As a result of the offseason, and the impending regular season, why not mess with Ball Don't Lie's triptych of Kelly Dwyer, Dan Devine and Eric Freeman as they preview the 2012-13 season with alacrity, good cheer, and bad jokes.
The entrance plaza that stretches from Barclays Center's main doors out past the Transit Connection to the tip of the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush will be known as "Daily News Plaza."
The News announced in an editorial welcoming Barclays Center that would sponsor the plaza. "Our pleasure, indeed."
Armon Johnson, who played in New Jersey at the end of last season, will soon sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Magic, the last of the Nets 2012 free agents to sign. Johnson was reportedly headed to Orlando in the failed Dwight Howard trade.
Two other Nets have signed "make good" contracts: Sundiata Gaines with the Pacers and Damion James with the Hawks. Shelden Williams signed with Chalon Elan of France and Gerald Green received a three-year, $10 million deal with the Pacers.