Kenny Atkinson Rumors
Lin did not identify the teammates or their teams, but said the Nets top priority this summer should be free agents. According to the translation, Lin said the attraction to the Nets, who did have the league’s worst record, is that the Nets enjoy playing together, enjoy playing for Kenny Atkinson, and enjoying playing in the culture the Nets have created.
Nets Daily: The game featured Shayne Whittington, a 6’10” PF, and Facundo Campazzo, a 5’10” guard. @oscardlfg of El Correo Gallegos reported it first.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson had courtside seats in Moscow. Milos Teodosic? He finished with 16 points and 8 dimes. pic.twitter.com/35WHBOLw56
Two of the most important men for the Nets’ summer live in Moscow, and general manager Sean Marks is flying to see them both this week: team owner Mikhail Prokhorov and top target Milos Teodosic. Marks and Nets coach Kenny Atkinson head to ONEXIM headquarters to meet with Prokhorov, then they will scout free-agent priority Teodosic, whom one expert called the best passer in the world. “We’re heading over to meet with Mikhail this week, so we’ll sit down with him and give him the plan and discuss things with him,” Marks said. “We’ve had an open dialogue really throughout the course of the season. It’s been terrific. Mikhail has been back and forth here a number of times, so now we’re going to fly over there and sit with him and meet with him.”
Beyond that, the Nets could try to sign a veteran star to become the headliner of the team, but that doesn’t sound like the plan. “I think we’ve got to really evaluate the roster and if you go after one of the top-tier guys, you obviously would hope to get them — you hope to get all your targets that you go for — but does that really make you better? Does it get you to 30 wins, 35 wins?” Marks said.