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Mar 25, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill (3) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 25, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill (3) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Nets G D'Angelo Russell summed up his first season in Brooklyn as "wavy" and "up and down" but believes he and the rest of the team can build upon the experience for next season.

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Feb 10, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets defenders during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Feb 10, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) goes to the basket against Brooklyn Nets defenders during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) Anthony Davis had 44 points and 17 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the New Orleans Pelicans recovered after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets 138-128 in two overtimes on Saturday night. >> Read more

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The Nets couldn't spoil Brook Lopez' return to Brooklyn as he poured in 19 points to help defeat his former team, 102-99. 

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Jan 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) and center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 31, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) and center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points, D'Angelo Russell added 22 in his best performance since returning from knee surgery, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped a four-game skid with a 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Rookie center Jarrett Allen, making his first start at home, had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who took charge of a close game with an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter.

Dinwiddie had six points during the spurt and a pair of recent 76ers contributed the other five points in the first meeting since a trade between the teams last month. >> Read more

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

When the Nets play the Timberwolves on Saturday night at 9 p.m., they will be without Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) and D'Angelo Russell (rest), via Alex Labidou of the Nets.

Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points on 47 percent shooting with 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, all career highs.

Russell is averaging 17.3 points on 44 percent shooting with 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. He's played in 16 games total this season, with his last four coming off the bench in his return from injury. He's averaging 16 minutes since his return. 

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Lakers will get another look at a player they could have taken in the 2015 NBA Draft when the New York Knicks visit Sunday.

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Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 20, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell (1) plays the ball against Orlando Magic point guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After missing 32 games with a knee injury, D'Angelo Russell made his long-awaited return to the court for the Nets in their 101-95 comeback win against the Heat on Friday night. 

Russell was predictably rusty. In 14 minutes off the bench, he missed all five shots from the field and scored just one point, with two assists and two turnovers. The stat line wasn't of the utmost importance-- Russell and the Nets know the shots will fall. Everyone was just happy to have him back on the court. 

"That was the main test, so getting the opportunity to go out there and be with my teammates again was great," Russell said...

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

NEW YORK (AP) DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95 on Friday night.

Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing skid at Barclays Center and a seven-game home losing streak to the Heat.

Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each added 12 points for the Nets. D'Angelo Russell played 14 minutes and went 0-for-5 from the field for Brooklyn in his first action after missing 32 games following left knee surgery.

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Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) takes a jump shot against New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Nets guard D'Angelo Russell is active and will play against the Heat on Friday night, via Anthony Puccio of SB Nation.

Russell has missed 31 games since injuring his knee on November 11, which required arthroscopic surgery to fix. 

The 21-year-old Russell averaged 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds, all career bests, in 12 games with Brooklyn before undergoing surgery. His 46.3 percent shooting percentage was also a career high through his first three seasons.

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Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. (Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Nets guard D'Angelo Russell practiced with Brooklyn's G-League team on Monday as he nears his return to the NBA from a knee injury, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis.

Russell underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove loose bodies on Nov. 11, and after practicing Monday, he was recalled to Brooklyn, as he is on track to return later this month.

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Jan 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Quincy Acy (13) and Brooklyn Nets small forward DeMarre Carroll (9) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 3, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Quincy Acy (13) and Brooklyn Nets small forward DeMarre Carroll (9) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Nets are four games out of the final playoff place in the Eastern Conference and their players believe they can make the playoffs

Why not? With an East-heavy January schedule, ground could be made over the next four weeks. And without owning their first-round pick this summer, currently owned by the Cavaliers via the Celtics, the front office surely has no incentive to lose. 

At 15-23, the team is a bit better than many expected. Reinforcements are on the way, too. Jahlil Okafor has just begun to enter the Nets rotation, with 11 minutes against the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and D'Angelo Russell is soon to be back from injury...

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Nov 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) attempts to score as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Nov 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) attempts to score as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) defends during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

DALLAS -- Dallas (5-16) faces the Brooklyn Nets (7-13) on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. Both squads suffered road losses Monday in Texas.

The depleted Nets are coming off a 117-103 loss at Houston, a game that featured an NBA-record 89 3-point attempts. Brooklyn was without D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and DeMarre Carroll.

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D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)
D'Angelo Russell makes a pass with Damian Lillard guarding him in the Nets-Trail Blazers game on Friday night. (AP)

Nets PG D'Angelo Russell won't be rushing back on the court anytime soon as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery, per Newsday's Greg Logan

The Nov. 11 surgery was performed to remove loose bodies from Russell's left knee. The third-year point guard wants to make sure that he doesn't rush back, so he will take his time to make sure everything is feeling good. 

"Honestly, I'm just trying to stay healthy and get as strong as I can before I get back out on the floor," Russell said. "It's definitely not something I want to rush, however that may go. I'm not really forcing anything, just doing what the trainers and stuff tell me day-in and day-out and go from there, see how I feel every day."

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Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives to the basket between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during an NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Rich Schultz/AP)
Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) drives to the basket between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during an NBA basketball game in New York, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Rich Schultz/AP)

Two teams struggling due in large part to injuries at the point guard position square off Sunday when the Brooklyn Nets visit the Memphis Grizzlies.

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NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after D'Angelo Russell had knee surgery, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday night.

Allen Crabbe had 18 points and DeMarre Carroll added 17 for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The starting point guard role now belongs to Dinwiddie after Russell was hurt during Brooklyn's recent road trip. He had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday with no timetable for a return. >> Read more

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

The Nets announced D'Angelo Russell underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Friday.

It is unknown what Russell's timetable for a return will be. He will miss the Nets' next game against the Jazz Friday due to a left knee contusion, the team has announced. 

The 21-year-old exited Saturday night's game against the Jazz with the injury, where the initial prognosis expected him to miss several games. Without their leading scorer on Tuesday, the Nets fell to the Celtics 109-102. 

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Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.

The Celtics remained unbeaten since an 0-2 start heading into their showdown Thursday in Boston against the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum scored 19 points for the Celtics. >> Read more

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Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Nov 11, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) defends against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

Nets G D'Angelo Russell is expected to miss the next several games due to a knee injury he suffered in Saturday night's game against the Jazz, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, citing sources.

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Nets PG D'Angelo Russell led the team's comeback in their 98-92 win Monday that broke a four-game losing streak. 

The Nets had gotten out to an early lead, but eventually blew it when the Suns went up 75-74 in the fourth. However, Russell went on a tear that helped solidified not only a much-needed win to break their losing skid, but the Nets' first road win of the season. 

"It wasn't the prettiest game ever played in the NBA. It was a lot of tugging and clawing, a lot of fouls, but we found a way," head coach Kenny Atkinson told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It was a good sign of growth for our team."

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Brooklyn Nets center Timofey Mozgov watches guard Caris LeVert go to the basket during first half against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Timofey Mozgov watches guard Caris LeVert go to the basket during first half against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, DeMarre Carroll had 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-104 on Sunday.

Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell each had 16 points to help the Nets improve to 2-1 with their second straight victory.

Marco Belinelli had 19 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost two in a row to drop to 1-2. >> Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo RussellTrevor Booker and DeMarre Carroll all scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 126-121 on Friday night in their home opener.

Booker added 11 rebounds and made the clinching free throws with 0.9 seconds left after Orlando's Evan Fournier missed a tying 3-point attempt.

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Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddle (8) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddle (8) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.

Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks turned the ball over 24 times and shot just 37.8 percent from the field as they were blown out against the Brooklyn Nets 117-83 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points and recorded five turnovers and five fouls, as the Knicks lost their third straight preseason game.

Kristaps Porzingis scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting, while Willy Hernangomez recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Six Nets players scored in double figures, led by D'Angelo Russell's 16 points, as Brooklyn improved to 3-0 in the preseason. Allen Crabbe scored 14 points, while Chris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both scored 12.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell shoots the ball against New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell shoots the ball against New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

Six Nets players scored in double figures as Brooklyn beat the New York Knicks 117-83 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


D'Angelo Russell scored 16 points and recorded seven assists as the Nets improved to 3-0 in the preseason.

Allen Crabbe scored 14 points, while Chris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson both scored 12.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points and recorded five turnovers and five fouls, as the Knicks lost their third straight preseason game. Kristaps Porzingis scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting, while Willy Hernangomez recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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The Nets roster is ready to go from worst in the league to playoff contender this season, but GM Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson are only focused on progress and development. 

The Nets' 20-62 record last season was the worst in the NBA. But spirits are high this season after the acquisitions of PG D'Angelo Russell, C Timofey Mozgov, SF DeMarre Carroll, and SG Allen Crabbe to go along with the Nets' first-round C Jarrett Allen. 

Atkinson loves his new band of players to work with, but he isn't primarily focused on winning a ring just yet. He needs his players to grow first. 

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The Nets acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on Tuesday night.  (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Nets acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on Tuesday night. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Nets G D'Angelo Russell is eager to prove to his new organization that he is capable of leading a team and making players around him better. 

"I want this to be home for me," said Russell, via Newsday. "Getting traded and moving, changing your whole environment and situation is not easy. So, I don't want to do that again. The easier and the quicker I can get that relationship with guys, the easier that will be."

On the way out of Los Angeles, President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson called out Russell for his lack of leadership and his failures as a true point guard.

Russell disagreed with those comments, but has not taken shots at Johnson or the Lakers.

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The Nets are hosting former Raptors F Jared Sullinger for a workout, per NY Post's Brian Lewis. 

A source close to Sullinger told Lewis, "He's in town for a workout. It's an opportunity for [the Nets] to watch him."

Sullinger's agent, David Falk, say his client is "exploring the opportunity" to sign with the Nets, according to NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy

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The Nets acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on Tuesday night.  (Winslow Townson/AP)
The Nets acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov on Tuesday night. (Winslow Townson/AP)

Nets PG D'Angelo Russell said that he wants teams around the NBA to "hate us," according to Nets Daily, who was at the Nets Inaugural Basketball Camp at Battery Park City.

"We've struggled over the last few years in Brooklyn," Russell said. "Teams are used to coming in and taking nights off. I just want to rebuild that and make it a place where people come and say, 'alright we got the crowd against us. It's New York.'

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