The Nets long ago decided not to play the guys with expiring contracts unless they absolutely had to. Some may have thought Bobby Simmons, who's making $11.2 million this year, and Tony Battie, who's making $6.6 million, would be bought out this weekend. Not so. Rod Thorn says "I don’t have anything going on with any player right now." Nor does he expect anything. It's just an added frustration for Simmons.
- Simmons pulls in $11.2 million to act as Nets' benchwarmer - Julian Garcia & Christian Red - New York Daily News
- Nets' notes: Rod Thorn's situation - Al Iannazzone - The Record