HoopsHype Mason Plumlee rumors

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You’ve seen Mason Plumlee has some impressive hang time. But what you might not have known is that the Nets rookie can get flashy with his jams. As you can see in the highlight video above (watch the last 12 seconds), he once jammed three balls in a single leap. And apparently he was the first to do it. “Then JaVale (McGee) did it in the dunk contest the same year (2011),” Plumlee said. “I told JaVale he stole it from me. I had the first video recording of the 3-ball dunk.” Plumlee, who finished runner-up to Avery Bradley in the 2009 McDonald’s All-American dunk contest, said he’d gladly accept an invitation to compete in the NBA’s version. The Nets haven’t had a dunk contest winner since Dr. J won the ABA’s competition. New York Daily News

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The Nets have been in discussions about trading either Lopez or Deron Williams this season, including talks with the Kings that would have centered around Williams going to Sacramento in exchange for Darren Collison, Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams. Those talks were held up, however, by the Kings being interested in Mason Plumlee and the Nets in rookie Nik Stauskas, both non-starters for the other team. New York Post

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Mannix said that the Nets were looking to "make some kind of move," then mentioning, however, that the team does want to stay in playoff contention this season. He also goes on to applaud coach Lionel Hollins for benching both Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, in favor of Jarrett Jack and Mason Plumlee, respectively. NetsDaily

After Lionel Hollins was asked multiple times and in multiple ways about the pairing of Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee, the blunt and honest head coach gave a blunt and honest assessment of the way they have played as a tandem this season. “Let me put it this way: I hope they play better together,” Hollins said before the Nets lost to the Mavericks 96-88 in overtime Monday night. “The numbers have shown they haven’t played well together. Our plus-minus numbers are down, our defensive numbers are down, everything when they’re on the court together is not very good for that combination, but it’s also not very good for Jarrett [Jack] and Deron [Williams]. “It’s not nothing new. Seeing them on the court now, I’m not looking for what they don’t do, I’m looking for them to play well so we can possibly win the game.” New York Post

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Talks between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets about a trade involving Nets star Deron Williams have cooled, according to league sources. Sacramento had recently initiated talks with the Nets, proposing a deal for Williams and second-year forward Mason Plumlee, who was actually the Kings' main target, sources said. With Plumlee struggling and clashing a bit with new Nets coach Lionel Hollins over the first month of the season, the Kings were hoping he might be available. To compel the Nets into moving Plumlee, they considered taking on Williams, whose contract and history of injuries has scared off many clubs. ESPN.com

Brooklyn, however, has no intention of moving Plumlee, who has surged to average 18 points and 10.2 rebounds over the past six games. With no chance of getting Plumlee, the Kings backed away from Williams. ESPN.com

December 21, 2014 Updates

A hiccup in the trade is Sacramento coveting Mason Plumlee, who is not part of the deal as currently proposed. Plumlee would upgrade the Kings at the power forward spot forming an imposing frontcourt along with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. All three were teammates on Team USA that captured the FIBA World Cup in Spain this offseason. CSNBayArea.com

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