The Brooklyn Nets are trying to stir up excitement over the apparent rebuild that the franchise is currently undergoing.
Nets forward Timofey Mozgov is doing his part to create some hype for this upcoming season by talking up his new teammate D’Angelo Russell.
The Nets acquires third-year guard from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for center Brook Lopez.
Mozgov is looking forward to playing alongside Russell in Brooklyn.
“He’s going to shoot threes a lot because he’s a really, really good shooter first of all” Mozgov said (h/t Tass.ru’s Andrey Kartashov).
“He’s really talented and I hope he’s going to feed me.”
Its not hard to envision a big season for Russell, who is looking for a fresh start after a rocky start to his NBA career while a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Brooklyn is also hoping that Russell morphs into a franchise cornerstone as the team builds towards the future.
Nets Release Statement Regarding Allegations Against Rodions Kurucs
The Brooklyn Nets have responded to the allegations made against forward Rodions Kurucs, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York for allegedly choking his girlfriend.
“After learning of the allegations against Rodions Kurucs, we notified and are assisting the League Office as they begin the process of gathering more information” the team said in a statement, via the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy.
“The Nets organization takes allegations of this nature with extreme seriousness. While the investigation is underway and as we continue to learn more, we will refrain from commenting further.”
Kurucs, 21, allegedly “pushed her on the bed, slapped her in the face twice, bit her lip and then picked her up and tossed her on the bed hard enough to hurt her ribs” during the incident that took place back on June 27th in Kurucs’ apartment.
Nets’ Caris LeVert Discusses Contract Extension
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert recently inked a three-year, $52 million extension that will keep him in Brooklyn for the future, and he is happy to be staying in the fold with a team clearly on the rise.
"It means a lot. When I got drafted, this was the vision. We try and maximize our potential…we've been working and can't wait to get started."@CarisLeVert is locked in and ready to go 🎥 pic.twitter.com/EOQG2CQeQK— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 26, 2019
LeVert is hoping to prove he can stay healthy after injuries limited him to only 40 games last season, and by sharing a backcourt with Kyrie Irving, he is expected to make a big jump in the 2019-2020 season.
Nets Sign Theo Pinson to Two-Year Deal
Pinson signed a two-way contract with Brooklyn last season and split his time between the Nets and their G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
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