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Atlantic Notes: Knicks, O’Neal, Lopez, Nets, Celtics

Gerald Green signed with the Nets for the remainder of the season yesterday, but he hopes and expects to remain a Net longer than that, as he told Fred Kerber of the New York Post.

"Me being here is good. I think the team wants me here," Green said. "Next year, I don’t think I’m going anywhere. I’m going to be here and I think we can definitely work something out. I wanted the team to have all the flexibility it could for what they want to do in the offseason so they’re fine with that. I’m not trying to go anywhere. So we’ll just finish out this season and see how it goes."

Here are a few more Monday updates out of the Atlantic Division:

  • Carmelo Anthony says that the Knicks have been more relaxed since Mike Woodson took over as head coach, tweets Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
  • Jermaine O'Neal tweets that he's not sure what his basketball future will hold.  Earlier today, the Celtics announced that the veteran will have to undergo surgery on his wrist and will miss the remainder of the season.
  • Brook Lopez was disappointed earlier this season when the Nets didn't offer him a contract extension but coach Avery Johnson says that the center isn't holding a grudge, writes Stefan Bondy of the Daily News.  Lopez also heard his name pop up in trade rumors once again at the trade deadline as the Nets reportedly offered him to Milwaukee for Monta Ellis.
  • Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside thinks that Green's success with the Nets could make scouts re-examine some so-called failed prospects that are having success in the D-League.
  • After a quiet trade deadline, the Celtics' future is uncertain, writes Paul Flannery of
  • In a separate piece for, Flannery examines how the deadline deals impact the Celtics.
  • Mike D'Antoni never viewed himself as a locker-room therapist, which was a factor in his parting ways with the Knicks, says Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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One thought on “Atlantic Notes: Knicks, O’Neal, Lopez, Nets, Celtics

  1. jared

    I hope Billy King can keep Gerald Green in a Nets uniform for a fair salary for both parties involved. He is definitely an exciting player to watch and is becoming a fan favorite quickly because of this.

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