For Joe Johnson, passing down Penny Hardaway’s lessons a priority


NBA players often speak glowingly of their “veterans,” the older players that helped them thrive in the league when they were rookies. Kevin Garnett shouts out Sam Mitchell — sorry, that’s “THE GREAT SAM MITCHELL” — for teaching him the NBA ropes. Draymond Green credits Jarrett Jack as “my vet.” It makes an NBA career […]

Nets (Pre)season opens TONIGHT at Barclays Center

Bojan Bogdanovic (right) with Fenerbahce Ulker in 2013. (AP)

It’s baaaaaack. The Brooklyn Nets have their first preseason game TONIGHT, as they host Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker at Barclays Center. This will be the only Nets preseason game against a non-NBA team this season (schedule here), but that doesn’t mean Ulker doesn’t have NBA talent. The team boasts four former NBA players: Pero Antic, […]

Nets sign Justin Harper to camp deal, fill training camp roster

Justin Harper dunking in Summer League. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets will have a full flight down to Duke for training camp. The team announced that they’ve signed Justin Harper, a 6’9″ power forward former second-round pick in 2011 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Harper brings the team’s training camp roster to a full 20 players, once they officially announce the signing of Yanick […]

Phoenix Suns sign Cory Jefferson to training camp deal

Thunder Nets Basketball

On to the next.. — Cory Jefferson (@CoryJay34) August 25, 2015 2014’s “Mr. Irrelevant” (earned by being the last pick in the NBA Draft) and former Nets forward Cory Jefferson signed a training camp deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to the Arizona Republic. Jefferson never cracked a spot in the Nets rotation, playing just […]

Nets to host Fenerbahçe Ülker basketball club in preseason game

The Brooklyn Nets have at least one game set next season: they’ll face off against Turkish basketball club Fenerbahçe Ülker on October 5th at Barclays Center as part of their preseason schedule. There’s one major connection between the franchises. Nets second-year guard Bojan Bogdanovic played with Fenerbahçe from 2011 to 2014, before the Nets bought […]

Mirza Teletovic: Nets offered me two-year deal

Let’s Remember The Times Mirza Teletovic Was Awesome

After the Brooklyn Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to forward Mirza Teletovic, he signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns worth approximately $5.5 million. But according to Teletovic, the Nets didn’t go away completely, offering him a two-year deal to stay in Brooklyn — which he declined, preferring the basketball fit in Phoenix. According […]

Let’s Remember The Times Mirza Teletovic Was Awesome


Nets forward Mirza Teletovic became former Nets forward Mirza Teletovic today, after reports that the 6’9″ shooting forward signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns. Teletovic suited up for the Brooklyn Nets in 165 games, more than any player except Deron Williams & Joe Johnson, and left his fair share of memories. So let’s […]

Mirza Teletovic signs deal with Suns: Report

Mirza Teletovic, Derrick Rose

Not long after the Nets rescinded their qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic, the 6’9″ forward signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns for $5.5 million, according to David Aldridge of Just after the Nets removed the qualifying offer for Mirza Teletovic, he agrees to terms with Phoenix for one year, $5.5M, per sources. […]

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.

“Expected titles” in Nets history? Think again


On May 13, 1976, Julius Erving led the New York Nets to a 112-106 Game 6 win over the Denver Nuggets, clinching the second Nets ABA championship in three years. It marked not only a title win for the Nets franchise, but the final game in the ABA’s weird history and the last time Erving […]

Nets primed for battle, but Jason Kidd won the war

The once-promising Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in the midst of a late-season skid. Since a trade deadline shakeup that sent the resurgent Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns for a bevy of young, former first-round picks, the Bucks offense has collapsed. A team that once seemed a lock for the playoffs finds itself on shaky […]

The oddly political Brooklyn Nets

Before their 108-100 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns Friday night, the Nets made a different kind of statement. In pre-game warmups, most of the team donned one of two shirts produced by the “End It Movement,” dedicated to raising awareness about and eliminating present-day slavery. Deron Williams also wore a Red X on his […]