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Billy King: There's a 10 percent chance Nets make a trade

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King doesn’t think the Nets are going to be major players in the trade market over these nest two days before Thursday’s deadline.

The Nets have reportedly been linked to possibly acquiring Atlanta’s Josh Smith, Charlotte’s Ben Gordon or Utah’s Paul Millsap, but King suggested the chances are good that the Nets may sit this one out.

“I would put the likelihood...

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3 fun facts about Nets GM Billy King

Nets general manager Billy King speaks to the

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Three things you may not already know about Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King, who will be featured in Thursday's NBA preview in Newsday.

1. King earned a silver medal in 1987 with the USA men’s basketball World University Games team.

2. An avid lover of movies and television shows, he once hosted his own movie review show called “Kings Clips” on WBNQ radio in Bloomington, Ill.

3. In...

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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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Childress officially on board

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Josh Childress is officially the newest Net.

The team announced the signing of the 6-8 forward Thursday, giving them another versatile bench player who they hope will help in a variety of ways. The Nets, whose roster now stands at 15, view Childress as a backup to starting swingman Gerald Wallace and he fills the last void that Avery Johnson and GM Billy King wanted to plug.

Childress,...

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Watson: Nets could be team to be reckoned with

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, talks

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C.J. Watson is in Africa at the moment, participating in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program. 

The Nets point guard is loving every minute of it, too.

"It’s fun," Watson said in a phone conversation with Newsday on Wednesday, "to finally experience this, and just to get out there and take the kids, and teach them different drills and about education. It’s...

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Cuban says Mavs better off without DWill, ticked at Kidd

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Mark Cuban actually thinks his team is better off without Deron Williams.

No, really.

The Mavericks owner said that signing the All-Star point guard to a mega contract would have hampered Dallas' ability to surround him and Dirk Nowitzki with enough talent.

"In hindsight, I don't know if I would have been happy," told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show"...

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