2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
21-61, 4th in Atlantic
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1hMike Mazzeo

Lin: Regained love of basketball with Hornets

During his stint with the Hornets, new Nets point guard Jeremy Lin says he rediscovered his love for basketball.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Jeremy Lin also told team website in Facebook live interview that he had "lost the joy for the game" after struggling in L.A. with the Lakers and hit a low point -- albeit not as low as when he was first trying to stick on an NBA roster -- but found new life in his career when he went to Charlotte last season. A "breath of fresh air," Lin called it.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets PG Jeremy Lin tells team website in an interview he loves to cook and his favorite dish to make is jalapeño, green onion and garlic, balsamic glazed chicken.

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21hESPN.com

Brook Lopez discusses Day 2 of training camp

The Nets' Brook Lopez talks about new head coach Kenny Atkinson, learning how to play with new teammates and meeting Jeremy Lin for the first time.

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2dXin Wan

Lin: I always wanted to be a leader

Jeremy Lin has spent his NBA career looking for a chance to lead, and he may have finally found it as the starting point guard for the Nets.

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Lin eager to play for coach Atkinson in Brooklyn (3:15)
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3dESPN.com

Nets training camp roster breakdown

The Nets open their first training camp under head coach Kenny Atkinson and there should be many roster battles during the preseason.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets officially signed F Chase Budinger and PG Jorge Gutierrez to training camp deals.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on working with younger players and what he believes today's game is lacking: "The fact that I was able to help guys progress, I've helped guys become men. I've helped guys communicate and taught them how to communicate to others [who] didn't necessarily understand [them]. I think our game is lacking a bit of that. We seek approval from each other by being friends and guys work out together. If that's the times, that's the times. But true competition comes in, ‘There's a winner, and there's a loser.' And I don't know anybody who wants to be a loser, who's calling themselves a wimp…I'm not saying you've got to hate a guy, but if you do, I understand when you're between the lines. And 'hate' is a very strong word, so I would use the word 'dislike.' I get it. To me, that's alpha. That's leadership. A leader is going to show more in his actions versus his words."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

More from Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy and what he wanted to instill in his teammates: "I'll be honest, I'm old school, man. We're out here to beat these guys. We're not out here to be their friends. We're not out here to make any friends. Ain't no friends out here. I've played against two of my best friends in the world in that being Chauncey Billups and Tyron Lue. It don't get no more closer than that. And I'm out here trying to bust they a-- like they trying to bust mine. So coming in, we instill something, whether it's the coach [or me] and that's to compete and be the best. And being the best, that means you wasn't going to be liked by everybody and you wasn't going to be friends with everybody…If ain't nobody feeling that, then you know what? Be yourself. But this is how we're going to win…We didn't make any friends. You can be his friend after we're done…"

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy: "My makeup is to be competitive and to win. If you're not stepping on, then you're the one being stepped on…I'm an alpha. I'm an alpha, man. I like to think that the game is to be dominated. There wasn't any room for anything else. I'm playing with young guys who are super younger than me and more athletic, faster, however, whatever. But I have to set an alpha-ness about the whole thing and instill leadership and all these other things. Like I said earlier, sometimes you would buck and you'd butt heads. But the younger generation, I think they look for a lot more approval from their peers and satisfaction and the comments that people make and [from] articles. Look here, man, if you work on your game and you get better, then you're going to be better, which hopefully means that you're going to play better and have confidence to do things better. And when you're better, all things change people's perception. When it comes to being a better person and how you treat people, that's on you. But when it comes to the game, you don't need to get anybody's approval. You just need to work on your game, work your ass off, stay true to your craft, perfect and try to perfect as much of the things that you do well. Try to perfect those. But the things you don't do well, work on them even more."

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6dJ.A. Adande

Kevin Garnett leaves as his era's most influential NBA star

Kevin Garnett altered a decade of drafts, the NBA salary structure and how superstars assemble. And after a Hall of Fame career, the Big Ticket's impact on the NBA might never be matched.

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KG's perseverance led to fairytale ending (3:08)
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Passion and toughness made Garnett a superstar (3:09)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Journeyman PG Jorge Gutierrez, who worked out at the Nets facility Tuesday, is also coming to training camp, putting Brooklyn at the 20-player cap for camp.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

To further clarify, Chase Budinger's one-year agreement with the Nets is essentially a training camp deal with an opportunity to make the team if he has a strong showing at camp.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Budinger's agreement with the Nets will be a one-year deal.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets have an agreement with F Chase Budinger, sources confirmed. Yahoo earlier reported the agreement with Brooklyn and the veteran wing player.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yes, based on what Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson said Tuesday, we could be seeing some corner 3-pointers in Brook Lopez's future next season. Atkinson also mentioned coming up with the right pick-and-roll coverage schemes when it comes to the Nets 7-footer's defense.

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Vegas has Nets as league's worst team

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gave the Nets the lowest over/under in the NBA at 20.5 wins -- four lower than the Lakers. Not to mention, Brooklyn is 200-1 to win the Atlantic Division. Odds for every team

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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