NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic, who will not play again this season after being diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs in late January, told reporters Monday that the clots are gone, he feels great and hopes to be able to return in six months.

Teletovic said that doctors have an 80 percent level of belief that the clots originated as a result of the hip pointer he suffered in Cleveland in mid-December. The clot then traveled to his calf and his lungs. He wasn't capable of breathing right for "like 20 days" or so, he said.

Teletovic experienced shortness of breath in Los Angeles during the Nets' Jan. 22 game against the Los Angeles Clippers, and was taken from the Staples Center to a local hospital in an ambulance. A battery of tests -- including a CT scan -- revealed the clots. The Nets announced he would miss the remainder of the sesaon the following day.

"He could have gotten on the plane and he could have actually died," coach Lionel Hollins said at the time. "The good thing is (team trainer) Tim (Walsh) went with him, Tim made him do a CT scan and they found out about it."

Teletovic started working out three weeks ago. He said the only thing he can't do at this point is participate in any contact activity.

"It just feels unbelievable to be 100 percent breathing," Teletovic said in his first comments since the incident. "I've gone through a lot in my life, but I've always considered myself a fighter. I'm pretty lucky."

(Read full post)


DALLAS -- Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

The victory completed a 3-5 road trip for the Nets, who moved into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Devin Harris had 14 for Dallas, which dropped percentage points behind the Los Angeles Clippers into sixth place in the Western Conference.

The Mavericks played their second consecutive game without Tyson Chandler (bruised left hip) and fourth straight without Chandler Parsons (sprained left ankle). That resulted in a three-guard starting lineup with J.J. Barea joining Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo with Nowitzki making a rare start at center.

(Read full post)

Monta Ellis 360 Layup

February, 28, 2015
Feb 28


Mavericks guard Monta Ellis cuts back door for a 360 layup against the Brooklyn Nets.

HOUSTON -- Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points, James Harden made the tiebreaking free throw with 43 seconds left and followed that with a jumper, and the Houston Rockets beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98 on Friday night.

Harden, who played after spraining his right ankle on Wednesday night, shot just 4 for 15 for 15 points, but had 12 assists in a game where five Rockets scored in double figures.

The Rockets won their fourth straight overall and have defeated the Nets eight straight times in Houston.

Mason Plumlee and Deron Williams had 15 points apiece for the Nets.

The game was tied with 43.6 seconds left when rookie Markel Brown fouled Harden away from the ball before Houston got the ball in after a timeout, and he made the free throw.

(Read full post)

NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

February, 26, 2015
Feb 26


Check out the top plays from the night in the NBA, including Markel Brown's 360 dunk.

Pondexter leads Pelicans past Nets, 102-96

February, 25, 2015
Feb 25

NEW ORLEANS -- Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but seal the victory by giving New Orleans an eight-point cushion.

Tyreke Evans had 15 points and 11 assists for the Pelicans, who won their second straight without All-Star Anthony Davis in the lineup. Omer Asik had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Dante Cunningham added 13 points, Norris Cole 11 and Alexis Ajinca 10 for the Pelicans, who overcame 20 turnovers by shooting 51.4 percent.

Joe Johnson scored 21 points and Thaddeus Young added 19 for Brooklyn.

(Read full post)

Why You Mad Rick?

February, 25, 2015
Feb 25


Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is taking out his frustrations on the wrong people and Amin won't stand for it.

Brown Busts Out 360 Slam

February, 25, 2015
Feb 25


Nets guard Markel Brown gets the steal and throws down a 360 slam at the other end against the Pelicans.

TrueHoop TV Live

February, 25, 2015
Feb 25
We're chatting at 2 p.m. ET.

Thomas Robinson claimed by 76ers

February, 24, 2015
Feb 24

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Thomas Robinson off of waivers, scuttling plans he had to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Robinson had lined up a 10-day contract agreement with Brooklyn, sources told, but he failed to clear waivers as the Sixers claimed him shortly after 5 p.m. ET. Robinson tweeted Monday his excitement about the likelihood of joining the Nets.

By claiming the 23-year-old forward, the Sixers went from $3.03 million under the salary floor to over it. Robinson makes nearly $3.7 million.

The Denver Nuggets, who had waived Robinson after acquiring him from Portland in a trade for Arron Afflalo, now are $2.6 million under the salary floor.

The salary floor requires that all teams spend $56.759 million -- or 90 percent of the salary cap -- on the date of their last regular-season game.

According to ESPN salary cap expert Larry Coon, "Teams with a team salary below the minimum are surcharged for their shortfall, with the money distributed among the players on that team."

The 6-foot-10 Robinson was one of three players -- Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist being the others -- that the Nets coveted in the 2012 NBA draft.

(Read full post)

Lopez scores 19 points, Nets beat Nuggets 110-82

February, 23, 2015
Feb 23

DENVER -- Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and Brooklyn won its second consecutive road game by beating the Denver Nuggets 110-82 on Monday night.

Deron Williams added 16 points and 12 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 15 in another solid outing for the Nets since his acquisition last week from Minnesota in exchange for Kevin Garnett. Brooklyn, coming off a 114-105 win at the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday, won back-to-back road games for the first time since mid-January.

Danilo Gallinari had 22 points for the struggling Nuggets, who have lost 16 of 18 -- including seven in a row at home. It matches their longest losing streak at the Pepsi Center since also dropping seven straight from Feb. 6 to March 2, 2003.

(Read full post)



Joe Johnson
15.7 3.6 0.8 35.6
ReboundsM. Plumlee 6.8
AssistsD. Williams 6.2
StealsJ. Jack 1.1
BlocksB. Lopez 1.6