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April 7, 2015 Updates

The market for Teletovic is tough to pin down. The blood clot adds a health variable, and Brooklyn could be in tax trouble should both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young opt into their contracts for next season. That could make Brooklyn reluctant to hand out the $4.2 million qualifying offer required to keep matching rights on Teletovic. Young and Teletovic also have somewhat overlapping skill sets, though Young is not on Teletovic’s level as a shooter and the Nets could play them together in funky, position-less lineups. Grantland

Lopez then scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the highly anticipated matchup against his brother, Robin. "I don't know," Brook told reporters why he and his brother don't acknowledge one another on the court. "I can't explain it. It's been unsaid this whole time. We never talked about it. We don't talk much." What does he mean by saying they ‘don't talk much?' "We have a FaceBook chat with our guys from high school and Stanford, so we talk to other people on the chat but we don't really refer to each other much. But we talk on that chat everyday, kind of, I guess." NetsDaily

April 6, 2015 Updates

There's little doubt where Plumlee's loyalties lie. He's one of three brothers to play for coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, and brother Marshall is part of the current Duke team. Mason Plumlee, now playing for the Brooklyn Nets, also was a key performer for the Blue Devils. Miles said he never dreamed all three brothers would play for Duke. It happened in part because Duke heavily recruited Mason, and Miles changed his mind after initially committing to Stanford. "I didn't really commit (to Duke) until after my senior year," Miles said. "I didn't really think somewhere like Duke was in the picture for me. But I came on late. There's no way we could have known that Marshall would come, too. It's pretty unbelievable." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets have signed Earl Clark to a multi-year contract. The deal is non-guaranteed for next season, league sources say. Twitter @MikeAScotto

Devin Kharpertian: Clark’s deal is non-guaranteed for next year, with a partial guarantee if he makes next year’s opening day roster, source says. Twitter @uuords

While playing games under the theatrical lights of Barclays Center, the team has quietly continued running its basketball operations and conducting practices out of an unassuming office park in East Rutherford, where clusters of nondescript buildings sit alongside water reeds as tall as center Brook Lopez. The goodbyes, then, are incomplete. Since last year, the Nets have been busily converting a 70,000-square-foot warehouse space on the waterfront in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood into a grand basketball complex, and barring any delays, the players and coaches will relocate there over the summer. Only then will the team’s colorful decades-long presence in the New Jersey Meadowlands truly come to a close. “It’ll be the end of an era,” said Emanuel Logothetis, whose father, James, owns Candlewyck Diner, a 24-hour restaurant that is a five-minute drive from the Nets’ current practice complex. “It was our team, from our town, but they have to finish the move eventually.” New York Times

Nets Daily: Earl Clark's second year option with the Nets is non guaranteed, says league source. He'll make vets minimum if he makes team. Twitter @NetsDaily

April 5, 2015 Updates
April 4, 2015 Updates

Williams, who will make $21 million next season and holds an early-termination option ($22.3 million) for 2016-17, didn’t want to think about what-ifs. “I don’t care about trade rumors, who they bring in here,” he said. “That doesn’t bother me one bit. I could care less. I motivate myself.” ESPN.com

“I’ve been through a lot since I’ve been here. I want to play good for myself. I want to play good for my family and, more importantly, God,” Williams told ESPN.com while walking to his car after the game was over. “We just gotta keep on trucking. Things haven’t gone our way, but we have to keep a positive attitude -- no matter if I play the whole second half, don’t play the whole second half, don’t finish games, finish games, I can only control what I can control.” This time, Williams played the entire second half. Nets coach Lionel Hollins didn’t have confidence in his bench, he said, so he made his best decision of the 2014-15 campaign, riding his starters to victory. Jack, who came in ranked 76th among 80 qualifying point guards in Real Plus-Minus, was a minus-11 in 10 minutes. Normally, Hollins rides him down the stretch. Not this time. And Hollins was rewarded as a result. Williams was a plus-16 in 38 minutes. ESPN.com


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


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