Around the ‘Nets: Get Buckets

Around the ‘Nets: Get Buckets

Happy Monday. Here’s the latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: The Nets signed D-League leading scorer Sean Kilpatrick over the weekend. Kilpatrick is a confirmed buckets-getter, now signed to a team that produces a general lack of buckets-getting. Above, you can watch Kilpatrick get buckets at the D-League showcase en route to […]

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 […]

Nets kick off second half against Knicks

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Opponent: New York Knicks Location: Barclays Center Time: 7:30 PM Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app Despite zero games, the Brooklyn Nets organization has had a busy week. The new practice facility was opened, a new general manager was hired, and trade inquiries went nowhere. Now that the All-Star Break, building unveilings, and trading […]

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 […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson no longer wearing walking boot (PHOTO)

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson warming up without a walking boot. pic.twitter.com/DMQ1EfDane — devin kharpertian (@uuords) January 15, 2016 Here’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson warming up in Barclays Center without a walking boot for the first time since initially breaking a bone in his right ankle, shooting set shots with Nets assistant coach Jim Sann guarding him. To be clear, […]

Nets 110, Knicks 104: Words of encouragement, physicality, and Zippers

Brooklyn Nets' Shane Larkin (0) passes away from New York Knicks' Derrick Williams (23), Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in New York. The Nets won 110-104. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BROOKLYN, NY. — Tony Brown is not used to all the hollering he has to do during an NBA game. Following his second game as a head coach, he apologized repeatedly to the media for his gruff, hoarse voice. “I meant to tell him to suck on another lemon,” Thaddeus Young joked. In many ways, […]

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 […]

ESPN: Hollins “is almost certainly out” as Nets coach this summer

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The Brooklyn Nets now have the third-worst record (10-25) and third-worst net points per 100 possessions (-6.7) in the NBA. It’s safe to say that at this point, they’re the third-worst team in the NBA, ahead of the 76ers, who are pushing the once-finite limits of tankitude, and Lakers, who are torpedoing their way into […]

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

Last year, Shane Larkin defied gravity to block a Jerian Grant’s fast-break layup attempt. It was awesome: Larkin rose, reached with both hands, and swatted away Grant’s attempt with his right as he descended back to earth. It was a pretty phenomenal play by the undersize Larkin, and it was only a bonus that it […]

Jarrett Jack on Cleanthony Early shooting: going out is “different” for athletes

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New York Knicks guard Cleanthony Early was shot above the knee late Tuesday night in “a coordinated early-morning attack involving masked gunmen after leaving a Queens strip club,” an altercation that ended with Early getting robbed of his jewelry. It was the second time this month a New York Knicks player had been targeted, after […]