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Jul 17, 2018
Long Island Nets officially name Will Weaver head coach

Long Island Nets officially name Will Weaver head coach

As rumored, the Long Island Nets on Tuesday named Will Weaver, a special assistant to Kenny Atkinson the last two years, as its new head coach. Weaver replaces Ronald Nored, who left Long Island for a new job as an assistant coach on Charlotte Hornets staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Will as the new head coach of the Long Island Nets,” Long Island GM and Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon said. “Will’s experience working under Kenny Atkinson on Brooklyn’s coaching staff has given him a strong foundation to lead Long Island, and we are confident that his vision and focus on...
Jul 16, 2018
Nets sign Rodions Kurucs to four-year deal reportedly worth $7 million

Nets sign Rodions Kurucs to four-year deal reportedly worth $7 million

The Nets have signed Rodions Kurucs, the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released but reports out of Europe suggest the deal is for four years and $7 million, with the first three years guaranteed. Kurucs’ agent, Arturs Kalnitis, confirmed the details in a tweet. That’s close to end-of-first-round money. Under the CBA, the Nets were not required to provide Kurucs with a guaranteed deal or money beyond a rookie minimum. Kurucs (6’9”, 220) is a forward from Cesis, Latvia. He played the past three seasons...
Jul 16, 2018
Joe Harris talks Hoops with Max Whittle of GiveMeSport

Joe Harris talks Hoops with Max Whittle of GiveMeSport

In a video posted by Max Whittle of UK-based GiveMeSport, Joe Harris provides a “master class” in how he plays the NBA game, offense, defense, outside shot, pick-and-roll, you name it. The articulate (and now rich) Harris was in London where his longtime girlfriend works and took Whittle around the court, instructing him and the viewers about he’s progressed. Rather than get into the details, simply enjoy... As Mark Deeks, another member of Britain’s tiny but elite hoops community, tweeted... New at GiveMeSport @GMS_NBA is a masterclass with Brooklyn Net, Joe Harris. Joe...
Jul 15, 2018
MOMENT: A look at Shabazz Napier’s game

MOMENT: A look at Shabazz Napier’s game

Nick LeTourneau takes a look at what Shabazz Napier can offer Brooklyn as the third point guard behind D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie following the departure of both Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead Shabazz Napier brings consistency/shooting to Brooklyn as third guard
Jul 15, 2018
Ice in their veins! World Cup winners shout out D’Angelo Russell.

Ice in their veins! World Cup winners shout out D’Angelo Russell.

We interrupt our obsessive coverage of Nets free agency for a brief public service announcement. DLo’s “ice in my veins” is an international phenomenon! French TV cameras caught two of the stars of France’s World Cup champions, Paul Pogba and Antoine Greizmann, celebrating their victory by pointing to their wrists and telling the camera they had “ice in my veins” ... then shouting out D’Angelo Russell. Pogba shouts out D’Angelo Russell amidst World Cup celebrations pic.twitter.com/D83EXQIRZN— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) July 16, 2018 Pogba needed a little help with...
Jul 15, 2018
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...
Jul 15, 2018
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...
Jul 14, 2018
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
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...

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