The Nets have been making a lot of trips between Brooklyn and Los Angeles this summer. Of course, Kevin Durant is working out at a friend’s place... and making progress as this Instagram posting Friday showed.
Joe Harris has out there this week as well, practicing with Team USA (where he scored three points and grabbed four rebounds in an exhibition game Friday vs. Spain.)
But beyond that, Kyrie Irving, Theo Pinson, Caris LeVert, DeAndre Jordan, Taurean Prince, Nicolas Claxton and David Nwaba were among those working out ... along with, as Anthony Puccio and Ian Begley reported this week, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA players.
Pinson called the workouts “player-driven” and said the player who did most of the driving was Irving.
“Kyrie was out there, and we wanted to get with him, so we just all went out there and just worked out together,” Pinson told Brian Lewis after a Nets youth camp at Hellenic Classical Charter School in Park Slope.
Pinson said he personally had spent two weeks in Southern California with Irving. Pinson will be Brooklyn’s third string point guard behind Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie. He thinks the experience helped both him and the team.
“It’s good. It gives us a little head start going into camp. Just getting not just on the court and [basketball-wise], but off the court also: playing ‘[NBA] 2K’, going to dinner and stuff like that. It’s been fun,” Pinson said.
“I want to go into the year basically just doing my job, low [turnovers], assist-to-turnover ratio, of course,” Pinson said.
“I have the ball in my hands [as] the third point guard, knock down open shots — I think that’s the biggest thing for me. We’ve got a lot of guys who can create on our team, so being able to knock down shots and be respectable will just open up the floor for them.”
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