NetsDaily: ESPN's Brian Windhorst: 'Nets want to upgrad…

NetsDaily: ESPN’s Brian Windhorst: ‘Nets want to upgrade roster … but there’s a possibility @SDinwiddie_25 might be available depending on the deal, that’s what I’ve heard. Or at least there’s an expectation it could be. I don’t know if he’s available right now … but that’s possible.’ Spencer Dinwiddie: I had the most fun years of my career playing for the Nets. Outside of course when my dad used to coach me before middle school.
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May 30, 2023 | 10:03 am EDT Update

Tyler Herro on his injury: 'My hand feels good'

The spacing of games in the NBA Finals also could work in Herro’s favor, with a two-day break before Sunday’s Game 2 in Denver, and then another two-day break before Game 3 in Miami. By missing the first two games of the best-of-seven series, it would give Herro another week of build up. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t know,” he said. “My hand feels good. We’ll see what happens. I’m feeling good.” Just to see Herro with the opportunity for a return is heartening to teammates. “It’s great, man,” Vincent said. “Obviously, Tyler was a huge part of our team and he still is whether he’s on the court or off the court. Just being a voice and being there, so it’s been great having him around.
Although he could not guarantee the exact timing for a return from the broken right hand sustained in the first half of the Heat’s playoff opener last month, Herro indicated that is the plan at some point during the best-of-seven series that opens Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Ball Arena. “I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two or three times a day, from here until the day I hopefully come back,” he said. “So I’m just going to continue to work hard and see how my body responds day by day and I’m trying to come back as soon as possible.”
Tim Kiely, longtime producer of TNT’s hit “Inside the NBA,” has “Gone Fishin’” after more than 27 years producing the show.  After the Miami Heat’s Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals Monday, Kiely joined the “Inside the NBA” crew for the show’s “Gone Fishin’” segment to celebrate his retirement.  Since 1995, Kiely − also known simply as “TK” − has produced the iconic sports show on TNT alongside Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. “I can’t even put it into words. We’ve been together for a long, long time,” host Ernie Johnson said. “You’re the best of all time. Nobody in the business has ever done it better.”
May 30, 2023 | 9:14 am EDT Update

Celtics expected to extend Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown’s forgettable showing in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals may have little bearing on his future with the Boston Celtics. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported at the 16:57 mark of his Hoop Collective podcast he believes Brown, who’s eligible for free agency in 2024, will re-sign when the moment comes. “I would be stunned,” Windhorst said about the idea of Brown and Jayson Tatum having played their last game together Monday night. “In talking to people on both sides, I think there’s a very good chance they’re gonna find ground on that.”
As for his future, Brown — who is eligible to sign a five-year, $295 million supermax extension this summer after making second-team All-NBA — said he wasn’t sure about his thought process heading into the summer. “I don’t even really know how to answer that question right now, to be honest,” Brown said. “My thought process is take it one day at a time, focus on getting better. Focus on what the future holds and see where we are from there.”
The future of Grant Williams is murkier. After being a stalwart of Boston’s playoff run last year, his role fluctuated wildly under Mazzulla, including in these playoffs. Williams will be a restricted free agent this summer, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer or move on via a sign-and-trade deal. “Just focused on today. We planned on making it to the Finals, and it didn’t go that way,” Williams said. “So I’ll figure [free agency] out when time comes.”