Player News - Nets

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Greivis Vasquez announced on Friday that he will not play in the Olympics.

He is fully recovered from the ankle surgery that he had in December, but he's not in good shape yet. Vasquez can now focus on the upcoming season in which he will be competing for the backup PG role in Brooklyn.
Jul 29 - 12:25 PM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson spoke highly of Justin Hamilton and said he views him as a stretch five.

"We thought Justin had a fantastic season over in Valencia," Atkinson said. "He's a stretch five, he can extend the floor from 3-point range. But he's more than a stretch five, because he's a tough guy. He knows how to play inside and he knows how to finish around the basket." They agreed to a deal on July 1, so clearly the Nets are high on him. If the Nets end up trading Brook Lopez, Hamilton could be a factor in fantasy leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 29 - 9:29 AM

The Nets have signed Egidijus Mockevicius to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract.

It's a training camp invite for Mockevicius, who led the NCAA in rebounds this past season, however he didn't do much during summer league with averages of just 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game. The Nets already have 15 guaranteed contracts on the books for the 2016-17 season, so Mockevicius is extremely unlikely to make Brooklyn's opening-night roster.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 28 - 3:57 PM

Andrea Bargnani has agreed to a two-year deal with Baskonia of Spain.

His contract reportedly has a mutual out-clause, but it would be surprising to see the former No. 1 overall pick ever make it back to the NBA. Hopefully he can stay healthy overseas with a less strenuous playing schedule.
Jul 26 - 5:06 PM

Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson believes Anthony Bennett will help the Nets with his rebounding and versatility on the offensive end.

"Rebound the ball, run the court and really help us on the defensive end with his length and size and speed. Then the other parts of the game, that’ll come," Atkinson said. "I think he’s proved with Team Canada he can shoot the three, I think he’s proved that he can drive it, I think he can proved he can be a versatile offensive player, but with his package, we want to minimize it a little instead of expand it." Bennett is looking forward to a fresh start in Brooklyn and said that he's already feeling his confidence return. He's not guaranteed a role with his new team, so he needs a strong training camp.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 26 - 12:58 PM

Greivis Vasquez might not make the final roster for Team Venezuela.

Venezuela's coach suggested that he didn't put him on the court during Venezuela's most recent exhibition vs. Spain because Vasquez is still "concentrating on getting in shape." Vasquez is fully cleared to play, but he did undergo ankle surgery back in December that cost him 56 games, so perhaps he's not quite 100 percent just yet. Team Venezuela will need to submit their official Olympic roster by Saturday, so we'll have official confirmation on Vasquez's status for Rio at that point.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 24 - 4:48 PM

Beau Beech has reportedly signed a partially guaranteed one-year deal with the Nets.

It's a camp invite for the undrafted sharpshooter out of North Florida. Brooklyn already has 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster, so it's extremely unlikely Beech last beyond training camp.
Jul 24 - 2:46 PM

Jeremy Lin is hopeful he can have a career-year as the Nets' starting point guard.

"I'm 27. I’m going into the next three years [thinking they] should be the best years from an athletic prime standpoint," said Lin. "If you look at when NBA players peak, a lot of times it’s 27-30." Lin will be entering his athletic prime and returning to the coach (Kenny Atkinson) that helped make him a star during his Lin-sanity days with the Knicks. Atkinson has already said Lin will be Brooklyn's starting point guard, which should allow him enough minutes to put up mid-round value.
Jul 24 - 2:36 PM

The Suns, Pacers and Hawks are interested in free agent forward Thomas Robinson according to Amico Hoops.

We haven't heard much about Robinson this offseason, so his market value is probably pretty low. He did have a nice finish to the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.6 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven starts, but he shot just 44.7 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from the line on the season.
Source: Amico Hoops
Jul 23 - 11:43 AM

Yogi Ferrell has reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets.

It's a one-year deal with a partial guarantee according to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, which basically means it's just a training camp invite. The undrafted senior out of Indiana averaged 8.8 points and 1.8 assists during the Vegas Summer League.
Jul 22 - 11:17 AM

Caris LeVert said that he ran on a treadmill on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing foot surgery back in March.

LeVert had three different foot injuries during his college career, and he's currently recovering from a Jones fracture in the fifth metatarsal, which is the same injury that both Brook Lopez and Kevin Durant have dealt with. LeVert said he hopes to get back on the court within the "next few weeks," and if all goes to plan, he'll be fully recovered by training camp. That being said, the Nets aren't exactly expected to be a playoff team this year, so expect Brooklyn to bring along their sole first-round selection with extreme caution.
Jul 20 - 1:36 PM

Nets' head coach Kenny Atkinson said during Jeremy Lin's introductory press conference that he's looking for Lin to take on a leadership role, and that he will be the team's "full-time point guard."

Lin is coming into his prime, and has already discussed his willingness to embrace a leadership role for this young Brooklyn team. The last time Lin was a full-time starter was during the 2012-13 season in which he averaged 32.2 minutes a night to go with 13.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 triples per game on 44.1 percent shooting, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Atkinson was also one of the primary coaches who helped develop Lin during his Lin-sanity run with the Knicks back in 2012, so he could be in for a career-year.
Jul 20 - 1:20 PM

Donald Sloan will be suiting up for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the CBA next season.

Sloan probably could have signed another NBA contract after playing 61 games in Brooklyn during his 2015-16 campaign, but a larger role and more lucrative contract offer likely lured him back to China.
Jul 20 - 11:43 AM

The Nets have signed Joe Harris to a two-year deal reportedly for the veteran's minimum.

"We are pleased to welcome Joe to the Nets family," said Sean Marks of the 24-year-old who was a second round pick of the Cavaliers in 2014. "We are confident that Kenny and his staff will continue to create an environment in which Joe and our other young players will develop and thrive." Harris has far too much competition for minutes to be considered a viable option in most leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 19 - 6:43 PM

Isaiah Whitehead made 2-of-12 from the field for five points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and three turnovers against the Cavs on Saturday.

He was on the ground in pain for about a minute in real time. The Nets training staff looked at Whitehead on the bench for a few minutes, but he returned for the fourth quarter. Whitehead looked like he was going to turn the corner after a couple bad games, but he kind of plateaued. He'll be fighting for a rotation spot.
Jul 17 - 12:14 AM


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