Participation in informal workouts before the head coach blows the first whistle is one indicator of players' commitment to their team. For the Nets, this year has been extraordinary. Of the 18 players on the roster, all but Toko Shengelia has made an appearance at PNY Center. He's awaiting his visa. As Gary Sussman tweeted last week, he's never seen so many rotation players on the court this early. And now, a week later, it's not just rotation players.
Based on reports from social media, the Internet and other sources, here's the status of the 18 guys who are under contract, guaranteed or non-guaranteed.
Deron Williams - In. At PNY Center every day leading the charge
Joe Johnson - In. Arrived early this week
Brook Lopez - In. Worked out, went to China, back on court next day.
MarShon Brooks - In. Worked out, went to Russia, back on court next day
Gerald Wallace - In. Arrived late last week
Kris Humphries - In. Since last week
Reggie Evans - In. Since last week
C.J. Watson - In, then Out. worked out, went to Chicago, back soon
Tyshawn Taylor - In. Worked out, went to Kansas for Athlete of the Year, returned
Mirza Teletovic - In. Arrived last night from Bosnia, works out Thursday
Toko Shengelia - Out. Awaiting visa.
Keith Bogans - In. Since last week
Jerry Stackhouse - In. Since last week
Andray Blatche - In last week for signing, back next week. Training in Texas
Josh Childress - In last week for signing, back next week. Training in California
Carleton Scott - In earlier this week
James Mays - In earlier this week
Stephen Dennis - In earlier this week