Thirteen Nets are in the gym this week, but not at HSS Training Center in Brooklyn. Instead, the group — are working out and hanging out together in Los Angeles in a player-organized West Coast retreat.
After a series of tweets and other social media posts by Jeremy Lin and his fans, DeMarre Carroll tweeted out a “team photo” of the Nets contingent in what looks like the Hollywood Hills with the Pacific in the background.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.....”. Team Bonding in LA with my Teammates @brooklynnets... #TeamCarroll #BrooklynGrit #blessedbeyondmeasure #GrindDaily pic.twitter.com/Bv4sU0kRyw— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) May 9, 2018
The three Nets were not in the picture but Nik Stauskas was with the team as well, as this Instagram post from a Hollywood designer showed...
No word on Jahlil Okafor, who’s been working out in Florida; or Allen Crabbe.
The player-organized trip first came to light on Jeremy Lin’s social media posts Tuesday, which were then re-posted by @linfinity88, a Lin fan, on Twitter.
In one Instagram video, Carroll is seen showing off some new duds. Lin offerdba critical appraisal.
IG Story: Looks like #Nets squad gather in LA for offseason workouts. @JLin7, @DeMarreCarroll1, @CarisLeVert, Joe Harris and Timofey Mozgov. Who else will be joining? #WeGoHard@JLin7: lm starting a @DeMarreCarroll1 OOTD series@DeMarreCarroll1: @JLin7 in the back hating pic.twitter.com/8aQAE9c5Px— infinity88 (@linfinity88) May 9, 2018
Earlier in the day, Wednesday, @linfinity88 re-posted a short video of Lin doing individual training as well as he, Timofey Mozgov, Joe Harris and Cunningham hanging out in Mozgov’s Rolls-Royce. (Linfinity misidentified Cunningham as Chris McCullough.)
IG Story: Very unimpressed @mozg25 ...but foreal this things sickkkk@JLin7 hanging out with Timofey Mozgov, Joe Harris and Chris McCullough in LA. pic.twitter.com/JDYbE0VWhg— infinity88 (@linfinity88) May 9, 2018
There was also video of Lin and Mozgov talking condiments.
IG Story: He went 5x this video. Legit cheese w a side of pasta smh@JLin7 meeting his #Nets teammate Timofey Mozgov for dinner in Los Angeles. #bonding #WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/3ac6ocSmCO— infinity88 (@linfinity88) May 8, 2018
There was also a quick video of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson playing Fortnite at Mozgov’s L.A. home.
IG Story: Funny moments during team bonding time with Fornite in LA. #WeGoHard@JLin7: @IAmCHAP24 sits at the TV like a kindergartener and then was first to lose in fornite. chap got sniped in the head #talkischeap@DeMarreCarroll1: chap he trash... pic.twitter.com/XImAdkCxfE— infinity88 (@linfinity88) May 9, 2018
The workout isn’t something the Nets front office could organize under NBA rules, but players can do so among themselves ... and they did.
In other off-season news, YES Network posted an interview with Harris who once again praised the Nets development staff.
- Jeremy Lin and other Nets get together for workouts - Brian Lewis - New York Post