Tim Bontemps

In addition to his lengthy thoughts on Pierce, Billy King also touched on a few other things today. Among them ...

Tim Bontemps

If you were looking for a reason why Paul Pierce isn't back with the Nets, GM Billy King gave three of them today: nyp.st/1wHtdio

Mike Mazzeo

So nice to be watching hockey (until the Jets game starts, anyway)

Rod Boone

Nets GM Billy King explains why Paul Pierce left Brooklyn nwsdy.li/1C6yvH2 #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Nets GM Billy King talks payroll, expectations and decision to let go of Paul Pierce nydn.us/1siZzBZ

Rod Boone

King: "Two years in a row it’s something we created ourselves. We beat our own drums. This year it’s more, 'Let's just play basketball ...'"

Rod Boone

King said #Nets expectations haven't changed from last year when they wanted to finish among top 4 in East. But don't expect chest pounding.

Jason Collins

I'm totally being a tourist in DC today. A great way to get around town. #dcmetro http://t.co/YkManOZHYY

Stefan Bondy

King emphasized Brooklyn's goal of top-4 in the E.C. was the same last two years, and it's really about homecourt advantage in 1st round.

Andrew Keh

I like the last sentence in the Blake Griffin interview in GQ: "It's interesting what sports do to people."

Stefan Bondy

Billy King says goal for Nets this season is to finish in the top-4 in the Eastern Conference.

Stefan Bondy

Billy King: During free agency, Nets became convinced Pierce wasn't going to re-sign. When Pierce came back to the Nets, team had moved on.

Rod Boone

#Nets aren't finished rounding out their training camp roster and are expected to sign Willie Reed to a deal.

Stefan Bondy

According to Billy King, today was the first time Brook Lopez played 5-on-5 since surgery.

Mirza Teletovic

Fan portret @Brooklyn Nets http://t.co/ravUJXrlo6

Jason Collins

It's beautiful here in #DC today. I decided to walk from Georgetown to Chinatown. A pic from my walk along the way. http://t.co/T0wPd7fIaU

Rod Boone

Deep convo: #NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio with @NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talking #Nets with @Billy King & @Brett Yormack http://t.co/ZxqKJ9Xl

Stefan Bondy

Willie Reed will be the last player Nets player signed to training camp.

Rod Boone

In terms of leadership void left by Paul Pierce's departure, King said he thinks KG, Alan Anderson and Jarrett Jack will help fill it.

Rod Boone

Billy King said Brook probably won't do 2-a-days at camp. Said they'll play it by ear with Deron but he should play more than last preseason

Deron Williams

Want to cook the #bestburger ever? Get #MastersBurgerBlend from @MasterPurveyors & be prepared for rave reviews! bit.ly/MasterP

Mike Mazzeo

Burnings Q's: Best position battle? es.pn/1C4WV3Q

Fred Kerber

At Midland Beach Park Staten Island 4 #NBA playground dedication. Mayor de Blasio jokes there's "no pressure" on #Knicks Derek Fisher

Rod Boone

#Nets Andrei Kirilenko and #Knicks coach Derek Fisher are all smiles at @NBA Cares event on the Island of Staten: http://t.co/3x5C0mYcOC

Mike Mazzeo

A rookie reporter learns Derek Jeter doesn't like to hear the word "slump" m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Brett Yormack

Proud to join the tip-off event today on Staten Island to begin an unprecedented @NBACares effort as part of @NBAAllStar 2015 #NBACaresNYC15

Mike Mazzeo

Summer fun? Over. The daily grind? About to begin. It always feels like the offseason goes by way too fast, well, because it always does.

Mike Mazzeo

Derek Jeter has ridden the subway twice. He rents in the West Village. His bed looks bigger than my whole apartment nymag.com/daily/intellig…

Jason Collins

I just overheard the flight attendants taking to each other. 1 said, "watch the woman in 23D, she's claustrophobic & might panic". #nobueno

Mike Mazzeo

#LOLGiants makes another appearance

Mike Mazzeo

If Brodeur ever beats the Devils (it shouldn't ever come to that), I wonder if he'll refuse to celebrate

Tim Bontemps

Frank Lampard. Wow. What a crazy game between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Mike Mazzeo

Good move by City to script that Lampard goal

Mike Mazzeo

Only two #Yankees finished w/ worse OPS than Jeter (.609) with a min. of 600 PA since 1920: Clarke twice and Crosetti @ESPNStatsInfo

Marquis Teague

Woke up n a good mood today...

Marquis Teague

Just calling you know that I'm loving your voice keep talking bae I'm ah just listen!!!!!

Jason Collins

So much fun tonight at the @katyperry concert in @STAPLESCenter. #LA #hometown http://t.co/ViW7LhBiQy

Tom Lorenzo

Beyonce killed it as Timberlake. But would have been more impressive if she could have pulled off Rick Ross, too.

Stefan Bondy

Red Bulls 3-0. Wright-Phillips hat trick.Clint Dempsey, who performed his rap songs at an MLS event Thursday, is still out of lineup to rest

Stefan Bondy

"Horrible moment" when Clint Dempsey punched through glass window dailym.ai/1qhu6Ix

Stefan Bondy

It took the Red Bulls 29 seconds to take a 1-0 lead over Sounders; Wright-Phillips with his 22nd goal of the season, five off league record

Tim Bontemps

Proud to say I knew of @steventurous' daughter Maggie before she became an Internet sensation.

Fred Kerber

Somehow, I get the feeling Joe DiMaggio never said "I want to thank the Good Lord for making me hear Cotton Eye Joe in the 8th inning"

Fred Kerber

#Yankees Derek Jeter just scored his 1,920th career run -- passing A-Rod for 9th place on the all-time list

Mike Mazzeo

Still can't figure out why Rutgers didn't give it to Paul James on every play against Penn State.

Stefan Bondy

If Blatche would've signed with NBA team, most of salary would've gone to Wizards. Still sticking it to Washington.

Mike Mazzeo

Injury report: Decker practices, Dee doubtful es.pn/1qUJZuY

Stefan Bondy

Andray Blatche signs with Chinese team and maximizes money. $2.5 million salary + amnesty payment from Wizards.

Mike Mazzeo

Eric Decker was limited in practice today and is listed as questionable for Monday's game. Dee Milliner DNP and is doubtful. #nyj

Fred Kerber

#Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) sed he expects to play again this season. Feeling better after Fri injury

Tim Bontemps

Have been saying for awhile that Andray Blatche would wind up in China. Chance for him to make big $, then potentially get NBA deal in March

Mike Mazzeo

Andray Blatche will reportedly be playing in China next season

Jason Collins

My morning exercise is out here today. I'm working on a new service motion. I've totally tried to copy #MarinCilic http://t.co/JbOwVWHmIT

Tom Lorenzo

Nets are hiring a Director of Basketball Analytics. Get those resumes updated. netsdaily.com/2014/9/20/6628…

Tom Lorenzo

Well, three goals in three minutes, huh? I regret getting up to get coffee. Unbelievable.

Mike Mazzeo

Wilkerson was fined $20,000 by #NFL for unnecessary roughness last Sunday, while Richardson was docked $8,268 #nyj

Mike Mazzeo

How the Ray Rice scandal unfolded es.pn/1qQXaNf

Jason Collins

No need to worry @Dodgers fans... They're playing against the @Cubs. #takingcandyfromababy

Tim Bontemps

The immediate thought is what would Minnesota be offering in return in a sign-and-trade for Bledsoe. Pekovic? Rubio?

Tim Bontemps

Fascinating report by @Brian Windhorst of the Wolves offering the max to Eric Bledsoe: espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Rod Boone

NFL = National Fallout League

Stefan Bondy

Reporters are cutting off Goodell because he continues to say nothing.

Stefan Bondy

And with one swoop of Goodell's black Sharpie, Rachel Nichols was blackballed by the NFL.

Stefan Bondy

Well. This is a disaster.

Tim Bontemps

Roger Goodell's performance today pales in comparison to the one Adam Silver gave about Donald Sterling. The only similarity is the setting.

Stefan Bondy

Special kind of arrogance to come out for this press conference and not say anything.

Stefan Bondy

Not a strong performance from Goodell. Dancing around questions, trying hard to move forward when there's much to answer about the past

Jason Collins

An activist sees an injustice and speaks up about it. Often times they are met with resistance. It's an uphill climb for change. #gentogen

Mike Mazzeo

This Goodell presser makes me miss @ESPNNYYankees and @AndrewMarchand's translator. That was the best.

Jason Collins

Far too long I stayed silent on issues that have a direct impact on my happiness & my life. I choose to speak for those who don't #gentogen

Jason Collins

I am an activist for change because I want equal rights and equal protection under the law for all races, gender, & lgbtq people.

Jason Collins

#ItsOnUs to realize that we all have a role to play in stopping sexual assault. Please take the pledge at ItsOnUs.org.

Marquis Teague

Is there a sprint store in edgewater?

Mike Mazzeo

Decker and Milliner did not practice (also Milliner has quad tightness), Edds limited #nyj

Deron Williams

Had @MasterPurveyors steak at #CelebrityDodgeBarrage & I’m hooked! Keeping my freezer stocked! Try some: bit.ly/MasterP

Mike Mazzeo

Decker (hammy) in the rehab area without pads. Standard routine he's had this week #nyj

Stefan Bondy

I'm all Jetered out. A big fan, but enough is enough.

Mike Mazzeo

Burning Q's: Who needs to break out? #Nets @notoriousohm es.pn/1BTRch8

Rod Boone

Seems hard to believe the time is already nigh, but #Nets media day takes place exactly a week from today.

Fred Kerber

#Nets voided contract of Hamady Ndiaye due 2 failed physical Signed him Wednesday. Probably still ranks like 23 on all-time team points list

Stefan Bondy

Nets have voided contract of HAMADY NDIAYE after results of physical, team announces.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets voided Ndiaye's deal due to failed physical

Jason Collins

Celebrating lupus survivors @NickCannon & @tonibraxton tonight. Raising money for @LupusLA. Charity poker tourney fun http://t.co/ujN3ec7CoR

Jason Collins

Ok I know what happened; let me tell it. The entire @TBBuccaneers team, players & coaches, went out and hit all the clubs in #Atl last night

Jason Collins

This @Atlanta_Falcons vs @TBBuccaneers @nfl game looks like varsity vs jv. Can @WarrenSapp & @DBrooks55 still play? The Bucs D needs help

Mike Mazzeo

A little more magic from the Captain

Marquis Teague

I grew up with a lot of ppl in my house so I'm use 2 that..

Marquis Teague

Staying out the way and grinding hard!!! #idgt

Jason Collins

Lunch today at @BouchonBH w/ @JustinReininga & @A_Hudge for the @caafoundation. Great money raised for @CISLosAngeles http://t.co/hE4y1Aa0F1

Mike Mazzeo

D-Will, #Nets happy 'flying under the radar,' Hollins says No. 1 concern facing team is health es.pn/1s96vBz

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets placed 76th in ESPN's Ultimate Team rankings (out of 122), were 101st in affordability espn.go.com/sportsnation/t…

Marquis Teague

Y'all really must be bored

Andrew Keh

"Mr. de Blasio struggled at first base, muffing several catchable throws." @mattfleg's gamer: nyti.ms/1udF6uD

Rod Boone

Tickled pink to see my man @colinasteph with a byline in today’s @newsdaysports section: newsday.com/sports/footbal…

Marquis Teague

You all beautiful women if you insecure!!!!