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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Nets exercise MarShon Brooks' option

Brooklyn - October 1, 2012: MarShon Brooks during

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MarShon Brooks got some good news Friday, a day after making his preseason debut.

The Nets picked up the third-year team option on Brooks' rookie contract, the team announced prior to tip off of their preseason matchup with the Sixers at the Barclays Center. Brooks, who was nursing tendinitis in his right foot, is scheduled to make $1,210,080 in 2013-14.

Brooks came into this season...

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Rivers, Pierce praise Nets' makeover

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) drives against Brooklyn

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Doc Rivers knows a thing or two about pro basketball in this city, given his two-year stint with the Knicks during the 1990s.

Even he could never imagine in his wildest dreams that the Nets would not only move into the city, but become this chic team that's garnering lots of attention.

"No, I didn’t," the Celtics coach said before tonight's game when I asked him what he thought...

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Avery: Win over Celtics shows Nets' new spirit

BOSTON – So what if Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo didn't exactly appear to be giving it their all, knowing the Nets were going to be playing this one without their starting five.

Tuesday night's 97-96 preseason victory over the Celtics at TD Garden in come-from-behind fashion still left an impression on Avery Johnson. The Nets outscored the Celtics' reserves 23-13 in the final...

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Starters taking a rest in Beantown tonight

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson yells to

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BOSTON – If you were planning on flipping on NBATV tonight to get a another peek at the new-look Nets, don't expect to see any of their starters in action against the Celtics.

Avery Johnson is going with a starting lineup loaded with reserves, opting to give his main five a day off after playing two games in three nights, including Monday's 98-88 victory over the Wizards at the Barclays Center....

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Avery not pleased with Nets 'D'

Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford (15) goes up

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The Nets' defense remains a work in progress.

Defense was certainly an issue, particularly on the interior in the first half of Monday's 98-88 win at the Barclays Center. The Wizards essentially had their way in the paint, grabbing offensive rebounds and creating some havoc.

The Nets yielded four offensive boards to Washington in the first half and things weren't great out on the perimeter,...

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Nets extremely eager to hit someone else

Nets head coach, Avery Johnson talks to players

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At long last, Avery Johnson will finally get the chance to see his Brooklyn Nets in action against someone else.

The Nets bused to Atlantic City following Friday's practice at the PNY Center, motoring down the shore to play their first preseason game. They're the only team that hasn't played a game yet and that has them champing at the bit to hit the court against...

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Nets to play Sixers in Atlantic City in preseason opener

The Atlantic City boardwalk is shown in this

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They're calling it the "Boardwalk Classic."

The Nets and Sixers are set to meet at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in their Oct. 13 preseason matchup, Philadelphia announced at a press conference today. The location for the contest had been listed as TBA ever since the preseason schedules were released last week.

It's the Nets' preseason opener and will represent the first time...

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