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It was a big day for the Nets in FIBA play ... and it won't be over until Mason Plumlee and Team USA play Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets big man filled in for an injured Brook Lopez and picked up some of the slack for a declining Kevin Garnett , eventually starting 22 games and averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in just 18.2 minutes per contest.
Brook Lopez was at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, no, not practicing with the Nets , but helping sponsor a Coca-Cola event promoting healthy lifestyles.
Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King said Monday that there are no plans to have minute restrictions on center Brook Lopez as he attempts to recover from another foot surgery performed last season.
Feb. 5, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant dunks the ball between Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace and power forward Kris Humphries during the second half at Barclays Center.
Cory Jefferson, the final pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, is making his case for a final roster spot.
If Sergey Karasev had somehow stayed in Cleveland and not been traded to Brooklyn, he would have been way down in the Cavs' rotation.
Shaun Livingston is 28 years old and entering his 10th NBA season. By normal standards, this would place him squarely in his prime.
There's no indication the Nets are interested in bringing Jason Collins back next season, and Collins has spent much of the summer promoting a human rights agenda.
A few free-agency dominoes still need to fall into place, but for the most part the NBA 's offseason house cleaning is finished.
Brook Lopez is back working out . After missing most of last season following foot surgery the man who is arguably the best offensive center in the game is on the court going all out.
Marc Stein reports that Team USA may try to get down to 12 or 13 players by the time the team boards a flight from New York to Spain and the FIBA World Cup ... and it remains uncertain whether Mason Plumlee will make the final cut.
While the assembly of elite talent remains imperative, general managers and ownership groups are endlessly crunching numbers in order to figure out how to piece together championship-caliber rosters at a fair price.
Billy King was on SiriusXM Radio's Starting Lineup Monday morning and in his clearest statement yet on Brook Lopez's return, said there's no plan for minutes restrictions on the 7-foot center following his foot reconstruction surgery.
Billy King was named as the Nets ' general manager on July 14, 2010, and oversees all aspects of the team's basketball operations.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 06:06 am
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