Tom Lorenzo

Whoa. RT @Adrian Wojnarowski: Spurs have hired European legend Ettore Messina as an assistant coach, team says.

Fred Kerber

Somehow Scotty Hopson has got 2 B traded 4 himself. Been dealt 3 times since Thurs (Cle 2 Char 2 NO 2 Hous). He must become new Harry Chiti

Marquis Teague

Me and reezy been sleep all day..

Jason Collins

One of the guys in my @ESPYS golf group putts like Happy Gilmore. & it's Happy before he went to miniature golf w/ Chubbs. #notouch #nofeel

Tim Bontemps

And yes, I know Bogdanovic is technically a rookie. Thanks, #wellactually Twitter. My point was he has plenty of experience.

Tim Bontemps

Signing Anderson was important for the Nets. Now gives them a guaranteed four veteran wings (Johnson, Anderson, Kirilenko, Bogdanovic).

Tim Bontemps

Also, Doc Rivers spoke at length about getting "very far" down the road in trying to bring Paul Pierce to LA: nyp.st/1rn0AVG

Tim Bontemps

Nets improve their depth by re-signing Alan Anderson: nyp.st/1mcaSTb

Jason Collins

Fun group of guys I'm playing w/ @ESPYS @TheVFoundation charity golf tourney. We have a par for every hole so far.

Mike Mazzeo

It was easier to sell the whole sentimental reasons thing when homefield advantage in the World Series wasn't involved.

Mike Mazzeo

Derek Jeter, 40, ranks 10th out of 12 AL shortstops in WAR. He's in the All-Star game anyway. Fine by me. fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/derek-…

Mike Mazzeo

My man @Jared Zwerling reports that it looks like Kris Humphries will be joining Paul Pierce in D.C. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Another flood warning? It's become like a daily occurrence!

Marquis Teague

Great wrk out 2 start the day

Jason Collins

Big day today. Starts w/ the @ESPYS & @TheVFoundation charity golf tourney. I apologize to my playing group ahead of time. #four #slice

Tim Bontemps

Doc Rivers says he would've loved to have gotten Paul Pierce, but didn't have assets to do a sign-and-trade with Nets nyp.st/1rn0AVG

Tim Bontemps

The Nets improved their depth with the re-signing of Alan Anderson: nyp.st/1mcaSTb

Mike Mazzeo

This Home Run Derby is right up there with Hamilton and Abreu. Man. What a show!

Mike Mazzeo

Jeter, Hall of Famer to be, described as "great" in interview with ex-teammate Aaron Boone. "First of all, I'm not great," Jeter says. Oh.

Tim Bontemps

That $127.8 million, which will likely be tops in the NBA again next season, would be about $65 million less than what they spent last year.

Tim Bontemps

Including both salary and luxury tax commitments, the Nets will be at about $127.8 million for 14 players for the 2014-15 season.

Tim Bontemps

With the signing of Anderson and impending signings of Bogdanovic and Brown, the Nets will have 93.5 million committed to 14 players.

Rod Boone

With Paul Pierce gone, Alan Anderson's role should increase, making him an important piece. Good re-signing at an economical price again.

Mike Mazzeo

So, obviously, that represents about a $75 million decrease from last season's nearly $200 million figure #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets payroll/luxury tax number projecting at nearly $125 million if you eventually factor in Brown and Jefferson

Mike Mazzeo

Anderson will make $1.27 million this season and has a player option for next season at $1.33 million #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Alan Anderson's deal is worth a little less than $3 million over two years. The second year is a player option. Good signing for the Nets.

Mike Mazzeo

Alan Anderson has re-signed with the #Nets for two years, his agency @PrioritySports announces #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Agent Mark Bartelstein's firm, @PrioritySports, announces Alan Anderson has re-signed with the Nets.

Tom Lorenzo

A patron said of Andrei Kirilenko's Hooters rest. "Campaign girls over visitor Neigh: who has not spit in the wings?" sbnation.com/lookit/2014/7/…

Tim Bontemps

Last night, @talkhoops had groupies descend upon him while we were out. He seemed to enjoy the experience. http://t.co/aooOPIrffT

Tom Lorenzo

Stephen A. Smith thinks Mirza Teletovic should play 30+ minutes per game, "He can PLAY!": youtube.com/watch?v=sFjwan… via @willlerner

Mike Mazzeo

The spotlight is officially on Billy King now #Nets espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Tim Bontemps

By opting not to match Paul Pierce's offer from Washington, the Nets showed the money matters now. My column: nypost.com/2014/07/13/doe…

Marquis Teague

Just got a good run in time 2 grind 2 the max otg!!!

Marquis Teague

Started off with nothing I was hungry..

Mike Mazzeo

And here's a SportsCenter commercial featuring Metallica youtube.com/watch?v=BoPYP-…

Mike Mazzeo

Really good Derek Jeter Jumpman commercial here #Yankees amp.twimg.com/v/7f695f11-a29…

Rod Boone

Nets analysis: Team has a new spending philosophy nwsdy.li/1jpYYdw #Nets

Tim Bontemps

To be clear: can see the rationale behind passing on Pierce. It's a sound business decision. But that's not how they've operated previously.

Tim Bontemps

By passing on the chance to re-sign Paul Pierce, things have changed for the Nets: the money matters now. My column: nyp.st/U8P8kD

Tom Lorenzo

I wrote over 2,000 words about Lionel Hollins. Here: netsdaily.com/2014/7/13/5865…

Tim Bontemps

Passing on Paul Pierce marks a paradigm shift for the Nets. Like everyone else, the money matters now. My column: nypost.com/2014/07/13/doe…

Mike Mazzeo

Gamesmanship... or...

Stefan Bondy

Here's the truth. Nets went for mercenaries and Kevin Garnett is collecting his last check.

Mike Mazzeo

What a pretty play by Gotze

Stefan Bondy

So Nets don't want effective Pierce cause he costs too much. But they're are "excited" to pay more than double for ineffective Garnett. Bull

Mike Mazzeo

From @Chris Broussard: KG likes the direction of the #Nets and is "excited" about joining them for the upcoming season.

Mike Mazzeo

Is this incredible game really going to be decided by penalty kicks?

Mirza Teletovic

Just because of you @Pablo Prigioni i support Argentina ;) #WorldCupFinal http://t.co/oXLXtzltTD

Tim Bontemps

Paul Pierce is off to Washington after Nets decline to match the two-year deal he received from the Wizards: bit.ly/1oT8Cmt

Mike Mazzeo

Ohm: #Nets let Pierce go and close title window espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Mike Mazzeo

Totally understand fan frustration. Just giving you the facts. Up to those in power to turn this thing around. Doesn't look good #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

For what it's worth: Paul Pierce could've cost the #Nets $50 million over the next two seasons in salary and luxury taxes.

Marquis Teague

Planet of the apes was cold

Marquis Teague

Who making tht good Sunday meal though?

Lenn Robbins

According to his Twitter account, Paul Pierce headed to #Wizards. #Nets new coach Lionel Hollins now will have a clearer picture of roster

Mike Mazzeo

Good take by Ohm here: #Nets let Pierce go and close title window espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Tim Bontemps

Of course the Pierce news broke while I was at a wedding in California. There's never a dull moment on the Nets beat.

Tim Bontemps

The Truth has left the building. My story on Paul Pierce leaving Brooklyn to sign with the Wizards: nypost.com/2014/07/13/her…

Mike Mazzeo

This is surprising considering the #Nets were supposedly on a five-year championship plan. East is in flux. Thought they'd go for it again.

Stefan Bondy

It took Pierce about half the season to get over the Celtics. After that, he was as big a part of Nets resurgence as anybody.

Tim Bontemps

Mr. Pierce goes to Washington: my story on @Paul Pierce heading to the Wizards. nyp.st/1sNJLTM

Tim Bontemps

And while $125 million is a lot, it's almost $70 million lower than last year, which is insane to think about.

Tim Bontemps

When Bogdanovic and Brown are done, the Nets' payroll and tax commitments will be somewhere in the $125 million range for 13 players.

Tim Bontemps

Still, the loss of Pierce after one season isn't exactly what was expected when the deal with the Celtics was put together last June.

Tim Bontemps

That would give them a chance of ducking under the repeater tax next season, which is something they would like to do if possible.

Tim Bontemps

Once the Nets complete the signings of Bojan Bogdanovic & Markel Brown, they should have about $76 mil on the books for 15-16 for 8 players.

Stefan Bondy

The spin on this will be interesting, to say the least. We've heard a lot about the importance of leadership and continuity.

Stefan Bondy

Big savings from 2013-14, when Nets spent $197 mill in salaries and luxury taxes. With current roster, they're looking at like $125 mill

Mike Mazzeo

Sources say move was financial given tax implications and the #Nets are comfortable with what they have at power forward

Tim Bontemps

League sources say Pierce moving on will not impact Kevin Garnett's decision to return for a 20th NBA season. Nets expect him back.

Stefan Bondy

I'm sure at this point the Nets want Garnett to retire.

Rod Boone

LeBron James leads huge power shift in NBA's Eastern Conference nwsdy.li/1wgFfgS #Nets

Tim Bontemps

I expected Pierce to wind up either back with the Nets or with the Clippers or Bulls. But that's a nice move for the young Wizards

Tim Bontemps

Nets had the chance to re-sign Pierce and passed, according to league sources. Would have cost them upwards of $20 million in luxury taxes.

Mike Mazzeo

Sources say the #Nets elected to pass on Pierce and are moving on

Tim Bontemps

Can confirm @Marc Stein report that Paul Pierce will be signing with the Wizards.

Mike Mazzeo

Pierce at $5.5 million a year is a nice price. Gets to play with young emerging core in DC. They are gonna be tough in the East #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Paul Pierce to the #Wizards big loss for the #Nets

Rod Boone

LeBron James leads huge power shift in NBA's Eastern Conference nwsdy.li/1mv3g2N #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Source confirms that Paul Pierce has agreed to sign with the Wizards.

Tim Bontemps

People are killing LeBron for taking less money to go home & killing Carmelo for taking the most money to stay. As usual, players can't win.

Tim Bontemps

For those who've asked about possibility of Marquis Teague getting cut: would cost multiple millions in tax. Would be shocked if it happened

Tim Bontemps

That page will be updated through the offseason, and includes Bogdanovic's eventual contract for the mini mid level: nypost.com/2014/05/15/thi…

Tim Bontemps

I keep getting questions on the Nets roster. For those of you wondering, all of your roster/asset questions are here: nypost.com/2014/05/15/thi…

Tim Bontemps

Wizards were wise not to spend $8 mil a year on Trevor Ariza. They just spent the 3rd pick in last year's draft on a SF. Need to play him.

Mike Mazzeo

This is happening http://t.co/Cj0zBohGCv

Tim Bontemps

Anthony Morrow is one of the best guys in the NBA, as well as one of its best shooters. Great pickup for the Thunder.

Jason Collins

Cheers @IanThorpe. Your story will help & inspire many. Wishing you happiness & know that millions of us support and love you. #pride #LGBT

Marquis Teague

I'm bout 2 hit my shmoney dance

Fred Kerber

Damn, the clue were everywhere. Just played the Beatles "White Album" backwards. Sed "Paul is the Walrus...LeBron going back to Cleveland...

Marquis Teague

Got get a hair cut soon as I get home...