Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
Jason Kidd jotted down notes in a pad when he played in Dallas under Rick Carlisle for four seasons, winning a NBA title with him in 2011.
So the Nets coach learned a few things from Carlisle and he’ll get the chance Friday night to show how much the pupil has picked up from the teacher.
“Carlisle is one of the best in the league,” Kidd said. “He’s been doing it for a long time. He has...Read more »
The Brooklyn Nets are in London to play the Atlanta Hawks and help extend the NBA's global reach.
Nets coach Jason Kidd and reserve guard Jason Terry spoke to the people holding cameras, voice recorders and notepads on Wednesday in England.
Embedded below are highlights of what they said.
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LONDON -- Some news notes and quotes from Nets practice at Imperial College on Tuesday:
-- Jason Kidd said Deron Williams, who didn’t make the trip, is “going through his rehab and we’ll see where he’s at when he gets back.” Kidd wouldn’t commit to Williams playing against the Knicks on Monday, saying he’ll take it “day-by-day.” Asked if Williams is frustrated, Kidd said: “He wants to be with...Read more »
No need for Deron Williams to dust off his passport.
The Nets announced Sunday that Williams didn’t travel with the team overseas for its matchup with the Hawks at the O2 Arena Thursday, meaning he’ll miss his fifth straight game.
Williams had platelet-rich plasma therapy on both ankles and also received cortisone shots in each ankle last week, all with hopes of getting them healthy...Read more »