Fred Kerber

#Knicks Carmelo Anthony reiterates his excitement about this season, playoff chances & avoiding repeat of last year bit.ly/1BK6LJe

Stefan Bondy

Derrick Rose says he won't be taking days off during World Cup "If I can play, I'm going to play." nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…

Andray Blatche

28 days nang malayo sa pamilya. 2 practices/day. Bugbog na katawan. Buti na lang may Alaxan. #pusongpalaban #LabanPilipinasPuso

Mike Mazzeo

Couple things: Terrell Owens is 40 but can still ball and watching DJ Khaled do anything was hilarious. Wish DJK played the full 40 minutes

Mike Mazzeo

Kevin Durant has left the building. Believe he earlier walked around the bowels of Barclays with Roc Nation's Michael Yormark.

Mike Mazzeo

Stein: Plumlee a favorite of Coach K's to make Team USA's roster es.pn/1ms1Gv8 #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Great eyes by @Michael Lee: Nike exec Lynn Merritt just walked down to courtside & gave Kevin Durant a big hug

Mike Mazzeo

Photographers are literally flocking around Rihanna not sure anyone cares about KD http://t.co/51zpooeEzb

Mike Mazzeo

Rihanna is here. She just walked to her courtside seat. The game just stopped. I can see why.

Mike Mazzeo

At Barclays Center for Roc Nation celebrity B-ball game. Courtside crew features Harden, DeRozan and Durant.

Fred Kerber

Another reason to go on living: at red carpet event in Brooklyn. In next life I might know who the hell these people are

Stefan Bondy

Coach K dropping hints about Plumlee over Drummond? "There will be a guy who doesn't make it that has better stats than somebody else."

Tim Bontemps

I am amused by the number of people who seem to think I have some control over Team USA's cut process. Just saying what I think will happen.

Stefan Bondy

Unlike last year, there's no planned players-only August workouts for the Nets. D-Will organized it in Cali last year.

Stefan Bondy

Asked Derrick Rose about East being a race between Bulls and Cavs. He mentioned another team to watch out for: Charlotte.

Tim Bontemps

Of those five guys, I think both Plumlee and Cousins make it to give Team USA four true bigs, making one of those wings the final cut.

Tim Bontemps

From there, it seems like the final spot will come down to one of the following being sent home: Korver, DeRozan, Parsons, Cousins, Plumlee.

Tim Bontemps

After being around the team this week, seems like Lillard, Drummond, Hayward will likely be the first three cuts.

Mike Mazzeo

Just informed the #Yankees played a game in 2 hours, 7 minutes today. No pitching changes. A model for future American League games (lol)

Sarah Kustok

Some things never change.. @kendallg13 still making us grind all over Chi #rainrunning #goodforthesoul instagram.com/p/r-QtjoKI3h/

Mike Mazzeo

Attention, #Nets fans: an updated list of #NBA free agents in 2015 and 2016 espn.go.com/new-york/story…

Lenn Robbins

After @usabasketball practiced at the @newyorkac #Nets forward @Mason Plumlee said he feels good about his chances of making the team.

Mike Mazzeo

Rose says he's going to give it a go tomorrow and see how it goes #USA

Marquis Teague

I'm on a mission thts all I have time for right now!!!

Tim Bontemps

He then says he's close to having that eight guys decided.

Tim Bontemps

Krzyzewski says that he has to "compliment eight guys with four guys." Says "once we know those right" other four become easier to decide.

Tim Bontemps

Krzyzewski singles out DeMar DeRozan as someone who has played well "whenever there's been live action" including scrimmages, games.

Tim Bontemps

Coach K says "everyone is able to play" tomorrow night.

Tim Bontemps

Derrick Rose is on the court practicing today http://t.co/Dh6S0BhfCl

Tim Bontemps

While Team USA breezed to an easy win Wednesday at MSG, the bigger story was Derrick Rose once again sitting out: nyp.st/1s47v5c

Tim Bontemps

Team USA won big Wednesday night, but the bigger story was Derrick Rose watching from the sidelines: nyp.st/1sW5qfM

Tim Bontemps

Derrick Rose on not playing tonight: "There’s nothing to worry about. I don’t have anything to worry about."

Tim Bontemps

Rose said "of course" he could've played tonight, but that he and team are taking the long schedule team has under consideration.

Tim Bontemps

Both Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau downplayed the significance of Rose sitting out tonight. Everyone seems to agree he'll play Friday.

Stefan Bondy

Coach K: Mason Plumlee didn't play today because he wanted to give Andre Drummond a chance.

Fred Kerber

So who will be more beloved in #Yankees lore, Ed Whitson or Esmil Rogers?

Stefan Bondy

USA coach K says Derrick Rose will play Friday against Puerto Rico.

Mike Mazzeo

Thibodeau says rest/precautionary day for Rose #USA

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee has done nothing but impress so far

Mike Mazzeo

Doesn't look like Mason Plumlee is going to play tonight. Wouldn't read anything into it -- in a negative way.

Stefan Bondy

Chris Brown is at the Garden sitting next to a woman who is not Rihanna.

Mike Mazzeo

MSG crowd needs to check Twitter. Wants Derrick Rose. Will not get Derrick Rose.

Tim Bontemps

The crowd here at MSG keeps chanting for Derrick Rose. Unfortunately they won't be getting their wish tonight.

Lenn Robbins

Kenneth Faried is a beast. A power forward's power forward @usabasketball

Lenn Robbins

Same starting five in the second half for @usabasketball Expect to see @Mason Plumlee this quarter. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Lots of fun covering Team USA. Only downside? It appears @tfrank14's ego is expanding by the day thanks to spending so much time w/ stars.

Mike Mazzeo

Watching Taney and Mo'ne at MSG #priorities http://t.co/DltSlEnG4B

Tim Bontemps

I've covered the NBA for three-plus years now, and still haven't gotten a chance to see Derrick Rose play live. Hoping that changes Friday.

Stefan Bondy

Garden crowd is chanting for Derek Rose. He's not playing tonight.

Tim Bontemps

Also of note for hoops fans: one of the top incoming freshmen in the country this season, Karl Towns, has just checked in for the D.R.

Tim Bontemps

Francisco Garcia and James Harden – teammates with the Rockets – having a little fun with each other throughout this game.

Tim Bontemps

Team USA is winning 28-17 after one quarter, but you wouldn't know it being here. Dominican fans very, very excited about their team.

Tim Bontemps

Jack Michael Martinez to the official just now: "I'm tired of (Cousins) pushing me."

Tim Bontemps

Cousins picks up offensive foul for just chucking his defender out of the way. Needs to keep his head there.

Tim Bontemps

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Klay Thompson, DeMar DeRozan and Damian Lillard all have checked in.

Tim Bontemps

Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Kemba Walker are here taking in tonight's game.

Tim Bontemps

With Derrick Rose sitting tonight after not practicing the past 2 days, you have to wonder how he'll be able to handle compacted WC schedule

Mike Mazzeo

Now @Marc Stein says Derrick Rose will not play tonight.

Mike Mazzeo

Kyrie Irving starting for Derrick Rose tonight #USA

Lenn Robbins

Ready to go here in MSG as #USABasketball takes on Dominican Republic. Another chance for @Mason Plumlee to state his case. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Biggest thing to come out of Adam Silver's pregame press conference tonight: General Martin Dempsey has a lot of opinions about basketball.

Mike Mazzeo

Derrick Rose looked fine goung through warmups about an hour before tip-off #USA

Stefan Bondy

Mason Plumlee's pre-game workout was briefly interrupted when he tripped over the Knick City Dancers, who are, in fact, dancing.

Stefan Bondy

First player on the court for Team USA: Mason Plumlee http://t.co/hT4lmZbaiB

Tim Bontemps

Brook said he was very happy to finally be out of the walking boot and said he began running last week.

Tim Bontemps

Saw Brook Lopez this afternoon at a Coca-Cola healthy living event at Barclays Center. Looks noticeably lighter; says he's at 270 pounds.

Mike Mazzeo

Brook Lopez is back to around 270 pounds now. I joked he'd been working out with LeBron and Melo but he said mostly from being in bed #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

This too "@nydnmabramson: Brook Lopez said "no question I'll be ready for the start of the season" of his rehab from foot surgeries."

Mike Mazzeo

Lopez just started running last Monday. These kids are asking good questions. They could do our jobs #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Lopez on being hurt: " You can only lay in bed so much, watch TV so much." Was happy to be able to get out there and jump some rope. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Some teenagers at Barclays Center today for a Coca-Cola sponsored event promoting healthy lifestyles. #Nets Brook Lopez will be here, too.

Mike Mazzeo

BC standout Hayes, Rangers agree to deal es.pn/1BCyLhO via @ESPNNewYork

Jason Collins

Also joining the #LoveTravels team is @AngelaSimmons. Huge applause to her, @MarriottIntl, & @lovetravelsWme. http://t.co/sIlirMkVoE

Tim Bontemps

ICYMI: my look at Team USA's trip to West Point, where the focus was on anything but basketball: nypost.com/2014/08/19/tea…

Mike Mazzeo

Burning Q's: What kind of numbers do you expect Bojan Bogdanovic to put up? es.pn/1BBz4tk #Nets

Andrew Keh

Korea plays Japan today in little league so little league is my 2nd-favorite sport now after short track speed skating.

Tom Lorenzo

Ticketmaster with a KG photo and a Lionel Hollins callout to in promoting the pre-sale of Nets tickets: http://t.co/zPtwWYgu2R

Brett Yormack

Congrats to @alexchernin for winning my #CEOseats to @ArcadeFire on 8/23. Follow & DM @barclayscenter today to claim your tickets.

Andrew Keh

Valet bicycle parking returns as a thing this weekend at Barclays Center.

This season, Robertson had given up just two runs in 11.2 innings in non-save situations before tonight's one-out, three-run performance.

Mike Mazzeo

Dude hasn't blown a save in ages and he gets booed? Maybe those boos were directed at Beltran for not getting that runner in.

Mike Mazzeo

Anything that travels that far oughta have a damn stewardess on it

Fred Kerber

#Astros Chris Carter: 0-for-4, 4 strikeouts, 1 looking, 3 swinging v #Yankees tonight. How is he not on Mets?

Stefan Bondy

Mason Plumlee on moving to power forward and what went wrong for him in the playoffs nydn.us/1w6Wp5G

Mike Mazzeo

Durant at panel event in Manhattan says: "I think I can score better than anyone." #2uncensored

Andrew Keh

which side of street RT @NYTMetro: The Westside Market is opening a new location on the East Side of Manhattan: bit.ly/1oahWk7

Andrew Keh

Dick Bavetta, NBA referee since 1975, is retiring.

Mike Mazzeo

Derrick Rose did not practice today in Jersey. Not expected to start tomorrow. Colangelo did not seem concerned, however. #USA

Tom Lorenzo

Dude's name, the visual, it's all so perfect for Barclays' "bike valet" service at this weekend's Arcade Fire shows. http://t.co/lK9ekT86vp

Andrew Keh

Hello Kitty bobbleheads this weekend at Yankee Stadium. I once saw Hello Kitty throw out the first pitch at Dodgers Stadium.

Andrew Keh

Applebee's is the pro tennis player getaway spot: nyti.ms/1pHPr2u