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  • Brooklyn Nets lose Jeremy Lin to knee injury

    Brooklyn Nets lose Jeremy Lin to knee injury

    The Brooklyn Nets had high expectations entering the 2017-18 season. The acquisition of several players, plus Jeremy Lin’s return to health, had them poised to make a leap from the Eastern Conference basement. Any predictions and expectations will have to go on hold, as Lin suffered a ruptured...
  • Five observations from Brooklyn Nets’ preseason slate

    Five observations from Brooklyn Nets’ preseason slate

    The Brooklyn Nets went into the preseason with just four games on their schedule. Following a 3-1 record in those games, the team lent some clarity to how the regular season might go. New players and an extra year for the coaching staff should help Brooklyn improve upon its 20-62 record from last...
  • The Brooklyn Nets will welcome fans to the park for an open practice right before the start of the regular season.

    Brooklyn Nets hosting open practice for fans

    In an effort to further showcase their new faces to the fans, the Brooklyn Nets will host an open practice at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, October 14. “Practice in the Park” will kick off at 11 a.m. as an appetizer for the start of the NBA season. The league will kick off its regular season...
  • Brooklyn Nets preach patience ahead of 2017-18 season

    Brooklyn Nets preach patience ahead of 2017-18 season

    After an era in which the Brooklyn Nets tried the basketball equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme, the new brass is preaching a slow, methodical rebuild. Even with several high-profile acquisitions, general manager Sean Marks is not reading his own headlines. “I think you’ve got to be careful with...
  • Brooklyn Nets look to backcourt for progress

    Brooklyn Nets look to backcourt for progress

    While they don’t have the same expectations as the original iteration of Brooklyn’s backcourt–a term infamously bestowed upon Deron Williams and Joe Johnson–D’Angelo Russell and Jeremy Lin will be key to the Nets’ progress in 2017-18. In a guard-driven league, the Nets will likely play the duo of...
  • D’Angelo Russell provides Nets with much-needed star appeal

    D’Angelo Russell provides Nets with much-needed star appeal

    Ever since the Brooklyn Nets abandoned their “win-now” mode, which cost them a multitude of draft picks, money, and wins, the team has lacked a star. To be fair, Brook Lopez played at an All-Star level for much of his tenure with the Nets, but he was more efficiency than flash. The last two seasons...
  • Top five Brooklyn Nets with something to prove in 2017-18

    Top five Brooklyn Nets with something to prove in 2017-18

    Every NBA roster has question marks and players who need to perform. The Brooklyn Nets, coming off a 20-62 season, will need several players to meet expectations in order to truly begin the rebuild. Other players will need to produce in order to earn playing time or a spot on the roster. The Nets...
  • Brooklyn Nets’ youth movement still first priority

    Brooklyn Nets’ youth movement still first priority

    There is no doubt that–on paper–the Brooklyn Nets have fielded a far more competitive team than last year’s iteration. Along with the acquisition of D’Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe, general manager Sean Marks received several veterans who can make an immediate impact. The goal, however, should be...
  • Brooklyn Nets can get creative with lineups

    Brooklyn Nets can get creative with lineups

    Even though most of the Brooklyn Nets’ summer activity involved the absorption of salary dumps, general manager Sean Marks has restocked the cupboard and given the team some potentially effective lineup combinations. In 2016-17, rookie head coach Kenny Atkinson seemingly threw darts at the wall to...
  • Isaiah Whitehead the forgotten Brooklyn Net heading into 2017-18

    Isaiah Whitehead the forgotten Brooklyn Net heading into 2017-18

    Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has taken part in quite a bit of wheeling and dealing this offseason. In doing so, he’s essentially remade the Brooklyn lineup. The starting five–save for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson–will likely be entirely fresh, headlined by new acquisitions D’Angelo Russell...
  • D’Angelo Russell holds the keys to Brooklyn Nets’ success

    D’Angelo Russell holds the keys to Brooklyn Nets’ success

    After a rocky season in which the Brooklyn Nets stumbled to a 20-62 record, there are reasons for optimism. Primarily among them is the arrival of D’Angelo Russell. Throughout his tenure, general manager Sean Marks has accumulated a number of players–via the draft and trade–who bear watching...
  • Magic Johnson explains reasoning behind Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell

    Magic Johnson explains reasoning behind Lakers trading D'Angelo Russell

    Before the 2017 NBA Draft last week, the Los Angeles Lakers made a controversial move to trade D'Angelo Russell along with Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and a draft pick which turned out to be Kyle Kuzma. Although it was a step in the right direction to clear cap...
  • Former Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell gets a fresh start with the rebuilding Brooklyn Nets.

    Brooklyn provides D’Angelo Russell with fresh start

    Even at 21 years of age, D’Angelo Russell seemingly wore out his welcome in Los Angeles. The heralded Lakers guard, drafted No. 2 in the 2015 NBA Draft, has shown flashes of brilliance despite serving as the posterchild of a dysfunctional LA franchise. Russell’s play on the floor has been...
  • Lakers agree to trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez

    Lakers agree to trade D'Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been as aggressive a team as any in the league in terms of trying to drastically improve their roster ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft. The team is currently in pursuit of superstar Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and recently agreed to a deal which may have helped put a...
  • Nets, Lakers engage in pre-draft trade

    Nets, Lakers engage in pre-draft trade

    Brook Lopez spent the better part of his career with the Nets franchise on the trading block, and June 20, 2017 marked the day in which he was finally dealt. Leading up to the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers shipped D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn for Lopez and the No. 27 pick. The...
  • Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell plans to 'reach out' to Kobe Bryant

    Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell plans to 'reach out' to Kobe Bryant

    The rebuilding process continues for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 26-win season is now behind them with a focus on developing the young talent on the team like guard D'Angelo Russell. Over the course of the NBA offseason, Russell might have some help in his attempt to take his game to the next level...
  • Lakers brass stress consistency in exit interview with D'Angelo Russell

    Lakers brass stress consistency in exit interview with D'Angelo Russell

    Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell is a talented basketball player. The Ohio State product can light up the scoreboard on any given night at the STAPLES Center with a scoring ability which has made him a valuable asset to the team in his first two seasons.  Although Russell's talent is...
  • D'Angelo Russell talks about hitting game-winner against T'Wolves

    D'Angelo Russell talks about hitting game-winner against T'Wolves

    The Los Angeles Lakers have won four games in a row. The struggling squad has turned it on as of late as a disappointing season nears its end.  Despite having an off night, a grieving D'Angelo Russell led the team to victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves with a game-winning shot at the buzzer...
  • Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns plan to workout together this summer

    Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns plan to workout together this summer

    The first two players selected in the 2015 NBA Draft have remained close friends over the years. D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns motivated each other and try to improve alongside one another during the offseason with these two players being the current faces of the Los Angeles Lakers and...
  • Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell: Mike Conley 'paved the way' for NBA career

    Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell: Mike Conley 'paved the way' for NBA career

    The Los Angeles Lakers were able to come out on top against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night at STAPLES Center with D'Angelo Russell leading the way with a game-high 28 points.  Veteran point guard Mike Conley kept the Grizzlies in the game while picking up the slack for an injured Marc Gasol...
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