The New Jersey Americans joined the American Basketball Association in 1967 and moved to New York the following season. The team was renamed the New York Nets, which conveniently rhymed with Jets and Mets, two of the Big Apple’s other professional franchises. Before the 1977-78 season, the team returned to New Jersey but kept its nickname. In 1994, the Nets were reportedly considering changing their nickname to the Swamp Dragons to boost its marketing efforts. The franchise relocated to Brooklyn in 2012.

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Danny Green diagnosed with torn ACL after Philadelphia 76ers guard suffers knee injury in Game 6 against Miami Heat

The NBA Playoffs continue this week live on Sky Sports with Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks – Game 6, from 12.30am overnight on Friday on Sky Sports Arena & Main Event; followed by Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors – Game 6 on same channels from 3am I need to read more from this story

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Kristian Winfield: How the Nets can use their salary-cap exceptions to build a championship roster

NEW YORK — It’s time to use the exceptions, and for the Nets, there are many. The Nets have no cap space to sign free agents, but they must improve an imperfect roster enough to compete for a championship. Thankfully, Nets GM Sean Marks has a number of salary-cap exceptions he can use to build…

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James Harden trade a bust for 76ers – key issues and questions Philly faces

The NBA Playoffs continue this week live on Sky Sports with Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks – Game 6, from 12.30am overnight on Friday on Sky Sports Arena & Main Event; followed by Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors – Game 6 on same channels from 3am I need to read more from this story

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Simmons murder trial postponed

Apr. 27—Chase A. Simmons was scheduled to go on trial last week on charges of fatally shooting two teens at a party in Whitesville in 2019. But the trial was postponed by two months, after new testimony from a supposed eyewitness emerged last week. Daviess Circuit Judge Jay Wethington posted Simmons' trial, on two counts…