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September 12, 2014 Updates

It only took three days for Robin Lopez to fall in love with the Philippines, so much so that the American NBA center has presented himself as another naturalization candidate for the country's basketball team. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for Gilas,” Lopez said on Thursday after conducting a training camp organized by Gatorade and NBA Philippines at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. “I don’t wish any harm to come to Dray because obviously he’s played his heart out for that team and he’s a great fit,” the Portland Trail Blazer said, referring to Blatche, who reinforced Gilas as a naturalized Filipino in the recent Fiba World Cup. Sports Interactive Network Philippines

Former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko's Salt Lake home was burglarized over the weekend, something that surprised his wife who calls the city the "safest place on Earth." Kirilenko, who played for the Jazz for 10 years and lived in Salt Lake City with his wife, Masha Lopatova, now plays for the Brooklyn Nets. They both now spend the majority of their time in New York, though they still frequently return to Utah to visit and maintain a home here. They want to return to Salt Lake City full time when Kirilenko retires. Deseret News

September 11, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent center Jerome Jordan, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Jordan spent last season with Virtus Bologna in the Italian League, after the 7’0” center split the 2012-13 season playing in the NBA Development League for the Reno Bighorns (24 games) and the Los Angeles D-Fenders (18 games). Jordan was named to the 2013 All-NBA D-League Third Team after averaging 12.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 42 games (36 starts). NBA.com

September 10, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets released information about the team's Media Day and Training Camp for the 2014-2015 season. Media Day will be held on September 26 at the team's practice facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey, this season likely being the last year that East Rutherford is the home of the Nets practice facility. Expect comments to come out about Deron Williams and Brook Lopez's health, what kind of shape the players are in, and a type of system that Lionel Hollins will implement in Brooklyn. NetsDaily

September 7, 2014 Updates

What are the chances Miami signs Andray Blatche? -- Marshall. A: If it were up to me (and it never is), it would be a no-brainer. Frankly, I think a lot of it would be up to Blatche, a willingness to buy into the Heat system and accept a minimal contract. Even that tweet that came out at the World Cup, saying Blatche was returning to Miami to negotiate . . . there is nothing to negotiate, at least with the Heat. The minimum is all they have to offer. I would be shocked if the Heat would allow a guarantee to get in the way. But you do have to wonder about Blatche being forced to wait this late in the process, whether there isn't more at play than salary or role. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 3, 2014 Updates

Deron Williams is the cover model on this month's Resident Magazine: "I’m not going to lie. I don’t really feel so much like a New Yorker. I grew up in an apartment in Texas where you could send your kids outside like ‘yeah, go play in the sun.’ Here it’s more challenging. The process of getting them into school is a nightmare. Even private schools where you pay are an ordeal. In Utah, you just send your kids to the first public school in the area because they’re all great. Truth is, we enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle and going back to Utah every summer. It’s a relief to take that timeout. No traffic. No crowds. My daughters still have their friends there. There’s a big backyard. They go to the pool; the playground and they jump on the trampoline. Kids running wild and free here (in New York)…? I don’t think so." The Brooklyn Game

August 31, 2014 Updates

Plumlee played four years under Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, and he's a Nike guy. These two facts were bound to be mentioned when discussing his surprising selection. After a 114-55 -- not a typo -- win over Finland on Saturday, he addressed the matter. "I'm very proud that I went to Duke and I'm very proud that I wear Nike, and that has nothing to do with it," Plumlee said, via Ball in Europe. "If you were at our practices and our training camp, anybody that was there, they would see why I made the team." CBSSports.com

Lionel Hollins on how he balances proven players with young players when picking his starting lineup: “It’ll be a little bit of both. There’s guys that have earned it in this league and somebody has to unseat them to take their job. But there’s also guys that are doing good things and have to be on the court. But my starting lineup is not my most pressing concern. It’s just trying to get our group playing the way we want them to play. Who starts will develop from practice, preseason and then the coaching staff’s decision on how we best fit.” ESPN.com

August 30, 2014 Updates

Word from various sources in the Nets organization had been that the surgeries went well and that his rehab was on track. The plan, announced last May, was that he would resume basketball activities in September. Now comes this video which seems to indicate he already has! Next, the hard part: regaining that superstar mindset. Just before he underwent surgery, he told reporters, "I used to step on the court and feel like I was the best player no matter who I played against, so I’ve got to get back to that." NetsDaily

August 29, 2014 Updates
August 28, 2014 Updates

When asked about how money affects roles in the NBA, Hollins referred specifically to loyalty, reminding the radio hosts that players, coaches, and management should stay in their roles. "I think it's up to players to play, coaches to coach, and management to do what they have to do to provide the talent for the coach for the great players that are on their team to help them go further," Hollins said. "I think everybody, our society has moved towards now not a lot of loyalty, run for this, run for that, whether it be money, whether it be for to be with better players." The Brooklyn Game

August 27, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

It certainly wasn't a defense and not even an explanation, but in an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose his former center for Team USA ... and how USA Basketball only decided at the last minute to choose a select team to practice against the senior team. "We weren't even sure we were going to have a Select team for the training in Las Vegas, so that was a last-minute addition, just having a Select team," Krzyzewski told Bret Stretlow of The Fayetteville Observer. "The Select team did a terrific job, and Mason all of a sudden came to the forefront and made us say, 'Shouldn't we look at this guy? We have the perimeter, but what about the bigs?' NetsDaily

August 25, 2014 Updates

“[Plumlee’s] a great communicator,” Thibodeau said. “You see that he sees things early. He’s a multiple-effort guy. That’s what Kevin is, and any time a young guy has an opportunity to be around a guy like Kevin, it’s very beneficial. “Kevin is a great player and just the way Mason developed last season, I thought he had a great year and I think it’s carrying over into the summer. He’s a guy that plays with a lot of confidence.” New York Post

August 24, 2014 Updates

When we speak about dinner can you tell us something about food in America? Mirza Teletovic: "Honestly, it's all quick, high calorie .... I am in "good shape" because most time I eat what my wife cooks me. She is from Dalmacia (region in Croatia along the Adriatic coast). Her fish dishes, skillfully prepared, are delicious. Light foods are my favorite dishes." How difficult are all those road trips? Mirza Teletovic: "It is hard, we lose a lot of time on airplanes. Every second to third day is game. I was more than once in a situation where we came into a hotel settle in rooms and I'll go out for a few minutes. When I come back, I've forgotten which is my room! But, NBA teams do everything to provide us with as much rest, sleep, relaxation as possible. It is also important that each player knows what suits him best when traveling." NetsDaily

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