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Joe Johnson and Deron Williams were supposed to be the mainstays in the Nets front court for years to come.

Instead, Williams' contract was bought out this summer with two years remaining, and Johnson doesn't quite understand why.

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Lionel Hollins doesn't consider the upcoming season the start of a rebuild?the Nets.

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Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King announced the signing of center Chris Daniels this afternoon (Nets, Sept. 23).

Daniels, 31, has played professional basketball for the last seven years, spending most of his time overseas. He has played in South Korea, Jordan, Lebanon, China and the NBA?D-League.

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Nets fans may see their 2015 first-round pick on the floor sooner than expected.

Nets general manager Billy King told reporters that?Chris McCullough, who played in just 16 games for Syracuse before a torn right ACL forced him to miss the remainder of his freshman season, could play at some point this year.

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It may be early, but Lionel Hollins already?likes what he sees?from?Brook Lopez.

Hollis told SiriusXM NBA on Monday that he has been impressed with Lopez's attitude and effort over the summer, and looks forward to him being a leader on the new-look Nets. (Sept 22)

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The Brooklyn Nets have signed Justin Harper, the team announced on Friday (Nets, Sept. 18).

Harper, a 6'10 forward, will receive a non-guaranteed contract and an invite to Nets camp.

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Nets head coach Lionel Hollins brushed off the notion that the Nets PG position will falter with the departure of Deron Williams (Bontemps, Sept. 16).

The Nets head into the 2015-16 season with the trio of Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan attempting to fill the void left by Williams.

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On Monday, NBA.com's David Aldridge dropped a tidbit in a larger report that said the Nets may soon have their own D-League team, and it could eventually?play its home games on Long Island. That, indeed, been the plan all along.

"The Nets, which had a hybrid agreement with the Springfield Armor for three years before the team was sold and moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 ? where it became the Pistons? D-League team ? hope to have a new D-League team in place that would play in Brooklyn in 2016, and perhaps on Long Island in subsequent years," Aldridge writes.

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Add Andrea Bargnani to the list of Nets who have been injured playing in FIBA's Eurobasket tournament.

"It is a calf injury," Italy's head coach Simone Pianigiani said after Bargnani was removed in the second quarter of the team's win over Israel after playing just 12 minutes. "On Monday, he will undergo tests to evaluate the injury."

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Deron Williams "just decided he didn't need coaching" while with Utah, according to a longtime Jazz physician?(Sept. 10).

Dr. Lyle Mason?said that while Williams was with Utah, he and the coach never got on the same page.

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One of the Nets' most integral players heading into?2015-16 suffered a concussion on Saturday, then returned to?play back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday. Unbelievablly, no one seems to be batting an eye.

Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the brightest spots of Brooklyn's second half resurgence last season. Earlier this month, Bojan himself?said that he expects to play a bigger role in the Nets' offense this season. Needless to say, the health of Bogdanovic is of paramount importance to this franchise.

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The Nets have declined?to extend the required tender necessary to keep the draft rights to?Xavier Thames, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports (Sept 10).

According to Hoops Rumors,?the team?had until the league?s September 5 deadline to make Thames an offer of at least a non-guaranteed minimum salary for one year, but opted not to.

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The Nets logo is in the bottom half of the league, according to Grantland.

Zach Lowe released his "definitive ranking" of the NBA logos, and put Brooklyn's primary mark at number 17.

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Bojan Bogdanovic?returned to action for Croatia, just two days after sustaining a concussion in FIBA's Eurobasket tournament.

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The NBA Board of Governors approved a change to playoff seeding that will result in division winners not being guaranteed a top-four seed, the league announced (Sept. 8).

Due to the change, which is effective immediately, teams in each conference will be seeded in order of their regular season record.

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Bojan Bogdanovic suffered a concussion over the weekend while playing in FIBA's Eurobasket tournament.

During Croatia's group play opener in the tournament, Bogdanovic sustained a?head injury after falling to the floor on a missed lay in attempt.

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The Nets have agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with G?Dahntay Jones, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports (Sept. 7).

Jones, 34, will have a chance to make the roster during training camp, Wojnarowski writes.

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Mikhail Prokhorov is closing in on buying out Bruce Ratner's share of the team and Barclays Center, and he's reportedly getting a bargain.

The NY Post reports that Prokhorov will soon acquire Ratner's 20 percent of the Nets and 55 percent of the arena for roughly $100 million cash after he agrees to forgive roughly $40 million Ratner owes him?to cover team losses.

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Jarrett Jack isn't interested in what the media has to say about the Nets chances this season.

Jack was asked about the pessimistic projections that have been pouring in this offseason at the first day of the Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp, and Jack dismisses them out of hand.

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Many are skeptical that Jarrett Jack can thrive as the starting point guard for the Nets in the post-Deron Williams era. But Thad Young believes in the nine-year veteran.

When asked how he felt about Jack leading the Nets' back court, Young told SiriusXM NBA Radio that he has high expectations.

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Former Net?Darryl Dawkins has passed away at the age of 58 (Aug. 27).

Dawkins played for the Nets from 1982 to 1987. He also played for the 76ers, Jazz, and Pistons during a career that went from 1975 to 1989, averaging?12 points and 6.1 rebounds

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Bojan Bogdanovic tweaked his ankle while playing for the Croatian national team in a 'friendly' game on Thursday. (Aug. 27)

The injury is not considered serious, but Bogdanovic will need to rest it before he returns to action (Marinovic, Aug. 27)

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Bojan Bogdanovic is ready to be a difference maker.

Earlier this month, Bogdanovic said in a post to his Facebook page that he expects to play a bigger factor in the Nets' offense this season.

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It's been a summer of negative outlooks from the basketball pundits on the Nets' prospects for the 2015-16 season. But finally, one is checking in with a glass-half-full review.

Sam Amico ranks the Nets at No.?10 in his early power poll, but is one of the few pundits to say Brooklyn could actually finish higher.

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Barclays Center hosted WWE's SummerSlam weekend, and on?Monday Night Raw, their champion threw some shade in the Nets' direction.

During the?final segment of the show, in which WWE and United States champion Seth Rollins was supposed to receive a bronze statue proclaiming him to be the next all-time great of the company, Rollins discussed his own legendary status, and the Nets current lack of legendary players.

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Joe Johnson and trade rumors are old friends at this point, and if things go south for Brooklyn this year, one of those rumors?may finally come to fruition.

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Deron Williams was Brooklyn's trash this offseason, but will he be Dallas' treasure?

Jessica Camerato, Lang Greene, Alex Kennedy, Joel Brigham, and Moke Hamilton discussed their predictions for the most underrated free agent signings of the offseason for Basketball Insiders, and Hamilton?says it will be D-Will who turns the most heads.

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Are you squeamish? Then don't look at ESPN's 2015-16 forecast for the Nets.

ESPN released their Eastern Conference forecast for this season and predicts Brooklyn will finish 12th in the East with a 30-52 record.

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The Nets are in transition, and one of the newest and youngest on Brooklyn's roster thinks he can lead them into a new era.

First-round pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson told Sports Illustrated he believes he can fill a leadership void left by the release of Deron Williams.

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The Nets will open their 2015-16 season against the Chicago Bulls on October 28 at Barclays Center.

The league released the schedule for the upcoming campaign on Wednesday, and will face a tough slate of opponents out of the gate that include Chicago, San Antonio, Houston and Golden State. Eleven of the Nets' first 16 games will be on the road.

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Bruce Ratner has been given until September 8?to settle his debts?with majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov in order to keep his stake in Nets Sports and Entertainment (Soshnick, Aug. 12).

It was reported last week that Ratner had a deadline to square away with Prokhorov by the end of the week. If he is unable to do so by his new extension date he is in danger of losing a significant portion of his share (Aug. 8).

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The Nets have released their 2015 preseason schedule, which includes a game against?Fenerbahce Ulker of the Turkish Basketball League.

The full schedule is as follows:

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Phil Jackson isn't a fan of a few of the newest Brooklyn Nets.

In the latest installment of "The Phil Files" for ESPN, the Knicks president told Charley Rosen that?Andrea Bargnani was "a tease" and that he refused to take part in basic non-contract drills while he was injured.

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The Nets have signed G Donald Sloan, the team announced (Aug. 10).

The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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How do the Nets stack up in the pecking order of the Eastern Conference? Not very well.

ESPN's Kevin Pelton ranked the teams in the East and has Brooklyn in the "Likely Lottery Teams" category at 14th, ahead of only the Sixers.

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Bruce Ratner is in danger of losing a significant chunk of his?stake in the Nets if he doesn't settle his debt with Mikhail Prokhorov by next week.

According to a report in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report, Ratner's parent company -- Forest City Ratner -- has until August 12?to pay Prokhorov more than $25 million in outstanding debt, and $6.3 million to cover current team losses. If Ratner doesn't, his 20 percent stake in the team could be significantly reduced.

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Forward Andrea Bargnani said that despite signing a contract with the Nets, he would have played with the team "for free," he told the Italian newspaper?il Fatto Quotidiano (Aug. 4).

"I would have done it for free because the money at this time has no importance," Bargnani said.

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The Nets will waive forward Earl Clark this week so he can pursue a deal elsewhere, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com (Aug. 3).

The move will leave the Nets with 16 players under contract going into next season.

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Add Joe Johnson to the list of players Deron Williams didn't get along with during his time in Brooklyn.

A report from NetsDaily, citing a league source, says the team didn't want to trade Johnson, and far preferred to buy out Williams to get salary relief.

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Nets Principal Owner Mikhail Prokhorov spoke about the Nets offseason in a video posted to the team website on Tuesday. Here's what we learned...

  • Prokhorov believes the Nets had a strong offseason, better than some people expected.
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    The Nets have announced they will host Fenerbahce Ulker for a preason game on October 5 at Barclays Center.

    Fenerbahce, who plays in both the Euroleague and the Turkish Basketball League, is one of the top?European teams, and was the former club of Bojan Bogdanovic.

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    Shane Larkin is now a Net, and apparently he's very happy to be as far away from the triangle offense as possible.

    The former Knicks point guard said in a tweet that he "couldn't grow in an offense [he] wasn't comfortable in" (July 27).

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    Nets fans may have liked Billy King's offseason moves, but one writer isn't so sure it will translate into success on the court.

    Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding puts?the Nets at 24th in his preseason rankings, two spots lower than the crosstown Knicks.

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    Earlier this week, SNY Nets asked Nets?fans to?grade Billy King's offseason moves.

    King retained Brook Lopez and Thad Young on multi-year deals, traded Mason Plumlee, bought out Deron Williams, and had?Mirza Teletovic and Alan Anderson?leave via free agency.

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