NBA releases Christmas Day schedule

Christmas Day is one of the biggest days for the NBA, which likely played a role in the league trying to get the upcoming season started when it shall. Tuesday, the league released the docket of games for the sun’s birthday. Here are the slate of games: Pelicans @ Heat (12pm ET) Warriors @ Bucks (2:30pm ET) Nets @ Celtics (5pm ET) Mavericks @ Lakers (8pm ET) Clippers @ Nuggets (10:30pm ET)

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Joe Harris agrees to 4 year, $75 million deal with Nets

From Jack Mahoney of cbssports.com: The Brooklyn Nets have made their first big move of the offseason. On Friday night, just a few hours after free agency opened up, the Nets agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal with Joe Harris, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski. This is the first significant payday for the former second-round pick.  Immediately giving Harris nearly $20 million per year shows just how much the Nets valued one of the league’s best 3-point shooters. His ability to space the floor and move without the ball will be…

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Brooklyn Nets acquire guard Bruce Brown in deal with Detroit Pistons

From ESPN: The Detroit Pistons are trading guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick, sources told ESPN. The 2021 second-round pick will be via the Toronto Raptors, sources said. This is the first trade of Detroit general manager Troy Weaver’s tenure and the start of his beginning to gather assets and picks to rebuild the Pistons’ talent base. Brown, 24, is a tough, defensive-minded guard who’s expected to be a part of the Nets’ backcourt rotation. A second-round pick in 2018, Brown started 99 games in his first two NBA…

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NBA Trade Rumours: James Harden, to the Nets?!?

From Paul Kasabian of B/R: Trade rumors surrounding Houston Rocketsguard James Harden potentially landing with the Brooklyn Nets swirled on Sunday, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reporting the latest alongside colleagues Ramona Shelburne and Zach Lowe. “As Houston’s James Harden considers his future with franchise, one possible trade destination is rising to top of his list: Brooklyn,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “The idea of reuniting with Kevin Durant and joining Kyrie Irving is resonating with Harden.” Wojnarowski, Shelburne and Lowe also reported Harden and Durant “have recently discussed the possibility” of a trade. The discussions came about as the two stars worked out together in…

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Amar’e Stoudamire joins Steve Nash’s staff in Brooklyn

from nba.com: One of the NBA’s most famous pick-and-roll combinations is reuniting as coaches in Brooklyn. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire will serve as an assistant coach on the Nets under their new coach, Steve Nash. Stoudemire and Nash were teammates on the Suns from 2004-10 as one of the league’s most feared guard-big man combinations in the early 2000s. Nash was hired to coach the Nets earlier this month in what will be his first head coaching job in the NBA. He spent the previous five…

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Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie leaves Roc Nation, considering self-representation

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is leaving Roc Nation and “seriously considering representing himself.” Dinwiddie’s departure comes barely a year after joining the agency in September 2019, shortly after his former agent , Raymond Brothers was hired by the firm.

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Brooklyn Nets unveils classic gamers for 2020-21 run

from nba.com : The Brooklyn Nets are the latest team to reveal a new look for the 2020-21 season. The Nets unveiled on Wednesday their Classic Edition uniform, which honors a fan-favorite “tie-dye” design worn during the 1990-91 season. The “sky blue-to-white gradient” uniforms were last worn by the Nets when the team played in New Jersey. Here’s more from the Nets on the history of the design: “The Nets launched the 1990s with an aesthetic reset, introducing a refreshed logo along with these new uniforms, and the 1990-91 season was the beginning…

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Brooklyn Nets to pursue Gregg Popovich

Yes go back and re-read that title, you saw that right. The Brooklyn Nets, who had their season ended Sunday, are now reportedly going after Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Popovich has shown no indication that he intends to leave San Antonio, even if the Nets , on paper, have a better roster and he has coached both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving though their times with USA Basketball. At this point, POP leaving seems highly unlikely but stranger things have happened.

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Toronto downs Nets 104-99 to go up 2-0

from nba.com: LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Nick Nurse went small and the Toronto Raptors came up big.  The Raptors second-year coach used a small lineup that included Pascal Siakam at center to help finish off the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.  Fred VanVleet had 24 points and 10 assists, Norman Powell had a big game off the bench with 24 points and the defending NBA champion Raptors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 104-99 in a game they trailed for more than…

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Kevin Durant, other Nets players COVID-19 symptom-free

There is more potentially positive news on the NBA’s coronavirus front. On a Wednesday conference call, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks announced that the four Nets players, that included Kevin Durant, that tested positive for the coronavirus are symptom-free, according to The Athletic’s Alex Schiffer. News of Durant and the other three players testing positive was announced March 17.

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