brook Lopez re-signed with the Nets under one condition — no more trade talk

2. Brook Lopez (3 seasons, 163 games) Despite everything, Brook Lopez is still here. Despite every rumor that the Nets wanted to ship him away, for everyone from Dwight Howard to Lance Stephenson to Reggie Jackson, Brook Lopez still plods away, putting up a boring 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks at Barclays Center. Despite multiple foot surgeries and two chances to test the free agent market, Brook Lopez stands to be the longest-tenured player in Nets franchise history, and assuredly he'll own a few more records than that when all is said and done. His flaws are obvious. He's not an explosive athlete or a killer rebounder, and his foot will be a concern until the day he retires. But the Nets stumbled backwards into the franchise player that wanted to be there all along. Despite everything, Brook Lopez is a Brooklyn Net. In that sense, it's a bit poetic that he ends up the #2 on this list.

Brook Lopez, against all odds, likes New York. He likes playing in Brooklyn. He’s comfortable here, and adjusted to an East Coast life after a childhood in California. But when he re-upped with a three-year deal this past summer, it was seen as a surprise by some. It was Lopez’s first real chance to test […]

Brook Lopez was contacted by Jason Kidd for Bucks, but never considered leaving

Billy King, Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Thursday morning. (AP)

Before free agency even began, there were rumors that Jason Kidd would try to snare Brook Lopez from the Brooklyn Nets. But Lopez, sitting in Barclays Center shortly after signing a three-year maximum deal, said it was little more than a brief conversation between a former coach & player, and at the end of the […]

Brooklyn Nets Offseason Trade Ideas

Jarrett Jack and Mason Plumlee to the Charlotte Hornets for Lance Stephenson


Why the Hornets do it: To trade Lance Stephenson.


Why the Nets do it: Because gambling is a serious addiction.

9 Brooklyn Nets Offseason Trade Ideas, from the reasonable to reasonably insane.

Roundtable: Where Do The Nets Go From Here?

JOE JOHNSON
Stats: 80 GP, 34.9 MIN, 14.4 PTS, 3.7 AST, 4.8 REB, 0.7 STL, 0.2 BLK, 1.7 TOV, .435 FG%, .359 3P%, .801 FT%, 103.6 ORtg, 106.2 DRtg


Analysis: Steady, never speedy, strong, never bruising, talented, never unstoppable. Joe Johnson is a symbol that stands for everything you know for certain about this Nets team -- which is very little. He was your morning coffee cup, the view outside your window. Unlike the rest of the roster, he was always there, and rarely deviated from his norm.


There was one major change. After two seasons as the team's stalwart with the game on the line, Johnson hit no game-winning shots this season, taking a back-seat to Jarrett Jack and acting more as a decoy than a dominator. Fittingly, his best play in crunch time this season was a pass to Jack. He only "took over" one game -- the second of the season in Detroit, scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter to propel the Nets to victory. He did not score more than 27 points in any other game this season.


But beyond that, Johnson was largely the same player he's always been. He hit open three-pointers. He created shots for himself and others out of isolations and post-ups. He was an underrated passer -- my favorite game of his might have been March 28 against the Cavaliers, when he dished out nine assists to eight different teammates. He defended enough to get by and focus on the offensive side of the ball. 


But Johnson's best was only so good. In a tragic twist, he was ultimately done in by his former Atlanta Hawks, who built their Eastern Conference juggernaut out of the flexibility they got following his departure.


Johnson dealt with numerous bumps and bruises throughout the season, which contributed to a mid-March slump. But he still found a way to run well over 200 miles in the regular season and the playoffs, far more than any other Nets player.


Johnson may have played his final game in a Nets uniform. He knows the end in Brooklyn is nigh: no one is safe from this offseason's potential purge, and Johnson's giant expiring contract and diverse offensive game will have some teams calling. If another team picks him up, at least they know what they're getting.

Since moving to Brooklyn, the Nets’ win total has dwindled each year. add in Deron Williams’ stumbles, the drama surrounding Mikhail Prokhorov and Brook Lopez’s potential free agency and you’ve got a super important summer for the franchise. The Brooklyn Game tackled the hard-hitting questions that will define the Nets this summer and for many years […]

The Pairing That May Have Ended The Brooklyn Nets Season

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By the final game of an NBA season, a team’s hope is that there’s stability: a sense of what works and what doesn’t, and that the team’s strategy enacts that sense. But after two losses by a combined 50 points leaves them without control of their own playoff destiny, the Brooklyn Nets can’t seem to […]

Billy King: Andray Blatche Decision Soon, “Doubt” Nets Trades Will Happen

The Andray Blatche-to-Brooklyn rumor will soon have a resolution. Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King confirmed to Marlon Clarke of OurBKSocial that the Nets & Blatche’s representation have had discussions about a return to Brooklyn for the seven-footer, who spent the last two seasons with the Nets before leaving for China to join the Xinjiang […]

Report: Mason Plumlee would endorse a Lance Stephenson trade, kind of

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NBA players normally don’t discuss the league’s rampant trade speculation, more readily offering a no-comment in lieu of potentially offending their teammates. But according to Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News, Nets center Mason Plumlee — in the midst of a busy All-Star Weekend — endorsed the oft-rumored idea that Brooklyn native Lance […]

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 […]