Lionel Hollins discusses the Nets' new additions, the loss of Deron Williams and what he expects this season in Brooklyn.
Nets coach Lionel Hollins explains why he has traveled to Africa for a fifth time, and why it means so much to him to give back.
Nets Take A Major Step Back
While Brooklyn was able to keep Brook Lopez, the inevitable decline of Joe Johnson and a complete lack of bench production might doom the Nets this season. Brooklyn looks like one of the worst teams on paper this year. Least improved (Insider)
Doc Rivers the GM helped Doc Rivers the coach with the additions of Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, while the Nets project to crash into the crop of the NBA's worst teams.
Which teams created the most "negative surplus value" in free agency? Here are some teams that dropped the ball.
His five-year championship plan failed, yet Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov remains a bachelor.
Larkin responds to Jackson's jab
In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files
Jarrett Jack, Dahntay Jones, and Bradley Beal joined Cari, Skip and Stephen A. for an on-site First Take episode.
When Larkin became a free agent at midnight on July 1, the Nets called with a pitch the point guard was thrilled to hear.
Stephen Jackson, who once was suspended for punching a fan and won one championship while playing for seven teams during his 14-year career, is retiring from the NBA.
Going into the summer, Nets GM Billy King had four main objectives and he almost accomplished all of them.
Nets Won't Overcome Loss of Williams
While the Nets did a nice job of targeting young free agents with upside, they will be hard-pressed to make the postseason without Deron Williams. The Nets don't own a first-round pick, and might not be able to attract free agents with their max-level cap space, writes Kevin Pelton. Eastern Conference grades (Insider)
The Brooklyn Nets are no longer spending as extravagantly as they once did and their announcement of staff promotions is just the latest example.
Threes the difference in Nets' loss
The Brooklyn Nets shot 4-for-20 on 3-points and watched the D-League Select Team to hit 13-of-26 from deep in their 85-64 loss on Friday. Josh Gasser scored 19 points for the Nets, who ended Vegas summer play 3-3.
The Phoenix Suns have announced the signings of four players, including guard Brandon Knight.
Bargnani staying in NYC -- with Nets
The Nets signed former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani. He averaged 14.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 29 contests for the Knicks last season.
Spurs come back to knock off Nets
Brooklyn led by 7 with 6 minutes remaining, but Kyle Anderson (25 points) and San Antonio came up clutch to advance to the quarterfinals at Las Vegas Summer League with a 74-71 win.
Johnson, entering his 15th NBA season, has started 992 of the 1,062 career games he has played. He has not come off the bench since 2003-04.
Hollis-Jefferson compares to Kidd-Gilchrist
ESPN.com’s D.J. Foster believes Rondae Hollis-Jefferson reminds him of Michael Kidd-Glichrist. Both have great athleticism, which makes them good defenders, but both have a lot of work to do on their jumpers. Rookie comparisons (Insider)
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An and-1 game winner from an undrafted guard? That's the beauty of the summer league.
On his fifth team in four season, former No. 5 pick Thomas Robinson is intent on changing perceptions about him and resurrecting his career.