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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles against Washington Wizards forward Isaac Bonga (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Caris LeVert's 34 lead Nets past Wizards, 118-110

Aug. 2, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 14 of his 34 points in the final seven minutes to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 118-110 on Sunday and move closer to a playoff berth. “That was my favorite show to watch — watching Caris LeVert go to work, seeing how far...

Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac (1) stands as others kneel before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Popovich, Isaac choose to stand for anthem in NBA bubble

Jul. 31, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Isaac stood, and stood out. And later Friday, Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon did the same. Most players and coaches, but not all, are kneeling while pre-recorded versions of the national anthem are being played at the restarted NBA season. Isaac became the first...

Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) heads to the basket as Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Magic beat Nets 128-118 in restart opener, move up to 7th

Jul. 31, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and the Orlando Magic picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, routing the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday in their first game of the restart. Playing as the designated road team not far from their...

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, Joe Tsai speaks to reporters during a news conference before a WNBA exhibition basketball game between the New York Liberty and China in New York. Coming from the business world, Liberty owner Tsai did not understand why his franchise did not have a CEO similar to the team's NBA counterpart the Brooklyn Nets. He changed that, promoting Keia Clarke to the position last week, the first CEO in team history.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Liberty, Nets owner wants WNBA, NBA teams on equal ground

Jul. 27, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming from the business world, Liberty owner Joe Tsai didn't understand why his WNBA franchise didn't have a CEO similar to the team's NBA counterpart the Brooklyn Nets — which Tsai also owns. For Tsai, it was about equality; so he did something about it. Tsai promoted Keia Clarke...

Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season

Jul. 27, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players can sit out the season and not stress about a paycheck. The Brooklyn Nets star is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of players who choose not to play this season, whether it be because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons....

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso (4) goes to basket under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Caruso was averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.8 minutes wen the hiatus began. With Avery Bradley opting out of the restart and Rajon Rondo breaking his thumb in practice this month, the 6-foot-5 Caruso should have a greater role in the Lakers’ bench during the restart. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Depth could be even more critical in teams' NBA title chase

Jul. 27, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NBA teams recognize that bench strength will likely be more of a factor than usual during this pandemic-delayed title chase in which a positive coronavirus test could sideline an elite player at any moment. “Depth is going to be at a premium for everyone,” New Orleans Pelicans general manager David...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn, right, talks with Caris LeVert, center, and DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center in New York. The Nets have a depleted roster as they prepare for the resumption of the NBA season. But despite missing many of their core players, they still have a good chance to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Nets a depleted team heading into NBA's restart at Disney

Jul. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

The Brooklyn Nets will always remember being big winners in July 2019. All they've been doing this July is losing. Their roster has been as depleted as any in the NBA, with a number of key rotation players not joining them for the restart in Florida. A year after signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in one of...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Suns' Jamal Crawford celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York. Crawford is back in the NBA, filling one of the spots that the Brooklyn Nets needed to address after their roster was decimated coming into the season restart at Walt Disney World. With Vince Carter now officially retired, Crawford comes back into the league as its oldest player -- about 2-1/2 months older than Miami’s Udonis Haslem. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Jamal Crawford's latest NBA chance finally arrives with Nets

Jul. 16, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Crawford is coming off a 51-point game. People may have forgotten. After all, it was more than 450 days ago. And for a while, it looked like that game might have been Crawford’s last as a player — because for most of this season, the now 40-year-old guard...

Nets sign veterans Beasley, Crawford as substitute players

Jul. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets plugged a couple holes in their roster Thursday with a pair of well-traveled veteran scorers. The Nets signed three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley as substitute players for the remainder of the season. The Nets will resume play without...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal drives during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Washington. Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal won't take part in the restart of the NBA season because of a right rotator cuff injury. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Wizards' Beal, Nets' Dinwiddie to miss rest of NBA season

Jul. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal and Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie won't take part in the restart of the NBA season, two significant absences in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Beal is out because of a right rotator cuff injury; Dinwiddie announced that he is still testing positive...