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My interpretation-Lionel Hollins wants to take pressure off DWill by saying 2day that he doesn't understand the expectations surrounding him
D-Will picks up my paper but purposefully avoids my articles :( -- "I read the Daily News, I stop right when I get to the sports section."
2nd part: "..more shots. Not going to happen. I'm a pg. I'm going to find somebody else. Kobe Bryant, that's what he's supposed to do."
2 pt. tweet: D-Will on Kobe criticizing him for taking only nine shots in Game 2 vs. Miami: "If I'm 0-for-fucking-9, I'm not shooting 20..."
Lionel Hollins: "Deron is a very good basketball player and Williams is going to prove that this year. And you guys are going to love him."
Deron: "I psyched myself out of a lot of games last year. ... I'm a point guard. If I'm 0-for-[f------] 9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots."
More Hollins on Deron: "It's about the Brooklyn Nets and this whole team. Deron is a big part of it as well as Joe is as well as Brook is.."
Hollins: "It's like it's about Deron. If Deron doesn't do this we can't win. If Deron doesnt play or he's hurt ... It's not about Deron."
Lionel Hollins also told us to embrace Deron Williams. I think everyone -- more importantly fans -- would if he plays like an All-Star again
Lionel Hollins just gave us impassioned chat about Deron, basically saying it's not all about him whether we want to believe it.
Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't feel pain, only "tightness" in his back. Said he could be sidelined for 7-10 days.
General tone from Kirilenko is better to be cautious now than have his back really act up on him.
Kirilenko says he's probably going to sit out for the next few days to rest his back.
Kirilenko estimates he's out a week to 10 days
Obviously not a good sign on Day 2.
Andrei Kirilenko did not practice today due to a tight lower back.
Kirilenko missed most of preseason and 25 of the first 29 games last season with back spasms.
Nets have their first camp injury: no practice for Andrei Kirilenko today because of a tight lower back.
And so it begins: Andrei Kirilenko, besieged by back spasms last season, did not practice because of a tight back.
The Syracuse Orange are wearing jerseys tonight that have arguably have no orange on them at all. Seems about right.
That wasn't a spike. That was a fumble.
You know basketball is back when Kevin Garnett declines to talk to the media.
Regardless of how much he's to blame, Rajon Rondo needs to get out of Boston.
Deron Williams: "It's good to start training camp, especially when you missed it last season."
Hollins on how he created a culture in Memphis: "Well, they let me stay for a long time."
Hollins: "Anything you do in life, it’s all about doing it every day until it becomes who you are. I don’t eat healthy, so I know that."
Memorable quote of the first day of training camp, Joe Johnson: "I'm a Yoga-head. I'm a hot-Yoga-head."
Lionel Hollins: "I don't get into what I'm looking for. I just go do, and we do as a team."
Nets GM Billy King had said Lopez would likely only practice once a day, but Hollins said late practice today will be one hour & non contact
Lionel Hollins said he had subs for Deron and Brook so they didn't have to do every rep, but said Brook would go through light PM practice.
Lionel Hollins said he is completely abandoning Jason Kidd's system, said it doesn't fit current personnel.
Lionel Hollins said the expectation is for Brook to participate in the second practice today, which will be roughly an hour.
For what it's worth, Joe said Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters in this morning's first practice.
Johnson said he hasn't weighed himself yet, but that he feels like he's at his lightest weight since "his early days" in the league.
Thanks to offseason hot yoga, Joe Johnson says he's coming in as light as his early years in Phoenix and Boston.
You can add Joe Johnson to the weight loss trend around the league. Looks significantly lighter. Attributes it to being "a yoga head."
Deron Williams: "If we're healthy, I think we can do anything. That's the main thing."
Lionel Hollins on how his first day of practice went: "Very painful ... My feet are very sore, and my back is very sore."
Wonder how much it would cost for them to fix the problems with the Barclays Center's hockey setup (scoreboard, seating etc...)
The Nets credentialed about 150 members of the press for Media Day last year. Today was considerably less.
Brook Lopez: seven years with one team, seven coaches. Tim Duncan: 18 years, one coach.
Brook Lopez is 26 years old.
Brook Lopez is on his seventh Nets coach, counting interims, which is crazy.
When you listen to tape of a Kevin Garnett interview, the first thing you always hear is a really long and loud and intense exhalation.
KG on rebounding from his poor season: "I don't need to show people anything, that's first of all."
Lionel Hollins on Bojan Bogdanovic: "He's a basketball player."
Best KG quote of the day: "Nice wallies. I thought they didn't even make wallies no more. That's what's up. I see you. I see you. Wu-Tang!"
Lionel Hollins said he never thought about adding Lawrence Frank to his staff.
Asked Jarrett Jack about East: "We have as a great a shot as anybody, with the mixture of talent we have here, veteran and young guys."
Anderson: "I found out he was already gone when he was gone. So it was like, 'Where he at? Milwaukee? Who?' Aw, man."