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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving, left, and Kevin Durant watch the game action from the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New York. With so much uncertainty around the NBA season, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling Kevin Durant out for the season. Marks had repeatedly said he didn't expect Durant to play this season while recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, but he acknowledged Wednesday that everything is unknown now that the season is suspended because of the new coronavirus. Even Kyrie Irving, who had shoulder surgery on March 3, might be available if play stretched into the summer. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Nets GM unsure if Durant, Irving could play if NBA resumes

Apr. 1, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With so much uncertainty around the NBA season, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks is no longer ruling out Kevin Durant for the season. Marks repeatedly had said he didn't expect Durant to play this season while recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, but he acknowledged Wednesday...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson gestures to his players during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Kenny Atkinson out as Brooklyn Nets coach in surprise split

Mar. 7, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Atkinson won't have the chance to coach Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together in Brooklyn. The Nets and their coach decided his influence with the team ran out before that pair could get started. The Nets surprisingly split with their coach Saturday, even as they remain on track for...

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) celebrates with center DeAndre Jordan (6) late in overtime of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

LeVert scores 51 points, Nets stun Celtics 129-120 in OT

Mar. 3, 2020 11:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant called it a masterpiece. The Celtics called it an unacceptable collapse. The Brooklyn Nets were just happy it ended up as a victory. Caris LeVert scored 37 of his career-high 51 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Nets erase a 21-point, second-half deficit and...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving grabs his leg after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nets' Kyrie Irving has surgery for right shoulder injury

Mar. 3, 2020 1:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the injured right shoulder that ended his first season with the Brooklyn Nets after just 20 games. The Nets said the procedure to relieve the impingement was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The team...

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) watches as Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) dunks in front of Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Magic rally to beat Nets 115-113, move closer to 7th place

Feb. 24, 2020 11:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando Magic were way down and in danger of falling further behind in the race for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They turned things around with their biggest comeback of the season and hope it shows they have plenty of fight left for the final stretch. Aaron Gordon had 27...

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris, left, and Joel Embiid celebrate during overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 112-104. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid has 39, powers 76ers past Nets in overtime, 112-104

Feb. 21, 2020 12:35 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few weeks before the All-Star break, Joel Embiid said he wasn’t having much fun on the basketball floor this season. Embiid was back to his old self Thursday night, flapping his arms to the crowd, smiling from ear to ear and taking over a game at critical moments. Embiid had 39...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Feb. 20, 2020 9:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyrie Irving tried to keep playing through pain, a cortisone shot no longer providing enough relief. Eventually, he and the Brooklyn Nets decided it's best to get his right shoulder taken care of now and get healthy for next season — when Irving and Kevin Durant can finally play...

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts after he was injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Nets' Irving sidelined again because of right shoulder

Feb. 18, 2020 8:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't play in the Brooklyn Nets' first game after the All-Star break because of more trouble with his right shoulder that sidelined him earlier this season. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters Tuesday that Irving would see a specialist this week and that he would have more...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant holds his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good place

Feb. 18, 2020 2:03 AM EST

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about. But even they get things wrong from time to time, and this season in the NBA there have been a few notable misses from all those preseason prognostications — specifically, ones made in relation to the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma...

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) gets his hand on the hand of Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher (25) as Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Raptors' 15-game win streak snapped with 101-91 loss to Nets

Feb. 12, 2020 11:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break. Instead, they had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Still, the reigning NBA champions are 40-15 despite losing Kawhi Leonard last summer and...