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March 28, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year contract, General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Gutierrez, who signed 10-day contracts on March 6 and March 16, has appeared in five games for the Nets, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.4 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 10 points versus Boston on March 21. NBA.com

March 26, 2014 Updates
March 25, 2014 Updates

The center packed on more muscle than ever in the offseason, telling the Daily News he was up to a career-high 290 pounds as he tried to build a body to bang with the likes of Dwight Howard. But he soon sprained his ankle and fractured a foot, leading to separate surgeries that currently has him moving around with a walking boot and a cast. "We're going to change how we approach him, maybe with his weight," GM Billy King said in an interview on WFAN. "He maybe got too heavy. We're going to try to modify that as well and do some of things to take the pressure off his foot as well." New York Daily News

After losing 20 of their first 30 games to start the season, the Nets have improved of late. They’ve won four of their last five games to lift their record to 37-32, losing yesterday in overtime. “Prokhorov is known for being loyal to the Kremlin while the Kremlin is loyal to him,” said Ivan Manaenko, head of research at Veles Capital in Moscow. “His move is politically motivated” and the “question of more sanctions is rather when than an if.” Bloomberg

March 24, 2014 Updates

The head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, joined Uralkali's board of directors on Monday, Uralkali said, signalling greater government influence in the world's largest potash producer. Chemezov, a powerful ally of President Vladimir Putin, was nominated in February and may become Uralkali's board chairman. The new board of nine directors was elected on Monday by Uralkali shareholders, which include Russian tycoon-turned-politician Mikhail Prokhorov, businessman Dmitry Mazepin's Uralchem and a subsidiary of China Investment Corp (CIC). The board is due to elect a new chairman "in the nearest time", the company said in a statement. Reuters

Are the Nets going to re-design their mascot? It's not clear yet, but on Grantland writer Zach Lowe's "The Lowe Post" podcast, he drops a potentially juicy nugget about the future of the Brooklyknight -- and a big star that might re-design it. At around 52:30 in the podcast (listen here), Lowe says he's heard (but not quite confirmed) that the Nets have considered a re-design for their universally panned mascot, and have reached out to late night television host Jimmy Fallon for his input (along with Marvel Comics) on a new look. The Brooklyn Game

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