Deron Williams organizes week-long team workout in L.A.

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

It started last week with a somewhat cryptic comment from Brook Lopez in his SLAM interview.  Among the things he discussed was the team's desire to win.

"It’s been great, everyone’s just so excited to start. We have team workouts later in the month, just that the players set up, and we’re just focused on winning. It’s not about one guy—it’s about the team," he told SLAM without revealing any details.

Then Saturday night, Mason Plumlee tweeted that he was in L.A. for a workout.

Now, Josh Newman of SNY Nets is tweeting out the details.

Just as he did two years ago, Deron Williams organized the workout, with an assist from Paul Pierce, an L.A. native. The Nets as an organization can't have anything to do with the workouts under NBA rules, but the front office can't be unhappy about the initiative of players trying to get ahead of the game.

Stefan Bondy reports that 10 Nets, including the entire starting five, will attend. Mirza Teletovic, of course, is playing in Eurobasket and Tornike Shengelia is rehabbing from minor knee surgery. The others who won't be on hand, for various reasons, are Andrei Kirilenko, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans. That means Williams, Pierce, Kevin Garnett (who lives in Malibu during the off-season), Lopez, Joe Johnson, Shaun Livingston, Jason Terry, Alan Anderson, Plumlee and Tyshawn Taylor will be on hand. Plumlee and Taylor were in Las Vegas last week for Tim Grgurich's annual camp.

Lopez might have some restrictions, having just lost his walking boot. He is also likely to have jet lag. On Sunday morning, New Zealand time, he appeared with Steven Adams, the OKC Thunder draft pick and New Zealand native, at a basketball camp in Wellington, N.Z. Lopez and Adams are both Arn Tellem clients and adidas endorsers.

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