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Nets react to new flopping rule

East Rutherford - October 3, 2012: Nets Head

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Avery Johnson seems a bit lukewarm about the NBA's new flopping rule.

The league announced Wednesday that it will penalize players for flopping and the amount of those fines will increase with each infraction.

Players are expected to get a warning the first time and will be fined $5,000 for their second violation. Fines increase to $10,000 for the third infraction,...

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D-Will thinks Nets backcourt duo will be 'a great fit'

East Rutherford, NJ - October 2, 2012: Deron

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams likes what he's seeing so far from Joe Johnson and believes it's only a matter of time before the two really start jelling.

"It’s been fun playing with him," the All-Star point guard said after Wednesday's practice at the PNY Center. "We’ve got a good group. I think we have a chance to be really good, with him and Gerald [Wallace] on the...

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Avery embracing pressure to win

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson stops for

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For the first two years of his tenure as the Nets head coach, there wasn't much pressure on Avery Johnson.

How could there be?

The Nets had their eyes on their move to Brooklyn and tried to position themselves financially for the Summer of 2012, when the likes of Deron Williams and others were expected to become free agents. But now that they have Williams back in the fold and have retooled...

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Joe Johnson thinks Nets can win title right away

Joe Johnson, who was acquired by the Brooklyn

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Joe Johnson knows the Nets have to take advantage of their championship window of opportunity and he's confident that's going to happen.

Immediately. As in this season.

"This year, the sky’s the limit for us," Johnson said Monday during the Nets' media day at the Barclays Center. "Hopefully, we can jell a lot faster than what people think. I think it’s wide open for us....

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King: Nets' starters can match anyone in NBA, title is within reach

Nets general manager Billy King speaks to the

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King is sure his starting quintet ranks among the tops in the league.

In King's eyes, their lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez stacks up extremely well against anyone.

"Those five, I think we can match up with any five on the court," the Nets' GM said at the PNY Center Tuesday in his preseason...

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Brook impressed with Nets' early turnout

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Brook Lopez walks onto

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Training camp can’t get here fast enough for the Nets.

In fact, they’re so eager to get things cranked up that most of the players have already showed up at the team’s New Jersey training facility. Some began arriving earlier this month and just about everyone has participated in the action, which includes pick-up games and conditioning.

Andray Blatche and Josh Childress are expected...

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Prokhorov sees title for Nets within three years

MIKHAIL PROKHOROV, Nets owner @Fake_Prokhorov Followers: 2,524 Sample

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Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't need a crystal ball to peer into the Nets' future.

The Nets' billionaire owner is certain his franchise will have a NBA title and a Larry O'Brien trophy to call its very own sometime relatively soon. As in by 2015. 

"Every team has a grand plan and we are moving on," Prokhorov said after Friday's Barclays Center ribbon cutting ceremony. "Slowly,...

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Nets to be featured all season on NBATV show

The Brooklyn Nets' new backcourt of Deron Williams,

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The Nets are really about to go national now.

NBATV's "The Association" will feature the franchise in its initial season in Brooklyn, it was announced Wednesday. The program, entering its fourth year, gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of a particular team.

The Nets made a flurry of offseason moves, notably re-signing All-Star point guard Deron Williams and trading...

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Nets sign three to camp roster

July 13, 2012: About 1,000 fans, including these

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The Nets have added three players to their training camp roster.

They signed free agents Stephen Dennis, James Mays, and Carleton Scott, moves that were announced Monday. All three players played overseas last season and will essentially serve as training camp bodies since the Nets' roster is technically already set at 15 with last week's addditions of Andray Blatche and Josh Childress.


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MarShon Brooks adds some poundage for second season

MarShon Brooks is participating in a Basketball without

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At one point during the lockout-shortened season, MarShon Brooks was feeling like most rookies do during their inaugural campaign.

His body wasn't used to that daily grind and it took a bit of a physical toll on the Nets shooting guard. So Brooks really hit the weight room with a sense of purpose these last few months, all in preparation for his second season. He said he's gained about six...

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