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Billy King: No restrictions for Brook Lopez or Deron Williams ... and other things

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Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse took their Sirius XM training camp tour to East Rutherford on Monday morning and got Billy King to make some news ... and Nets players to once again talk optimistically about their team's chances for the 2014-15 season which starts Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

In the news, King told Isola and Stackhouse that neither of his injured All-Stars will have any restrictions following off-season surgery, Deron Williams on his ankle and Brook Lopez on both his right foot and left ankle.

King had said in the off-season that he would consult the team's medical and training staff but said he wasn't sure there was a need for restrictions. Indeed both have played without restrictions in training camp.

"They’re practicing full boat," King told the SiriusXM hosts, according to Mike Mazzeo. "Timmy [athletic trainer Tim Walsh] and the trainers are giving different guys a day off here and there, but [Deron and Brook] are gonna play and practice, and there hasn’t been any restrictions on either one of them."

Meanwhile, his coach, Lionel Hollins, went further. He said D-Will is back...

And while a number of the Nets have said they like the idea of the team "flying under the radar," one, Joe Johnson, continued to look skyward.

King singled out Mirza Teletovic among second unit guys as being more comfortable this training camp than in the past. As for the business side, the GM said he had been told about talks with Guggenheim Partners but wasn't familiar with details. He also discussed the growing rivalry with the Knicks, but noted one key limitation...

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  • Lionel Hollins talks about Kevin Garnett's leadership, what surprises him about this team (Audio) - Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse - SiriusXM NBA
  • Nets PG Deron Williams talks about the Nets current roster, if he had any doubt of KG returning (Audio) - Frank Isola and Jerry Stackhouse - SiriusXM NBA