2013 Free Agency
Stories related to 2013 free agency
Mikhail Prokhorov talked to Sport-Express, Russia's leading sport sites this week, providing details of his strategy, including how money means less to him than "his principles," that is, "for me, there has always been only one place, first."
As Andy Vasquez of the Record writes the two New York teams Thursday, "Debating which team is better in August, is a bit of a fruitless exercise, but one NBA fans engage in because, we’ve got a little too much time on our hands." Still, we try.
The context is quite different, but some of the facts are interesting nonetheless. Mavs Moneyball examines the JET Phenomenon, that is the effect Jason Eugene Terry had on the Mavs during their glory years. Could he do it again for the Nets?
Some of the NBA's biggest agents, most prominently Jeff Schwartz and Andy Miller, were big players in the Nets off-season, from the hiring of Jason Kidd to getting Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause. We look at who reps who on the Nets.
Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe spoke to Paul Pierce and Jason Terry in recent days, Terry about the short-term, Pierce the long-term. Both were optimistic, with Pierce admitting he will reassess his career after he becomes a free agent in July.
It's Paul Pierce Day on NetsDaily. He's been everywhere since last night, getting photographed and interviewed. He's no longer pining for Boston. He's staking his claim to the city. "It's time," he said, "for the Nets to start running this city."
In an interview with Adam Figman of SLAM, Paul Pierce talks about what he and Kevin Garnett can bring to Brooklyn, Mikhail Prokhorov's long-term legacy, how he's getting on and what he listens to before Knicks games.
In an interview with The Sporting News, Robert Parish says Paul Pierce should expect an initial period of awkwardness as he transitions from 15 years in Boston to his first year in Charlotte. Parish left Boston after 14 years with the Celtics.
Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe of Grantland talk for more than 10 minutes about the Nets as part of the latest B.S. Report .. and the basic point of the podcast is that the Nets are the focus of a lot of "jealousy and animosity" toward Brooklyn.
Mason Plumlee was at the MSG training facility in Westchester Tuesday for the annual rookie photo shoot. He spoke openly about the Nets' own expectations for the season. He chose an interesting analogy. "We're going to be like The Beatles."
Coach Nick of BBall Breakdown takes an extended look at how the Nets will fare this season vs the Heat. The video breaks down both the Nets' inability to handle Miami last season and how this year's additions will help.
Abraham D. Madkour, executive editor of Sports Business Journal, has an admission: he underestimated the Nets' ownership. He expressed concern that the Nets first year in Brooklyn could be a tough act to follow. Not concerned now.
Andrei Kirilenko spoke with beat writers Thursday and said all the right things, starting with how he thinks the Nets are legitimate contenders and the presence of a Russian owner, Russian executives and a big Russian community make him feel at home.
The Nets get a solid B+ from Chad Ford for their off-season. He says of them "This team can compete with anyone in the East or West." but Ford spends a lot of his analysis on the ways that it might not work and what a disaster that could be.