"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.
Just landed at LAX , can't wait to start working out with the team— Mason Plumlee (@masonplumlee) August 17, 2013
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.
Sources: The #Nets are holding player-organized, voluntary workouts this week in Los Angeles today through Friday.— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) August 18, 2013
According to one source, "It's Deron's workout, voluntary for the whole squad. It's LA because of Pierce."— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) August 18, 2013
Haven't gotten a firm grasp on which Nets are in in LA, but you could probably piece it together through several different avenues.— Josh Newman (@Joshua_Newman) August 18, 2013
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.
- 10 Nets attend players-only workouts in California, organized by Deron Williams - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
- Nets holding workouts in LA - Ian Begley and Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Deron Williams gathers 10 Brooklyn Nets for players-only workouts in California - Kelly Dwyer - Yahoo! Sports
- NBA All-Star Lopez backs Adams to succeed... - Sam Worthington - Fairfax Media
- Basketball: Lopez impressed with Adams - New Zealand Herald