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September 27, 2014 Updates

Though the 24-year-old says he’s not motivated by the slights, he is used to hearing them. (There was little criticism, however, when Nets general manager Billy King, who also played at Duke, selected Plumlee with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 Draft.) “Honestly, especially being at a high profile program like Duke, you just learn to block it out,” said Plumlee on Saturday following the first morning practice of training camp. “I’m moreso out here for my teammates, for my family. There are bigger reasons to play the game and to play well then somebody writing an article about you.” New York Daily News

Kevin Garnett is trying his best not to copy Derek Jeter. Unlike Jeter, Garnett isn’t declaring this season — his 20th in the NBA — will be his last, despite plenty of speculation it will be. And he’s also hoping that, unlike Jeter, if this is his final year he won’t go out with a whimper. “I don’t like to [think like] that,” Garnett said when asked directly if this will be his final season during his media day interview session at the team’s New Jersey practice facility. “I like to come in each year and assess it. I’ve always said the days when I’m not feeling [passionate about] basketball…or when I don’t have the motivation to come in here, it’s time to move on. New York Post

But after spending yet another summer debating whether or not he should return to the NBA, Garnett seemed determined to try and enjoy what likely could be his final lap around the league, admitting the thought of retiring is always in the back of his mind. “It’s always somewhere in there, especially when you come up short for your goal for the year,” Garnett said. “So yeah, in the back of your mind you think about it. But the decision is either yes or no. It’s not like 50-50 I’m in the middle of the road or gray area. I’m a person that when you commit to something you commit to it. … It’s that simple. New York Post

September 26, 2014 Updates

In his first public comments since the Nets were still in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Garnett said Friday that he indeed contemplated retirement but has returned with a full commitment to 2014-15. "(The thought of retirement) is always somewhere in there, especially when you come up short for your goal for the year. But I must admit these last three years, I've thought about life and where basketball is as far as priority," Garnett said at Brooklyn's Media Day, which segues into the start of training camp Friday. "So yeah, in the back of your mind, you think about it. But the decision is either yes or no. It's not like 50-50 I'm in the middle of the road or gray area. I'm a person that when you commit to something, you commit to it. It's that simple." New York Daily News

September 25, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent forward/center Willie Reed, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. NBA.com

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