The parts continue to move.
The Lakers now have enough space to offer the maximum to Kyrie Irving and Marc Stein says that is their priority despite the Brooklyn buzz.
The Timber Wolves are somehow interested in getting D & # 39; Angelo Russell somehow by the Nets, but Zach Lowe does not know that they can get there.
Kevin Durant may hold meetings or not, but David Aldridge says if he does they'll be in New York. But, warns Ian Begley, there is no frontrunner who writes that Nets' reports in front are "not accurate".
Nevertheless, the rumors still tend towards a pairing between Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in New York. Stephen A. Smith is convinced.
Signing the two superstars will allow the Nets to find ways to add DeAndre Jordan, as Bryan Kalbrosky reports.
And Gio? Never mind.
Only the weekend separates us from the opening of the free agency at 18:00. On Sunday, the Nets main off season is a bit in the air. The Nets, like every team on the free agent market, want to do everything by that date, but that's unlikely. Irving remains the best choice, with Durant just behind. Ask Vegas.
Without a doubt, the Nets pitch (if required) is polished and ready. And we noticed on Thursday that the nets have many positive results, and with regard to Irving's recruitment, Brian Lewis finds that Brooklyn has an often overlooked advantage.
Jeremy Lin, Jeff Teague, Spencer Dinwiddie and D & # 39; Angelo Russell all had their career seasons under Atkinson. The four most successful campaigns in Teague's 10-year career have all been contested by Atkinson, as have Linsanity in the Garden and Russell's all-star debut in February.
Kenny Atkinson, who performed both as an assistant and as a head coach whisperer. Ask Dinwiddie, the Nets support, why he's so successful, beyond the x and o. "
" He's the first in the gym, "Dinwiddie told Lewis. "There are times in a row where we have a rest day and I enter at 9:00 am He's already here talking to me about a play that happened yesterday, and I want to say," I thought you were sleeping. "What are you doing?"
"I'm looking at a lot of the great point guards – Steve Nash, Chris Paul, I studied these guys," Atkinson said. "That was my first attraction in player development. The springboard was the point guard position, "said Atkinson. "I just had a special affinity for these guys.
Everything that will probably not be lost on Irving. A former NBA scout believes that Atkinson's System and Personality could bring Irving, already an NBA champion and gold medalist at the Olympics and World Championships, to another level (if he decides to sign, of course).
Kyrie has the ability to be great there, "said ex-raptor and hawk scout Bryan Oringher. "Kyrie's fatal mistake, at least in the last season, was too complicated, he decided to shoot harder shots than necessary, sometimes he finds the game too light and he's made to be more eye-catching and more creative than just being efficient.
"He has to follow Harden [James] and simplify his game: focus more on fringe and threes, hone in one or two moves instead of 20. Kenny can get him there – it's just a question of Kenny, who is really ready to chew on Kyrie and hold him to account and tell him that he needs to clean up his [stuff] to be really great? Is Kyrie ready to hear all that? If so, you're golden. If not, you're in trouble. "
Are the nets ready to take on such a volatile, undoubtedly experienced player? Imagine that, writes Lewis. With Atkinson out of ALL of his point-guard career years, Irving is one step up. "None of them had Irving's talent," notes Lewis, referring to Lin, Teague, Russell and Dinwiddie.
And if DLo somehow returns to the Nets, Atkinson will be ready to flatten feathers that are curled by the free hand.
] So we're waiting eagerly for the next rumor, the next Woj bomb, but we can console ourselves a little when we know that the Whisperer Atkinson will probably get the most out of what the Nets are up to have said.