12:28 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
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Long Island Nets trade pick for Marshall Plumlee

Long Island Nets trade pick for Marshall Plumlee

Under the theory that you can never have too many Plumlees, the Long Island Nets have traded for Marshall Plumlee, the 7-footer and younger brother of former Net Mason Plumlee. The Nets acquired Plumlee from the Agua Caliente Clippers. In return, the Nets traded the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft which takes place Saturday. Prior to the trade, Long Island had six picks in the first two rounds, seven overall. The 33rd pick is a mid second rounder. The Nets retain the 14th and the 22nd picks in the first round as well as the 29th, 31st and 41st picks in the second round...
7 hours ago
Allen Crabbe likely, (New dad) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson questionable for Nets

Allen Crabbe likely, (New dad) Rondae Hollis-Jefferson questionable for Nets

After a miserable night from deep Wednesday, the Nets are likely to welcome back Allen Crabbe to the line-up against the Knicks Friday night in the Barclays Center home opener. Crabbe (left ankle sprain) is probable. The 40 percent career three-point shooter should help the Nets rectify their 5-of-27 (18.5 percent) performance from beyond the arc vs. the Pistons. But the big news is that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (personal) is questionable. He’s healthy alright ... and excited ... and a DAD. He became a father Thursday and in Netsland, family comes first. So it’s up to...
Oct 17, 2018
Jeremy Lin suggests he would’ve liked one more chance with Nets

Jeremy Lin suggests he would’ve liked one more chance with Nets

Linsanity II never happened. The Nets high hopes for Jeremy Lin never materialized. A hamstring laid him low for all but 36 games in 2016-17 and a ruptured patella tendon sent him to rehab in British Columbia after one game in 2017-18. Then, the Nets decided quietly at the end of last season that the soon-to-be 30-year-old was not part of the team’s future and started marketing him. On July 12, they dumped him, somewhat unceremoniously in a trade with the Hawks. The Nets got a heavily protected 2020 Blazers pick and the rights to an injured French guard in return for Lin’s expiring...
Oct 16, 2018
Last pundit calls are in: Can Nets make playoffs? Who’s a breakout star?

Last pundit calls are in: Can Nets make playoffs? Who’s a breakout star?

Jarrett Allen calls it his last day as a rookie. Other Nets see it as first travel day. Tuesday is also the last day pundits can get their licks in. (We will have our forecast tomorrow, but we are definitely not pundits!) One thing we’ve noticed is that slowly but surely the pundit class thinks the Nets have a chance to make the playoffs and D”Angelo Russell is ready for a breakout. Here’s a sample... Kevin Pelton over at ESPN thinks the Nets chances of making the post-season are at 31 percent best bet for wins is 37. He believes a good start would help. Consider the Nets also in...
Oct 16, 2018
It’s official: RJ to join YES broadcast team, starting Wednesday

It’s official: RJ to join YES broadcast team, starting Wednesday

Richard Jefferson, who played a pivotal role in the New Jersey Nets’ back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, has joined the YES Network as Brooklyn Nets game and studio analyst, the network announced Tuesday. Jefferson’s first assignment will be the Nets’ Opening Night Wednesday, when he joins studio host Chris Shearn on YES’ pre- and postgame shows . YES’ pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the network’s game telecast following at 7 p.m. ET. Jefferson’s first assignment as YES game analyst is Wednesday, October. 24, when he and play-by-play man Ian...
Oct 16, 2018
DeMarre Carroll to undergo ‘procedure;’ Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe out

DeMarre Carroll to undergo ‘procedure;’ Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe out

This story will be updated as information becomes available Kenny Atkinson told reporters after practice Tuesday that DeMarre Carroll who’s been troubled with ankle pain will undergo a “procedure” which he doesn’t expect to be serious. Kenny Atkinson says DeMarre Carroll will have a procedure done on his ankle today.Doesn't expect it to be serious. #Nets @NetsDaily— Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) October 16, 2018 That was the biggest, but not the only injury news out of the team’s last practice before they travel to Detroit later Tuesday for Wednesday’s opener vs. the...
Oct 16, 2018
Going for it ... Nets looking for more than respect

Going for it ... Nets looking for more than respect

It’s year 3 of the Markinson Era of Nets basketball and in comments both public and private, the Nets management is looking for more than respect. They want to win. “I don’t see any reason why we can’t make a push for the playoffs. Isn’t that the objective here?” Marks recently asked rhetorically. “We’re not sitting here trying to win 20 games. So let’s put our best foot forward and push each other and see where it goes. Anything can happen.” Last year’s team did improve their win total by eight games, even with devastating injuries to the starting backcourt. As...
Oct 15, 2018
Nets extend Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, not D’Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Nets extend Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, not D’Angelo Russell, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

In what has to be the biggest Duh of the off-season, the Nets have exercised the 2019-20 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard Caris LeVert. As players on rookie deals, Allen and LeVert would have been free agents next season unless the Nets moved to keep them. It will be Allen’s third season and LeVert’s fourth. There was never any doubt the Nets would exercise the options, which will pay Allen $2.4 million and LeVert $2.6 million. Sean Marks had until Monday to do so. Both have spoken in recent days about their excitement for the regular season to start. “We’re...
Oct 15, 2018
Kenny Atkinson wants to win for the Nets, for New York

Kenny Atkinson wants to win for the Nets, for New York

Mike Vaccaro sat down with Kenny Atkinson at a recent practice and talked about coaching, but also winning. While as Vaccaro notes, the Nets head coach has a great reputation for developing players, winning does matter. And winning in New York, where he learned Atkinson learned his craft, matters even more. “That’s why I put so much pressure on myself. I want to succeed here so badly, I don’t want it to be two or three jobs down the line in another city. I want this so bad for New York, for Long Island, for my family, for guys I played with. I mean, what would be better than that,...
Oct 15, 2018
The unbridled basketball joy of the Nets’ Rodi Kurucs

The unbridled basketball joy of the Nets’ Rodi Kurucs

Rodions, aka Rodi, Kurucs was bound for Long Island, everyone thought. He even said he’d be willing to spend time with the Nets G League affiliate, calling the possibility a “great opportunity,” part of his development. “But maybe I’ll show something up here,” he told NetsDaily with a smile on Media Day. “Maybe I’ll be something like a surprise.” Surprise! Kurucs may not turn 21 until February and may be the Nets third youngest player after fellow rookie Dzanan Musa and Jarrett Allen, but he’s turned heads in preseason. Per 36 minutes, he’s averaged 22.8 points, 13.2...
Oct 15, 2018
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson looking good for opener

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson looking good for opener

He may not start and he certainly won’t play big minutes, but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson —and his coach— think he’ll be on the court Wednesday in Detroit for the Nets opening game. RHJ started practicing fully just this week after straining his adductor muscle more than two months ago during warm-ups for a charity game in Shenzhen, China, sponsored by former teammate Jeremy Lin. He missed the entire preseason and lost valuable time during training camp as well. “Whenever they give a green light, we’re good,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “Because I play so energetic and all over the...
Oct 14, 2018
Meet Kenny Atkinson’s new favorite: Treveon Graham

Meet Kenny Atkinson’s new favorite: Treveon Graham

Treveon Graham, much like Rodions Kurucs, took advantage of the Nets nagging injuries this preseason and impressed his boss with intensity, defense ... and ability to play more than one position. “Treveon’s been a big surprise. He’s another guy you can trust, trust on the defensive side of the floor,” coach Kenny Atkinson told Brian Lewis. “If he can make some three’s, he’s going to push for a good amount of playing time.” And even though he made less than 20 percent of his three’s in preseason, the Nets signed him for just that skill ... along with his rugged defense. In...
Oct 14, 2018
Shams: Nets ‘already very active’ in trade market

Shams: Nets ‘already very active’ in trade market

In his video preview of the Nets 2018-19 season, posted Saturday, Shams Charania says Brooklyn’s new flexibility across the board has them prioritizing free agency next summer, as well as being “very active in the trade market” ... now. Without discussing any possibilities Sean Marks might pursue, other than looking at Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota, Charania emphasized he was talking about the present. “Their biggest strength this coming year is finally having the flexibility as a franchise —whether in their salaries, in their assets, as far as draft picks, to finally...
Oct 14, 2018
Richard Jefferson calls it quits ... is YES gig next?

Richard Jefferson calls it quits ... is YES gig next?

Richard Jefferson, the last active player from the New Jersey Nets two Finals teams, has announced he’s retiring from the NBA. Now, according to numerous sources, he will move from the court to the booth and studio, working games for both the YES Network and ESPN this season. Jefferson, 38, disclosed that he’s finally leaving the court in an Instagram post Saturday that also celebrated the life of his late father, “Big Rich” who was killed in a drive-by shooting three weeks ago in Compton, California... View this post on Instagram Well here’s my...
Oct 13, 2018
Long Island Nets will have a new look and outlook

Long Island Nets will have a new look and outlook

On Saturday, the Nets waived the three players they had signed to non-guaranteed deals on Friday: Drew Gordon, Tahjere McCall and Shannon Scott. They now become vital pieces in the Nets G League experiment. The Long Island Nets camp doesn’t open until October 23, although with two-ways and Exhibit 10 contracts, more than half the 10-man roster is probably spoken for. Their opener isn’t until November 3. That’s going to be a G League version of Nets vs. Knicks. The Nets hired a new coach, too. Will Weaver has served as an assistant to Kenny Atkinson with the Nets and before that to...

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