3:51 AM EDT, Fri October 23, 2020
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NYU orthopedist on Kevin Durant: ‘He should do fine’

NYU orthopedist on Kevin Durant: ‘He should do fine’

Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Brian Lewis spoke this week with one of New York’s top orthopedists and Dr. Laith Jazrawi, chief of the division of sports medicine at NYU Langone Sports Health, thinks Kevin Durant is likely to “do just fine” when he returns. “He’s not an old guy, 36, 37 towards the end of his career,” said Dr. Jazrawi. “I don’t think it’s like that in him. He’ll do just fine. I don’t see any issue to say he won’t be as good of a player as he was a year-and-a-half ago.” Of course, doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where KD underwent the...
6 hours ago
LA’s Sports Academy becoming HSS Training Center West

LA’s Sports Academy becoming HSS Training Center West

The Sports Academy, formerly known as the Mamba Sports Academy, is Southern California’s top training facility for hoopsters whether they’re NBA all-stars or kids just learning the game. And lately, it’s become sort of HSS Training Center West, a location where seemingly everyone on the Nets roster from Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to Jaylen Hands and Devin Cannady have been working out, both individually and in 5-on-5 settings. Just in the past few days, images or video of KD, Kyrie, Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Hands have shown up on Twitter or other social media. Take a...
8 hours ago
Spencer Dinwiddie drops agent, will reportedly rep himself

Spencer Dinwiddie drops agent, will reportedly rep himself

Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Spencer Dinwiddie has dropped Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation as his agent and will reportedly represent himself going forward. Shams Charania was first with the news... Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has parted with Roc Nation agency and is seriously considering representing himself, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 22, 2020 Dinwiddie appeared to confirm the move... Utmost respect for Raymond Brothers as he will continue to be my mentor. https://t.co/ip6VhEttKH— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25)...
13 hours ago
Jrue Holiday-Nets Trade Rumors: Glue Guys Podcast Mailbag!

Jrue Holiday-Nets Trade Rumors: Glue Guys Podcast Mailbag!

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly interested in trading for Jrue Holiday, the Glue Guys dive into what is the appropriate amount of compensation plus more trade fodder. And how the Nets can becoming next season’s version of the LA Clippers aka talented but unsuccessful. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys
17 hours ago
The Athletic paints uncertain portrait of Nets chances in 2021

The Athletic paints uncertain portrait of Nets chances in 2021

Photo by James Devaney/ In a survey of 20 agents and a John Hollinger analysis, The Athletic suggests that while the Nets have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, their chances of winning it all next season remain cloudy. In both cases, chemistry not talent is cited as Brooklyn’s big issue along with injuries and Steve Nash’s lack of experience. In Ben Standig and Mike Vorkunov’s anonymous survey of the agents, only seven agreed with the proposition that the Nets are favorite coming out of the East, while 12 basically said not so fast. Apparently, one agent did not respond. Among...
Oct 21, 2020
Torenli: Joe Tsai’s record of giving, spending suggests that he’s willing to pay luxury tax

Torenli: Joe Tsai’s record of giving, spending suggests that he’s willing to pay luxury tax

Photo by Michael Kovac/ As John Torenli of the Brooklyn Eagle notes Wednesday, Joe Tsai’s record of making big investments in Brooklyn — and his sports teams— suggests that when the luxury tax bill comes due, he’ll be ready to write the check despite some skepticism among pundits that he’ll be “skittish.” Torenli ticks off what Tsai has spent —or agreed to spend— on the borough and the teams it represents... The Nets and New York Liberty owner has already joined with his wife, Clara, to donate millions of masks, hundreds of thousands of goggles and 2,000 ventilators...
Oct 20, 2020
Will Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s rise jeopardize Garrett Temple’s return?

Will Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s rise jeopardize Garrett Temple’s return?

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via In two recent reports, The Athletic’s John Hollinger questions whether the Nets’ investment in developing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot may mean an end to Garrett Temple’s time in Brooklyn. On Tuesday, Hollinger, the former ESPN writer and Grizzlies executive, painted a very positive picture of TLC’s future, calling him one of the “Tyler Herro All-Star Team,” nine players who distinguished themselves in Orlando and dramatically improved their NBA standing. The 25-year-old Frenchman, signed to a non-guaranteed deal in January, averaged 15.2...
Oct 20, 2020
Nets name Jackie Wilson II as Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Nets name Jackie Wilson II as Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

BSE Global, parent company of the Nets, Liberty and Barclays Center, has named Jackie Wilson II, an entrepreneur, sports agent and litigator, as their Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, BSE has added the position to its executive management team. Although there’s been no formal announcement, Wilson’s bio has been posted on the BSE’s leaders page and he has noted the move on his LinkedIn page. which also states he began the job this month. BSE Global described Wilson’s job this way... Jackie Wilson oversees BSE Global’s Diversity and Inclusion strategies...
Oct 19, 2020
Windhorst: Nets, Pelicans talked Jrue Holiday at the deadline

Windhorst: Nets, Pelicans talked Jrue Holiday at the deadline

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The Jrue Holiday rumors will not die. In a discussion of trade scenarios that aired Monday on The Hoop Collective podcast, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the Nets and Pelicans had discussions about the New Orleans point guard at the February deadline. He admitted his recollection was a big foggy. “That’s certainly something that’s been out there,” Windhorst told colleagues Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps. “I think it’s been reported but if it hasn’t, I found out somewhere - I don’t think it was from an executive —maybe it was—...
Oct 18, 2020
NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 8

NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 8

Every weekend, we’ll be updating the Nets’ off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, etc. to help fans get ready for ... whatever. The first off-season move is now in the books. Wilson Chandler has officially signed with a team in China. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made the announcement Saturday following weeks of rumors. In fact, the team said the 6’7” veteran was on his way to Zhejiang, a city not far from Shanghai on China’s east coast. It will be Chander’s second turn in China. He played there during the 2011-12 lockout. For the Nets, the loss is more of an...
Oct 18, 2020
How Joe Harris free agency drama could play out

How Joe Harris free agency drama could play out

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ NBA free agency is approaching. Some have suggested it will start prior to the November 18 Draft. Nolan Jensen takes a look at how his growth aligns perfectly with Nets needs, but at what cost? Entering this free agency period, Joe Harris is firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiating a lucrative extension. He’s been a bargain for the Brooklyn Nets in his tenure thus far—he deserves every penny of a shiny new contract. However, four years ago, Harris’ situation and overall future in the league looked much different ... very much dimmer. A...
Oct 17, 2020
Nets make yet another COVID donation ... Seven tons of food for city residents

Nets make yet another COVID donation ... Seven tons of food for city residents

On Saturday night, the Nets tweeted out news of their latest charitable move... this time, the gift of seven tons of food from Barclays Center to three of the city’s most prominent food security organizations... This week we donated 14,000 pounds of food from our arena to City Harvest, Food Bank for New York City, and The Campaign Against Hunger. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been honored to work beside these organizations and together feed more than 30,000 New Yorkers. pic.twitter.com/5PxAflXNKs— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 17, 2020 Earlier Saturday,...
Oct 16, 2020
Atkinson: Timothe’ Luwawu-Cabarrot will have “long career in this league’

Atkinson: Timothe’ Luwawu-Cabarrot will have “long career in this league’

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via In his one of his first comments since leaving the Nets in early March, Kenny Atkinson spoke on the Jr. NBA’s online conference call earlier this week and took the opportunity to praise the last player he and his staff developed, Timothe’ Luwawu-Cabarrot. Atkinson has been working with international coaches as part of the Jr. NBA’s global youth outreach and was asked about French basketball. He pointed to Luwawu-Cabarrot who the Nets signed on Opening Night as a two-way. After playing 10 games for Long Island, he was brought up and as the...
Oct 16, 2020
Spencer Dinwiddie: ‘If we follow Warrior model, I see myself as Draymond Green’

Spencer Dinwiddie: ‘If we follow Warrior model, I see myself as Draymond Green’

Photo by Matteo Marchi/ Spencer Dinwiddie has been out in southern California working out and looking good ... and more importantly healthy after his COVID-19 experience, saying he’s “perfectly fine.” He posted videos of himself —in braids— on a court in L.A. where he and everyone from Kevin Durant to Jaylen Hands have been pushing each other... View this post on Instagram I’ve been home too long. I got braids and joined the “if you didn’t film it, it didn’t happen” movement #TheProdigalSuperstar A post shared by Spencer...
Oct 15, 2020
Windhorst on what might a Jrue Holiday deal look like ... if there was Jrue Holiday deal

Windhorst on what might a Jrue Holiday deal look like ... if there was Jrue Holiday deal

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via You can’t really call it a rumor. It’s more like speculation ... with supporting evidence still vague. Still, the IDEA of Jrue Holiday becoming the proverbial “third star” keeps getting attention. So, on the ESPN’s Hoop Collective podcast that aired Thursday, there was a healthy discussion of what a Holiday-to-Brooklyn deal might look like among Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim MacMahon. None of the trio said they knew anything about whether such a deal is even contemplated by the two teams ... and WIndhorst noted that the fate of...