Tim Bontemps

This is probably a hot take alert, but the Wizards can't win this series if Bradley Beal is playing this badly.

Devin Kharpertian

Big "PAUL PIERCE SUCKS!” chant. Good thing for Pierce that he's used to blocking things out there.

Tim Bontemps

Darius Morris returned to practice today. Raise the banner.

Devin Kharpertian

Paul Pierce on Toronto’s crowd last year: http://t.co/0gNaePp8A0

Tim Bontemps

Like a cat with catnip. Media can never get enough. twitter.com/talkhoops/stat…

Devin Kharpertian

Correction: what KG said, unprompted, about last year’s Toronto crowd: http://t.co/Z7NpZZ14OV

Tim Bontemps

As usual, smart move by Paul Pierce -- has no one talking about his team or its struggles ... all the focus is on him, which he's fine with.

Tom Lorenzo

"This is awesome" - said no one about "This Is Awesome"

Tim Bontemps

I see plenty of Raptors fans are still wound tight about the Nets. Too bad that isn't a series again this year. Would've been lots of fun.

Tim Bontemps

Korean playing to the crowd. He knows the truth. twitter.com/ekoreen/status…

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets' Teletovic cleared for basketball activities espn.go.com/blog/brooklyn-…

Mike Mazzeo

This might be it for Brooklyn's Big Three. Will they go out with a bang? #Nets espn.go.com/blog/brooklyn-…

Rod Boone

About to hop on @ESPNNY98_7FM to chat with the legendary Bill Daughtry.

Stefan Bondy

"From Dinosaur to Wizards, the Truth is still talking out of his a$$." LOL http://t.co/RQH8l0oJGw

Tom Lorenzo

Just curious, but did any analyst pick the Nets to win vs Hawks? Was looking for a counter argument to, well, everything else.

Stefan Bondy

Joe Johnson won't react to the boos in Atlanta: "Y'all know me." nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Stefan Bondy

Atlanta mayor disses Brooklyn's bet for Nets-Hawks playoff nydn.us/1DtILdI

Tim Bontemps

And here's my breakdown of the Western Conference first round matchups: nyp.st/1GUzC1R

Tim Bontemps

Here's my breakdown of the Eastern Conference first round matchups: nyp.st/1GU6CXY

Tim Bontemps

Here's a breakdown of the four times the Nets and Hawks met in the regular season: nyp.st/1OpkybC

Tim Bontemps

Mirza's stunning return, plus Alan Anderson declaring he'll play in Game 1. Nets Notes: nyp.st/1aERsaN

Tim Bontemps

If the Nets want to make this a series, they're going to need Brook Lopez to continue his second half dominance: nyp.st/1G4x0ye

Mike Mazzeo

Rony Seikaly crushing Marquee this morning. Crazy transition from NBA C to DJ http://t.co/zXMz8Y5Azi

Devin Kharpertian

ICYMI Nets-Hawks previews: Who’s better at basketball — bkga.me/1G3QrYa Who has better spoonerisms — bkga.me/1HAU7Qd

Mike Mazzeo

Haha. Gonna have to bust out that clutch DNA that you can't find at Costco or Walgreens twitter.com/AminESPN/statu…

Rod Boone

Nets confident despite their odds against beating the Hawks nwsdy.li/1O0KcIK #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Might as well just give A-Rod the MVP now.

Tim Bontemps

Really enjoyed @talkhoops and @Matt Moore previewing the playoffs on the #EOBPod ... NBA fans should give it a listen.

Devin Kharpertian

Southwest Division also had more teams with 50+ wins (4) than the East (3).

Devin Kharpertian

The Southwest Division ended the year with as many teams above .500 as the entire Eastern Conference. twitter.com/AdiJoseph/stat…

Mike Mazzeo

On the blog: Is this the Big Three's last chance to make its mark in Brooklyn? #Nets espn.go.com/blog/brooklyn-…

Devin Kharpertian

Something I learned doing our Nets-Hawks preview: a Korver corner 3 is more valuable than a layup — bkga.me/1G3QrYa

Mike Mazzeo

Just saw replay. A-Rod. My goodness. Crush job. twitter.com/ESPNNYYankees/…

Mike Mazzeo

Danny Ferry, the executive, made so many excellent, under-the-radar moves to build this 60-win Hawks team. basketball-reference.com/executives/fer…

Devin Kharpertian

For comparison, here’s how everyone with >50 tightly guarded 3’s shot this year. Aaaaand Stephen Curry. http://t.co/gx0YjqZIvU

Devin Kharpertian

Stephen Curry shot 54% (34-63) on 3’s with “tight” defense (2-4 feet of separation). FIFTY. FOUR. PERCENT.

Mike Mazzeo

D-Will didn't dunk. He shot 44.5 percent on layups. The #Nets were 5.8 points per 100 possessions better offensively with him on the court.

Devin Kharpertian

For example: Deron Williams shot 34.9% on 269 shots (3-28 from 3) when he dribbled 7 or more times before shooting.

Devin Kharpertian

NBA’s stats site released a lot of new toys today. Can track NBA rankings in shots/FG% by shot clock, touch time, # of dribbles, etc.

Devin Kharpertian

Solid defense on this one here by Otto Porter: bkga.me/1Ooo7i7 http://t.co/luQqCt4taH

Tim Bontemps

DeMar DeRozan wins Eastern Conference Player of the Month, while Brook Lopez was nominated for the award.

Tom Lorenzo

Bojan Bogdanovic has been named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Month. DeMar DeRozan won.

Stefan Bondy

Bojan Bogdanovic was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.

Rod Boone

Bojan has been named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for April.

Mike Mazzeo

Bojan Bogdanovic gets rookie of the month honors for April #Nets

Tim Bontemps

The NBA announces Bojan Bogdanovic was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.

Devin Kharpertian

Bojan Bogdanovic wins Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.

Devin Kharpertian

The NBA getting more and more serious with referee accountability. Will release info about what refs call what fouls: http://t.co/bYvutR5EIW

Devin Kharpertian

Reason Nets pick 41st in 2nd round: tied for 11th-worst record. Jazz/Pacers pick higher (lottery) in the first, so Nets get priority in 2nd.

Devin Kharpertian

I said yesterday on the @BKGlueGuys podcast (Part II) that the Clippers could use an upgrade to their logo. So, uh… not that.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets playoff TV update: Games 1, 3, 5, 7 (if necessary) will be on YES; 2, 4, 6 (if necessary) on My9.

Anthony Puccio

Games 2, 4, and 6 (if nec.) of Nets-Hawks will be on MY9.

Devin Kharpertian

NBA releases draft order; Nets own the 29th and 41st picks in the upcoming NBA draft. 15th pick will go to Atlanta.

Andrew Keh

"Ludacris will perform at Game 2 of the Hawks-Nets opening playoff series on Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned."

Stefan Bondy

Mirza Teletovic participated in full 5-on-5 drills. Aside from fitness and chemistry concerns, there's no reason he can't play Sunday.

Devin Kharpertian

Trip totally worth it. RT @Chris Vivlamore: Ludacris will perform at Game 2 of Hawks series with Nets. #ATLHawks

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams’s shot chart over the last 4 games of the season is not pretty. bkga.me/1JR5Lpf http://t.co/cAHees0poF

Rod Boone

Nets' Mirza Teletovic cleared for basketball activities after blood clots in lungs nwsdy.li/1NZ6Lxs #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Maul Pillsap vs. Yaddeus Thung: ranking Nets-Hawks by spoonerism quality, because someone has to. bkga.me/1HAU7Qd

Devin Kharpertian

Gotta be a lock. RT @ScottyZ_RU: with Mirza potentially back, how much does that impact you to having us sweeping the hawks now?

Mike Mazzeo

I'm wondering how much a guy who hasn't played in three months can give the #Nets. But I guess 10 min of Mirza floor spacing could work.

Stefan Bondy

Takes a while for first question in media session, Lionel Hollins goes: "Should I just walk away like Joerger?"

Devin Kharpertian

SI’s @Chris Mannix has Nets taking Duke freshman Tyus Jones 29th in initial mock draft si.com/nba/2015/04/16…

Devin Kharpertian

Breaking down a one-sided matchup: Nets-Hawks deep dive, breakdown, & prediction — bkga.me/1G3QrYa

Anthony Puccio

From beat's reports @ #Nets practice: I would be shocked if Mirza doesn't play in this series at some point. All signs pointing to it.

Tim Bontemps

That being said, after seeing everything play out today, it would be a surprise to me if Mirza doesn't play at some point this series.

Tim Bontemps

Mirza said he isn't going to lobby to play. Says he trusts doctors, coaches to decide when – or if – he'll return to game action.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson was indifferent when asked about being booed in Atlanta. He's so even-keeled about everything. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Mirza Teletovic on how his shot feels after time away: "I feel good. If you have a shot, you have it."

Stefan Bondy

Joe still gets booed in Atlanta: "I honestly don’t care. I’m part of the Brooklyn Nets and we have a job to do."

Stefan Bondy

Joe Johnson: "I think we have a good chance."

Stefan Bondy

Nets being coy about it but definitely left practice with the impression that Mirza will be playing.

Devin Kharpertian

I podcasted. 2 parts on Nets-Hawks, the NBA playoffs, and other weird things with the @BKGlueGuys: bkga.me/1HAYA5k

Mike Mazzeo

Mirza just taking it day to day says for now he's just happy to be practicing #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

The most important Nets-Hawks preview you’ll read all day: ranking them by their spoonerized names. bkga.me/1HAU7Qd

Tim Bontemps

Mirza is still on the court shooting 30 minutes after practice is over. Going through a rigorous workout with assistant coach John Welch.

Rod Boone

Mirza still on the court. Only him and Thaddeus left shooting: instagram.com/p/1lecMAoWRw/

Andrew Keh

A new book celebrates the "whimsical hip-hop daydreams" of mixtape cover art designers: nyti.ms/1DrU2Lz

Rod Boone

Deron said having Mirza practice with them today was a nice surprise. "He actually played pretty well and he didn't miss many shots."

Rod Boone

Brook has a new playoff haircut. The flowing locks are toast: http://t.co/GAUig8Oboc

Tim Bontemps

Bojan Bogdanovic, on how Mirza's shot looks: "Like usual."

Tim Bontemps

Alan Anderson says he's playing Sunday.

Rod Boone

Alan Anderson just reiterated he's playing Sunday. Just as he told me after the game Wednesday.

Mike Mazzeo

Alan Anderson: "I'm playing Sunday."

Andrew Keh

Floyd Mayweather, the world's highest-paid athlete last year, should make over $100 million fighting Manny Pacquiao: nyti.ms/1DrQ4CL

Anthony Puccio

On back to backs, Adam Silver says they're thinking about possibly extending the season by a week to spread out games.

Tim Bontemps

Hollins emphasized fact that Mirza hasn't been cleared for basketball activities, but not for games.

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins on the mood of the team: "They're glad practice is over." Nets went for over 2.5 hours.

Andrew Keh

"the Nets are not the nonentity some think" - @BenHoffmanNYT lavishing Brooklyn with praise in his playoff preview nyti.ms/1DrNqwM

Tim Bontemps

Mirza Teletovic hasn't been cleared for practice until today, but has been shooting and working out daily. Not like he's starting from zero.

Anthony Puccio

Mirza would even make Plumlee better. He can stretch the floor while Plumlee sticks in the paint. Jefferson/Clark are VERY limited.

Anthony Puccio

As @Tim Bontemps said, (IF) Mirza returns, it would be a huge boost to the bench. They've really struggled to score consistently.