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2017 Schedule
21-61, 4th in Atlantic
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Nets should improve, but not by much

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Brooklyn's win total moving from the low end of the 20s to the high end. Even with new coach Kenny Atkinson aboard and Jeremy Lin back in the five boroughs, the Nets should look down on only the 76ers in the East. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA D-League expansion draft was held today and here's whose rights the Long Island Nets acquired by round: 1 Gary Forbes, 2 Carrick Felix, 3 Jamaal Franklin, 4 Akil Mitchell, 5 Peyton Siva, 6 Alex Kirk, 7 Austin Freeman, 8 Kendall Gray, 9 Lazar Heyward, 10 Dwyane Poole Jr., 11 Matt Bouldin, 12 Lewis Jackson.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA D-League expansion draft was held today and here's who the Long Island Nets round by round: 1 Gary Forbes, 2 Carrick Felix, 3 Jamaal Franklin, 4 Akil Mitchell, 5 Peyton Siva, 6 Alex Kirk, 7 Austin Freeman, 8 Kendall Gray, 9 Lazar Heyward, 10 Dwyane Poole Jr., 11 Matt Bouldin, 12 Lewis Jackson.

With 26th pick in draft, Nets would ...

Chad Ford consoles Brooklyn fans writing that, despite the infamous 2013 trade with Boston putting the Nets this low, there's still quality to tab. That includes Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges, whose primary need is improved shooting. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets CEO Brett Yormark told ESPN China/Tencent that he hopes the team -- bolstered by the addition of PG Jeremy Lin -- returns to China to play an NBA game in the Fall of 2017. As for Linsanity Part II, Yormark believes things just need to happen organically.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets are selling "BROOKLIN" t-shirts for $26 on their team store website:

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets' D-League schedule for their inaugural season was released Monday. Here is what it looks like:

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Where does Scola rank in Olympic hoop history?

Nets newcomer Luis Scola was on Argentina's 2004 team that stunned Team USA in the semifinals and took gold and just completed his fourth tournament. He's listed by Kevin Pelton among the best to play Olympic men's basketball. Best Olympic players ever (Insider)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Jeremy Lin talks about his adjusted shooting form in a blog post on his official website:

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Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson

Kenny Atkinson joins Kevin Arnovitz to discuss the Nets' new approach, how playing professionally in Europe prepares a coach for the NBA, and the joys of living in Brooklyn.

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Expect large leap by Hollis-Jefferson

Kevin Pelton was impressed last season by the defensive play of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, whose rookie season was limited to 29 games by injury. Pelton expects bigger things from the 6-foot-7 small forward this season. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Bogdanovic leaves Rio on top

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 28 points for Croatia in its 86-83 quarterfinal loss to Serbia on Wednesday night. ESPN Stats & Info notes that his 25.3 scoring average leads all players.

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Rare position for Scola and Argentines

Argentina, a 105-78 quarterfinal loser to Team USA on Wednesday, failed to reach the men's basketball semifinals for the first time in four Olympics, ESPN Stats & Info notes. Luis Scola, who is making the Nets his fifth team in 10 NBA seasons, is one of three players who was on all four squads.

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It's Nets' Bojan vs. Kings' Bogdan

ESPN Stats & Info notes that Wednesday's last men's basketball quarterfinal will match Croatia and Bojan Bogdanovic of the Nets against Serbia and Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Kings. That game is scheduled to tip off at 9:15 p.m. ET.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets will open up the 2016-17 season against the Celtics in Boston on Oct. 26. Can't get away from that Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, can they? Two days later, Thaddeus Young returns to Brooklyn as a member of the Pacers in the Nets' home opener on Oct. 28. Jeremy Lin returns to MSG as a member of the rival Nets on Nov. 9. Sean Marks gets to go back to San Antonio on Dec. 10. Joe Johnson's Jazz come into Brooklyn in Jan. 2 while Dallas PG Deron Williams could play his first game as a visitor after missing last season on March 19. Brooklyn has its annual circus road trip (eight games) from Feb. 24-March 10.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcoming Jeremy Lin to the ESPN esports team.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Suns stretch four Jared Dudley (three years, $30 million) tweeted Wednesday he was close to signing with Brooklyn over the summer. The Nets liked Dudley's leadership abilities. Brooklyn ultimately signed Trevor Booker (two years, $18 million) and later Luis Scola (one year, $5.5 million) to fill the power forward position. It is believed the Nets offered Dudley a similar deal to the one they gave Booker. Phoenix provided the extra year.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what the Nets have been up to lately (via Chris McCullough's Instagram):

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.626th
Rebounds Per Game42.423rd
Assists Per Game22.315th
Points Allowed106.024th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162161.256
2014-153844.463
2013-144438.537
2012-134933.598
2011-122244.333

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