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Nets sign first-round pick Chris McCullough

McCullough, who was selected No. 29 overall out of Syracuse, may not play this season as he continues to recover from an ACL injury.

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Brooklyn banks on Brook Lopez

Tom Haberstroh on the Nets re-signing the big man: "The NBA is getting smaller, but the Nets are making a bet here that Brook Lopez as a traditional center is going to make big gains next year."

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Is Thaddeus Young worth $50 million?

Thaddeus Young is reported to have reached a verbal agreement to a 4-year contract in the $50 million range with the Brooklyn Nets, but Kevin Pelton thinks the price tag is a little high. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

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Sources: Nets come to terms with Lopez, Young

The Brooklyn Nets struck quickly after the NBA's free-agency period opened Wednesday at midnight ET, coming to terms with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, league sources told ESPN.com.

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Is Brook Lopez worth the gamble?

Brook Lopez can score in various ways, but his chronic injury issues make him tough to evaluate. The Nets should look for a three-year deal, with a partial guarantee for the final year. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Will Brook Lopez Leave Brooklyn?

The Nets will have to shell out some serious cash to keep Lopez in Brooklyn. With his recent injury history, will the center be worth the money? 5-on-5: Free agency preview

Nets: Mike Mazzeo breaks down team's free agency goals including avoiding luxury tax, getting younger and more athletic

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Lopez, Young expected to stay with Nets

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are widely expected to reach verbal agreements on new deals with the Nets early in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Mike Mazzeo. Story

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Sources: Lopez, Young expected to stay Nets

Rival teams interested in free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are increasingly convinced they have no shot at luring either one away from the incumbent Nets, according to league sources.

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Nets: G/F Alan Anderson to opt out of final year of contract and become a free agent - source; due to make $1.3M

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Nets looking to move Johnson

The Nets recently engaged in trade talks with the Grizzlies centered around Joe Johnson, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. While the teams couldn't reach a deal, Brooklyn is encouraged it will be able to move the seven-time All-Star, who is owed $24.9M this season. Story

Nets got what they needed on draft night

By adding Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough Thursday night, Brooklyn was able to secure the type of length and athleticism they needed. For that, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo gives them a thumbs-up. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Nets' Lopez to test free agency

Brook Lopez has informed the Brooklyn Nets that he will forgo his $16.7M option, sources confirmed to ESPN. The Nets, though, are confident that Lopez will re-sign with the team. Lopez averaged 17.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks last season. Story

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has New York flair

It didn't take long to see that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, acquired by the Nets on draft day, has a personality that was made for New York.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.021st
Rebounds Per Game42.422nd
Assists Per Game20.920th
Points Allowed100.918th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153844.463
2013-144438.536
2012-134933.597
2011-122244.333
2010-112458.292

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