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

Doc: Trade was tough for Pierce, but should rejuvenate him

Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics argues a

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doc Rivers could tell Paul Pierce was emotionally hurt, trying to come to grips with the notion that he was no longer wanted in Boston.

Pierce bled Celtics’ green courtesy of playing 15 years with the franchise that plucked him out of Kansas with the 10th selection in the 1998 draft. He was attached to the Celtics, a part of the team’s interwoven fabric.

But the proverbial...

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Billy King shrugs off Kirilenko envy

Joe Johnson, left, assumes a low profile as

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The whispers are apparently traveling around the league.

Some executives reportedly aren't thrilled the Nets landed Andrei Kirilenko at such a cheap price tag. Kirilenko had opted out of the final season of his two-year deal with the Timberwolves, one that would've pocketed him a cool $10 million in 2013-14. He wound up signing with the Nets for nearly $7 million less, taking...

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Nets officially ink Andrei Kirilenko

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko, of Russia, drives

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Andrei Kirilenko is now a Net.

The Nets officially announced Friday they've signed the free agent forward, completing the latest move in an impressive haul this offseason. Kirilenko, who opted out of his deal with the Timberwolves that was scheduled to pocket him $10 million next season, accepted the Nets' mini midlevel exception of $3.18 million.

He inked a two-year...

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No Bojan Bogdanovic for Nets

Nets draft pick Bojan Bogdanovic, from Croatia, speaks

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Not long after suggesting the Nets might not be able to reach a buyout agreement with Croatian sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic, Billy King admitted Wednesday the Nets have pulled the plug on trying to bring him over from Europe.

The Nets had agreed to a three-year deal with Bogdanovic last week, but were attempting to come to a settlement on a buyout with Istanbul-based Fenerbahce,...

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Report: Celtics denied Nets permission to talk to Doc

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts to

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Scratch Doc Rivers' name off the Nets' wish list.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Nets permission to speak to Rivers about their head coaching gig, according to ESPNBoston.com.

There's been speculation about Rivers' future in Boston since the Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. Rivers, who still...

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