1:14 PM EDT, Fri September 21, 2018
4 hours ago
Who’s got the 20th spot in Nets training camp?

Who’s got the 20th spot in Nets training camp?

It’s not abnormal for a team, including the Nets, to still have questions about their last roster spot. Back in 2013, the morning of Media Day, the Nets announced that Marko Jaric, then a 13-year veteran, would fill the 20th and final spot in training camp. (He didn’t last and retired from the game.) And that may be what will happen this Monday on Media Day. The Nets seem to have 19 players all signed up, the 15 guaranteed spots plus two-way contracts in Theo Pinson and Alan Williams and camp invites Jordan McLaughlin and Mitch Creek. That leaves one spot open and as recently as...
13 hours ago
Amid positive vibes, Sean Marks says Nets ‘have so far to go”

Amid positive vibes, Sean Marks says Nets ‘have so far to go”

The vibes are positive. After a solid off-season and a lot of praise from pundits and fans alike, the Nets future looks good. Jimmy Butler’s putting the Nets on his list of preferred destinations was just the latest development. Indeed, Brett Yormark told Bloomberg News Thursday that the team’s revenues are up 20 percent, year over year. All good. But in an interview with Sports Illustrated, Sean Marks essentially says, hold on a bit. “To be brutally honest, we have so far to go,” Marks told Rohan Nardkani. “We have to keep our eye on the prize here. If we ever rest, that’s...
16 hours ago
Brooklyn Nets putting money where their mouths are ... in Section 114

Brooklyn Nets putting money where their mouths are ... in Section 114

The Brooklyn Nets are offering free season tickets to fans willing to show up to all home games. If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan, the organization might have an offer you can’t refuse. The Nets are teaming up with the Brooklyn Brigade in effort to build a loud and committed fanbase in Section 114 at Barclays, which is being renamed, “The Block: Home of the Brooklyn Brigade.” Although “The Block” is built on the Brigade’s six-year history of energetic support, it’s open to any Nets fan who wants to amplify what the Brigade has done for years. Under it, dozens of fans have a...
Sep 20, 2018
Caris LeVert expects a ‘big year for myself’

Caris LeVert expects a ‘big year for myself’

In an interview with More than Stats, a site “highlighting the fashion trends of professional athletes,” Caris LeVert talks about his fashion sense but mostly, he tells writer Bailey Webster about what to expect from him and his teammates this season. Big things. “I feel like I put in a lot of work this summer. I feel like it’s going to be a big year for myself,” said LeVert. “So just preparing for that in every way that I can. [Practicing] good habits off the court, [like] making sure I’m getting the right amount of sleep every night, taking care of my body, and just doing...
Sep 20, 2018
For Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs, moments that pointed the way

For Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs, moments that pointed the way

Dzanan Musa was first supposed to play at Barclays Center back in April 2015 at the Jordan Brand Classic’s International Game, but he was cut. Not surprisingly, he was bummed until someone reached out to him. That someone was Biserka Petrovic, Drazen’s mother. “After the game, I was like upset, sad, because I love so much basketball and it was the first time in my life I was thinking I’m not good enough for this,” said Musa. “She poked me on my shoulder, and said ‘here’s the ball of Drazen Petrovic. You remind me of him when he was younger. So just keep going. This is...
Sep 19, 2018
The Glue Guys Nets Show: JIMMY BUTLER EMERGENCY POD!

The Glue Guys Nets Show: JIMMY BUTLER EMERGENCY POD!

What assets would the Nets have to give up and would Sean Marks actually makes this move? EMERGENCY POD! Reports say Jimmy Butler wants to be a Net (among other teams). The Glue Guys look at whether the Nets should trade for Butler, what would it take, what would the other teams on Butler’s list give up and end with: Would Sean Marks actually make this move? Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes Follow the Glue Guys on Stitcher Social Media – @BKGlueGuys on Twitter
Sep 19, 2018
WOJ: Nets among preferred trade destinations for Jimmy Butler

WOJ: Nets among preferred trade destinations for Jimmy Butler

This is a breaking story which will be updated. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jimmy Butler has requested a trade and that the Nets, along with the Knicks and Clippers. Butler met with Timberwolves president of Basketball Operations Wednesday in Los Angeles
Sep 19, 2018
Confirmed: Dzanan Musa ... and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... in camp

Confirmed: Dzanan Musa ... and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... in camp

Crisis averted. At the beginning of Tuesday’s press conference, Sean Marks laid to rest rumors about Dzanan Musa, who injured his ankle at the end of a FIBA World Cup Qualifier playing for the Bosnian national team Sunday. No, it wasn’t an achilles tendon, as Bosnian media initially reported. “Dzanan is currently getting an MRI. It’s to be determined. It’s not as serious as was posted out there, thankfully. All is well there,” said Marks. Several Bosnian media reported the achilles concerns —which would have been a very serious, season-ending issue — and noted,...
Sep 19, 2018
‘Markinson’ on internal improvement: their players ... and themselves

‘Markinson’ on internal improvement: their players ... and themselves

Ten times during Tuesday’s press conference, Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson talked about improvement from within the Nets organization, from players as well as coaches and front office staff: “internal improvement,” “collective improvement,” “individual improvement.” If there was any theme to the two men’s comments, it was look to internal improvement and how it can impact what’s on the court. Here’s a sample of Marks and Atkinson’s comments on how some individual players have gotten better ... and what they expect. D’Angelo Russell: “A fantastic...
Sep 18, 2018
Markinson and the Year 3 vibe: Which way will they go?

Markinson and the Year 3 vibe: Which way will they go?

This year is supposed to be different. In 2016, Year 1 of the Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson – “Markinson” – era the expectation was that the Brooklyn Nets would probably be the worst team in the NBA, which was proven correct. In 2017? Slight improvements were forecast. One year older, one year wiser, add D’Angelo Russell, maybe a healthy Jeremy Lin. Many fans and pundits had them in the high 20’s to low 30’s in wins. No Lin. Half a season of DLo and they finished with 28. This time, Year 3, the Nets are another year older and wiser, but have shown competence, grit and...
Sep 18, 2018
Diego Maldonado hopes for some hometown luck

Diego Maldonado hopes for some hometown luck

Opportunity. When you come from a Division II program, it arrives infrequently. But as a young man fighting to make a career in the game, it’s all you want. Diego Maldonado was one of the many participants in this past weekend’s Long Island Nets open tryout at LIU Post in Brookville. The tryout is designed to give a chance – at the cost of $175 – to players just like Maldonado – a native of Valley Stream on Long Island – searching for that golden ticket to the NBA. Both Long Island and Brooklyn font office types were on hand. “I figured, how great of an opportunity it is to...
Sep 18, 2018
Theo Pinson and Alan Williams to be Nets’ two-ways

Theo Pinson and Alan Williams to be Nets’ two-ways

In the Nets press conference Tuesday, Sean Marks said Theo Pinson, the 6’7” swingman out of North Carolina, will likely fill the Brooklyn’s second two-way slot, joining the recently signed Alan Williams. Asked if the Nets had someone in mind for the two-way deal, Marks did everything but confirm Pinson is his guy. “I think we do. It’s staying flexible throughout the year; we’ll see what happens. We do have a guy in mind,” said the Nets GM. “Theo Pinson is gonna be our two-way guy. It hasn’t been out there yet; it probably shouldn’t be. Although Pinson went undrafted,...
Sep 17, 2018
Dzanan Musa: ‘I will be ready for training camp’

Dzanan Musa: ‘I will be ready for training camp’

Dzanan Musa arrived back in New York from Sarajevo Monday and reiterated that he’ll be ready for training camp which begins Tuesday. Just landed in NYC, tomorrow I will start with my treatment and I will be ready for the training camp!!! #WeGoHard— Dzanan Musa (@DzMusa) September 18, 2018 Musa got hurt at the end of Bosnia’s Sunday night loss to Czech Republic in a FIBA World Cup Qualifier. Reports from Bosnian media initially suggested the injury was to his right achilles but sources close to the Nets said that it was an ankle issue. In both a tweet and an Instagram post after...
Sep 17, 2018
Is Richard Jefferson joining YES team? It looks that way!!

Is Richard Jefferson joining YES team? It looks that way!!

Last week, Andrew Marchand of the Post reported that several TV outlets were interested in hiring Richard Jefferson as a game analysts, listing YES, ESPN and the Clippers as the top three. Now, league sources tell NetsDaily that unless RJ gets an offer to play another year, he will be joining the YES Network, doing both game analysis and studio work on broadcasts of Nets games, The move to the broadcast booth comes a decade after he was traded to the Bucks for Yi Jianlian. Jefferson, 38, has since played with the Spurs, Warriors, Jazz, Mavericks, Cavaliers and Nuggets, winning an NBA...
Sep 17, 2018
Allen Crabbe on Nets: ‘It’s a match made in heaven’

Allen Crabbe on Nets: ‘It’s a match made in heaven’

We haven’t heard a lot from Allen Crabbe this summer. No trade rumors, no free agency. Just a lot of work. And in an interview published Monday, Crabbe told WCBS’s D.J. Sixsmith he’s happy where he’s at and hopes to pick up right where left off. “It’s a match made in heaven,” Crabbe told Sixsmith, noting that Wesley Matthews, a teammate on the Blazers had told him, “There are 30 teams in the league, but it only takes one team to love you. And for me, it’s Brooklyn.” And Crabbe, like his teammates, says he’s looking forward to the season. “I definitely feel we...