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Draft Night Wonders and Blunders

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What about a surprise Thursday night? Take a look at the history. If they pull one off it will add to the Nets' Draft Night lure, which is filled with wonders & blunders like most teams ... with the exception of the Spurs who never seem to screw up!

Free Agency: Is Kirilenko coming back to the Nets?

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Is Andrei Kirilenko going to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets this summer? Some Nets officials seem optimistic that he will.

Nets to work out Syracuse's C.J. Fair

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Adam Zagoria of SNY New York tweets Thursday morning that the Nets will work out 6'8" Syracuse forward C.J. Fair on June 25, the day before the NBA Draft. Since Fair's unlikely to work out alone, the Nets are likely going to bring in other prospects.

Net picks "not of overwhelming value" in Love talk

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What?! Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports the Celtics have learned the three Nets picks traded to Boston last June are "not seen as being of overwhelming value" in the Kevin Love trade talks. How can this be?!

NetsDaily Analysis: A look at Superstar Trades

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Rumors are flying about who's going to give Minnesota the best deal for Kevin Love. Right now, it looks like the Celtics. Others think its the Warriors or Bulls. A month ago, we posted our analysis of superstar trades. We reprise it today.

Paperwork slows Blatche's debut for Philippines

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Andray Blatche was expected to play in three tournaments this summer for the Philippines after he was granted citizenship by that country's president but bureaucracy is preventing him from participating in the Asia Cup, scheduled for next month.

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Pierce reiterates: 'I Only Got 1 or 2 Years Left'

TMZ caught up with Paul Pierce in a California parking lot as he was loading two plastic-wrapped packages of bottled water. The interlude was brief, 40 seconds top to bottom, but that was enough for Pierce to again say he's got one or two years left.

Nets offer two high school stars last best chance

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When the Nets field their Summer League team, two 21-year-olds won't need introductions: Marquis Teague and Adonis Thomas have won gold medals together. For Brooklyn, they're the kind of assets they need to develop to make up for lost draft picks.

Report: Frank considered for Clippers job

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Doc Rivers may hire Lawrence Frank as assistant coach, partially relieving the Nets of their obligations to him, which includes another five years and $5 million, bonuses and a promise of a front office job.

How Boris Diaw almost became a Net ... twice

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Once in the 2003 NBA Draft and then again leading up to the March 2012 trade deadline, the Nets, under two different GMs, tried to grab Boris Diaw. Neither, of course, worked with the Nets winding up with Zoran Planinic and Joe Johnson instead.

Barclays to be surrounded by cranes ... for years

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With emerging plans for a green roof on the arena and three apartment buildings at its eastern edge, Barclays Center is likely to be a construction site for years surrounded by cranes through next February's All-Star Game at least.

Gutierrez slated to play for Mexico in FIBA Worlds

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Jorge Gutierrez and Atlanta Hawks Gustavo Ayon will play for Mexico in the FIBA World Championships, reports the Mexican Olympic Committee and the country's media. He's also committed to play for the Nets summer league entry in Orlando.

Not selling? Okay, but how much will he spend?

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Now that Mikhail Prokhorov, has said he has "no interest" in selling the Nets, the next question is, how much is he willing to spend? Everyone, from Prokhorov on down, knew this was the big year for financial decisions. Let's see how it works out.

Mannix: Nets believe Garnett will return

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Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated is the latest to say that Kevin Garnett will be back with the Nets next week. He tweeted, "sources say. KG has been in contact with the team," presumably to confirm his return.

Prokhorov: "no interest in selling the team"

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With the rising value of the Nets, brought on by the astronomical sale price of the Clippers, Mikhail Prokhorov is trying to gauge the price tag for his team, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. But Prokhorov says he's "NOT interested in selling the team."

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #5

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As the draft and free agency get closer, expect more rumors. We add one. The Nets are looking to move Marcus Thornton. No surprise there. We also look at how Brook Lopez is excited about the summer league and an update o the practice facility.

Razumov, Prokhorov No. 2, becomes Nets chairman

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Dmitry Razumov, Mikhail Prokhorov's No. 2 who's worked closely with Billy King on basketball operations, has quietly been named chairman of the Nets, replacing another executive from Prokhorov's ONEXIM corporation.

Could King's summer bring another blockbuster?

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The answer to that question, suggests Tim Bontemps and Mike Mazzeo, is yes. Inside info? Apparently not. Just the reality that Billy King has never let someone else's perception of his assets stop from going for the big deal.

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 52

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The draft --and free agency-- are fast approaching. Players will make decisions on contract options. Summer league and FIBA games will be played. The big question: Will the Nets wind up remaking the team as they have the last two summers?

Does Jason Kidd deserve a raise?

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Was Jason Kidd a bargain at $10.5 million over four, $7.5 million over three guaranteed? Compare that to what Derek Fisher got from the Knicks, $25 million over five with team options and bonuses. Steve Kerr got a better deal from Golden State.

Nets get new international player - Andray Blatche

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The Nets have a new international player on their roster. On Wednesday, Philippines president Benigno Aquino III signed the bill granting Andray Blatche Filipino citizenship, permitting him to play for the Asian island nation in the FIBA World Cup la

T'wolves still have Livingston on their radar

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For the second time in a month, there's word from the Twin Cities that Shaun Livingston is on the Timberwolves radar. Darren Wolfson, a well-sourced T-Wolves beat, tweeted Tuesday to confirm what he wrote last month about the Nets free agent.

Is Jason Collins planning a political career?

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He reunited with his Stanford roommate, a Kennedy and a congressman; took part in a Clinton Foundation poker game with the former President; saw his face dominate Capital Pride weekend. It's all part of a trend and maybe a new career?

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As Lopez returns to court, he reflects on hoops

Brook Lopez is expected back on the court July 1, a mere three weeks from now. He will accompany the Nets summer league team to Orlando and work with them. A few weeks ago, he reflected on what it will be like.

Blatche on Philippines: 'Wasn't a tough decision"

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In a press conference Tuesday, Andray Blatche said he was immediately taken with the idea of playing for the Philippines national team and is happy he followed through now that his citizenship is near.

Does Kalnietis have summer league invite?

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Tadas Bulotas, Mantas Kalnietis' Lithuanian agent, told media in his country that the Nets had offered the 6'5" point guard an invite to join the Nets summer league team. Not so, say team insiders. No invite was ever extended.

Teague thrilled by time with Nets vets

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Andrew Somuah of DIME interviewed Jeff and Marquis Teague about their joint training in Indiana where the two ran a free basketball camp for boys grades 4-8. Marquis talked about how Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett made him feel at home post-trade.

Knicks follow Nets' model, hire Derek Fisher

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And so the Knicks, having been ridiculed for their inept handling of Steve Kerr, have decided to follow the Nets' model and hire a veteran player straight off the playing floor, Derek Fisher as their head coach. Of course, the Knicks overpaid.

Blatche declares himself "a proud Filipino"

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After meeting with the Philippines Senate Monday, Andray Blatche told reporters that he is a "proud Filipino." Can't beat that for news value on a Monday in the off-season. Blatche also pledged all-out effort for Philippines basketball.

Bogdanovic play improves but status unchanged

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Bojan Bogdanovic and his Fenerbahce team had big dreams this season, but they failed at reaching two out of three goals and now fighting for their third. We update his status on the court, but don't have much to add on his contract status.

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