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Hollins: D-Will poised for bounceback season

Hollins: D-Will poised for bounceback season

ESPN.com Updated Sep 28 (yesterday)
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 (3 days ago)
    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

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Sep 26 (3 days ago)
    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

    nba.com yahoo.com Sep 26 (3 days ago)
    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 (5 days ago)
    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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  • Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Neighbors Baked Brownies To Welcome His …

    Jason Kidd’s Milwaukee Neighbors Baked Brownies To Welcome His Family

    dimemag.com Sep 12
    It appears the grass is indeed greener on the other side for Jason Kidd. After essentially forcing his own ouster from the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd quickly landed a gig in Milwaukee as head coach of the Bucks. He has rave reviews about the city so far. In an…
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  • Billy King and David Aldridge Defend Danny Ferry; Say He’s No R…

    Billy King and David Aldridge Defend Danny Ferry; Say He’s No Racist

    dimemag.com Sep 12
    As the situation with Danny Ferry continues to play out, other people in basketball circles have begun expressing their views on Ferry’s character based on their personal interactions with him. This week, Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King and NBA…
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  • Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn…

    Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn’t Matter”

    dimemag.com Sep 11
    Under the leadership of owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets have always operated as a win now team. This year will be no different, as the Nets look to compete in the Eastern Conference with a core led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and a healthy…
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  • Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team U…

    Mason Plumlee Finishes Tip-Dunk Up, Over Gustavo Ayon In Team USA Win

    dimemag.com Sep 6
    It didn’t count, but who cares? During the final minutes of Team USA’s SCORE over Mexico in the FIBA World Cup’s Round of 16, Mason Plumlee completed what would have been the dunk of the tournament for the Americans – if Andre Drummond hadn’t committed …
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  • Deron Williams Says “It’s A Relief” To Leave New York And Spend…

    Deron Williams Says “It’s A Relief” To Leave New York And Spend Time In Utah

    dimemag.com Sep 3
    Deron Williams hasn’t been the franchise cornerstone for the Brooklyn Nets that so many anticipated. After a solid debut season with the team in 2011-2012, Williams’ play has deteriorated enough over the past two years that he’s become a relative salary…
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  • Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection &…

    Mason Plumlee Handles Inane Question On Coach K Connection & Team USA

    dimemag.com Sep 1
    Perhaps one of the more surprising members for USA Basketball this year, was Nets big man, Mason Plumlee. Some decided to shroud the selection in conspiracy, claiming Plum only made it because he played under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski while at Duke…
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  • Larry Drew On Bucks Firing: “No Hard Feelings”

    Larry Drew On Bucks Firing: “No Hard Feelings”

    dimemag.com Aug 26
    Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew talked about his abrupt dismissal in a recent interview, and while he was miffed at his dismissal, he doesn’t hold any ill-will after it all went down. In his first season with the Bucks, Drew managed a disap…
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  • A Lighter Brook Lopez Is Ready For His Return

    A Lighter Brook Lopez Is Ready For His Return

    dimemag.com Aug 21
    Brook Lopez appeared in just 17 games last season. He had season-ending foot surgery in January, and is eager to get back on the court. Lopez was at a youth health lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center yesterday and looked noticeably thinner. Via Tim Bont…
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  • Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarna…

    Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 sea…
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  • Nets rookie Brown breaks hand, out 4-6 weeks

    Nets rookie Brown breaks hand, out 4-6 weeks

    nba.com Aug 11
    Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks.
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  • Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There…

    Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

    dimemag.com Aug 11
    Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, C…
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  • Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Believes That Kevin Garnett Will Play…

    Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Believes That Kevin Garnett Will Play This Season

    dimemag.com Aug 9
    Brooklyn Nets big man and future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett is hardly the player he used to be, but that doesn’t mean he’s expendable. The 38 year-old’s playing status has been unknown since the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs in May, and conven…
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  • 2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

    2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

    dimemag.com Aug 4
    Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers …
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  • Nets' Lopez 'fully cleared' from foot injuries

    Nets' Lopez 'fully cleared' from foot injuries

    ESPN.com Aug 4
    Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, who has been rehabbing after undergoing foot and ankle surgery, told reporters in Russia that he has been "fully cleared for play."
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  • Rising Stars game included in Nets' ticket plan

    Rising Stars game included in Nets' ticket plan

    ESPN.com Aug 4
    Hoping to pack the house for the Friday night of All-Star Weekend, the Brooklyn Nets are now selling that night's ticket as part of a miniplan.
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  • Andrei Kirilenko's love for cheetahs knows no bounds (Photo)

    Andrei Kirilenko's love for cheetahs knows no bounds (Photo)

    yahoo.com Jul 31
    As the calendar turns from July to August and the doldrums of another NBA summer continue, never fear — Andrei Kirilenko is here, with a cheetah, to brighten your days before the FIBA World Cup brings meaningful basketball back into our lives. As brough…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring how Lionel Hollins' Brooklyn Nets…

    The 10-man rotation, starring how Lionel Hollins' Brooklyn Nets might look

    yahoo.com Jul 29
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: The Brooklyn Game, twice. Ryan Carbain…
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  • Video - Frank Reaches Buyout With Nets, Heads To Clippers 02:42

    Frank Reaches Buyout With Nets, Heads To Clippers

    Sep 25
    ESPNNewYork.com's Mike Mazzeo discusses Lawrence Frank's buyout agreement with the Nets.
  • Video - #NBArank Hates Big Men 03:35

    #NBArank Hates Big Men

    Sep 15
    Why are so many quality big men at the bottom of ESPN.com's #NBArank list?
  • Video - Should Rose Be On Team? 05:14

    Should Rose Be On Team?

    Aug 28
    Regardless of the knee issues, is Derrick Rose the best choice for Team USA?
  • Video - Nets' Schedule Announced 02:08

    Nets' Schedule Announced

    Aug 13
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Nets' 2014-15 schedule.

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