Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Players are rarely thrilled to get their scrimmage on. Simulating game action is never as fun as the real thing.
But for the Nets, it's time to gauge their progress after three days of the training camp grind. Joe Johnson, for one, seems excited to hit the court here at the PNY Center Friday evening in the Nets' Black & White scrimmage.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams likes what he's seeing so far from Joe Johnson and believes it's only a matter of time before the two really start jelling.
"It’s been fun playing with him," the All-Star point guard said after Wednesday's practice at the PNY Center. "We’ve got a good group. I think we have a chance to be really good, with him and Gerald [Wallace] on the...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King is sure his starting quintet ranks among the tops in the league.
In King's eyes, their lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez stacks up extremely well against anyone.
"Those five, I think we can match up with any five on the court," the Nets' GM said at the PNY Center Tuesday in his preseason...Read more »
Josh Childress is officially the newest Net.
The team announced the signing of the 6-8 forward Thursday, giving them another versatile bench player who they hope will help in a variety of ways. The Nets, whose roster now stands at 15, view Childress as a backup to starting swingman Gerald Wallace and he fills the last void that Avery Johnson and GM Billy King wanted to plug.
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C.J. Watson is in Africa at the moment, participating in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program.
The Nets point guard is loving every minute of it, too.
"It’s fun," Watson said in a phone conversation with Newsday on Wednesday, "to finally experience this, and just to get out there and take the kids, and teach them different drills and about education. It’s...Read more »
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...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Gerald Wallace didn't want to deal with a long, drawn-out process in this whole free agency thing.
As far as he was concerned, the sooner he could agree to a new deal, the better.
"Just go ahead and get it over with," the swingman said this afternoon on a conference call from Alabama, where he's running his third annual youth basketball camp. "I have more...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Avery Johnson said Friday that the Nets were still searching for a point guard to back up Deron Williams.
Looks like they've found their man.
The Nets signed C.J. Watson reportedly for two years at the veteran's minumum, and Watson is said to have a player option in the pact's second year. He was waived by the Bulls on Wednesday and drew interest from others.
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Keeping in tune with making deals official now that the league’s moratorium has been lifted, the Nets announced the re-signing of Gerald Wallace today.
Wallace, who turns 30 later this month, started in all 16 games he played in with the Nets last season after getting traded here from Portland for a first-round pick. In 35.8 minutes of action per game, the athletic 11-year veteran swingman...Read more »
Deron Williams is truly the face of the Brooklyn Nets now.
The superstar point guard inked his new five-year, $98-million contract just after the NBA’s moratorium on player transactions was lifted at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Williams, who mulled choosing between the Nets or his hometown Mavericks, signed the pact in Las Vegas where he’s training with the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team for...Read more »