2015 Free Agency
In a Facebook interview with Italian media, Andrea Bargnani said he chose the Nets not because they are in New York --"Brooklyn is a terrific place"-- but because he liked what Billy King and Lionel Hollins told him and liked the Nets' make-up.
The Nets won 13 of their last 19 games with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.They had their only real winning streak --six games. Lopez looked unstoppable down low with six 30-point performances and Young got a lot of open shots. They want more.
Lionel Hollins spoke Thursday with NBA TV's Rick Kamla and Dennis Scott about the Nets summer league team, but admitted that the team will need a third point guard ... and when Kamla asked if Ryan Boatright is a "candidate," the coach said he is.
They got younger, more athletic and better defensively. There are more players willing to sacrifice their bodies. The roster is filled with players on second chances., Sounds like a Lionel Hollins team. Barclays Center as Grindhouse North?
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport published over the weekend, Andrea Bargnani spoke about his NBA career and the difficulty of playing in New York with all the media attention. Still, at the end of the day, he chose to stay in the city.
Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that Nets point guard Deron Williams is hoping to be released by the team so he can join his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks.