The Knicks and Nets have been busy this offseason as each respective team has positioned itself for a prolonged playoff run next season thanks to key additions and re-signings. While the Knicks are close to completing their spending spree, the Nets remain in the mix for Dwight Howard, whose talents have been tied to the Lakers, Rockets and Hawks. Here's the latest news and headlines out of New York City…
- Tyson Chandler spoke with Newsday's Al Iannazzone after Team USA practice on Tuesday and expressed his support for the moves the Knicks have made this summer. "It says a lot about the organization and the team that a guy like Jason Kidd is willing to come and play, knowing that he only wants to win right now," Chandler said. "The same with Marcus Camby, he only wants to win."
- Deron Williams will sign his five-year, $98MM contract with the Nets later this evening in Las Vegas so that he can begin scrimmaging with Team USA, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (via Sulia). Williams sat out practices as he did not want to risk injury while not under contract.
- MarShon Brooks hasn't let the constant Howard trade rumors affect his play this summer as the second-year Net is getting used to the attention, writes Megan Walsh of the Orlando Sentinel. "Click on my Twitter, you know and it’s all over the place," Brooks said. "But it’s alright. I’m kind of getting used to honestly. I’ve kind of been in trade rumors since I was drafted. I just gotta go out there and play."