Avery Johnson says unless the Lakers make Kobe Bryant available, "The team you're looking at here today is the team that's going to play Wednesday." As for Friday, he says the same thing: the team working out in San Francisco is the team that will be playing against Detroit.
As for reports that the three-team deal could down quickly, Johnson calls them "laughable". Meanwhile, George Karl said before Nuggets' game vs. the Spurs that he didn’t have the info Johnson had to proclaim his team would be intact all week.
- Coach says Nets team not changing for games on Wednesday, Friday - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- Avery Johnson: No Carmelo Anthony trade to be done by Friday - Colin Stephenson - Nets Blast
Avery Johnson: No trade by Friday - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets