Kevin Durant to now wear number 7

When Kevin Durant finally takes the court for the Brooklyn Nets, he will not be donning his familiar number 35 but rather a new number, 7. He announced the number changed Sunday via his real twitter account. If you are like me, you might wonder what was the reason for the number change, KD also provided some insight into why he made his decision. 35 has brought KD a long way but with this new chapter of his career, it seemed Durant wanted to embark on it with new digits…

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Golden State acquires D’Angelo Rusell

Golden State has not been mentioned amongst the teams at the forefront of free agency but It seems that Golden State is not just going to stand pat and let this offseason pass them by. They decided to go out and acquire D’Angelo Russell. As just reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors and Nets have agreed on a sign-and-trade for the first time All-Star guard. Russell signs a four year, $117 million dollar deal. Details of the moving parts involved are forth coming.

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Kyrie Irving to meet with Nets Sunday, deal likely imminent

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, free agent Kyrie Irving is meeting with the Brooklyn Nets Sunday and both sides are “motivated” to get a deal done quickly. Getting the Irving deal done will allows the Nets to turn their focus to how they are going to proceed with D’Angelo Russell. Wojnarowski adds the Nets are looking at potential sign-and-trade scenarios rather than outright renouncing him.

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Brooklyn Nets Alternate Governor fined $35,000 by NBA

The National Basketball League announced earlier today that Brooklyn Nets alternate governor Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 for “making public statements detrimental to the NBA” in a recent tweet. He voiced is support of General Manager Sean Marks, who was fined for entering the referee’s locker room after Game 4 of their first round series with the Philadelphia 76ers. In doing that Tsai also called into question the rectitude of the officiating of the aforementioned game.

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Nets’ GM Sean Marks suspended and fined for entering Refs’ Locker Room

Things got a tad bit testy in Game 4 between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers, and apparently it was not just limited to just the players. According to a press release disseminated by the NBA, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game and fined $25,000 for entering the referees’ locker room after the game. As we know, the NBA’s officials are beyond reproach (for better or worse) , but the NBA could not allow people to “pull up” on the refs after a game, so…

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Jared Dudley out for game 2 versus Philly

Nets forward Jared Dudley will miss game 2 of their first round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic and Stadium. Andrew Joe Potter of the Score reports that Dudley has been dealing with tightness in his right calf since their Game 1 victory Saturday. In his 28 minutes of action in Game 1, Dudley posted 4 points, 4 assists and a steal.

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Allen Crabbe to return tonight for Nets

Brooklyn Nets small forward Allen Crabbe will make his return to the lineup tonight against the Denver Nuggets. Crabbe had been sidelined for 26 games with a knee issue ( lingering soreness). On the season, Crabbe is averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.1 minutes per contest. He’s also knocking down 38.7% of his three-point attempts.

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