Sarah Kustok will take over the Nets' color commentator role this season, becoming the third woman on regional TV network in the NBA to handle such a role.
In an interview with the New York Post, she said that it's been quite the journey to get where she is today. She previously starred at DePaul before joining ESPN as a sideliner reporter for multiple sports.
Eventually after working in Chicago in a similar role, she came to YES Network to become the team's sideline reporter. After five years in that position, she has taken over the full-time color duties from Mike Fratello.
Former Nets PG Stephon Marbury is eyeing a return to the NBA, he announced on Tuesday.
Marbury has not played in the NBA since the 2008-09 season. In 2010, he began playing for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association where he has won three championships. Last season, he averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists, and four rebounds per game.
Marbury spent three seasons with the Nets where he averaged 23 points, 8.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 172 games.
The Brooklyn Nets agreed to a two-year deal with former Celtics center Tyler Zeller, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Zeller, who averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 51 games last season, is expected to compete behind Timofey Mozgov, according to Wojnarowski.
Zeller's contract is guaranteed for this season but is not guaranteed for the 2018-19 season, according to Wojnarowski.
The 27-year-old center has averaged seven points and 4.4 rebounds in five seasons with the Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In the latest episode of Timeout with Taylor Rooks, Nets shooting guard Caris Levert joins the show to discuss his playing days at Michigan, his heightened expectations of this year's team in Brooklyn, and his affinity for teammate Jeremy Lin.
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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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While trying to get used to his new city, Nets SG Allen Crabbe has been working on his game as he prepares for the new season.
Crabbe has only been in New York for about three weeks since he was traded to the Nets by the Porland Trail Blazers, but he is already getting involved as he was part of the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy on Thursday. He is becoming to enjoy his new city.
"New York is cool man, I'm glad to be here," Crabbe told Nets.com's Cory Wright. "I'm just getting acclimated with the city, trying to learn my whereabouts and where all the fun stuff is outside of basketball practice and all that."
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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The Brooklyn Nets released their 2017-18 regular-season schedule, which includes opening the season at the Indiana Pacers on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and playing their home opener at Barclays Center on Oct. 20 against the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn will also play two games in Mexico this season, facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 7 and the Miami Heat on Dec. 9.
The Nets will have two nationally-televised games, the fewest among all 30 NBA teams, this season, according to Yaya Dubin. Both of their games will be on NBATV.
The Nets will face the defending champion Golden State Warriors at home on Nov. 19 and on the road on March 6. Their home finale is April 9 against the Chicago Bulls and their regular-season finale is April 11 on the road against the Boston Celtics.
Nets rookie C Jarrett Allen doesn't pay any mind to those who say he doesn't love the game of basketball due to his other hobbies.
Allen was the Nets' first-round pick of the 2017 NBA Draft in June, and the reason he fell to their No. 22 pick was reportedly due to many questioning his dedication to the game.
He put those notions to shame at the NBA rookie photo shoot on Friday.
The Nets will make a trip to Mexico this year, taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 7 and the Miami Heat on Dec. 9, the league announced Wednesday.
"I've obviously traveled a lot in the basketball world and been to Mexico City twice and know what a great fanbase there is," head coach Kenny Atkninson said following the announcement. "We're honored and playing two good teams. The Mexican fans are going to have a good time watching us play these games.
The Nets have announced they signed guards Milton Doyle and Jeremy Senglin who both played on the Nets' summer league team in Las Vegas.
The terms of the deals were not released per team policy, but Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto says Doyle agreed to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the team. Both players went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft.
In four games during summer league, Doyle averaged 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 16.3 minutes per game. The 6-foot-4 guard spent four years at Loyola University Chicago where he became the first player in program history to make it on the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team during his senior season. He averaged 15.2 points in 32.6 minutes last year.
Senglin averaged seven points, 2.3 rebounds, and 0.5 assists in four games in summer league. Playing four season at Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard's alma mater Weber State, Senglin became the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,078 points. He averaged 16.7 points over his career.
The Nets have waived G Archie Goodwin, according to multiple reports.
Goodwin, 22, averaged 7.3 points, 1.6 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 15 games last season.
He signed two 10-day contracts with the Nets last year.
The Nets have traded for guard Allen Crabbe.
Elsewhere, Steven Matz's struggles continue, the Jets sign Lucky Whitehead and the Yankees sweep the Reds.
Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, received approval from the NBA Finance Committee to split up the two entities as he looks to sell a minority interest in the team, per The Post's Brian Lewis.
First reported by Forbes, Prokhorov wanted to sell a minority stake in the Nets, but keep the Barclays Center under his control last year. However, the NBA denied him the right to do so.
Though he has approval from the Finance Committee, the NBA Board of Governors still needs to give Prokhorov the green light before he is allowed to make a deal with a potential buyer.
The Nets have traded PF Andrew Nicholson to the Trail Blazers for G Allen Crabbe, the team announced on Tuesday.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Portland will waive and stretch Nicholson's contract, paying $2.8 million over the next seven years.
The Nets were interested in signing Crabbe last season. However, the Blazers matched their four-year,$75 million offer sheet. Because of the offer sheet, both sides had to wait a year before executing the deal.
The Nets are interested in Jared Sullinger and are watching his games in The Basketball Tournament at LIU Brooklyn, reports ESPN's Fran Fraschilla.
The Nets have announced they signed international G Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract.
Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. He can knock down the three-ball as well, shooting 40.0 percent from the perimeter.
The 6-foot-3, 185 pound guard has been a member of the French national team being that his native Ghana doesn't have a team of their own.
At 25, Ouattara has played in the French league since 2012.
The Nets have signed first-round pick Jarrett Allen to a multi-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. The details of the contract have not been released.
Allen, 19, was the Nets' 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
In his one season at the University of Texas, Allen averaged 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game in 33 games. He had 12 double-doubles on the season and is fourth in school history with 278 total rebounds by a freshman.
The Nets' newest acquisition SF DeMarre Carroll calls his move to Brooklyn a "reunion" as he reunites with head coach Kenny Atkinson.
In his first interview with the media, Carroll expressed his excitement to join the Nets relating the move to a kid coming home to his family after being away at college.
"Yeah man, it's a reunion," Carroll told The Post's Brian Lewis. "It's basically like going off to college and coming back to your family. I feel like it's my family. This is where I belong, and where I'm comfortable at."
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Jeremy Lin said that the Nets will make the playoffs this upcoming season.
Elsewhere, Steven Matz was knocked around for the second straight time, the Yankees split a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox and Carmelo Anthony expects trade talks to resume.
During his trip to Taiwan, Nets guard Jeremy Lin said he expects the team to make the playoffs this season.
The Nets finished last season at 20-62 and have not made the postseason since the 2014-15 season.
"We're making the playoffs. I don't care what anybody else tells me," Lin said in an interview posted to YouTube.
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The Nets are interested in free agent JaMychal Green
Elsewhere, the Knicks are near a deal with the Rockets involving Carmelo Anthony,Bryce Harper says that New York is too hectic of a city for him and Amed Rosario went 0-for-4 in the Triple-A All-Star Game
The NBA has accepted recommendations from the competition committee to improve the speed of the game, the league announced Wednesday.
Chief among them is that teams will now only have two timeouts over the final three minutes of the game instead of three timeouts over the final two minutes. The maximum number of timeouts has been reduced to 14 per game, while the 20-second timeout has been eliminated, as each timeout will last 75 seconds. In overtime, teams will be limited to two timeouts.
The Nets have turned their interest to acquiring restricted free agent JaMychal Green after losing out on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Otto Pope Jr., according to the New York Post.
Once the Porter Jr. offer sheet comes off the books, which is expected to happen midnight Thursday, the Nets will have $16.5 million in cap space to spend.
Nets target Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has signed a one-year deal with the Lakers worth $18 million, according to multiple reports.
The Nets reportedly had "over 50 percent" chance to land pope, the NY Post's Brian Lewis reported on Tuesday.
With the Wizards matching the Nets' offer to Otto Porter, Jr., Caldwell-Pope was the team's next-best option still on the open market. The Nets will have $16.5 million in cap space to spend once Porter Jr. is off their books, and they could release or deal away other players to create more if needed.
The Nets acquired forward DeMarre Carroll and two draft picks from the Raptors in exchange for center Justin Hamilton.
Elsewhere, the Mets are shutout, the Yankees drop their first-half finale, the former Cavaliers general manager drops out of Knicks search and a pair of Yankees prepare for the Home Run Derby.
The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward DeMarre Carroll and two draft picks from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for center Justin Hamilton, according to the Associated Press.
Carroll, 30, has two years and $30 million remaining on his deal, which allows the Raptors to clear enough cap space to make room for Kyle Lowry's three-year, $100 million deal, according to the AP.
The Nets' four-year, $106-million offer sheet for Otto Porter includes a trade kicker and a player option, acording to according to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
On Tuesday, the Nets had reportedly agreed with Porter on a four-year, $106 million contract, according to the Vertical, citing sources.
According to ESPN, the Kings had offered Porter a four-year, $106.5 million contract. The Wizards were previously expected to match any offer he receives.
Porter had a breakout season in 2016-17, as he averaged a career-high 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 52 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3-point land. The Wizards reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before losing to the Celtics in seven games.
The Nets current odds to win the 2018 NBA championship is set at 500/1, per Bovada LV.
They are tied with the Magic, Suns and Kings for having the worst odds in the NBA. The closest to the Nets in the Atlantic Division is the Knicks, who have 150/1 odds.
Focusing on the division, the Celtics have the fourth-best odds to win the title at 14/1 while the Raptors and 76ers are set at 50/1 and 66/1 respectively.
The Nets signed restricted free-agent Otto Porter Jr. to a four year contract on Tuesday, the Wizards will have three days to match the offer sheet.
Elsewhere, the Mets lost to the Nationals, the Knicks have interest in free-agent Dion Waiters, Ilya Kovulchuck will remain in the KHL, and the the Yankees drop a game to the Blue Jays.
The Nets have officially announced their 2017 Summer League roster.
The team will be traveling to Las Vegas for the third straight year with head coach Kenny Atkinson coaching the team for his second consecutive year.
Current Nets G Isaiah Whitehead, G/F Caris Lavert, F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, G Archie Goodwin, and G Spencer Dinwiddie are set to play as well as first-round pick C Jarrett Allen.
The Nets will take on the Atlanta Hawks in their first game on July 7.
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The Brooklyn Nets have picked up the options on guard Sean Kilpatrick and guard Joe Harris for the 2017-2018 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Both Kilpatrick and Harris will earn $1.5 million this season.
Kilpatrick appeared in 70 games for Brooklyn last season, averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 25.1 minutes per game.
The Brooklyn Nets will play two home games in Mexico City in early December as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of NBA Mexico, according to a report from the Mexican newspaper, Excelsior.
The Nets will serve as the home team as they take on the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
These will be the 25th and 26th games held in Mexico, and the fifth and sixth regular season games there since the NBA and Mexico began their relationship in 1992.
Free agent G J.J. Redick has been working out with Nets' PG Jeremy Lin in Brooklyn, per NY Post's Brian Lewis.
Redick owns a $4.2 million condo he recently purchased in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, and the Nets are hoping to permanently relocate him to the city as they are interested in signing him.
The 33-year-old is a three-point specialist that the Nets could slip right into their offensive scheme. The Nets shot 31.6 three-pointers per game last season, making 33.8 percent of them. Redick averaged 15.0 points while shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc.
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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR debates whether Lavar Ball is a genius or a distraction.
The Brooklyn Nets introduced newcomers Timofey Mozgov, D'Angelo Russell, and Jarrett Allen to the New York media.
Elsewhere, Odell Beckahm Jr. was named the eighth best player in the NFL by NFL Network, the Mets trade rumors continue and the Yankees get a much-needed victory.
D'Angelo Russell wasn't only traded, he was insulted on the way out the door.
After the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, team President Magic Johnson said Russell played well but stressed that he needed a leader as his point guard. Given that Johnson is one of the greatest ever to play the position, the sting might have really hurt Russell.
But his turbulent time in Los Angeles is over, so the only voices Russell are listening to are in Brooklyn.
"It's good to be here. I can't really control that, what they say," Russell said Monday. "I'm gone. It's the past. I'm here now. It's irrelevant, honestly."
Former Nets F Kenyon Martin thinks that Nets fans are 'getting cheated,' per Newsday's Neil Best.
Martin was one of the prominent former NBA stars featured during the opening night of the BIG3 three-on-three league at Barclays Center Sunday. He wasn't afraid to voice his opinions on the two New York teams saying both lack talent that the fans want to see.
"They appreciate good talent," Martin said, "and as of late the Knicks and Nets haven't had that. I'm saying both side, the talent level hasn't been there. So I think they're cheating the fans, man. I really do think the fans of Brooklyn and over the way [in Manhattan], man, they're getting cheated."
The Brooklyn Nets plan to decline the team option on guard KJ McDaniels, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports.
McDaniels, 24, averaged 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 49 games with the Nets and Houston Rockets last season.
In 148 career games, he has averaged 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds with the Rockets, Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him 32nd overall in 2014.
McDaniels will become a free agent after the team declined his $3.5 million team option for 2017-18.
Jarrett Allen speaks with SNY's Jeane Coakley about joining the Nets and what he hopes to bring to the franchise.
In Thursday's NBA draft, the Nets selected Jarrett Allen and Aleksander Vezenkov.
Elsewhere, blunders cost the Yankees, the Mets continue their skid, and the two local MLS teams gear up for the Hudson River Derby.
The Nets selected C Jarrett Allen with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Nets selected Aleksandar Vezenkov with the No. 57 overall pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Vezenkov, 21, currently plays for FC Barcelona and is not expected to join the Nets immediately.
In The Undefeated's latest mock draft, the Nets select Michigan F D.J. Wilson with the No. 22 overal pick, per Marc J. Spears.
Spears writes, "The Brooklyn Nets land a late bloomer with a 7-3 wingspan whose stock rose during the NCAA tournament when he averaged 18.5 points and 3.5 blocks in three games."
Wilson took on a bigger role for the Wolverines in his junior season, averaging 30.4 minutes per game compared to 6.1 minutes the previous year. he finished the season with 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.
SNY's Eamon McAnaney reports on the state of basketball in New York City, which may be losing its claim as the epicenter of hoops talent.
Michelle Yu catches up with all of the top prospects heading into Thursday night's NBA draft in Brooklyn.
Two days before the NBA draft, the Nets acquired D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov from the Lakers
Elsewhere, the Mets are pounded by the Dodgers, the Yankees' losing streak hits seven and the Knicks are reportedly mulling dealing Kristaps Porzingis.