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April 19, 2015 Updates
April 18, 2015 Updates

Now, as we gear up for another round, I just wanted to wish the whole Brooklyn Nets community a wonderful playoffs. Let’s show the very best we are capable of and enjoy every minute of this great sport. As the genius legend Yogi Berra said, "You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and, if that isn't enough, in the second half you give what's left." NBA.com

So each time Johnson returns to Philips Arena, he is booed and heckled. And in a Hawks video presentation covering the team’s different eras, Johnson — the sixth-highest scorer in Hawks history — didn’t make the cut. As Johnson’s Nets prepare to tip off their first-round series in Atlanta on Sunday, none of this seems to bother the veteran because, well, nothing seems to bother him. “Honestly, it doesn’t matter if they boo or cheer,” said Johnson, noting he has heard the jeers. “I honestly don’t care. I’m part of the Brooklyn Nets and we have a job to do. “One thing about me, I don’t feed into it, the negativity, the positivity,” he added. “I’ve never been that player, y’all know I’ve never been that player. I’m going to go out and play my game.” New York Daily News

The clock is ticking on a career with borderline Hall-of-Fame credentials (seven All-Star appearances, 63rd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list). “Especially when you get older (there’s more urgency to win) because it’s not a given that you’re going to make it to this spot next year or even that you’re going to be with that same team the next year,” he said. “So you really have to seize the moment and just enjoy it.” New York Daily News

A friendly wager floated by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on the eve of the NBA playoffs was roundly dismissed by the cocksure mayor of Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed refused to play ball after Adams anted up Brooklyn-made wine and chocolate in an NBA playoff bet between the Nets and the Atlanta Hawks, who are set to duke it out Sunday at Philips Arena in Atlanta. “The city of Atlanta hasn’t thought about what to send to Brooklyn if the Hawks lose because we are confident they are going to win,” a mayoral spokeswoman said, essentially dismissing a time-honored tradition in New York of betting for bragging rights. New York Daily News

April 17, 2015 Updates

Statement from Brooklyn Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber: “Over the last three months, Mirza has been closely monitored on blood thinners and follow-up testing has met our expectations. The most recent bloodwork was normal and Mirza has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities. NBA.com


Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.


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