Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
WASHINGTON — Jason Collins is indeed hanging around for a little longer.
The Nets announced Saturday that they’ve signed the veteran big man for the rest of the season, a move that was expected once they initially inked him to the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 23.
Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of this country’s top four professional sports leagues,...Read more »
MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.
When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.
With...Read more »
Apparently, Kevin Garnett's back is still bothering him.
The Nets announced Tuesday that the 37-year-old veteran won't be traveling with the team to Miami, meaning he'll miss his seventh straight game because of back spasms when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.
Andrei Kirilenko, who also sat out Monday's 101-97 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As expected, Jason Collins isn’t going anywhere.
In a move that had been anticipated for days, the Nets officially announced Wednesday that they’ve inked the 12-year veteran to a second 10-day contract. Collins has given the Nets some added frontline depth and they may need it Wednesday night when they host the Grizzlies at the Barclays Center since Kevin Garnett will...Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY – Mikhail Prokhorov’s checkbook remains open.
The Nets finalized a deal Wednesday to acquire Kings guard Marcus Thornton for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, according to a league source. Thornton will look give the Nets some more potential scoring punch off the bench, and by swapping two players for one, the Nets also opened up a roster spot.
Thornton, 26, is owed $8.7 million...Read more »
Looks like the Nets will have a representative at next month's All-Star Game after all.
Joe Johnson was named as one of the Eastern Conference reserves Thursday night, earning an All-Star nod for the seventh time in his career. Johnson has been the Nets’ steady rock, consistently bailing them out with nine games of 20 or more points and registering 30 or more points three times.
Johnson,...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche is indeed considering playing for the Philippines National Team at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer.
At least that’s what he says.
This, even though he was born in Syracuse. And has never ever set foot in the Philippines.
Still, he basically confirmed he's agreed to play for the Philippines, possibly tag-teaming with former...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mason Plumlee is going to be a part of the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans next month and he couldn’t be more thrilled about it.
Plumlee has been selected to participate in the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge and made it perfectly clear it was a goal he set for himself entering his rookie campaign fresh out of Duke.
“It’s a big deal,” Plumlee said after practice...Read more »
Marquis Teague was forced to sit on the bench with the Bulls one game just so they’d have enough healthy bodies to dress, even though he knew he’d been already traded to the Nets.
Talk about awkward.
Then, the snowstorm that battered the East Coast on Tuesday caused his flight to get canceled three times.
No wonder Teague, who was traded for Tornike Shengelia, was happy to be out...Read more »
Andray Blatche is sure softening the blow of losing Brook Lopez for the season.
In the eight games since returning from a four-game absence for personal reasons, Blatche is averaging 12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes. He’s as self-assured as ever, and it’s written all over his face as he motors downcourt with both arms spread back following a made bucket.
That monstrous,...Read more »