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KG likes what he's seeing so far

Kevin Garnett speaks to reporters during the Nets'

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Kevin Garnett sat on a chair with a white towel draped over his head, obviously a bit gassed after the Nets' first practice on their second day of training camp.

Let's just say Garnett & Co. are getting a good workout in so far.

"Fun, but tough," the 37-year-old power forward said after practice at Duke University Wednesday. "Obviously we’re new, and...

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Deron, Terry limited in first practice for 'anxious' Nets

Nets point guard Deron Williams speaks to reporters

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Deron Williams spent the better part of the Nets’ first practice watching from the sideline Tuesday, nursing his sore right ankle.

The Nets are being cautious with their star point guard after his injury-plagued campaign in Brooklyn a season ago, bringing him along slowly and limiting his on-court activities. Williams, who injured the ankle working out in Utah last month, said...

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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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Kidd: Nets were too 'vanilla' last season

Nets head coach Jason Kidd speaks with reporters

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd's main task in his first season as the Nets' coach mirrors that same mentality he had when he was traded to the Nets in 2001.

"I think the identity," Kidd said Tuesday when asked what he wants to change within the Nets. "I think it was just vanilla and I think you guys can see after the trade with [Kevin] Garnett and [Paul] Pierce that it's...

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Deron Williams has sprained ankle, bone bruise

Deron Williams reacts late in the second half

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Deron Williams sprained his right ankle and suffered a bone bruise during a recent workout in Utah, but the Nets expect their star point guard to be ready when training camp opens in 12 days.

Williams overcame a rash of injuries and a slow start last season, regaining his form after the All-Star break. He battled through ankle injuries, taking three rounds of cortisone shots and undergoing...

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Nets set to retire Jason Kidd's number Oct. 17

Jason Kidd speaks during a news conference at

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Jason Kidd's number will go up in the Barclays Center's rafters next month.

The Nets announced Monday that they're going to retire their new head coach's No. 5 jersey prior to the team's preseason matchup against the Heat on Oct. 17.

In a statement Kidd said: "This is a very humbling honor and one that I will always cherish. There can be no greater recognition of an athlete's time...

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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.

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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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