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May 14, 2015 Updates
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I didn’t see him, but the sharp eyes of ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted free agent to be point guard Norris Cole in attendance tonight. Cole, of course, is a former Cleveland State product and a fellow Klutch client. The Cavs tried acquiring Cole at February’s trade deadline. Who could imagine then what a pivotal role Delly would be playing in this postseason? Akron Beacon Journal

May 12, 2015 Updates
May 11, 2015 Updates

Pierce laughs at the picks the Nets surrendered (three first-rounders and a Celts’ right to swap opening round places in 2017). Less than two years later, Garnett and Terry had been traded and Pierce had left as a free agent. “I’m not even thinking about their situation,” said the 10-time All-Star. “I put all that behind me now. It’s all about where I am now. They’ve got to deal with that.” Boston Herald

"Obviously I wish I could have just finished up in Boston, but who knows if I’d even be playing still?” Pierce said. “If I’d stayed in Boston, that next year (2013-14) could have been my last, the end of that last contract. You know I wanted to finish my career there, but I understand in this day and time how much of a business it is. It was definitely a tough year for me down there in Brooklyn. “I definitely can understand what Danny did from a business aspect. They’re transitioning into a new generation, a new era, and they’re trying to build for the future.” Boston Herald

May 10, 2015 Updates

In an extensive interview with Jutarnji List, a Croatian newspaper, Bojan Bogdanovic says he's happy with the Nets, loves New York and hopes that he won't be included in any trade packages with "stars" that the Nets might make. "I don’t know what team management is planning, but I know trades are normal thing and that in packages the stars go more players," said the Nets rookie. "I feel great in Brooklyn and hope I won’t be traded anywhere." NetsDaily

Not to worry, Bogie, you're sticking around. His fears are unfounded said a league source familiar with the Nets off-season thinking. "He is not going anywhere," the source told NetsDaily. Although Bogdanovic has not been mentioned as a trade piece, the Nets may very well have to give up something of value in packages that would send players like Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack elsewhere. NetsDaily

May 8, 2015 Updates
May 7, 2015 Updates

Valanciunas is only 23, so there’s still hope that he will come back next year a better scorer inside. But the Raptors can’t count on that, so they’ll need to address their frontcourt scoring on the free-agent market, or by trade. Ross was mentioned as a trade candidate last winter, but Toronto was not interested in moving him. Perhaps that will change. Williams did a very good job with his role as a Raptor this season, and he has said he would like to return. That will depend, though, on what kind of offers Williams gets around the league. Sporting News

The big blockbusters have not done much for the Nets. So now General Manager Billy King is looking to improve from within. Just don’t rule out another trade. Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up the Nets’ core. “Joe may have summed it up best,” King said Wednesday. “It may be the group, just together — maybe it’s time to maybe split it up, or maybe add to it to help them. So we’ll look to add to complement them, to make them better. Or do you look to maybe move a piece to add some other pieces to it?” New York Times

”Without Brook Lopez, there’s no way we even get to where we go to this year. What you saw in the playoffs, teams are double-teaming, game-planning how to stop him. And so that to me, when you’ve got a guy that can average 20 and is rebounding the basketball and getting double-doubles, there’s not a lot of guys that can do that.” New York Times

He did, however, acknowledge that it may behoove the organization to take a step backwards in order to reach Ujiri's oft-stated goal of long-term excellence. "That's an option," Ujiri told TSN. "Everything we are going to do is going to be what's good for this organization and competing for a championship in the future." The Score

May 6, 2015 Updates

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