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May 13, 2015 Updates

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Alan Anderson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today, May 12, to remove bone spurs from his left ankle, General Manager Billy King announced. The procedure was performed by Nets' foot and ankle specialist Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Anderson is expected to resume basketball-related activities in July. NBA.com

May 12, 2015 Updates

Even with the union demurring, you can bet that the Knicks will be one of the five, and that more generally the union will target teams that earn the most revenue and have a host of complicated related party issues. An informed guess would be that the Knicks, Nets, Mavericks, Nuggets, and Lakers will be audited, with the Rockets, Bulls, and Warriors candidates as well. Deadspin.com

The intriguing question is whether the Nets can deal Joe Johnson and his expiring contract, at $24.8 million next season. For one year, even at that price, Johnson would have suitors. NBA.com

The real points of interest here are center Brook Lopez and forward Thaddeus Young. Each has a contract option that they can exercise this summer, allowing them to his free unrestricted agency. But neither case is simple, and there is genuine uncertainty about what either player will do. Lopez’s option is worth $16.8 million, and given his recent history of injury, particularly when it comes to his foot, opting out and netting a big contract as soon as possible is the wise thing to do. But Lopez could come back next year, play out his option, (hopefully) stay healthy and look like an All-Star qtqin, setting him up for an enormous payday in the summer of 2016, when the league’s new TV deal kicks in. Sporting News

May 11, 2015 Updates

The Hawks have officially notified the NBA and the Nets of their intention to swap first-round picks in the 2015 Draft. The Hawks had the right to swap first-round selections as one of several parts of the Joe Johnson trade in 2012. The Hawks will now have the No. 15 overall pick and the Nets have the No. 29 overall pick. The Hawks had to declare their intentions in writing to the league, which they did so Monday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pierce laughs at the picks the Nets surrendered (three first-rounders and a Celts’ right to swap opening round places in 2017). Less than two years later, Garnett and Terry had been traded and Pierce had left as a free agent. “I’m not even thinking about their situation,” said the 10-time All-Star. “I put all that behind me now. It’s all about where I am now. They’ve got to deal with that.” Boston Herald

"Obviously I wish I could have just finished up in Boston, but who knows if I’d even be playing still?” Pierce said. “If I’d stayed in Boston, that next year (2013-14) could have been my last, the end of that last contract. You know I wanted to finish my career there, but I understand in this day and time how much of a business it is. It was definitely a tough year for me down there in Brooklyn. “I definitely can understand what Danny did from a business aspect. They’re transitioning into a new generation, a new era, and they’re trying to build for the future.” Boston Herald

May 10, 2015 Updates

In an extensive interview with Jutarnji List, a Croatian newspaper, Bojan Bogdanovic says he's happy with the Nets, loves New York and hopes that he won't be included in any trade packages with "stars" that the Nets might make. "I don’t know what team management is planning, but I know trades are normal thing and that in packages the stars go more players," said the Nets rookie. "I feel great in Brooklyn and hope I won’t be traded anywhere." NetsDaily

Not to worry, Bogie, you're sticking around. His fears are unfounded said a league source familiar with the Nets off-season thinking. "He is not going anywhere," the source told NetsDaily. Although Bogdanovic has not been mentioned as a trade piece, the Nets may very well have to give up something of value in packages that would send players like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack elsewhere. NetsDaily

May 8, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN NETS HISTORY

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.

   

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