Too agile and athletic for Timofey Mozgov and too big and strong for any other Net, Embiid had 20 points and seven boards in just 11:28 in the first half, putting the Sixers on his back and putting the Nets in a 76-51 hole. “He commands a lot of attention and he’s super talented offensively. When healthy he’s worth every last penny of his new contract, and also got to the free-throw line a lot,” Nets guard Jeremy Lin said of Embiid’s new five-year, $148 million deal.
December 17, 2017 | 5:23 pm EST Update
The 2011 All-Star Game took place in Los Angeles. The night before, with the Nuggets’ permission, the Nets’ upper crust — owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Chairman of the Board, Dmitry Razumov, CEO Brett Yormark, part owner Jay-Z and GM Billy King — met with Melo and agent Leon Rose at Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. “Carmelo liked everything we were pitching,” King said yesterday. “He understood, if the Knicks refused to give the Nuggets everything and everyone they wanted, he’d play one season in Newark before we moved to Brooklyn.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is signing guard Milton Doyle to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s shown NBA potential for Nets’ G-League affiliate on Long Island.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks Comedy Hour. Asked about #Cavaliers playing on a second night of a back to back, and Brooks zings: “I have much respect for Coach Lue…but he’s making a bad decision if he doesn’t sit LeBron tonight.”