7:11 PM EDT, Sun July 15, 2018
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NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 14

NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 14

And we’re back, for our 11th 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 28-54. First Off... A bit of correction from RealGM on the protections on the first round pick the Nets got in Friday’s salary dump... At the point I had checked the other day, the future draft pick tracker over @RealGM was in the middle of updating.All details can be found here: https://t.co/Jp0IloqD7lI apologize for jumping the gun and causing any confusion!— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 15, 2018 Big...
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WHAT WE EXPECT: Special ‘Manimal’ Edition

WHAT WE EXPECT: Special ‘Manimal’ Edition

Kenneth Faried is the biggest name acquired by the Nets via trade this off-season ... well, the biggest who will actually suit up. Our Bryan Fonseca takes a look at what we can expect from “The Manimal.” It’s time for yet another Brooklyn Net reclamation project ... and this one will be among their most intriguing to date. Broken just after midnight on Friday, after most fans had gone to bed, it was a bigger deal than expect, but at the center was the Manimal. Denver has agreed to send Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second round pick...
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From day one, being a Net ‘meant everything’ to Isaiah Whitehead

From day one, being a Net ‘meant everything’ to Isaiah Whitehead

The Nets and Isaiah Whitehead were made for each other. Until they weren’t and not that they’re not, an appreciation of the Coney Island/Lincoln High player who brought it all. It started on Draft Night. The Nets had the 55th pick which is where a lot of mock draft placed the 6’5” combo guard who’d played a year at Seton Hall. The Nets front office had a much higher opinion. He was listed at 18th on the internal mock, according to one insider. So they moved on him, sending $3 million in cash and the rights to Marcus Paige to Utah so they could move up to 42. It was the most...
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For Shawn Dawson, history awaits

For Shawn Dawson, history awaits

On a team that was, to say the least, a disappointment, 6’6” swingman Shawn Dawson was a bright spot The Israeli-born Dawson was the Nets leading scorer despite only playing 18 minutes. The 24-year-old combined some deep shooting and acrobatic drives to provide most of the team’s excitement. As Stefan Bondy writes in Sunday’s Daily News, “Dawson believes he’s one-of-a-kind — an African-American Israeli Jew.” Dawson’s African-American father played pro ball in Israel for 20 years and his mother is a Yemeni Jew. He got noticed. “I didn’t have too many incidents...
Jul 14, 2018
WOJ: NETS SIGN SHABAZZ NAPIER TO TWO-YEAR DEAL

WOJ: NETS SIGN SHABAZZ NAPIER TO TWO-YEAR DEAL

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nets have signed point guard Shabazz Napier of the Trail Blazers to to a two-year deal. Free agent guard Shabazz Napier has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN. Napier, 27, had his best pro season with the Blazers last year.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2018 Napier, 6’1”, averaged a career-best 8.7 points and 20 minutes a game last year in Portland. No details yet on the deal. Napier, 27, will join a guard rotation for the Nets that includes D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe...
Jul 14, 2018
Nets stash Sasha Vezenkov in U.S. working out after signing new Euro deal

Nets stash Sasha Vezenkov in U.S. working out after signing new Euro deal

Nets stash Aleksandar Vezenkov is working out in Orlando with his personal trainer after signing a new deal late this week to play for Greek powerhouse Olympiacos — and its new coach, NBA veteran David Blatt. His choice of workout gear left no doubt of his ultimate ambition. The Nets took Vezenkov in the second round a year ago. Full @BrooklynNets training gear for Vezenkov at his individual bootcamp in Orlando. @GNYR_82 @NetsDaily pic.twitter.com/QEOqE8UAN9— Maria Mitsova (@mimi_blanco) July 14, 2018 The new contract and new coach gives the Nets second round pick from last June a...
Jul 14, 2018
Footnotes from a week of Nets moves

Footnotes from a week of Nets moves

The devil is often in the details and now that the details of this week’s various moves are out, here’s what they look like. ATLANTA TRADE The Nets and Hawks exchanged a number of picks for Jeremy Lin, giving the Nets $12.56 million in cap space that permitted them to subsequently do the Denver deal. The Nets gave up an unprotected second rounder in 2025, seven years from now and the rights to swap second round picks, also unprotected, in 2023. The Nets do not get a trade exception. As capologist Albert Namad explained to NetsDaily, The Nets fell way under the salary cap with the...
Jul 13, 2018
Nets lose Summer League game to Pacers by 37, 116-79

Nets lose Summer League game to Pacers by 37, 116-79

The Nets are done with Summer League and it couldn’t have ended any worse. Brooklyn lost to Indiana by 37 points and finished the week-long league 0-5. They were the only winless team in the 30-team event. Tyler Davis, the 6’10” center out of Puerto Rico and Texas A&M, lead the Nets with 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists, hitting 8-of-11 shots. Only three other Nets finished in double figures was Theo Pinson the Carolina Tarheel, who had 12 points, including 3-of-7 from deep. Pinson who shot poorly throughout his career at Chapel Hill, finished the tournament shooting...
Jul 13, 2018
Who is Isaia Cordinier and does he have a chance in the NBA?

Who is Isaia Cordinier and does he have a chance in the NBA?

With the completion of the Nets-Hawks trade, Brooklyn will have three Euro-stashes, Juan Pablo Vaulet, drafted by the Nets in 2015; Aleksandar Vezenkov, drafted by the Nets in 2017 and now Isaia Cordinier, traded to the Nets on Friday night. For those Nets fans who didn’t know Cordinier, Adrian Wojnarowski provided them with a less-than-optimistic introduction. In the Jeremy Lin deal, Atlanta sends the Nets the rights to 2016 second-round pick Isaia Cordinier (you'll probably never see him). Atlanta gets a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap picks with Nets in 2023.— Adrian...
Jul 13, 2018
GAME THREAD: Nets vs. Pacers in Las Vegas Summer League, 4 p.m.

GAME THREAD: Nets vs. Pacers in Las Vegas Summer League, 4 p.m.

While everyone in NetsLand are mulling the Midnight Madness that led to a significant roster remake, Brooklyn’s Summer League players are looking for their first win. The Nets entry, now 0-4 and the league’s only winless team, will face the Pacers. It’s uncertain who among the Nets decimated roster will play. Jarrett Allen has played well in his two games, but there’s no guarantee he’ll take the floor at 4 p.m. Caris LeVert, the only other member of the Nets 15-man roster, is unlikely to play as well. When the Nets played two nights ago, LeVert sat with his Brooklyn teammates...
Jul 13, 2018
It’s officially D’Angelo Russell time ... and his team?

It’s officially D’Angelo Russell time ... and his team?

This is the most important season for Brooklyn’s rebuild and D’Angelo Russell’s career. D’Angelo Russell is no longer loading. His time is now (or N:0W?) With Jeremy Lin on his way out, this leaves little doubt that this team goes wherever Russell takes it. Plagued by injury last season, Russell hasn’t really gotten the chance to assert himself as “the guy” in Brooklyn. He missed 34 games last season and the Nets have now added pieces that should help them in certain areas. Despite some bumps and bruises along the way, he sounds like he’s ready. “I want to be that point...
Jul 13, 2018
The Glue Guys: JEREMY LIN TRADE EMERGENCY POD

The Glue Guys: JEREMY LIN TRADE EMERGENCY POD

The Glue Guys run through everything with the Jeremy Lin-Nuggets salary dump trade including: what this means for the summer of 2019, why having Lin off the roster is a good thing and who it is good for, and is there any juice to squeeze out of the Faried-Arthur orange? Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes Follow the Glue Guys on Stitcher Social Media – @BKGlueGuys on Twitter
Jul 13, 2018
Sean Marks and the normalization of the Nets

Sean Marks and the normalization of the Nets

As of Friday morning, the Brooklyn Nets are a normal NBA team again. They have all their first rounders going forward for the first time in six years ... plus an additional pick. They have second rounders galore and they have between $50 and $70 million in cap space. The Curse of Billy King won’t end for a long time ... until Jayson Tatum’s Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, but King’s successor, Sean Marks, has erased much of what King and the team’s ownership did and did it with seven surprising moves, not all of which were popular. Here’s a summary... June 23, 2016 - Nets...
Jul 13, 2018
Yuta Watanabe’s journey from Japan to NBA

Yuta Watanabe’s journey from Japan to NBA

Yuta Watanabe will never be Jeremy Lin. And now the idea of the Nets as dream team for Asians and Asian-Americans isn’t going to happen either. Lin, the only NBA player of Asian heritage has left the building. Still, the 6’9” swingman from Miki in Kagawa prefecture on Japan’s Shikoku island has his own dream, making an NBA team, on his own, as Candace Buckner of the Washington Post writes Friday, He is, after all, “the Chosen One.” “He says he’ll never give up,” longtime fan So Seyama told Buckner, closing his eyes and pumping his fist, “until he’ll be an NBA...
Jul 13, 2018
NETS DUMP JEREMY LIN, ISIAH WHITEHEAD, ADD KENNETH FARIED, DARRELL ARTHUR, FIRST ROUNDER

NETS DUMP JEREMY LIN, ISIAH WHITEHEAD, ADD KENNETH FARIED, DARRELL ARTHUR, FIRST ROUNDER

In a series of tweets after midnight, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Sean Marks has ended the Nets backcourt logjam, added two bigs and a first rounder in next year’s draft. The Nets traded Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead, swapped second rounders with Atlanta and engineered a salary dump that will have them take on Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur in exchange for a first round pick. In short, —the Nets traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks for a swap of second rounders, freeing up $12.5 million in cap space; —the Nets then traded Isiah Whitehead to the Nuggets for Kenneth Faried, Darrell...