There won't be any media access to the Nets free agent mini-camp until Wednesday, postponed from Tuesday, and the big news then will likely be whatever Billy King says. He's scheduled to talk to the beat writers.
Most players have kept quiet on their Twitter feeds --an impressive feat with 31 players on hand-- but one couldn't restrain himself, Edwin Jackson, the 6'3" French combo guard.
First, he tweeted that he had a "bonne première journée a Brooklyn," meaning a "good first day in Brooklyn" (actually East Rutherford) and noted how he had talked with Jason Kidd, which made the day, "pas trop mal," or "not too bad."
Bonne première journée a Brooklyn, j'ai mis dedans donc forcément un plus, et puis pouvoir discuter avec Jason Kidd c'est pas trop mal...— edwin jackson (@edjacks) June 2, 2014
Before a few tweets about what he likes in women, Jackson answered a fan who suggested, in French, that he might be to small to play shooting guard in the NBA. He noted a few similar-sized guards who've done well, including Marcus Thornton.
@bomanethimbo7 je dit que Ben Gordon marcus Thornton Oj mayo jj redick monta ellis Éric Gordon et d'autre font ma taille donc on verra— edwin jackson (@edjacks) June 2, 2014
Finally, back in English --the language of his father, long-time European player Skeeter Jackson-- he expressed the bottom line of his visit.
No matter where i play it or with who, i love BASKETBALL !!!!!— edwin jackson (@edjacks) June 2, 2014
French websites report that Jackson, 24, is hoping for a summer league invite and that he's decided to take his chances on the NBA. But like Lithuanian Mantas Kalnietis, the other European star in camp, he's still under contract but he can play in summer league and even sign with an NBA team ... as long as he pays a big buyout. The Nets, however, have limited flexibility to sign him, at least this summer. There's no doubt he's one of the more accomplished players in camp, having been named the French league's best player in 2013 by at least one website.
Often described as "cocky," he's also hyper-athletic and can hit the three from deep. He has some, limited point guard skills and his shot selection can drive coaches crazy. A dual citizen of France and the U.S., he was once seen as a young Tony Parker, who has been his friend and teammate for years. Here's a highlight reel, or as they say in France, "les plus belles actions."