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D’Angelo Russell Wants to Stay with Nets

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Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell “definitely” wants to remain with the Nets for the long term.

Russell said that he definitely wants to stay with the Nets and remain in Brooklyn, according to Nets Daily’s Anthony Puccio.

Russell, 23, established himself as a rising point guard star this past season with a breakout campaign posting 21.2 points, 7.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game for the Nets in the 2018-2019 season.

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Chris Fleming Joining Bulls’ Staff

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Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Chris Felming will be leaving the organization to join the Chicago Bulls as the top assistant to head coach Jim Boylen, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fleming joined the Nets staff back in 2016 when head coach Kenny Atkinson took the helm.

Fleming also served as an assistant with the Denver Nuggets back in the 2015-2016 season.

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Nets Add Theo Pinson To 15-Man Roster

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The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they have officially exercised the standard NBA contract conversion option on Theo Pinson .

According to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, the Nets converted Pinson’s two-way contract to a standard NBA contract, and is now eligible to participate in the playoffs.

Pinson has had a solid season in the G League as a member of the Long Island Nets and was named to the All-NBAGL Second Team last week.

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Nets’ Kenny Atkinson Discusses Pressure to Make Playoffs

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As the season winds down, the Brooklyn Nets have a realistic shot at landing a 5th seed heading into the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, so, the pressure is on.

The pressure is certainly something that Nets’ head coach Kenny Atkinson acknowledges, and doesn’t enjoy one bit.

“I don’t enjoy one second of this,” Atkinson said Tuesday after practice, according to Greg Joyce of The New York Post. “I really don’t.”

“I love the game, I love the organization, I love the players, but you just have this constant pit in your stomach. I told my wife [Monday] night, I said, ‘The anxiety only leaves after a win.’ That moment from the win [until] you have your dinner or whatever, and then this morning you wake up and you’re worried about Washington, and, ‘Man, we gotta get that one, what an important game.’ It’s just a little window where the anxiety disappears.”

The Nets are jockeying for the 5th seed spot, and sits behind Boston with the 6th seed.

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