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

Andrei Kirilenko opts in

Andrei Kirilenko is defended by Raptors guard DeMar

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Andrei Kirilenko is coming back for another season in Brooklyn.

The versatile forward opted into the second year of his contract, according to a league source. Kirilenko, who's scheduled to earn $3.3 million, was a vital cog for the Nets when healthy, playing and defending multiple positions.

Kirilenko missed 37 games, the second most on the team -- trailing only Brook Lopez's 56. He...

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NBA playoffs let Nets know to stay focused

Deron Williams of the Nets plays against Terrence

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The Nets' players and coaches like watching playoff basketball as much as the next hoops fan, so they are well aware of the first-round nuttiness going on around the NBA, including a number of impressive victories for road teams beyond their own in Game 1 in Toronto.

So they are well aware that the Raptors are capable of splitting in Brooklyn this weekend and regaining...

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Andrei Kirilenko puts defense first in playoffs

Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko looks on against the

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Andrei Kirilenko did not play at all in Game 1 of the Nets' playoff series against the Raptors - to the surprise of many who follow the team - then played nearly 20 minutes in Game 2, finishing with four points, three rebounds, an assist and a whopping four steals in a clinic on contributing the little things, including defense.

Before the team's pre-Game 3 shootaround Friday morning,...

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Nets expecting Heat's best shot

Paul Pierce of the Nets defends against LeBron

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MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.

When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.

With...

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Kevin Garnett out vs. Heat, Kirilenko questionable

Nets' Kevin Garnett practices during a training session

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Apparently, Kevin Garnett's back is still bothering him.

The Nets announced Tuesday that the 37-year-old veteran won't be traveling with the team to Miami, meaning he'll miss his seventh straight game because of back spasms when the Nets meet the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.

Andrei Kirilenko, who also sat out Monday's 101-97 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors...

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Notes from London: Deron, Kirilenko and NBA in Europe

Andrei Kirilenko shoots a free throw against the

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LONDON -- Some news notes and quotes from Nets practice at Imperial College on Tuesday:

-- Jason Kidd said Deron Williams, who didn’t make the trip, is “going through his rehab and we’ll see where he’s at when he gets back.” Kidd wouldn’t commit to Williams playing against the Knicks on Monday, saying he’ll take it “day-by-day.” Asked if Williams is frustrated, Kidd said: “He wants to be with...

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Hopeful Kirilenko plans on returning next week

The Nets' Andrei Kirilenko (47) looks to pass

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The Nets may get a welcomed gift when Christmas rolls around next week.

Andrei Kirilenko said before Monday’s game against the 76ers that he’s hopeful he’ll return to action prior to the Nets' six-day road trip that will take them from Indiana to San Antonio to Oklahoma City. Kirilenko has missed the Nets’ last 19 games, shelved by back spasms since their Nov. 8 matchup versus the Wizards...

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King: Now's the time to win it

Nets general manager Billy King speaks to the

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DURHAM, N.C. -- When he finished retooling the Nets' roster over the summer, Billy King said he thought his team had a roughly two-year window to win a title with Kevin Garnett & Co. on board.

In a sense, that glass has been pried open and King wants the Nets to climb through it immediately.

"Now, this is the window. This season," the Nets general manager said Wednesday...

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Paul Pierce: Nets have all the championship ingredients

New Nets player Paul Pierce at a press

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Paul Pierce is making sure the Nets up their ante.

Division title? The veteran small forward basically shrugged off any shred of significance that may come along with winning the Atlantic Division crown, stressing the Nets have a bigger fish to reel in.

“Truthfully, it’s not that important,” Pierce said Monday at the team’s media day at the Barclays Center. “I came here to win a championship....

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Nets to hold training camp at Duke

New Nets players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and

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The Nets have Carolina on their minds.

Perhaps looking to escape some of the expected extra media glare, Brooklyn will conduct its first training camp under new coach Jason Kidd at Duke University, the team announced Wednesday. Following their media session at the Barclays Center on Sept. 30, they'll head down to the Triangle and practice at Duke's campus in Durham, N.C. from Oct. 1-5.

The...

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