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44-Minute Game Experiment Clocks In At Under Two Hours Of Real …

44-Minute Game Experiment Clocks In At Under Two Hours Of Real Time

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 19 (3 days ago)
The NBA’s 44-minute game experiment came and went today without much fanfare, especially considering the stir of discussion it created earlier this week. We’ll have to wait and see if the league considers the common sentiment of players and coaches that…
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  • Nets' Ratner to sell majority Barclays stake

    Nets' Ratner to sell majority Barclays stake

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (yesterday)
    Brooklyn Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner is putting his majority share of Barclays Center on the market.
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  • Rumors of Nets' desire to fire Kidd 'had legs'

    Rumors of Nets' desire to fire Kidd 'had legs'

    ESPN.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd spoke about his departure from the Nets after just one season as Brooklyn's coach.
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  • Brook Lopez out 10 to 14 days with foot sprain, but Nets optimi…

    Brook Lopez out 10 to 14 days with foot sprain, but Nets optimistic it's not déjà vu all over again

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    After undergoing an offseason makeover that saw two starters and a head coach skip town, the 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets figure to depend heavily on big bounce-back years from the bookend combo of former All-Stars Deron Williams, who's coming off summer surge…
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  • Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten S…

    Michael Jordan Opposes LeBron & Dirk’s Appeals To Shorten Season

    dimemag.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    This coming Sunday, the Nets and Celtics will play a 44-minute exhibition game, the first of its kind. It’s an exploratory measure in an effort to give players more rest, and this is the first test case (not sure how one game provides enough information…
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  • Watch Deron Williams Use Four Straight Crossovers To Beat Ramon…

    Watch Deron Williams Use Four Straight Crossovers To Beat Ramon Sessions

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    The Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams recently said that he is fully healthy and plans to regain his status as one of the league’s best point guards. He has a long way to go to reach his goal, but Williams showed a flash of the ability that once made him so…
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  • NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics…

    NBA experimenting with 44-minute preseason game between Celtics, Nets

    In an experimental effort to examine shorter NBA games, the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will shave a minute off each quarter and play a one-time only 44-minute preseason game at Barclays Center on Sunday. "At our recent coaches' meeting, we ha…
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  • Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minute…

    Report: NBA Considering Shortening Length Of Games To 44 Minutes

    dimemag.com Oct 14
    The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play a 44-minute exhibition at the Barclays Center on Sunday. The game, which will feature 11-minute quarters, is the first legitimate implementation of the league’s ongoing consideration of shortening games fro…
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  • DeMarcus Cousins Feels “Like I’m About 45 Years Old” After Grue…

    DeMarcus Cousins Feels “Like I’m About 45 Years Old” After Grueling Summer

    dimemag.com Oct 10
    DeMarcus Cousins made his first USA Basketball team this summer after two previous tryouts. He was with them when they took gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Two weeks later, training camps started, which includes this week’s trip to China to play ex…
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  • Pierce on Nets: They didn't make me an offer

    Pierce on Nets: They didn't make me an offer

    ESPN.com Oct 6
    Paul Pierce, who ended up signing with the Washington Wizards in free agency, said the Brooklyn Nets did not make him an offer over the summer.
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  • Source: Owner's interest in selling Nets rises

    Source: Owner's interest in selling Nets rises

    Sources tell ESPN.com that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has expressed to at least one interested party that he is willing to give up majority control of the Brooklyn Nets for the right price.
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  • Hollins: D-Will poised for bounceback season

    Hollins: D-Will poised for bounceback season

    ESPN.com Sep 28
    Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins is confident that Deron Williams will bounce back in 2014-15 following back-to-back seasons in which the three-time All-Star point guard was plagued by ankle injuries and struggled on the court as a result.
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  • Kevin Garnett admits to contemplating retirement more and more …

    Kevin Garnett admits to contemplating retirement more and more as the years drag on

    yahoo.com Sep 26
    If we’re honest, there never was any question as to whether or not Kevin Garnett was returning to the Brooklyn Nets for the 2014-15 season. For one, Garnett is a competitor, and even if he continues to decline this season after 2013-14 tough go of thing…
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  • Garnett says he might play beyond 2014-15

    Garnett says he might play beyond 2014-15

    Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett, who is set to become just the fourth player in league history to play at least 20 NBA seasons, was non-committal when asked if this will be his final season.
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  • Nets look to move forward with Hollins

    Nets look to move forward with Hollins

    To a man, the Brooklyn Nets realize that the 2013-14 season was a bit of a disappointment. Despite winning a first-round series against Toronto, they were swept out of the playoffs by Miami.
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  • Frank joins Clippers after buyout from Nets

    Frank joins Clippers after buyout from Nets

    ESPN.com Sep 25
    The Brooklyn Nets and assistant coach Lawrence Frank have reached a buyout agreement, allowing the 44-year-old to join the Los Angeles Clippers and become an assistant under Doc Rivers.
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  • Report: Andray Blatche Signs One-Year Deal In China

    Report: Andray Blatche Signs One-Year Deal In China

    dimemag.com Sep 20
    Say it ain’t so, Andray Blatche. According to his agency, Blatche has signed a one-year with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tig…
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  • Healthy Nets tone down expectations, want to fly under radar in…

    Healthy Nets tone down expectations, want to fly under radar in 2014-15

    yahoo.com Sep 17
    Where's Brooklyn at? That was the question everyone in NBA circles was asking as Brooklyn stumbled out of the gate last season before righting the ship and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals — where it eventually lost to the Miami Heat. The …
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  • Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superst…

    Report: Fully Healthy, Deron Williams Plans On Resuming Superstar Status

    dimemag.com Sep 16
    The cause of Deron Williams’ basketball NBA nadir was no secret. The Brooklyn Nets’ supposed franchise cornerstone played on injured ankles in each of the last two seasons, culminating in the most disappointing campaign of his career in 2013-2014. When …
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  • Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes F…

    Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

    Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. In a story chronicling the Nets’ offseason by ESPN’s …
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  • Video - Plumlee Leads Nets Past 76ers 00:43

    Plumlee Leads Nets Past 76ers

    Oct 20
    Mason Plumlee scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Nets' 99-88 win over the 76ers.
  • Video - Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game 00:50

    Celtics Top Nets In Shortened Game

    Oct 19
    Playing in an experimental 44-minute preseason game, the Celtics defeated the Nets 95-90.
  • Video - Nets Top Kings In Overtime 00:43

    Nets Top Kings In Overtime

    Oct 15
    The Nets outscored the Kings 17-5 in overtime en route to a 129-117 win in a preseason game played in China.
  • Video - NBA To Test Shorter Game 03:10

    NBA To Test Shorter Game

    Oct 14
    Ohm Youngmisuk discusses a test run the NBA is giving to 44-minute games during Sunday's preseason matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.

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