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August 22, 2014 Updates

That count stretches to only nine if you include two players USAB sources say have emerged as Krzyzewski favorites -- Golden State's Klay Thompson and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee -- and then presume Rose and DeMarcus Cousins (bruised knee) will be healthy enough to fulfill their planned roles. "I'm not going to do assumptions," Krzyzewski said of Rose. "I think he's ready. I'm thinking about him playing and being there [in Spain]." ESPN.com

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Collins, who remains a free agent, told the Blade he has not made any decisions about the upcoming season and whether he will return to the Nets. “I’m going to enjoy my summer right now,” he said. “I still work out. I still train.” Collins told the Blade his immediate plans include public speaking and traveling. “I will evaluate things at the end of the summer,” he said. Washington Blade

August 18, 2014 Updates

"Right now, there is no plan to put any restrictions on him, but I think as we do with all players through the preseason -- whether you’re looking at KG or Deron, who’s coming off of ankle injuries -- you build them up. You get them ready for the opening day of the season, but you’re really getting them ready for January, February, March and April. So I look at it like climbing a ladder throughout the season when you have veteran players. But I know Lionel is gonna push all these guys and challenge them physically. And whatever doctors allow Brook and Deron to do, Lionel is going to push them to that point." NetsDaily

Newcomers Andray Blatche and Paul Lee will join the Gilas Pilipinas squad that will compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup starting on August 30. Philippine coach Chot Reyes made the announcement on Monday on his Twitter account. Blatche, who spent this past season with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA before acquiring Filipino citizenship, will take the place of another naturalized player Marcus Douthit in the lineup. GMANetwork.com

August 16, 2014 Updates

Stanislav Gridassov, editor-in-chief of PROsport magazine and co-founder of Moscow-Saratov Charity Foundation asked Kirilenko about whether he fulfilled the promise he made in 2011 to donate his salary to charity. Gridassov: "When you came back from NBA to CSKA Moscow for one season, you announced that you would give all of the contract money to charity. Who received that money?" Kirilenko: "Most of it went into Moscow orphanage number 59 – we repaired it, and built a basketball court there. Also, we have bought gear for teams participating in School Basket. We have repaired gyms in many schools." NetsDaily

August 15, 2014 Updates
August 14, 2014 Updates

Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball. And he should be. He's still undecided about attempting a return for his 14th NBA season. And he does have some interest in becoming a coach or joining a front office. But right now, he is already fulfilled and has never been more relevant to the sports landscape. Oakland Tribune

August 13, 2014 Updates

Sergey Karasev was held out of the Russian National team's game against Italy Wednesday due to what team coach Yevgeny Pashutina called a "little sore leg." Karasev struggled in the Russian's opening game of the Eurobasket qualifying round against Switzerland, scoring three points in seven minutes of action. Russia lost the game to the Swiss 79-77, an upset by all accounts. There was no indication after that game that the 6'7" shooting guard was hurt. He last played in the final game of the Orlando summer league. NetsDaily

League sources tell NetsDaily that the Nets will open the 2014-15 season vs. the Celtics in Boston on October 29, then after a second road game, reportedly vs. the Wizards, will return to Brooklyn to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 3. NetsDaily

August 12, 2014 Updates
August 11, 2014 Updates

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, General Manager Billy King announced today. Brown, who was injured while working out in Las Vegas earlier today, had his hand placed in a cast and will be held out of basketball activities for a period of 4-6 weeks. NBA.com

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN NETS HISTORY

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.

   

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