Brooklyn Nets Rumors
According to Eurohoops sources, the Brooklyn Nets are planning to sign Mike James for the rest of the season and through the NBA playoffs once his second 10-day contract expires on May 13. James signed his second 10-day contract with Brooklyn on Monday. The 30-year old guard is averaging 6.7 points and 3.6 assists in seven games with the Nets so far this season. His best game came against the Blazers on April 30 where he scored a season-high 15 points.
Chris Haynes: Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets organization have each been fined $35,000 for violating league rules governing media interview access. Statement says fines result from Irving’s repeated refusal to participate in team postgame media availability.
Jeff Zillgitt: Here’s the release from NBA on fines for Irving, Nets for “violating league rules governing media interview access.”
Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard had some high praise for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant on the Dan Patrick Show. Lillard claimed that Durant could be the best player in the league, which is a lofty title considering some of the great players (Lillard included) in the game today.
“I think KD (Durant) healthy could very well be the best player in the NBA,” Lillard said. “I mean nobody can guard him. If he’s healthy, he’s shooting threes off the dribble, pulling up off the dribble, posting up. He can get to the rim. You can’t block his shot. The way he handles the ball and moves at that size, who are you going to put on him? When healthy, I think at this moment, he could very well be the best player in the league.”
The Jump: Difference between playing with @James Harden & @Trae Young? “I gonna admit, it took a couple games for sure [with Trae]. With James, it was automatic. But I get the same results. It works” —@Clint Capela #NBA #NBATwitter #TheJump #TrueToAtlanta