4:48 AM EDT, Fri July 10, 2020
5 hours ago
Marks on signings: ‘We’re obviously here to compete’

Marks on signings: ‘We’re obviously here to compete’

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Shortly after the Nets announced the signing of Michael Beasley —and shortly before they announced the signing of Jamal Crawford, Sean Marks spoke about what those signings mean: the Nets aren’t rolling over in Orlando. “We’re obviously here to compete,” he told reporters on a Zoom call from the “bubble.” “We’re obviously here to … as it stands now we’re in the playoffs, and the objective is to compete as well as we can while we’re down here. And then the players we bring in like I mentioned before, how they continue to help develop...
9 hours ago
Who’s ‘anonymous partner’ behind Angela Davis quote at Barclays subway entrance?

Who’s ‘anonymous partner’ behind Angela Davis quote at Barclays subway entrance?

Norman Oder, Bklyner Sometime between June 7, when Barclays Center replaced advertising inside the oculus with a Martin Luther King quote, and June 19, Juneteenth, another ad went down above the arena subway entrance opposite the oculus. This time, the message displayed on a large banner was a quote from Angela Davis, the California-based and often controversial political activist and writer. As Norman Oder reports in The Bklyner, the quote reads, in black-and-white lettering, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I can no longer accept,”...
10 hours ago
STEIN: NETS TO SIGN DONTA HALL, PISTONS ROOKIE BIG MAN

STEIN: NETS TO SIGN DONTA HALL, PISTONS ROOKIE BIG MAN

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Marc Stein reports that Nets are signing Donta Hall, an athletic 6’10” big who was on a Pistons 10-day contract when the NBA season shut down. Hall will back up Jarrett Allen at center and possibly get minutes at the 4. Marc Stein was first with the news... Donta Hall's strong @nbagleague play earned him a call-up to the Detroit Pistons before the season was suspended in March and the Nets, league sources say, are now turning to Hall for a rest-of-the-season deal to fill the frontcourt vacancy created by DeAndre Jordan's absence— Marc Stein...
11 hours ago
GLUE GUYS PODCAST: Welcome to the Bubble Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley

GLUE GUYS PODCAST: Welcome to the Bubble Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports The Glue Guys dive into exactly why Sean Marks decided to sign Michael Beasley, and are nearing a deal to sign Jamal Crawford - did Kevin Durant have any influence, how this impacts Caris LeVert’s development AND what it means for the Nets next season. Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes. Also while you do, if you could rate and review us on iTunes, we’d appreciate it.
13 hours ago
SHAMS: JAMAL CRAWFORD, MICHAEL BEASLEY ON ‘TRIAL RUN’ FOR NEXT YEAR

SHAMS: JAMAL CRAWFORD, MICHAEL BEASLEY ON ‘TRIAL RUN’ FOR NEXT YEAR

In a video update to his scoops Wednesday night on the Nets interest in Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley, Shams Charania says Brooklyn may be looking at the two as possible roster additions next season. “As much of an opportunity it is for Beasley and Crawford to step in, with the depleted roster with Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler, Taurean Prince not playing in Orlando, I’m told this will be a great opportunity for Crawford and Beasley to make an impression for the 20-21 roster with a healthy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. “This will essentially be a tremendous...
17 hours ago
Even with roster changes, Chris Chiozza and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot need to step up

Even with roster changes, Chris Chiozza and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot need to step up

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Chris Chiozza and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot do not have much of a guaranteed future with the Nets, but they may very well need to ready when NBA action resumes at the end of the month. Chiozza is on what could be described as an extended two-way deal that will make him a restricted free agent in October, meaning he could either re-sign outright or have the Nets match any offer sheet given him by another team. TLC has a contract for next year, signed in mid-season, but it’s barely guaranteed. He has to be on the roster at two now undetermined dates to get his...
Jul 9, 2020
SHAMS: NETS ‘MOVING’ TOWARD DEAL WITH MICHAEL BEASLEY

SHAMS: NETS ‘MOVING’ TOWARD DEAL WITH MICHAEL BEASLEY

Photo by Joe Robbins/ In yet another move to sign a veteran player —who like Jamal Crawford— hasn’t played this season, the Nets are “moving toward” a deal that would bring power forward Michael Beasley to Brooklyn, err, Orlando. Again, it was Shams Charania who broke the news... Michael Beasley is moving toward a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2020 Crawford reached agreement with the Nets, and Beasley is progressing toward a contract to provide Brooklyn with two accomplished veterans in...
Jul 8, 2020
NETS SIGN JAMAL CRAWFORD AS SUBSTITUTE PLAYER

NETS SIGN JAMAL CRAWFORD AS SUBSTITUTE PLAYER

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via In the first bit of good news in the last few weeks, Shams Charania reports that Jamal Crawford, the three-time Sixth Man of the Year, has signed with the Nets, the first of four substitute players the Nets are entitled to sign in preparation for the Orlando “bubble.” Jamal Crawford has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2020 Crawford, 40, had not played at all this season, but it was expected that with so many roster openings due to opt-outs, positive tests...
Jul 8, 2020
POLL: What should Nets do now?

POLL: What should Nets do now?

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via The Nets have arrived in Orlando but have only 10 healthy bodies at the moment. One player opted out of the “bubble;” three are in rehab from surgery and three others are done for the year because of positive coronavirus tests. No team has been as devastated like Brooklyn. Time to pull the plug? Carry on? So what’s the organization to do? We want your opinion... Thanks for your ansewrs!
Jul 8, 2020
SB Nation NBA Disney Draft: The Nets get the ‘big’ they most desperately need

SB Nation NBA Disney Draft: The Nets get the ‘big’ they most desperately need

The Brooklyn Nets need help. Plenty of help. Healthy bodies. And plenty of them. And while SB Nation could have graced us with a “team sites beat writer” draft - let’s goooo, Pooch! - instead we were asked to draft Disney characters. So, draft a Disney character I did. Who did I pick? Well, some background, first on the state of the Nets: That makes it seven players who will sit out on the #Nets:- Kevin Durant- Kyrie Irving- Spencer Dinwiddie- DeAndre Jordan- Wilson Chandler- Nicolas Claxton- Taurean Prince https://t.co/IxzPEl8Vsq— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) July 7, 2020 Yeah,...
Jul 8, 2020
With three substitutes, Nets can go in several directions

With three substitutes, Nets can go in several directions

Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via This story is perishable. It may not be relevant for long as the Nets scramble to find substitutes for three players declared out of the Orlando “bubble” because of positive coronavirus tests. The Nets are likely fill all three spots— plus formally sign Justin Anderson— as soon as possible. All three will have to be flown separately into Orlando and quarantine for longer than those who flew to Orlando on Tuesday. That will take valuable time away from practice. The Nets open their eight-game seeding schedule on July 31. They currently have 11...
Jul 7, 2020
TAUREAN PRINCE ALSO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, WON’T GO TO ORLANDO

TAUREAN PRINCE ALSO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, WON’T GO TO ORLANDO

Photo by Steven Ryan/ And now, Taurean Prince. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Prince, who had been one of 12 healthy Nets (if you include Justin Anderson who hasn’t officially been signed) tested positive Tuesday for coronavirus. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news... Prince is the fourth Nets player – including DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie and Wilson Chandler – to opt-out of the league’s restart. Nets are eligible to sign four substitute players. Team departed this evening for Orlando. https://t.co/CC7nMZFm4i— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7,...
Jul 7, 2020
Glue Guys Emergency Pod: Spencer Dinwiddie Done for the Season

Glue Guys Emergency Pod: Spencer Dinwiddie Done for the Season

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Spencer Dinwiddie will not join the Brooklyn Nets in Orlando due to health concerns related to Covid-19, the Glue Guys discuss who will fill the hole left behind by Spencer and what this means for Caris LeVert. Plus - Mike unveils his 7 most interesting Nets things he’ll be watching in Orlando.
Jul 7, 2020
Kyrie Irving joins effort to produce PlayersTV special on killing of Breonna Taylor

Kyrie Irving joins effort to produce PlayersTV special on killing of Breonna Taylor

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor, the Associated Press reports. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on the PlayersTV digital and broadcast network. PlayersTV launched in March on Samsung TV Plus as a way for athletes to create their own content. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician, was shot eight times in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13 by plainclothes officers serving a narcotics search warrant...
Jul 7, 2020
SPENCER DINWIDDIE WON’T TRAVEL TO ORLANDO ‘OUT OF BUNDANCE OF CAUTION’

SPENCER DINWIDDIE WON’T TRAVEL TO ORLANDO ‘OUT OF BUNDANCE OF CAUTION’

Photo by Harry Aaron/ Spencer Dinwiddie will not play in the Orlando “bubble,” following a second positive test for the coronavirus, he and the Nets have decided. News of the loss broke Tuesday morning. Malika Andrews who covers the Nets —and the Orlando “bubble”— for ESPN was first with the news. Spencer Dinwiddie will not join the Nets in Orlando, sources confirm to ESPN.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 7, 2020 Shams Charania followed up... The Nets’ team doctors decided to have guard Spencer Dinwiddie sit the NBA restart out of an abundance of...