2014 Free Agency
Billy King announced to media following Nets' practice Monday that they are taking 15 men with them at the start of the season, keeping Jerome Jordan, Jorge Gutierrez, and Cory Jefferson.
In a Q. and A. with David Aldridge, Paul Pierce says he thought he would be back with the Nets but when time came for the two sides to lay it on the table, the Nets didn't make him an offer, adding that the team's priorities were about saving money,.
A Chinese website is reporting that Andray Blatche, who opted out of his contract with the Nets in July and then couldn't find another NBA team, is headed to the Xinjiang Flying Dragons, who play in western China. A league source confirms the news.
In a normal off-season, Jarrett Jack would have been a bigger story. He is, along with Bojan Bogdanovic, the Nets biggest off-season acquisition, but in an off-season when the retrun of team's best players is the priority, he's been under the radar.
Sergey Karasev knows he wouldn't get minutes in Cleveland, and that his Olympic mentor, Andrei Kirilenko, plays in Brooklyn, but he admits to having "mixed feelings" a month after he and Jarrett Jack were traded to the Nets for Marcus Thornton.
Jarrett Jack is the forgotten man of the off-season. With attention focused on the health of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, the silence of Kevin Garnett, the emergence of Mason Plumlee and the "youth movement," Jack's arrival is somewhat ho-hum.
With nothing certain in terms of injuries and consistency, the Nets needed to make a bold selection for Deron Williams' backup this upcoming season. We discuss why Jarrett Jack's versatility and veteran experience is crucial to the Nets success.
Ismail Senol is a Turkish sportscaster for NTV SPOR, who has firsthand experience in covering Bojan Bogdanovic and his playing days for Fenerbahçe Ülker. In this feature, we asked him to do a Q&A, so we can all get a better read of what Bojan Bogdanovic is capable of bringing to the Brooklyn Nets. Senol broke the story of Bogdanovic's decision to join the Nets.
Bojan Bogdanovic is getting the red carpet treatment from the Nets. On Friday, Billy King gave him a guided tour or Brooklyn, including Barclays Center and the site of the HSS Center. On Monday, there will be a press conference in East Rutherford.
The Nets will be a younger, more athletic and certainly less expensive team when they walk unto the court next November, but what about leadership? Can they overcome the loss of Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd with their reputations for toughness?
Three years after he was drafted and a year after the Nets and he almost came to an agreement, Billy King announced that Bojan Bogdanovic has signed a contract with Brooklyn. The deal reportedly is for the mini-MLE, $10.3 million over three years.
The Knicks blew it by not retaining Jeremy Lin two years ago and instead went with Raymond Felton (the 't' is silent). Now a writer for the Daily News suggests the Nets blew it too by not trading Deron Williams for Lin ... and LinSanity.
Mike Mazzeo gives up a two-fer Wednesday, a story on what Paul Pierce meant to the Nets and who's likely to benefit from his departure. Off the court, it will be tough replacing Pierce's leadership, on the court, five guys could make up for the loss.