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  • Nets had ridiculous asking price for Lakers in Kyrie Irving trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, reportedly in part because team owner Joe Tsai did not want to accomodate the guard by sending him to his preferred destination of the Los Angeles Lakers. Now we’re learning just how much the Lakers were willing to..." February 12

  • James Harden: 'I don't look like the crazy one' after leaving Nets' Big Three

    The Score "After returning to Barclays Center for the first time since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, James Harden said he wasn't surprised that the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. "I don't look like the crazy..." February 12

  • Potential Russell Westbrook Landing Spots

    Bleacher Report "Following his trade to the Utah Jazz, Russell Westbrook isn't going to rush into any decisions about his immediate future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reported that Jazz officials have told Westbrook and his agent "that they would welcome him..." February 11

  • Grizzlies Reportedly Offered Four First-Round Picks For Mikal Bridges

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies are the mystery team that was willing to put four future first-round picks in a trade offer for forward Mikal Bridges, reports Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. ESPN’s Zach Lowe said on his Lowe Post podcast after Thursday’s trade..." February 11

  • Grizzlies’ all-in offer for Kevin Durant before Suns trade

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant is one of the most unstoppable offensive forces to ever step onto a basketball court. When the first domino of Kyrie Irving fell, there is a decent chance every title contender’s front office spitballed their best possible trade offer. Even if they did not actually..." February 10

  • Predicting 5 New NBA Players to Hit the Next Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "Here's something to keep that in mind now that we've moved past the 2023 deadline: NBA trade chatter is a renewable resource. When one rumor resolves in the form of a long-expected deal, another arises to take its place. Call it the circle of NBA transactional life. There is..." February 10

  • Nets Pursued Pascal Siakam To Convince Kevin Durant To Stay

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets attempted to convince Kevin Durant to remain with the franchise by indicating they thought they had a chance to add another star either at the trade deadline or in the offseason. Pascal Siakam was one of the players the Nets pursued at the trade deadline, but the..." February 10

  • The bonkers package Raptors declined for O.G Anunoby at trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Contrary to popular expectations, the Toronto Raptors stood pat at the trade deadline. Names such as OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet were popular trade candidates all week long, but no deal materialized for either player. That’s not to say that teams tried their best to pry away..." February 10

  • NBA buyout market tiers: The best players who might be available soon

    The Athletic "Are you strung out from that crazy NBA trade deadline? Or are you ready for more? Because even though the trades are over, the action doesn’t totally stop. Now that we’ve got the trade deadline out of the way, we have just one more transactional hurdle left..." February 10

  • Deals That Should Have Happened at 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "A wild NBA trade deadline week that featured blockbuster deals for Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant was capped off by a deadline day in which second-round picks were flying around like cars on an Oprah taping. For a full recap of the proceedings, dive..." February 10

  • Inside the downfall of the Nets’ Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving era

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets. Not the other way around. It’s an important note to remember as we unpack the end of a not-quite era of championship contention in Brooklyn: The superstars chose to be here. Then they chose not to be. James Harden, Irving..." February 10

  • Nets Have Not Yet Made A 'Thank You' Tweet For Kyrie Irving Despite Already Doing It For Kevin Durant And TJ Warren

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are not big fans of Kyrie Irving. If it wasn't obvious from their extremely acrimonious split after 4 years of drama, maybe the Nets' actions on Twitter have made it clearer. The Nets traded Irving to the Dallas Mavericks after he requested a trade..." February 10

  • Joe Harris Throws Shade At Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving While Describing Nets’ New Energy

    USA Today "Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris has been a member of the Nets since 2016 and during that time, he’s seen different iterations of this team. During the early years, the team resembled more of what it looks like after the trade deadline: a bunch of players of similar talent who..." February 10

  • Nets Were Offered Four First Round Picks By Unnamed Team For Mikal Bridges

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets received considerable trade interest in Mikal Bridges after acquiring him as part of the Kevin Durant trade, but decided to keep him at the deadline. Bridges is on the first year of a four-year, $90 million extension he signed with the Phoenix Suns before the 21-22..." February 10

  • Cam Thomas fined $40K for anti-gay remark during interview

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been fined $40,000 for using "derogatory and disparaging language" after Thursday's win over the Chicago Bulls, the NBA announced Friday. Thomas was interviewed by TNT on the court alongside new teammate Spencer..." February 10

  • Cam Thomas Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Phrase In Postgame Interview

    TMZ "Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas used an anti-gay phrase during his postgame interview on Thursday night ... and hours later, he apologized for it -- saying he "definitely didn't intend to offend anyone." Thomas muttered the expression while on the Barclays..." February 10

  • Nets, Lakers comprise four of the five biggest 'superteam' busts of the last decade

    CBS Sports "With Kyrie Irving getting traded to Dallas and Kevin Durant going to Phoenix, the superteam Brooklyn Nets are officially blown up. What a mess this whole Brooklyn era was. It inspired me to start thinking about the biggest superteam flops of the past decade...." February 10

  • Mikal Bridges Swears on National TV During First Interview in Brooklyn

    The Big Lead "Mikal Bridges was one of the key pieces of the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns. On Thursday night, he was interviewed at Barclays Center as his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, took on the Chicago Bulls. He introduced himself as a Net by..." February 10

  • Top-10 NBA buyout candidates and potential landing spots

    Sportsnaut "The NBA buyout market is now seemingly set to grow after the 2023 NBA trade deadline passed on Thursday. There’s a ton of players who were moved during the deadline that could now hit in-season free agency, including new Utah Jazz guard Russell Westbrook and..." February 09

  • Three Russell Westbrook Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "To the delight of most local fans and the disappointment of all content creators, Russell Westbrook's disastrous tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end last night. The former MVP was traded for D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt. The failed..." February 09

  • Grading Every Deal at the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Remember when so many plugged-in people were bracing us for a 2023 NBA trade deadline marked by crickets and fart noises and general inactivity? It turns out they were wrong. Chaos is already reigning supreme in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. EST transaction buzzer. Kevin..." February 09

  • Pacers Acquire Jordan Nwora, Serge Ibaka, George Hill, Two 2nd Rounders From Bucks

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers will acquire Jordan Nwora and two second round picks as part of the Milwaukee Bucks' acquisition of Jae Crowder. Milwaukee sent out five second round picks in exchange for Crowder.  " February 09

  • Bucks acquire Jae Crowder from Nets for five second-round picks

    The Athletic "The Brooklyn Nets are trading forward Jae Crowder to the Milwaukee Bucks for five second-round draft picks, league sources tell The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know: Crowder has not played during the 2022-23 season after he and..." February 09

  • Suns acquiring Kevin Durant in blockbuster deal with Nets

    ESPN "After three-plus tumultuous years and a second trade request in eight months, the Brooklyn Nets traded All-NBA forward Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns for a package that includes dynamic forward Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and four..." February 09

  • Jae Crowder likely on the move again after inclusion in Kevin Durant trade

    Clutch Points "A last-minute addition to the blockbuster trade that saw the Brooklyn Nets send Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns, forward Jae Crowder is likely to be dealt to a new team prior to the 3PM deadline, per ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski. Crowder has received trade..." February 09

  • Ben Simmons involved in numerous trade discussions as Nets blow it up

    Sportsnaut "Who would’ve thought that Ben Simmons would be the last-man standing with the Brooklyn Nets Within a 48-hour period leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, Brooklyn dealt away stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. News early Thursday morning that Durant..." February 09

  • Grizzlies targeting Mikal Bridges, O.G. Anunoby after Kevin Durant trade

    Clutch Points "After a very hot start to the 2022-23 campaign, the Memphis Grizzlies have cooled off in recent weeks. The team owns a 2-8 record over its last ten games and is now just two games ahead of the Sacramento Kings for the two-seed in the Western Conference. And so the Grizzlies..." February 09

  • Why Suns’ Kevin Durant bet is a chance worth taking

    The Athletic "Many times, when a new owner takes control of a team, they want to stamp their mark on it in a big way. Let’s call it “New Owner Syndrome.” The best recent example of this came over the offseason with the Minnesota Timberwolves moving heaven and earth to..." February 09

  • You can't go any more all-in than the Suns did on Kevin Durant

    The Score "Eight months after Kevin Durant originally requested a trade out of Brooklyn - the equivalent of a lifetime in the fast-paced NBA - the Nets finally gave the 34-year-old superstar what he wanted. Early Thursday morning, the Nets and Suns reportedly reached a deal to send Durant..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant Trade Makes Suns the NBA's New Power Team

    The Big Lead "The Phoenix Suns made a big boy move on Wednesday night, acquiring Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets. New owner Mat Ishbia put his stamp on the team immediately and made the Suns the NBA's new power team. The Suns are sending Mikal Bridges, Cam..." February 09

  • Trading Kevin Durant to the Suns punctuates big disaster by Nets

    USA Today "The coda to the greatest failure in NBA history might have taken place in the middle of the night, but even darkness can’t hide the indignity of what the Brooklyn Nets will wake up to on Thursday.  It was inevitable, perhaps, that this would be how the end of the Kevin..." February 09

  • Cavs Interested In Royce O'Neale

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to strengthen their wing position, ideally with a 3&D player. Given the Brooklyn Nets sudden excess of such players, the Cavs are interested in trading for Royce O'Neale. After trading Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn finds themselves..." February 09

  • Kyrie Irving reacts to Kevin Durant trade, takes parting shot at Nets

    CBS Sports "Newest Dallas Maverick Kyrie Irving could have anticipated many of the questions that would be thrown his way following his debut with his new franchise. What was it like playing with new teammates? How many plays did you learn before taking the court? How has your relationship with..." February 09

  • Mikal Bridges Instantly Reacts To Being Traded For Kevin Durant

    Fadeaway World "Mikal Bridges was beloved in Phoenix but it doesn't look like many Suns fans will be crying over his departure given he was traded for Kevin Durant.  The Suns have sent a host of picks and players to the Brooklyn Nets for Durant and Bridges is one of them. One of..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant Expected To Be Out Through All-Star Break

    Hoops Rumors "Nets star Kevin Durant, who is currently sidelined with a sprained MCL in his right knee, is expected to remain out through the All-Star break, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). Brooklyn has five more games before the break, so Durant will miss at least those..." February 08

  • This Nets-Raptors Trade Sends OG Anunoby To Brooklyn

    NBA Analysis "The Brooklyn Nets are falling apart this NBA season. Aren’t they? On some level, it appears so. Kyrie Irving is gone. James Harden has been gone for a long time. It only feels natural that Kevin Durant would follow suit.  He may. At the same time, the Nets..." February 08

  • Milwaukee Bucks trading Khris Middleton ‘a possibility’ at NBA trade deadline: 3 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "Some around the NBA believe the Milwaukee Bucks could use All-Star Khris Middleton as a chip in a potential blockbuster deal before the trade deadline. There is no denying how important Khris Middleton has been to the Milwaukee Bucks’ success over the last seven seasons. In that..." February 08

  • Teams Reluctant to Trade with Nets amid Kevin Durant Rumors at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Teams are reportedly hesitant to engage with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline because of uncertainty regarding Kevin Durant's future. Speaking on Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective, ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst discussed why the Nets are..." February 08

  • These 4 NBA title contenders must make a move ahead of the NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The NBA trade deadline is slowly approaching, causing teams to quickly decide to move pieces or keep their assets to themselves. With some teams already making moves to shake up their roster, four teams need to work rapidly to improve their chances of being legitimate title..." February 08

  • Nic Claxton reportedly a top target of Toronto Raptors before NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "If a blockbuster deal is made between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors ahead of the NBA trade deadline, one Nets player is reportedly a must for the Raptors in any potential trade. The Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors are in very different positions in the Eastern Conference..." February 08

  • Lakers Trade Options: Plans B, C, And D

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have been angling to make some sort of splash at the trade deadline, and it is clear that their main objective was to try and trade for star Kyrie Irving. However, they were unable to acquire the point guard, and perhaps now is the time to pivot to other..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant trade market: Breaking down suitors for Nets star and what's changed since offseason

    CBS Sports "So... that didn't take long. It's been less than six months since Kevin Durant tabled his trade request and agreed to rejoin the Brooklyn Nets. In that time, the Nets have fired Steve Nash, tried to hire Ime Udoka, actually hired Jacque Vaughn, suspended Kyrie..." February 08

  • Ranking the 10 Most Lopsided NBA Trades of the Last 5 Years

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is a stressful time for every team pondering a move. Highlighting some of the most regrettable deals of the past half-decade risks scaring a crop of executives who already seem hesitant to transact. Oh well. Let's do it anyway. Lopsided trades take..." February 08

  • Kyrie Irving felt 'very disrespected' by Nets

    The Score "Former Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is looking forward to a fresh start with the Dallas Mavericks. "I just know I want to be in a place where I'm celebrated and not just tolerated or dealt with in a way that doesn't make me feel..." February 08

  • Making the Case For 1 NBA Player to Challenge LeBron James' All-Time Scoring Record

    Bleacher Report "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the all-time scoring record on April 5, 1984. Just over eight months later, the player who would go on to break that record was born. On Tuesday, with a fadeaway jumper from the elbow over Kenrich Williams, LeBron James got to 38,388 points for his..." February 08

  • 1 last-minute trade Celtics must make before NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have cooled off a bit since their extremely hot start to the 2022-23 season, but they still remain the team to beat in the Eastern Conference for the time being. Heading into the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline, they don’t necessarily have to make a trade, but they have a few..." February 08

  • 1 last-minute trade Warriors must make before NBA trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors appeared to have all the makings of a team that would make a rousing second half run. With Stephen Curry back from his midseason hiatus due to a shoulder injury (and perhaps a minor trade or pickup here and there to shore up the team’s weaknesses), the..." February 08

  • Kings Acquire Kessler Edwards From Nets

    Sactown Royalty "The Sacramento Kings have acquired Brooklyn Nets wing, Kessler Edwards, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sacramento will receive cash considerations and will send the rights to French point guard David Michineau to Brooklyn in the trade, according..." February 08

  • NBA G League Announces 24 Players For Next Up Game

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA G League announced today that G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson and Timberwolves/Iowa Wolves forward Luka Garza have been named team captains for the NBAGL Next Up Game, which will take place in Salt Lake City during All-Star..." February 08

  • This Celtics-Nets Trade Sends Kevin Durant To Boston

    NBA Analysis "It’s quiet around here…a little too quiet. The NBA trade deadline is nearly upon us. What will happen next? No, we’re not in any immediate danger. We’re talking about Kevin Durant. Shouldn’t he have had something to say by now?  After..." February 07