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Brooklyn Nets GM says team committed to sending group to Orlando, despite holdouts

[ad_1] Nets general manager Sean Marks said the organization is committed to sending a group to Orlando for the NBA's restart in late July, despite several players saying they will not make the trip."We have a job to do," Marks said during a virtual news conference Wednesday morning. "We have to bring a team to Orlando. We will bring a team to Orlando. We will go down there and we
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Nets’ DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie say they tested positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan has ruled himself out of the season's resumption in Orlando, Florida, after testing positive for the coronavirus, and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie is "strongly considering" doing the same, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski."Found out last night and confirmed again today that I've tested positive for Covid while being back in market," Jordan posted to Twitter on Monday evening. "As a result of this, I will
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DeAndre Jordan disputes reports about Kenny Atkinson’s exit

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan strongly disputed reports that linked coach Kenny Atkinson's departure to the high-profile players signed by the team last summer."Yeah, I'm close to Kyrie [Irving], but Wilson [Chandler] is a new player, Garrett Temple's a new player," Jordan said. "We're all new players, so if you're going to say new players put it on all eight of the new players.""I think whatever you're saying and
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Kyrie Irving talked to teammates after listing pillars of Nets’ future

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said he has spoken to teammates about comments in which he listed the players he saw as being a part of the team's future."I reached out to make sure nothing was taken out of context -- making sure that the guys knew exactly what I meant," Irving said on Friday after practice. "And that is the only thing that matters. Everyone
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DeAndre Jordan is the NBA’s $40 million best friend

[ad_1] DeANDRE JORDAN NEEDS to fix Jarrett Allen's Afro."The Star-Spangled Banner" has played in Barclays Center, the opposing team's starters have been introduced and booed by fans, the Nets' player-introductions video has concluded, the team huddle has commenced and broken up and the buzzer has sounded. But before any NBA game can begin, Jordan has to finish.In this moment, Jordan is a barber. He examines the front of Allen's coils
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For the culture – KD, Kyrie and what comes next for the Nets

[ad_1] BEHIND A HEAVILY fortified fence, menacing security dogs and multiple metal detectors, a trio of players blissfully trained together, ate together, played cards, puffed cigars and swapped dreams.The luxury liner Silver Cloud, a 514-foot cruise ship, was docked at Pier Maua in Rio de Janeiro. In it resided Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, members of the U.S. 2016 Olympic basketball team.It was a union that was years
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Inside the contracts that led to KD, Kyrie deals

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets included about $1 million in yearly performance-based incentives in maximum contracts for both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, a tweak that allowed them to maneuver to fit contracts for DeAndre Jordan and second-round pick Nicolas Claxton into cap space, according to contract data obtained by ESPN.Both deals have player options in their fourth seasons, meaning Durant and Irving can hit free agency again in the summer
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Expectations ‘growing’ for talent-laden Nets

[ad_1] 7:26 PM ETTim BontempsESPN LAS VEGAS -- When Kevin Durant announced on Instagram that he was going to join the Brooklyn Nets at the stroke of free agency, the team's braintrust -- ensconced in the team's gleaming practice facility overlooking New York Harbor -- celebrated one of the league's elite players choosing to join their franchise.Now comes the hard part: making it all work."I think from our standpoint is
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Brooklyn-bound — KD, Kyrie announce Nets moves

[ad_1] Free-agent All-NBA star Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year contract worth up to $164 million to play for the Brooklyn Nets.Durant will join free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, who also plan to sign with the franchise. Players can officially sign their contracts starting Saturday.Irving will sign for four years in a deal worth up to $141 million, league sources said, while Jordan has agreed to a
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Nets to sign Durant, Kyrie and DeAndre

[ad_1] Free-agent All-NBA star Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year, $164 million contract to play for the Brooklyn Nets, he confirmed Sunday.Durant will join free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, who also plan to sign with the franchise, league sources told ESPN.It is a remarkable chain of events for a franchise that general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson found in disrepair less than four years ago.1