Kennedy: Shane Larkin opts out of final year with Nets

Phoenix Suns guard Phil Pressey (25) reaches for the ball on Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Shane Larkin has opted out of the final year on his contract with the Brooklyn Nets and will become an unrestricted free agent, reports Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders. The speedy point guard averaged 7.3 points and 4.4 assists over 22 minutes per game for the Nets, seeing a huge role boost after Jarrett Jack tore […]

Thanks, Joe (HIGHLIGHTS)

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The Nets waived seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson Thursday, after nearly four seasons as the most consistent player in Brooklyn. Johnson leaves the team as their franchise leader (in the Brooklyn era) in points scored, games played, games started, and minutes played, both in the regular season and in the playoffs. Since the team acquired him […]

Brooklyn Nets Waive Joe Johnson

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It’s no longer that bad here. The Brooklyn Nets have waived seven-time All-Star and 34-year-old forward Joe Johnson, announcing the move Thursday afternoon prior to the team’s game against the Phoenix Suns. “The Nets want to thank Joe for his many contributions to the team and the organization,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in […]

Nets GM interviews expected to begin this week

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With less than two weeks until the trade deadline, the Nets will begin the process of interviewing candidates for their vacant general manager position, according to a report from Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com. The Nets are expected to interview at least four outside candidates: Bryan Colangelo, the former Toronto Raptors & Phoenix Suns general manager; […]

As Nets leave Toronto, Raptors glow about Bryan Colangelo

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The Brooklyn Nets entered and left Toronto without a win, a firm head coach, or a general manager. But they might be starting to make progress on at least one of those three things. In the days that have followed that fateful Sunday, in which head coach Lionel Hollins was fired and general manager Billy […]

Hassan Whiteside leads stingy Heat defense into Brooklyn

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Consistency has become elusive for the Brooklyn Nets (7-17) lately after another lackluster performance against the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Done in by poor shooting (38.8 percent), sloppy play (17 turnovers), and non-existent defense (53.9 percent shooting from the Magic), the Nets inevitably fell 105-82 after being outscored 53-37 in the second half. On […]

Nets welcome lowly Sixers on Jewish Heritage Night

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After getting blown out in two straight games over the weekend, the Nets (6-15) put together a bounce-back performance on Tuesday by beating the Houston Rockets 110-105 at Barclays Center. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 24 points, eight rebounds, and a season-high five blocks and Joe Johnson put forth one of his better games […]

IT’S HERE: The Lopez brothers Battle in Primetime

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A rivalry may or not be imminent between the Brooklyn Nets (5-13) and New York Knicks (9-10), but there’s certainly a sniff of something as evidence by the national TV broadcast. But while fans are abuzz, the players appear to be over it. “I don’t know if it’s a rivalry amongst the players,” Jarrett Jack […]

Joe Johnson on free agency: “winning is important… I’ve made enough money”

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“Winning. Winning is going to be important to me,” Johnson told The Record when asked about his impending free agency. “I’ve made enough money, man, throughout my career. So, yeah, winning will definitely be top priority for me.”

Fearza and the Suns come to Brooklyn

Fearza returns. (AP)

The Nets’ home stand got off to a good start on Sunday, with a much-needed 87-83 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons. It was not pretty, but after some tough losses, the elusive win fit the bill just right for the Nets. Head Coach Lionel Hollins summed it up perfectly postgame. “It’s really interesting how […]

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

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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, […]