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  1. Deron Williams says he will sit out Nets’ first preseason game

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:02 PM EST

    Deron Williams

    There is a whole semi-truck of things that need to come together if the Nets are going to be the contenders they think they are, and at the top of that list will be getting vintage play out of Deron Williams. For all the talent on that roster Williams is the table setter, the best…

  2. Nets GM says Brooklyn’s championship window is ‘this season’

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:35 PM EST

    Former NBA basketball player Kidd poses for photographers with Brooklyn Nets player Williams at a news conference in Brooklyn

    The Nets have maybe the most stacked starting lineup in the entire league, after adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to a roster that already has Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez firmly in place. Making major offseason moves and spending close to $200 million on payroll and luxury tax penalties for a single…

  3. LeBron James tops NBA’s worldwide jersey sales list

    Oct 2, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is coming off of back-to-back NBA titles and consecutive regular season MVP awards, while being widely recognized as the best basketball player on the planet. That last part was recently hammered home from a global popularity standpoint, as well. LeBron topped the league’s worldwide jersey sales list, in figures released on Wednesday. From…

  4. Jason Kidd told Kevin Garnett he planned to cut his minutes, KG did not like that

    Oct 1, 2013, 6:37 PM EST

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn

    Doc Rivers tried to limit Kevin Garnett’s minutes a little in Boston last season, having him sit out some games, but Garnett still averaged almost 30 minutes a night when he did play. (Rivers’ hands were tied, when KG came off the court the Boston defense turned to mush.) New Nets coach Jason Kidd want’s…

  5. Rajon Rondo says he felt nothing when Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers left Celtics

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo played seven seasons for Doc Rivers and with Paul Pierce and six seasons with Kevin Garnett. Rondo won a championship with those three. He battled nightly with those three. He took cross-country trips with those three. Then, they all left Rondo alone in Boston. Pierce and Garnett were traded to the Nets, and…

  6. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Miami Heat

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Last season: The Heat won their second straight championship in an epic seven-game battle against a Spurs team that had every chance to take home the title instead. On their way, Miami flirted with history by stringing together a 27-game winning streak that lasted late into March, and finished the season by winning an incredible…

  7. DeAndre Jordan’s goal: Be on the court in fourth quarter

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:12 PM EST

    DeAndre Jordan

    When it came down to crunch time last season, Vinny Del Negro didn’t trust DeAndre Jordan. That’s why Jordan never touched the court in the fourth quarter in four of the six Clippers playoff games last year, when they lost to Memphis. To be fair, Del Negro had no reason to trust Jordan — his…

  8. Jason Kidd says Joe Johnson gets the Nets final shot

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EST

    Joe Johnson, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

    Deron Williams. Paul Pierce. Kevin Garnett. Jason Terry. Every last one of them can create their own shot and have hit clutch shots before. Plenty of them. So when a Brooklyn Nets game comes down to :06 left and they need a bucket, Jason Kidd is going to design a play for… Joe Johnson. That’s…

  9. Lakers not talking extension with Kobe (as if that was a surprise)

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:19 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant could walk away from the Lakers as a free agent next summer. That’s not at all likely — Kobe has said repeatedly he is a Laker for life and team management has said they want to keep him in the Laker family as long as he wants to play — but how unlikely…

  10. Derrick Rose says team chemistry will help Bulls compete with league’s elite

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:51 AM EST

    adidas/BRIAN KERSEY

    CHICAGO – The Bulls are expected by many to be among the top teams in the Eastern Conference when factoring in the return of Derrick Rose. But while teams like Brooklyn, New York, and Indiana added talent through trades or free agency, Chicago lost a couple of guys who helped the team make its playoff…

  11. Expect to see some Kris Humphries as center in Boston

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:02 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks

    Kris Humphries isn’t a center but he can play the spot in a pinch — last season in Brooklyn he played 2 percent of the team’s minutes at the five (according to 82games.com). He was about average on offense, a little below average on defense, but he’s not terrible at the spot. The season before…

  12. Brook Lopez says he is 100 percent healthy

    Sep 21, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets' Williams, Lopez and Wallace tap hands as Chicago Bulls' Robinson walks off the court in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball playoff game in New York

    Considering the age and injury history of the Brooklyn Nets starting five this season, managing minutes and injuries should rank pretty high on the list of priorities for head coach Jason Kidd. Even though there may be some concerns heading into training camp about Deron Williams‘ ankle or the minutes racking up for Paul Pierce,…

  13. NBA updates media access rules for 2013-14 season

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    lebron-all-star houston

    We understand that the casual fan probably doesn’t care how often players and coaches are formally made to be available to the media throughout the course of the season, or how long reporters have to wait after games to speak to a team’s star players. But it affects the coverage you’ll receive, especially from guys…

  14. New team, new tattoo — Jason Terry getting Nets tattoo

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:59 PM EST

    JasonTerry

    Back in the summer of 2010, then Maverick Jason Terry got the Larry O’Brien trophy tattooed on his arm… and we all laughed. Dallas was a good team but a whole lot of things needed to break their way to win the title. Pretty much everything broke their way and a Dallas team that melded…

  15. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Boston Celtics

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:43 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics

    Last season: For the first half of the season Boston — with veterans like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — looked like that team everyone wants to avoid in the first round. Remember, the year before they had taken Miami seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe this version of the Celtics wasn’t going…

  16. Report: Rondo may leave Nike for Chinese company Anta

    Sep 16, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics - Game Three

    There was so much good stuff in the Boston Globe’s NBA column on Sunday we almost missed this (fortunately Matt at Eye on Basketball saw it): Rajon Rondo could be leaving Nike for Chinese shoe company Anta. Rajon Rondo has rehabilitated quietly from his torn right anterior cruciate ligament, but could make headlines off the…

  17. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:43 AM EST

    Newly acquired Net's Pierce, Garnett and Terry hold up their new jerseys as they pose for a photo with principal owner Prokhorov after a news conference in Brooklyn

    Today kicks off ProBasketballTalk’s season previews. Over the next six weeks we will preview every team in the NBA, looking at the upcoming season. We will start in the Atlantic Division. Last season: Brooklyn baby!! The Nets moved out of New Jersey to Brooklyn, into their sweet new crib the Barclays Center, wearing a new…

  18. Kris Humphries says he’s ‘not looking to be a part of a tanking situation’ with Celtics

    Sep 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks

    Kris Humphries came to the Celtics this summer in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, which launched Boston’s rebuilding project at the very same time. It’s never easy to go from a playoff team to an expected lottery team, and Humphries made it clear that he’s going to do…

  19. Doc Rivers admits Kendrick Perkins trade was a mistake

    Sep 13, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    NBA Finals Game 6:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    When it went down, Celtics fans were up in arms — Boston traded Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City mainly for Jeff Green. Danny Ainge’s name suddenly came with a new adjective for Boston fans, and it’s one we can’t repeat here. Since then Boston has defended the trade and as Perkins’ production has slipped some…

  20. Doc Rivers didn’t want to see Paul Pierce leave the Celtics

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:17 PM EST

    Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce and head coach Doc Rivers react during a break in fourth quarter action against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in Miami

    Paul Pierce played all 15 of his NBA seasons with the Celtics, before the team’s GM Danny Ainge decided it was time to enter a full-fledged rebuild, which meant ridding the club of expensive veteran salaries that remained on the roster. Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Nets this offseason, and Doc Rivers…

  21. Doc Rivers talks about leaving Boston, heaps praise on Garnett

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Doc Rivers was back in Boston, back in the TD Garden Wednesday for a charity event. It had to feel odd to him, knowing in a few weeks he would be on the other coast working with a very different team in Los Angeles. But of course, while he was there in Boston he was…

  22. Cavaliers’ rookie Carrick Felix really wanted to be Tony Hawk

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:09 PM EST

    Carrick Felix

    Ask young players coming into the league who they wanted to be growing up and you get a lot of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Michael Jordan, some Allen Iverson, some young ones say LeBron James, a few other players are mixed in there. Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Carrick Felix went another direction: Tony Hawk. He said…

  23. Kevin Garnett says he showed Rondo how to lead Celtics

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:44 AM EST

    Celtics' Garnett talks with Rondo during a time out against Knicks in the second half during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Rajon Rondo was arguably the best player on the Celtics the past two seasons, but he was not the team leader. Kevin Garnett was, with Paul Pierce (and a couple seasons back Ray Allen) in that mix as well. Now, Rondo has been thrust into the roll of unquestioned leader of a young, rebuilding Boston…

  24. Wednesday And-1 links: Mavericks officially sign Fab Melo for camp

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:03 PM EST

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than you love stumbling on a showing of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron…

  25. Carmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to be better than they were last year

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    The Knicks had a great regular season in 2013, finishing with the second-best record in the East behind only the defending champion Miami Heat. Carmelo Anthony leading the league in scoring was a big part of that, as was J.R. Smith putting together a season worthy of him bringing home the league’s Sixth Man of…

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