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NetsDaily Aug 21, 2017
Roll-Call: Who thinks Nets will make the playoffs?

Roll-Call: Who thinks Nets will make the playoffs?

Time to call the roll! Who among the young Nets think they can make the playoffs, meaning they’ll be able to double last year’s win total and leap frog half the East? The young Nets pride themselves for hard work and development under Kenny Atkinson and his staff. They like being the underdogs with a chip on their shoulder. But the playoffs?!? Say what you want, expectations are low but many of the players think that’s a good thing for them. So let’s review who’s said what... It started with Jeremy Lin, who no doubt will be a leader in Kenny Atkinson’s locker room. He’s...
NetsDaily Aug 20, 2017
Jeremy Lin to provide suits for all his teammates?!

Jeremy Lin to provide suits for all his teammates?!

Some of the most popular Jeremy Lin fan sites are reporting Sunday that Lin will be providing each of his Nets teammates with a new suit this season ... one designed by Abe Ndoye, a popular mens’ designer from Texas. Abraham Ndoye will be making suits for the entire #Nets Team for opening night. They thank @JLin7! Abraham Ndoye FB ️ pic.twitter.com/l6gZ5Tm7Oc— Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) August 20, 2017 In addition to being Lin’s haberdasher, the Houston-based Ndoye has designed mens’ wear for Chandler Parsons, Kevin Hart, Ernest Pugh and a number of other NBA and NFL...
NetsDaily Aug 18, 2017
Caris LeVert: Playoffs “really realistic;” Joe Harris: Nets “going in right direction”

Caris LeVert: Playoffs “really realistic;” Joe Harris: Nets “going in right direction”

In an interview with Fred Kerber, Caris LeVert wouldn’t step back from his teammate’s playoff prediction. “I feel like it’s really realistic,” said LeVert, echoing what Jeremy Lin said in TWO Asian nations, Taiwan and China. “Last year, we were like top seven in the East when we had all our players healthy. Just building off that momentum with the pieces we’ve added — obviously we lost a great player in Brook [Lopez] — but I feel with the pieces we’ve added we’ll be in that conversation.” LeVert, Kerber jokingly confirmed, was “not still under the influence of...
Inquisitr Aug 17, 2017
Jeremy Lin Sees Brooklyn Nets as Playoff Contender, Feeling No Pressure

Jeremy Lin Sees Brooklyn Nets as Playoff Contender, Feeling No Pressure

Jeremy Lin feels his Brooklyn Nets having nothing to lose could make them the NBA’s big surprise winners during the 2017-18 season. “We’re making the playoffs,” the USA Today reports Lin recently boasted to anyone who would listen. “I don’t care what anybody else says to me.” After a 20-62 season and an average of 62 loses over the last two seasons for the Nets, the biggest reason for Lin’s renewed optimism seems the team’s offseason acquisition of still-rising, former Lakers’ young star guard D’Angelo Russell. The Nets landed Russell in a deal also involving veteran...
NetsDaily Aug 13, 2017
Kenny Atkinson and the Art of Empowerment

Kenny Atkinson and the Art of Empowerment

Charles Maniego takes a look at where the Nets stand as free agency nears its end. This is Part III.Sunday, he’ll examine the Nets defensive options. In his years as an NBA assistant coach, Kenny Atkinson developed a reputation as a “development guru,” a coach willing to work with every player on the roster in improving. Jeremy Lin credits Atkinson for his success in New York. Several members of the Atlanta Hawks spoke highly of Atkinson. DeMarre Carroll called him “family” when asked about reuniting with his former assistant. The respect for the Nets head coach runs deep. But...
NetsDaily Aug 8, 2017
Will less pressure help the Nets?

Will less pressure help the Nets?

Can’t be let down if you lower your expectations. “Everyone thinks we’ll suck, so I feel like we don’t have a lot of pressure,” Jeremy Lin said in a media exchange with Chinese fans. “I still feel like we can make the playoffs. I know everyone will laugh, but that’s no problem." Two powerful lines indeed and something that Lin has stated more than once. The Nets know the expectations are low. After all, they’re coming off a 20-win season. Of course expectations are low. This isn't the Lakers or the Knicks or the Celtics where fans are impatient bordering on delusional. But...
NetsDaily Aug 7, 2017
Can Dinwiddie be an important piece in Brooklyn’s puzzle?

Can Dinwiddie be an important piece in Brooklyn’s puzzle?

It wasn’t a popular move at the time. In the same afternoon last December, the Nets waived Yogi Ferrell, the signed D-Leaguer Spencer Dinwiddie to a three-year, partially guaranteed deal. Ferrell had shown flashes, but Kenny Atkinson likes big guards and saw something in the 6’6” Colorado product. The Nets were shuffling the roster, desperate for backups who could step up after Jeremy Lin and Greivis Vasquez went down, Lin for months, Vasquez for good. Several players got opportunities, namely Isaiah Whitehead, but eventually it was Dinwiddie who came in and impressed. He didn’t...
NetsDaily Aug 4, 2017
The Glue Guys: Irina Pavlova Exit Interview

The Glue Guys: Irina Pavlova Exit Interview

The Glue Guys are joined by Irina Pavlova, the former President of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, to talk about her seven years with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. Starts with her final team dinner with the Nets referenced in the Zach Lowe story, (7:30) making the move from NJ to BK, (14:45) the hiring process for Sean Marks and how he builds #Culture, (23:00) how Irina recruited Jeremy Lin's mom to make Kenny Atkinson take better care of himself, (24:15) how the Jason Kidd Coaching Era crumbled, (26:00) Mikhail Prokhorov's engagement with the team, and (27:00) eating popcorn with Prince...
NetsDaily Aug 2, 2017
Deadlines and Commitments - No. 100

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 100

It’s time for FIBA ... and other overseas commitments. Jeremy Lin, of course, is still in China and at least two Nets were sunning themselves in the Caribbean this week: Isaiah Whitehead in the Turks & Caicos and D’Angelo Russell in the Bahamas. But two other Nets were getting ready for competitive games. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is in South Africa, where he’ll play in the NBA Africa game on Saturday, and Timofey Mozgov is in Russia getting ready for FIBA Europe. And on Wednesday afternoon, if you want a first look at Aleks Vezenkov, the 6’9” small forward the Nets drafted at No....
NetsDaily Aug 1, 2017
Jeremy Lin: “Everyone thinks we’ll suck ... So no pressure”

Jeremy Lin: “Everyone thinks we’ll suck ... So no pressure”

Jeremy Lin, speaking in Shanghai, again predicted the Nets will make the playoffs in a media dialogue with Chinese fans, and went further, making it clear he hopes the Nets can play “exceptionally well.” “I still feel like we can make the playoffs. I know everyone will laugh, but that’s no problem. If I believe we can make the playoffs, this is most important.... “Hopefully we can perform exceptionally well. Everyone thinks we’ll suck, so I feel like we don’t have a lot of pressure.” Lin also said that while he will miss Brook Lopez, he’s very happy with how the Nets...
NetsDaily Jul 30, 2017
D’Angelo Russell bringing buzz to Nets

D’Angelo Russell bringing buzz to Nets

As Brian Lewis writes Sunday, the Nets weren’t just a bad team last season, they were bland, without much buzz. Jeremy Lin’s recurring hamstring injuries made it difficult to resurrect LinSanity and the team had 24 players on the roster at one point or another. Enter D’Angelo Russell, whose combination of skills and (Page Six) personality presents the Nets with a marketing opportunity. And we all know who’s the maven of marketing. “He creates a lot of talk value for us. With fans, we hear it on social media platforms and just generally speaking with ticket sellers and buyers....
NetsDaily Jul 28, 2017
Brooklyn’s (New) Backcourt: Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell

Brooklyn’s (New) Backcourt: Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell

With the Nets’ off-season *seemingly* settled, the focus will now shift to the on-court product, rather than the front office maneuvers. (I know, Sean Marks said “you’re never really done” but the core of the roster seems to be in place…for now.) The regular season will start in less than three months, but many storylines are being hotly debated. Do the Nets need another big man? Who can replace Brook Lopez’s production? Will Allen Crabbe make a leap forward as a Net? What emoji best characterizes each Brooklyn Nets player? But the biggest question, by far has been “Can...
NetsDaily Jul 27, 2017
Will high valuations tempt Prokhorov into selling out?

Will high valuations tempt Prokhorov into selling out?

Brian Lewis and Josh Kosman report Thursday that high valuations —and a failure to sell a minority stake in the Nets— could tempt Mikhail Prokhorov to sell the team. Team officials did not respond to an inquiry about the Post story. The Russian oligarch has owned the Nets since May 2010. He has said he wants to sell up to 49 percent of the team to local investors, but the Post thinks the Nets could be attractive to Chinese investors. One reason: Jeremy Lin’s presence on the team. Prokhorov has been trying to sell up to 49 percent of the team for the past several months, working...
NetsDaily Jul 24, 2017
Would the Nets move Jeremy Lin?

Would the Nets move Jeremy Lin?

In Zach Lowe’s latest, he speculates about a potential trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets. Lowe discusses how the Denver Nuggets have inquired about Kyrie Irving, and how they might use the Nets in a three-team deal. According to Lowe, Jeremy Lin would be the centerpiece heading to Cleveland to play with LeBron James. That theoretical Denver package doesn't net LeBron a traditional point guard ready to handle as much of the heavy lifting as Irving has. The Nuggets could rope in Brooklyn for a three-team trade in which Cleveland would receive Jeremy...
NetsDaily Jul 23, 2017
NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 15

NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 15

And we’re back, for our 10th big year! Every weekend, we’ll be updating the Nets’ off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, etc. to help take the edge off 20-62. This weekend, we look at a lot of different things: Jeremy Lin’s continued popularity in Asia, a couple of free agent hook-ups, one real, one rumored; Trevor Booker’s business acumen and D’Angelo Russell’s admission that when he steps on the court at Staples next season, it will not be a normal game. LinSanity lives on in Asia In New York, LinSanity is by now a distant memory. It’s been five years...

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