Atlantic Notes: KG, Pierce, Knicks, Celtics

October 23 2013 at 12:09pm CDT By Luke Adams

All five Nets starters will be rested for tonight’s preseason game in Boston, meaning that while Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will be revisiting their old Celtics home, they aren’t expected to see any action. Nonetheless, Ken Berger of focuses on the return of KG and Pierce to Boston, with quotes from C’s GM Danny Ainge and others.

Here are a few more Wednesday items from around the Atlantic Division:

  • With opening night fast approaching, the Knicks have just a few more days to decide which players will make the team’s regular-season roster, and which will be cut. And as coach Mike Woodson tells Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal, Chris Smith‘s family ties could factor into the team’s decision. Herring tweets that Woodson says he has “great respect” for the Smith family, including Chris and older brother J.R. Smith.
  • “Patience” is one of the keywords in Boston this season as the Celtics enter the first year of their rebuild. Howard Ulman of the AP has the details (link via the Boston Globe).
  • A pair of New York players show up on Chris Sheridan’s list of the NBA’s top five most overpaid players in the NBA at Sheridan Hoops: Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks and Joe Johnson of the Nets.
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