Brooklyn Nets 2016 Offseason Primer

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The Nets are in possibly the most difficult spot of any NBA team. New general manager Sean Marks has to establish a winning culture with a 21-win team and no draft picks. Marks wowed Nets management with his vision for building in Brooklyn, and this offseason represents Marks’s first big test. Here’s our primer on […]

The Nets are inevitable

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

The Brooklyn Nets are inevitable. Ever since they let Paul Pierce go, bought out Deron Williams, watched Joe Johnson slowly slide into ineffectual isolations, and dug in the bargain bin hoping to shake gold out of Andrea Bargnani’s pantalonis, the Nets have been in an inevitable decline, from 49 wins to 44 to 38 to […]

Nets begin long road trip against the scorching Blazers

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Opponent: Portland Trail Blazers Location: Moda Center (Portland) Time: 10:00 PM EDT Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app It’s that time of year again! The circus has made its way to Brooklyn, and now the Nets will make a 20-day, nine-game road trip around the country. The Nets (15-41) ran into a hot Charlotte […]

Around the ‘Nets: #NBARank not high on Nets

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Here’s Wednesday’s Nets news and notes from around the ‘Nets: What do you do after giving up 101 relatively easy points to a non-NBA team? You practice the basics of your defense. Lionel Hollins on Brook Lopez shooting threes: “You guys think about stuff I don’t even think about.” It’s not clear what the Nets […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson voted top defender, funniest among rookies

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson voted top defender, funniest among rookies

If you trust the scouting ability of NBA rookies, the Nets got a pretty good pickup in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — both on and off the court. In NBA.com’s annual rookie survey, new Nets wing was the top vote-getter for two categories: “Best Defender” (23.5 percent) and “Funniest” (44.3 percent). Hollis-Jefferson also picked up votes for […]

Sunday Morning Throwback Video: Brook Lopez posterizing his twin brother Robin

Sunday Morning Throwback Video: Brook Lopez posterizing his twin brother Robin

With the NBA offseason in full swing, things have slowed down a bit for the Nets. There’s still pockets of news here and there — for example, Cliff Alexander, who signed on with the Nets in Summer League, has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. I’m sure we’ll see updates on the practice facility, as well […]

Thomas Robinson to undergo arthroscopic surgery after meniscus tear

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Recently signed Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee, the Nets announced today. Robinson sustained the tear, which the team described as “small,” while working out in New York. Robinsons tweeted that the injury was a “minor setback” and that he would be […]

Nets trade Steve Blake for 22-year-old Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller (AP)

The Nets traded recently acquired point guard Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons for the rights to forward Quincy Miller, the team announced Monday night. Miller, a former second-round pick, is another low-risk, young (22 years old) pickup who has yet to find his NBA niche. He was cut after two seasons in Denver and […]

Thomas Robinson to sign with Nets: “All thanks to GOD and BROOKLYN NETS this time won’t be the same I promise!”

Thomas Robinson (AP)

The Nets have signed free agent forward Thomas Robinson to a two-year deal, the second year being a player option, according to a report from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July […]

Report: Nets to sign Sasha Kaun, pending physical

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After sending Mason Plumlee to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Nets had a hole at backup center. It looks like they might fill that hole with 30-year-old 6’11” Russian center Sasha Kaun, according to a report from Russian news site TASS. The report is unconfirmed at this time, and the Nets would have to complete […]