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July 13, 2014 Updates

Ohm Youngmisuk: Source also says Nets still expect Kevin Garnett to return for final year. For me, though, hard to imagine KG will be happy with Paul gone Twitter @NotoriousOHM

Ohm Youngmisuk: Sources expect Nets to sign Bojan Bogdanovic sometime this week. Pierce's departure could mean minutes for Karasev and Bogdanovic Twitter @NotoriousOHM

July 12, 2014 Updates
July 11, 2014 Updates

You have renewed your contract with Brooklyn. Why did you make this decision, even though you had player option for the next season? Andrei Kirilenko: When I was just signing the contract originally, I planned that I would stay in New York for a couple years. Me and my wife always wanted to live for some time in this city. We have seen a lot of different places, different parts of America, different people – in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Minnesota. But we have never managed to feel the real spirit of this special city. We wanted to dive into this atmosphere. And then many factors came into play, making it possible for it to become reality. Rush'n Hoops

The Cavaliers were told to clear max salary-cap space for James, and they did so at an extreme price – a starting center and a 2016 lottery pick to the Boston Celtics. When paperwork was slow to be filed to finalize the three-way deal on Thursday morning, Cavaliers officials were imploring Boston and Brooklyn executives to speed up the process, that it was imperative the deal be finalized and Cleveland officials could be prepared to present James with a max contract with a starting salary of $20.7 million, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Sergey Karasev spoke with Sport-Express, the big Russian sports site from Las Vegas Thursday, before departing for Orlando and the Nets summer league team. He told S-E how much he's looking forward to working out with his Olympic teammate, Andrei Kirilenko ... and how the Nets told him that they insisted he be included in the deal. "I was told that the Nets showed serious interest to me," Karasev told the Sport-Express correspondent. "Like Cleveland was not going to give me up but Brooklyn insisted that I was to be included in the deal along with Jarrett Jack." In fact, NetsDaily was told the Nets could have had picked up a second round pick or two, but wanted the 20-year-old who their scouts had been so high on. NetsDaily

July 10, 2014 Updates

Mike Mazzeo: Pierce confirms (as if needed) that Doc has called him and says as others have dominos will fall when Melo/Bron land #Nets Twitter @MazzESPN

In the days leading up to the draft in June, rumors circulated that the Bucks were seriously shopping beleaguered veteran center Larry Sanders. A report recently surfaced the Bucks had offered Sanders to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a package deal that would have brought veteran center Brook Lopez to Milwaukee. Brooklyn reportedly rejected the offer. Racine Journal-Times

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have completed a three-team trade with the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have acquired center Tyler Zeller and a future first-round draft pick from the Cavaliers and guard Marcus Thornton from the Nets. The Nets have acquired Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev while the Cavaliers have acquired a future conditional second round pick from the Celtics and the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic from Brooklyn. NBA.com

Zach Lowe: Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next season, may place Brooklyn Knight character on hiatus...or worse. To be clear: this is not about the person who plays the mascot. Hearing this is about dissatisfaction with the Knight character. Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

July 9, 2014 Updates

Former longtime head coach Paul Westphal is finalizing a deal to become an assistant under Hollins, a source confirmed Wednesday. Westphal, 63, coached the Supersonics, Suns and Kings over 16 years. New York Daily News

The Brooklyn Nets will pay a record $90.57 million in luxury taxes for the 2013-14 season, sources told ESPN.com. The NBA released its audit to teams ahead of the start of the new fiscal year at midnight Wednesday and revealed the numbers, including the Nets' penalty for splurging after trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last year. In all, the Nets paid more than $197 million in salaries and luxury taxes this past season. Only three other teams had paid more than $90 million in total tax since its inception in 2001. ESPN.com

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