The NBA’s advisory finance committe has approved Mikhail Prokhorov’s lease terms for splitting the Brooklyn Nets from the Barclays Center. Prokhorov owns both the NBA team and the operating rights to the arena. But his latest plan is to sell the team and keep control of the Barclays Center. This would be a “carve out” similar to what Comcast-Spectacor did when it sold the Philadelphia 76ers to Josh Harris. Although the advisory committe has approved the famework for the terms between Prokhorov and whomever buys the Nets, the league must still sign off, according to two people familiar with the lease and Prokhorov’s intentions. A spokesperson for Prokhorov did not respond to an email I sent for
The Nets have announced they signed international G Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract. Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. He can knock down the three-ball as well, shooting 40.0 percent from the perimeter. The 6-foot-3, 185 pound guard has been a member of the French national team being that his native Ghana doesn't have a team of their own. At 25, Ouattara has played in the French league since 2012.
Remember, a couple of weeks ago, a video emerged on Instagram showing Timofey Mozgov shooting —and making— three pointers? The question was, is this just a big guy playfully testing his range or is it something we should expect to see next season? In an interview published this weekend on Sport Express, the Russian sports site, Mozgov answers the question. Yes, it’s part of how the Nets plan to use him. Just as Kenny Atkinson gave Brook Lopez the green light last season, he’s asked the Russian 7-footer to include the three-pointer in his arsenal. “I’ve started working on this,” he said according to a translation of the interview. “In fact, I can shoot three-pointers. In the past, I've been on