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Mar 2, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Mar 2, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

"I'm gonna win that s--t. Watch. Put it on record. I'm gonna win it."

D'Angelo Russell beams with confidence as he firmly tells me that he's going to win the Most Improved Player Award. I mention a few names. He doesn't want to hear it. He's winning it.

"I'm telling you, I'm winning it!"

Russell just turned 23 years old and he's currently on top of the world. The former No. 2 overall pick is having the best year of his career, averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 assists on 37 percent shooting from three entering Monday's game -- all career-high's during a contract year. He just recently returned from All-Star Weekend and he's leading the Nets on an improbable run to the playoffs. 

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Feb 15, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; U.S. Team center Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after the All-Star Rising Stars game at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Bob Donnan)
Feb 15, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; U.S. Team center Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after the All-Star Rising Stars game at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Bob Donnan)

For one night only, Nets teammates Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs were on opposite sides. 

Allen represented Team USA in its 161-144 victory Friday night over Team World in the NBA Rising Stars game as part of the league's All-Star weekend, while Kurucs, a native of Latvia, scored 10 points the World squad.

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Nov 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Nov 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Nets have two rising stars on their roster. 

Second-year center Jarrett Allen and rookie forward Rodions Kurucs were both named to the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge on Tuesday. 

Allen, 20, will play for the U.S. team while Kurucs, who turns 21 next week and is a native of Latvia, will play for the World in the exhibition game on Friday, Feb. 15 to kick-start the NBA All-Star weekend. 

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Yes, July 1 is still more than five months away. Hell, we haven't even hit the All-Star break yet. But it's never too early to start thinking about free agency. Here in New York City, the Mecca of Basketball (that's right), this summer is crucial for the local teams.

This year projects to have arguably the best NBA free agent class ever with players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, and Klay Thompson all -- in one way or another -- able to hit the open market. With hundreds of other players available this offseason and a league salary cap set to rise to $109 million for the 2019-20 season, even in the dead of winter all eyes are on summer '19.

New York's teams are expected to be big players in free agency, with both the Knicks and Nets possessing ample salary cap space and the ambition to exponentially improve. But which NYC franchise has the advantage when it comes to attracting the best talent? Quintessential New York or the "Coolest City in America?" (At least according to GQ, never mind that Brooklyn is actually a borough). Do players want to restore a storied franchise or be the face of a new movement? Midtown steakhouse or Smorgasburg?

Let's take a look at some of the major factors that will either attract or deter free agents and, thus, determine the future of hoops in the Big Apple.

Tags: Allonzo Trier, Courtney Lee, Frank Ntilikina, Jarrett Allen, Joakim Noah, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Yes, July 1 is still more than five months away. Hell, we haven't even hit the All-Star break yet. But it's never too early to start thinking about free agency. Here in New York City, the Mecca of Basketball (that's right), this summer is crucial for the local teams.

This year projects to have arguably the best NBA free agent class ever with players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, and Klay Thompson all -- in one way or another -- able to hit the open market. With hundreds of other players available this offseason and a league salary cap set to rise to $109 million for the 2019-20 season, even in the dead of winter all eyes are on summer '19.

New York's teams are expected to be big players in free agency, with both the Knicks and Nets possessing ample salary cap space and the ambition to exponentially improve. But which NYC franchise has the advantage when it comes to attracting the best talent? Quintessential New York or the "Coolest City in America?" (At least according to GQ, never mind that Brooklyn is actually a borough). Do players want to restore a storied franchise or be the face of a new movement? Midtown steakhouse or Smorgasburg?

Let's take a look at some of the major factors that will either attract or deter free agents and, thus, determine the future of hoops in the Big Apple.

Tags: Allonzo Trier, Courtney Lee, Frank Ntilikina, Jarrett Allen, Joakim Noah, Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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It's October 2012 and the Brooklyn Nets are playing an exhibition game in Atlantic City -- 130 miles away from their new home in Brooklyn. The teams go back-and-forth as a pocket full of fans begin a chant: "Brooo-klynnn"

It was intimidating for the away team. It was "cool" because it replicated a chorus in Fabolous' rap song.

It was organic.

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, D'Angelo Russell, DeMarre Carroll, Jarrett Allen
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Jan 4, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) passes as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends in the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports (Nelson Chenault)
Jan 4, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) passes as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (1) defends in the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports (Nelson Chenault)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) D'Angelo Russell had 23 points and 10 assists, DeMarre Carroll added 20 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 109-100 on Friday night.

Joe Harris added 18 points for the Nets, who had six players in double figures. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points and Jarrett Allen had 12 points and 12 rebounds, including five off the offensive glass.

Mike Conley, held scoreless in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, led the Grizzlies with 31 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 19 as Memphis lost its fourth in a row.

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Jarrett Allen achieved a feat on Tuesday that not many live to tell about. 

He blocked LeBron James. 

The Nets center stuffed the Lakers star two minutes into Brooklyn's 115-110 victory over Los Angeles -- its sixth straight win -- and joined rare company in doing so. 

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Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 112-104 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

Allen Crabbe scored 17 points, Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris added 11 as Brooklyn won its second straight game. The Nets improved to 10-18.

Enes Kanter led the Knicks (8-19) with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Allonzo Trier had 15 points off the bench, Emmanuel Mudiay chipped in with 13 points and Damyean Dotson and Mario Hezonja each added 12 for New York, which has lost three straight and five of six.

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. 
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Dec 7, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in overtime at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points, including six in overtime, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Friday night.

Brooklyn picked the most unlikely way to end its skid, snapping a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first victory over the Raptors since April 3, 2015.

Jarrett Allen made the go-ahead basket for the Nets with a little more than a minute left, their only basket in overtime not made by Russell.

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Nov 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Nov 23, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

NEW YORK -- The Memphis Grizzlies are experiencing their first speedbump in a quick start while the Brooklyn Nets are encountering massive struggles in fourth quarters of late.

Off to a respectable start after losing 60 games, the Grizzlies take a three-game losing streak into Friday's visit to the Brooklyn Nets, who are on a five-game home losing streak after a pair of nightmarish fourth quarters.

The Grizzlies bolted to a 12-5 start when Mike Conley scored 30 points and Marc Gasol hit two free throws with 0.7 seconds left in a 104-103 win at San Antonio on Nov. 21.

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Nov 28, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) battle for a loose ball during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 28, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) battle for a loose ball during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

A solid all-around effort from the Nets was not enough on Wednesday, as the team lost its fourth game in a row, falling to the visiting Utah Jazz, 101-91. The loss marked the club's fifth straight defeat on their home floor. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) Head Coach Kenny Atkinson got production from a variety of players in his rotation as the Nets saw at least five players reach double figures in scoring for the 18th time in 22 games this season (7-11 in those 18 games). Spencer Dinwiddie led the way off the bench with 18 points for the home team, but the Nets struggled to tickle the twine for most of the evening before settling at a 34.9 percent shooting clip from the field. Starting point guard D'Angelo Russell was not able to get in sync with any of his backcourt mates on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (6-for-25 from the field).

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Nets SG Allen Crabbe dropped a career-high 41 points to lead Brooklyn over the Bulls, 114-105, for their second straight win over Chicago. >> Box Score

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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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Dec 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the fourth quarter against Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Dec 17, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the fourth quarter against Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and overtime and added 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-113 on Saturday night after giving back a 23-point lead.

 

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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."

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Timofey Mozgov
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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 Jarrett Allen Sweepstakes is over.

The 6-foot-10, 225-pound big man from St. Stephen's Episcopal School, signed with Texas and will be a freshman in 2016-17. He also considered Houston and Kansas.

The addition of Allen gives the Longhorns a four-man freshman class. Allen will join incoming center James Banks and guards Andrew Jones and Jacob Young.

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Jarrett Allen, one of two uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016 along with Marques Bolden, is now considering Houston, Texas and Kansas, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.

Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reported Friday that Kentucky and Notre Dame were no longer options for the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal.

Allen did not immediately respond to a text message on Saturday for comment.

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Jarrett Allen, one of the top uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016, says six schools are working the hardest to land him and he won't make an announcement until after the Nike Hoop Summit April 9 in Portland, Ore.

In a video interview with Evan Daniels of Scout.com from the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal listed Texas, Houston, Kansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame and North Carolina. He has visited all of the schools but North Carolina, which plays Syracuse Saturday in the Final Four in Houston.

"I'm definitely going to start thinking about it after the Hoop Summit game," he told Daniels. "It's going to be a busy time period from now until Hoop Summit, so after that I'm going to start thinking about it a lot."

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Jarrett Allen, one of the top uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016, says five schools are working the hardest to land him.

In a phone interview with SNY.tv on Saturday, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal listed Kansas, Houston, North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky as the schools he's hearing the most from.

"That's the five schools that's been calling me recently," said Allen, ranked the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com. "I'm starting to pick [my recruitment] back up, I took a break for a while. I've been talking to coaches again."

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Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal, enjoyed his official visit to Houston and will next trip to Kentucky in two weeks.

"It was good, I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the school," Allen told SNY.tv of Houston, which he visited instead of Kentucky as originally planned.

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With the NCAA Early Signing Period approaching Nov. 11-18, many top recruits will hit the road for visits this weekend.

Here's a rundown that will be updated over the weekend. For more detail on any player, click the embedded link near their name:

**Oak Hill Academy (VA) big man Harry Giles visits Duke for his last official visit and should be warmly greeted there.

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