HoopsHype Billy King rumors

October 18, 2013 Updates
October 16, 2013 Updates

The small forward, whom the Nets traded in Billy King’s franchise-altering blockbuster deal with Boston, carries a different attitude about his former team. “(The Nets) have to point the finger at somebody like I was the guy to take the blame,” Wallace told the Daily News before Brooklyn’s 82-80 victory . “And that was the reason I was traded.” Wallace, 31, said this was just his feeling because he hadn’t talked to anybody in the Brooklyn organization. That’s part of his issue. After he signed a $40 million contract and was being hailed as an integral part of a championship contender, Wallace was dumped unceremoniously, without “the courtesy call of saying, ‘We’re thinking about trading you,’ or, ‘We’re going to trade you.’ “Didn’t even get a courtesy after the trade to tell me I’ve been traded.” New York Daily News

October 4, 2013 Updates

Kidd’s a real roll of the dice, getting a team that isn’t thinking this is a two-year plan to unseat Miami. “This is the window, this season,” GM Billy King said over at Duke on Wednesday. But he thinks Kidd will make a successful transition, nonetheless, citing one factor primarily. “The key to being a good coach is you’ve got to be a leader and be able to convince 15 guys to follow you,” King said. “Not only 15 players, but also you’ve got to convince your coaches to follow and believe in you. The best asset Jason has always had is his leadership ability. Everywhere he’s gone, guys have followed him and they’ve won. It’s the same now.” New York Daily News

August 20, 2013 Updates
July 30, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward Alan Anderson, General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. “We are pleased to add Alan to our roster, “ said King. “He is a versatile player who will add flexibility to our rotation.” NBA.com

July 29, 2013 Updates
July 13, 2013 Updates

Billy King has long been known as one of the NBA’s most aggressive general managers, and has made a series of big trades in his career. But even King, who is always thinking big, admitted yesterday he wasn’t sure he could land Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Celtics when he began discussing a potential deal with Danny Ainge, his counterpart in Boston. “Honestly, did I think we could pull something like this off? No,” King said on a conference call. “From the beginning, no. “But Danny and I just kept working at it and got to the point where we both were comfortable.” New York Post

July 12, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and three first round draft picks (2014, 2016 and 2018), as well as the right to swap first round picks in 2017, Nets General Manager Billy King has announced. NBA.com

July 11, 2013 Updates
July 10, 2013 Updates

So after weeks of believing they could get a buyout done with Bojan Bogdanovic's Turkish club, the Nets on Wednesday decided to "move on" without him and will pursue "Plan B," reports a league source. The decision is final and definite, said the source. The Nets came not long after the Nets expressed concern about finalizing the buyout. Billy King admitted to beat writers some "concern" they can get a deal done that would bring the 6'8" Croatian to Brooklyn. Still, King said he’s “pretty confident” the buyout will happen. Not long afterwards, the Nets decided to pull the plug and move on. King did tell the beat writers that there's one player worth the mini-MLE if the Bogdanovic deal fell through. NetsDaily

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